Francis // A Short Film by Richard Hickey & Dave Eggers

A Short Story by Dave Eggers • Directed by Richard Hickey.

The story of “Francis” came about interestingly from famed radio show “This American Life”. Broadcaster Ira Glass asked 6 American writers to create a short story about Adventure.

One ofthese stories written by novelist & screenwriter Dave Eggars, it was read on the show to much acclaim and praise. Richard Hickey worked with producer Kevin Batten & a team to turn the words into this short. He worked on the film tirelessly & had 40 people work on all elements of the animation. The film has been shown at Cannes Film Festival and Raindance.

Kaito aka Hiroshi Watanabe :: Isolatedmix 44 // Mar. 2014

Hiroshi Watanabe has been releasing records since 1996, with styles ranging from deep house to his more recognized ambient/electronica works on Kompakt under the guise of Kaito. A stalwart for the label for the past twelve years, Hiroshi has clocked up no less than eight albums and recently released the rather brilliant “Less Time Until The End”.

His passion for introspective electronic music is clearly visible in his latest release and his Kaito moniker is seemingly dedicated to this emotional side. Named after his son and translating as “the one that is able to explain the universe”, Kaito’s music is warm, analogue and immersive electronica, riddled with a million stories. Hiroshi’s a big believer in communicating through his music and opens up to the many ways a track can be perceived- he’s a storyteller, a painter of the night sky and the magician behind the soundtrack which accompanies them.

Hiroshi’s isolatedmix stems from this approach and takes us on a night-flight through some of his inspirations that span the spectrum of the ambient electronic genre – a perfect introduction to the newbie or an expertly curated accompaniment for the veteran. Hiroshi will be the guide, but you’ll make your own way there…”

isolatedmix 44 – Kaito aka Hiroshi Watanabe // For more info visit astrangelyisolatedplace.com

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Bibo by Anton Chistiakov & Mikhail Dmitriev

This story is about a robot who is an ice cream seller committed to his job. In order to survive in a severe reality he recreates an imaginary world where he lives every day, like he did during the best time of his life.

Written, directed & produced by Anton Chistiakov & Mikhail Dmitriev • Music: Alex Tulupov.

Compositing & Color Grading: Alex Ambalov • Sound Design: Marya Believskaya.

Autumna :: Man-Made Concepts EP

AutumnaMan​-​Made Concepts EP” // Label: Summer Karma // Released 31 March 2014.

Summer Karma is proud to announce it’s fourth EP release: AutumnaMan-Made Concepts. A collection of five post-sound ambient pieces, complemented by eight impressive remixes. Sangam, Davwuh, Global Helena, Misc. Friend, RefraQ, Riful, Thinking Fish and Virtual Proximity offer their interpretation of the EP title track. Expect a headphone trip through a blend of atmospheres and styles, sometimes dark; brooding and suffocating, then surprisingly bright and warm. Enjoy!”

HeartDrive :: 03: Module Eight // March 2014

dBridge & Kid Drama (a.k.a. Jon Convex, one half of Instra:mental) have formed a new group and podcast series, HeartDrive.

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Illustrated Tarot Cards by Karina Rehrbehn

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sunWinÐ :: amourdela 14

sunWinÐamourdela 14” // Label: Vitis Records // Released 30 March 2014.

amourdela 14 is sunWinдs debut release on Vitis.
We´re proud to have this really nice gem in our roster now.”

All tracks, mastering & artwork by sunWinÐ.

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Tired of Swimming

An old man is torn between the lingering presence of his dead wife, a fish in a jar and the reality of his lonely existence.

A Film By Anna Eijsbouts.

It has been screened at various festivals around the world, won the Grand Prix at Early Melons Film Festival and Best Student Animation at Zwolle Animation Film Festival.

Vyadha :: Shard EP

VyadhaShard EP” // Label: Endless Plains Records // Released 28 March 2014.

“Our 23rd Release comes from Northern California producer/songwriter Vyadha. His stunning debut EP ‘Shard‘ draws you into another world. Composing his own beats, hypnotic textures and most of all he sings with such a soulful voice. Just over 20 minutes of nostalgic vibes. Expect to hear more things from him this year.”

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