I’ve recently become rather smitten with the work of Gabor Schablitzki, who also happens to DJ under a ton of different names including the one this mix was made under, Robag Wruhme. Recently I found his Soundcloud page where he has a page of great material including this mix titled “MOPPA NOEL PODDOF.” It’s a weird name, but all his tracks are quite oddly named. It’s a pretty great mix and it definitely shows the range of material he draws from. If you like this you should also listen to his album Thora Vukk which has been on repeat for me.
Here’s the tracklist:
Praezisa Rapid 3000 – “Hello”
KRTS – “The Dread Of An Unknown Evil”
Botany – “Waterparker”
Devendra Banhart – “Santa Maria de Feira”
Guts – “Brand New Revolution”
Mo Kolours – “8 Hours”
De La Soul – “Forever”
Helge Schneider – “…”
Alif Tree Feat. Shirley Horn – “Forgotten Places”
Plaid – “Gel Lab”
Simon12345 & The Lazer Twins – “If I stay here, I’ll be alone” (feat. Beegs Alchemy)
Obama and Death Cab For Cutie
Kev Brown – “Listen”
Khrysis – “Yeah! Yeeeaaah!”
Dijf Sanders – “Etheric Landmarch”
Little Dragon – “Scribbled Papers”
Terry Callier – “When My Lady Danced”
Fraktus – “Affe, Sucht, Liebe”
Ryan Katrina, who some of you know as Neuarmy, is always up to something amazing. It seems like he’s always releasing a rad new t-shirt or a hand-printed linocut done in his signature style – a mix of bold fonts and symbols that take their cues from old signage and army paraphernalia. Last week he put out the poster you see above with the bold phrase Like A Champ, which started out as a hand-carved, 4?x6? linocut. I think the gold ink looks great on the black paper. There’s a subtlety to the printing that makes the gold feel subtle and not overly garish.
Swedish band Junip, made up of Elias Araya, Tobias Winterkorn, and José González, is back with a new self-titled sophomore album on April 23. In anticipation, they’ve released the first installment of a new two-part video for the song “Line of Fire”. Languid, atmospheric, and hypnotically unsettling, it was directed by Swedish filmmaker Mikel Cee Karlsson and tells the story of an older man who is seemingly questioning his place in life. With slow-motion camera work that sweeps over the characters or pulls in slowly while they remain still—only one part of their body moving—the video is strangely beautiful yet foreboding and ominous at the same time. You have no idea where it’s going but are left wanting more. The same can be said about the new song, too, which begs for repeated listenings on nighttime drives through empty canyons.
Like many projects, the Morphosis-designed Emerson College Los Angeles has a construction camera that allows anyone with internet access and the latest Flash plugin to watch the slow-going construction process. It’s an excruciating pace for me but some folks find it entertaining. The project was developed over the course of nearly three years before construction started. The project will finish sometime in 2014, providing Seniors from the Boston-based Emerson College with a place to stay while they intern within the television and film industry.
The Designer’s Debate Club recently took on a topic that I think a lot of us have a strong opinion on: Formal Design Education Is Necessary for Practicing Designers. Yay or Nay? The debate was done in the traditional sense, with two teams taking a yay or nay position and arguing their side, the winner of the debate being chosen by the audience.
On the two teams you had Alice Twemlow, co-founder at SVA’s D-Crit MFA, Matteo Bologna, founding partner and principal at Mucca Design, and Abbott Miller, a partner at Pentagram arguing in the affirmative. Arguing against the motion was Kate Proulx, a designer at HUGE, Able Parris, an associate design director at Big Spaceship; and Peter Vidani, the design director at Tumblr.
If You’re Feeling Sinister will always be one of my favorite albums. Released in 1996, it wasn’t until college that I was finally introduced to it. Although unknown to me at the time, my introduction to the band couldn’t have been more aptly clichéd; a mixtape from a girl far hipper then me, the backdrop of an art-school, a heavy helping of introspection and countless trips on city buses. In truth, there was no way that this album wasn’t going to play an important role in my developmental years.
Oscar Week Diary 2013
If you follow movies or have visited LAIY this week, you may know a big LA happening is upon us all: it’s Oscar Week. Thanks to our friends at Vanity Fair, we got to attend some kind of ridiculous parties that we spoke about on the site this week. Moreover, we shared some special LA/Oscar items all Friday which we’ll talk about more in a minute…
A Tour Of Gensler Los Angeles
International architecture and consulting company Gensler has a fantastic Downtown space in an old Bank of America. It feels like a more high tech cousin to Wieden-Kennedy’s Portland office and is super, super fabulous. We’d love work here!
Questions With A Visitor: Terre Thaemiltz, AKA DJ Sprinkles
Terre Thaemiltz is the best working house artist around. Hands down. He’s making his long awaited LA debut at a show tomorrow night. We had the chance to speak with him about his thoughts on LA. What does he think? We’ll just say he won’t be moving here any time soon…
Billy By Tyler Adams
Tyler Adams is a young fashion photographer currently attending Art Center. He does a great job with editorial photography but his personal work, where he gets weird, is super great. The best example of this is his series Billy which sees a genderless/genderfull androgynous guy. He is super colorful and juxtaposed against LA and the result is an almost futuristic, not LA photo set. It’s great.
Oscar Prints From Gallery 1988
One of our favorite things we shared in our Friday Oscar postings was some work The Academy commissioned Gallery 1988 to do. It included everything from an Olly Moss interpretation of every year’s big Oscar wins to Nan Lawson making cutesy cinema Valentine’s. This is a huge collaboration and we’re so glad it happened: a rare moment of The Industry supporting local art!