July Noise

Favourite tracks this month:

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This entry was written by Jackson Chew, posted on July 17, 2014 at 11:27 pm, filed under plasmo. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink and follow any comments with the RSS feed for this post.



Baraka – “Hard Side of Life” Scenes

It never gets any easier rewatching this

This entry was written by Jackson Chew, posted on July 7, 2014 at 10:21 pm, filed under Moving Pictures. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink and follow any comments with the RSS feed for this post.



Meaningless Samples I

I like to think there is something coherent about these audio samples, but there isn't. These were created using the Figure by Propellerhead app, which is pretty damn rad.

This entry was written by Jackson Chew, posted on June 23, 2014 at 11:25 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.



minimal home audio speakers


 

 

Been keeping an eye out for a set of speakers to be paired up with the Gramafon Jukebox I backed a few months ago (and hopefully will arrive in the mail soon!)

I've been quite attracted to the idea of wall-mounted speakers (Muji, Braun) so that it uses as little functional space in the house as possible. Anything sitting on a table, TV stand, floor, etc. just feels like it's taking up space when the sole function of it is to enrich us with its brilliant sound, and not how it looks or where it sits. Almost like it's meant to be omnipresent, and above everything because in its own way, it's metaphysical. /wankrant

If all else fails, a sexy minimal and wooden finish is a good compromise too. I'm no designer, but what happened to good aesthetic, functional design these days? What happened to "let's just take a step back away from the bottomline and create something actually pretty damn amazing and clever?" I want to be wowed.

This entry was written by Jackson Chew, posted on June 22, 2014 at 11:25 pm, filed under Blueprints, 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.



World Movies Dancing Bear Spot

To those who have had the misfortune of ever seeing me dance, my apologies.

This is what is going through my head most of the time.

This entry was written by Jackson Chew, posted on June 18, 2014 at 11:51 pm, filed under Moving Pictures. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink and follow any comments with the RSS feed for this post.



Casino Versus Japan

Lack of internet access in the past four months meant a bit of a music drought. Then it kinda hit me in the face after picking up "Come along, do" (below) from the Fader mixtape Tycho did. After exploring more of Casino versus Japan's discography, I was thrilled. It was quite progressive considering when most of the material originally came out (2000s).

Listen via Spotify below:

This entry was written by Jackson Chew, posted on June 5, 2014 at 6:08 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.



The Last Emperor – Monk Chant

I remember watching this when I was 7 and thinking, "whoah". The chanting monks and Puyi's "mama!" still echoes in my head to this very day.

Like when I'm out grocery shopping with friends. Or in the middle of a pleasant meal.

This entry was written by Jackson Chew, posted on May 6, 2014 at 11:39 pm, filed under Moving Pictures. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink and follow any comments with the RSS feed for this post.



Buddha Machines

Buddhamachine2.0

When I was traveling in the UK, I downloaded the app version of this and played the Xi Loop track (below) on loop in my dorm room.

I didn't make many friends on that leg.

Buddha Machine - Xi Loop

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This entry was written by Jackson Chew, posted on April 21, 2014 at 12:24 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.



Tycho Fader Mixtape

Yes to this mixtape. Very yes.

 

This entry was written by Jackson Chew, posted on at 12:23 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.



Spotify Stock Image

I like whoever is responsible with sourcing stock images at Spotify.

spotifyscreenshot

This entry was written by Jackson Chew, posted on at 11:57 am, filed under goldfish memories. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink and follow any comments with the RSS feed for this post.



Days of Being Mild – Part Two

I've uploaded my second poorly edited video of my travels when Liana joined me for a bit while I was in New York.

We really don't get up to much at all.

You can check out my first video here where I follow my host Terri around.

This entry was written by Jackson Chew, posted on at 11:56 am, filed under Moving Pictures. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink and follow any comments with the RSS feed for this post.



2014 Record Store Day Wishlist

My wax shortlist based off the UK Record Store Day list this year:

  • The Field - From Here We Go Sublime
  • Gil Scott-Heron - Nothing New
  • Joy Division - An Ideal for Living
  • London Grammar - Hey Now (Bonobo & Zero 7 Remixes)
  • Oneohtrix Point - Commissions 1

Update

  • Various - The Space Project

Listen via Spotify below

This entry was written by Jackson Chew, posted on April 15, 2014 at 11:21 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.



The Homeless Japanese Man

Very often, I'd rewatch this either on Sunday nights dreading work the following day, or after a tough week to put things into perspective. Absolute gem of a Vice video.

This entry was written by Jackson Chew, posted on March 30, 2014 at 12:27 pm, filed under Moving Pictures. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink and follow any comments with the RSS feed for this post.



Anatomy of a Lego Brick

This entry was written by Jackson Chew, posted on at 11:06 am, filed under Blueprints. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink and follow any comments with the RSS feed for this post.



Flying Lotus – Layer 3 @ Opera House

Killed my bad-gig streak 🙂

This entry was written by Jackson Chew, posted on March 16, 2014 at 5:47 pm, filed under Food for your ears, Moving Pictures. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink and follow any comments with the RSS feed for this post.



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