Brussels based and Florida born musician Georgio ‘The Dove’ Valentino released a new LP. Writing a review about The Dove’s music is not an easy task as his songs aren’t easily contained in one word, sentence or even paragraph – just like the life story of the guitarist/singer/journalist/art critic whose magnetic personality and avantgardist music drenches its listeners in a dark alternative universe in which H.P. Lovecraft, Edgar Allen Poe, William S. Burroughs or Hansi Rüdi Giger would thrive. The artist himself however prefers to refer to more obscure names as Martin Gore, Bobby Beausoleil, Joe Meek, Michel Foucault, Stefan Georg, and the satanic minister Steven Johnson Leyba. This last one is also responsible for the artwork of the Mille Plateaux LP. Each of the images features a hypnotic insight into the dark underworld, a phantasmagoric surreal representation of Georgio ‘The Dove’ Valentino and Chuck Berry. Read More
Brussels-based band BRNS, responsible for one of our favourite albums of 2014 (Patine), have released the music video for their third single ‘Many Chances’. The band has made a habit of matching their songs with strikingly original videos, such as the ones for ‘Void‘ and ‘My Head Is Into You‘. This new one is directed by Nicolas Fong and is a richly animated mix of childlike ingenuity and fantastical darkness, mirroring a Glass Animals resembling depth of sound. BRNS manages to channel alt-J at their most menacing and Wild Beasts at their poppiest with an intriguing medley of airy guitars, bells and weightless vocals. Watch the video below. Read More »
On April 1, the Ace Hotel in Los Angeles is planning to host a celebratory concert as a salute to the 10th anniversary of the David Lynch Foundation, the director’s nonprofit foundation that has worked to bring “transcendental meditation to at-risk populations suffering from PTSD.” The concert promises performances and interpretations of the renowned director, actor and musician’s catalog by acts like Duran Duran, Jim James, Karen O, Moby, Angelo Badalamenti (the composer responsible for soundtracks such as Twin Peaks, Lost Highway, Blue Velvet, and Mulholland Drive), Chrysta Bell, Donovan, Julee Cruise, Kinny Landrum, Rob Mathes, Sky Ferreira, Steven Drozd and Wayne Coyne, Tennis, Twin Peaks, and Zola Jesus. Composer Rob Mathes will act as the music director for the show, and will also reinterpret some of Lynch’s compositions. The nonprofit has presented similar fundraisers in the past, such as ‘Change Begins Within’ in 2009, featuring Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, and Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder and a unique Nashville concert headlined by Jack White and Brendan Benson. It has also launched its own charity inspired label called Transcendental Music. Tickets can be purchased here, ranging from a $45 Rear Balcony place to $1,000 VIP seats with a private pre-concert event with David Lynch, top shelf cocktails and crafted hors d’oeuvres, and a limited edition concert poster designed by Shepard Fairey.
Australian photographer Akila Berjaoui has recently relocated to the Netherlands to continue her work in nudity photography. Berjaoui, who started as fashion intern for RUSSH Magazine, recently opened a solo artist exhibition at Human NYC presenting a new collection of photographs called “you better get out of the sun before you melt”. Her photographs capture a mix of provocation and sensuality, inspired by the 50s, 60s and 70s when women were far more experimental and not afraid to explore their bodies. Sending a strong message by creating an intimate and authentic affair and accentuating the allure of nature and beautiful surroundings. Read More »
Very Drive, Tron and Back To The Future, this animated video by German freelance graphic designer and illustrator Florian Renner. The 1980s are definitely brought back to life in this Cinema 4D made video that serves as a promo for his skills in the field of 3D visualisation. We especially love the fog effect that Renner created with the help of the Turbulence FD plugin. The car he chose is the epitome of vehicular 1980s – the DeLorean DMC-12 – a car with a whole story of its own, thanks to founder John DeLorean who, in a desperate attempt to raise the funds his company needed to survive, was filmed appearing to accept money to take part in drug trafficking, but was subsequently acquitted of charges brought against him on the basis of entrapment.