The ArtChive Project Reconstruction

4 09 2013

The ArtChive Project is currently undergoing indefinite reconstruction. Keep checking The Chive for news of our return! 





Inseparable by Nick White (Archive)

29 08 2013

 

 

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Paradise Circus – Massive Attack (Gui Boratto Remix)

25 08 2013

A Gui Borrato remix of a Massive Attack classic. Follow the eerie vocal line as it weaves its way through a tension-filled backdrop of pulsing bass lines and high-pitched synths. Minimalist with a not-so-minimalist impact.

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Artenvielfalt ft. Phable – Love Lines (Archive)

22 08 2013

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Successful Alcoholics by Jordan Vogt-Roberts

19 08 2013

After a few weeks of deep beats and dark bars, I felt the Chive needed a bit of perking up. This little bit of light relief has manifested itself in the form of Jordan Vogt-Roberts’, Successful Alcoholics. This film is truly hilarious! The two leads played by TJ Miller and Lizzy Caplan really shine and as an audience you not only side with them but almost too believe that alcoholism could in the right circumstances, be a viable way of living. Eccentric and jocular, bizarre but brilliant, crack open a nice cold alcoholic beverage and enjoy this convivial cinematic experience.

KB.

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Niconé & Sascha Braemer – Caje (Archive)

16 08 2013

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John Coltrane – Central Park West

14 08 2013

Recorded in Atlantic Studios in the winter of 1960, Central Park West perfectly encapsulates a lazy meditative walk through Manhattan’s garden retreat. Coltrane’s saxophone slides sweetly through the accompaniment as if in birdsong, his melody a gentle caress on the ears. What strikes me most about Coltrane is his astounding musical intellect. This deceivingly simple song uses a modulatory cycle of ascending thirds – a technically complex structure that perfectly aids his poetic expression.

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Apricot by Ben Briand

13 08 2013

A touching trip into the whimsical, wondrous alcoves of a lover’s memory. Do you remember your first relationship? Do you remember your first kiss? Do you remember your first love? Apricot subtly hauls its audience into the realms of thought. The brilliant lofty dream-like cinematography allows the viewer to meander and slide into their own peaceful, contemplative abyss. Watching, but simultaneously searching, focused, yet distracted. The style and finesse in which this short is shot is truly breathtaking. Each frame could be a still, capturing the beauty and delicacy of each memorable moment. This is what this short is trying to express. It is our memories that are the keys to our past. They are little jewels that should be nurtured and cared for carefully collected in our own intrinsic vaults. It’s about who we “share moments with” and how interactions are “rare and out of the ordinary.” Apricot asks us to think, but to think for no reason. To think for the sake of remembering, to drift carelessly through our mind, to wander and find and to romantically entangle with our long lost thoughts.

KB.

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Jonas Mantey – Sie ist Schön

9 08 2013

For those who read the Artchive and realise that that tonight is the time. The weekend has come once again to explain what it is to enjoy music. So wherever you are heading just keep in mind that tonight will be divine. Don’t allow yourself to be confined but live life to the full, meet and greet all new potential people. Feel the rhythm, feel the beat and unleash onto the street sheer bliss. For this is when we are young and free and can be what we want to be. One bit of advice that I hope you will consider before you bundle out of your home, allow the music of Jonas Mantey to mesmersie and engulf you. Give in and allow it fill you to the brim, to surface undisturbed, to simmer. Then relinquish your insecruties, unshackle your inadequacies and enter the night for she is beautiful.

KB.

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“Tell-Tale” by Greg Williams (Archive)

7 08 2013

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