My 2015 Record Store Day List


Must-Haves
Finitribe - 101 Remixes
Jesus & Mary Chain Psychocandy live @ Barrowlands
Jon Hopkins - I Remember (Nils Frahm remix)
Machinedrum - Vapor City Remixes
Oneohtrix Point Never - Commissions II
Slowdive - Blue Day
Spaceape/Kode9 - Ghost Town/ At War with Time
Various - Continuum

Nice-to-have
Air - Playground Love
Brian Eno - My Squelchy Life
Daughter - Winter (War Paint Remix)
Goldfrapp - Felt Mountain
KC & The Sunshine Band - Get Lifted (Todd Terje remix)
Of Montreal - Snare Lustrous Doomings
Swans - Swans (EP)

Did I miss anything else?

This entry was written by Jackson Chew, posted on April 12, 2015 at 10:29 pm, filed under Food for your ears. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink and follow any comments with the RSS feed for this post.



SxSW 2015 Film Notes

Had to be a bit strategic this year with how I fit everything into the schedule; frontloaded the interactive program considering there was some work-related stuff and had to consider a few colleagues who joined me, then catching up on all the films in the second half of the festival once I had some time to myself. By then, it was already challenging trying to start and fit a lot of the films in and had to really let go of a few I really wanted to check out - hopefully they'll get showings or distribution locally or online.

Deep Web

Sad tale of the arrest of the guy behind the Silk Road - similar in vein to the Internet's Own Boy, but probably not as noble...

Twinsters

Cute recount of a American-Korean girl finding and connecting with her separated-at-birth twin sister. Nice fluff piece, and great for the younger generation.

Barge

Following the nuances and tales of a barge crew - beautifully shot and extremely intimate.

All Things Must Pass (AKA the Tower Records Documentary)

Trailer isn't available - solid recount of the rise and fall of Tower Records. Can see where Australia's JB Hi-Fi came from...

For the Record

Stenotyping. That is all.

Rolling Papers

Following the legalisation of marijuana in Colorado, The Denver Post launches the first editor dedicated to the subject matter.

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Moving In

Brilliant short, in a "Steve-Buscemi-in-Billy-Madison" sorta way.

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Peluca – the original short film Napoleon Dynamite was based on

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James Nares – Street

The full film is 61 minutes long of high fps bliss

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Claude Speeed – Some Other Guy

Stuart Turner, aka Claude Speee, paired his ominous and droney track Some Other Guy with Peter Marsden's explorations of New York after dark. Result below - I recommend headphones and a large screen.

 

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I Miss Drugs

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Happy End – Kaze Wo Atsumete 風をあつめて (Live Percussion Set)

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Takeshi Terauchi And Bunnys – Seichô Takeuchi Bushi

Don't even ask how I got onto this. Just appreciate and be amazed by it.

All thirty minutes of it you impatient prick.

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Finding Vivian Maier

A documentary about a guy who pieces together Vivian Maier's story after uncovering tens of thousands of her amazing photo negatives of candid street life that never got to see the light of day until after she passed away.

A lot of the photos featured in the movie were brilliant.

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Flying Lotus – You’re Dead

Flying Lotus never fails to impress with his album teaser videos.

Case in point here for "You're Dead".

Full album stream here via Spotify:

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Sydney Underground Film Festival 2014 List

Very solid line-up this year! I haven't had much luck on a good film this year so I'm looking forward to potentially breaking this dry-spell. Aside from my usual penchant for their short film program, we have: living off the grid, the history of teenagers, Slint, Arabs in America, weird Japanese shit and the search for the little Filipino 007.

FREELOAD

TEENAGE


BREADCRUMB TRAIL

WHY DONT YOU PLAY IN HELL

AMERICAN ARAB

THE SEARCH FOR WENG WENG

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Vending Machine Bro

This one was hitting a bit too close to home - living with a terribly packed garage warehouse, running off the adrenaline of the one-hit wonder and the reality of how unglamorous it all is.

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Lucianblomkamp – Help Me Out

Bookmarking this local fella; big things are brewing for him. Been getting high rotations on FBI, and Triple J recently starting playing his stuff as well.

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The official music video for "Help Me Out" below.

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July Noise

Favourite tracks this month:

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