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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Isolee – Allowance

31 07 2013

On Saturday the 28th of July at round 7:35 am in Dalston, London, after a night of 1920’s dress, roulette table-ing, vodka martini’s and electro swing jives, I slumped and glided to the sound of Isolee’s “Allowance”. It has such measure, such grace, such balance, teetering and tormenting. The piano echoes, holding you, sustaining you, massaging your mind and your soul. You drift and drop to the non-stop melodic felony. Yet, there is an undercurrent of grit, a shutter sound that holds the piece together. When I heard this, I felt liberated, I felt unified, I felt at peace. So sit back and enjoy, if you ever need a post jam tune, this is the one.

KB.

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Lovebox – Paul Kalkbrenner – Aaron

23 07 2013

So, on the 21st July 2013, I was once again privileged to be in the presence of the one and only, big bald, Paul Kalkbrenner. I was given this experience via the festival Lovebox situated in Victoria Park, centred in the east end of London. It was a most enjoyable event displaying real vibrancy, raw enthusiasm, without the crowd and performance schedule pressures encountered at some festivals. It was very relaxed, chilled, you could meander from tent to tent and allowing the various artists to capture you with their ambient sounds and deep bass. Other than the great Kalkbenner, some other notable acts were Kim Ann Foxman, Miss Kittin and Solomun. Kalkbrenner was awesome as ever, enjoy his closing track of the set: “Aaron”.

To view the event: http://mamacolive.com/lovebox/

KB.

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Extranjero by The Queen

19 07 2013

Interesting, beautiful and captivating. Extranjero ask the viewer more questions than it gives answers. Shot in just in just over two days, the London Sundance winning short provides a visually spectacular, strong cinematic storytelling short. It’s poignancy in current affairs and thought provoking nature presents social issues in relation to the ostracising and exclusion of immigrants in a foreign environment. Directed by London based Dan Lumb and Crinan Campbell, this film will not let you down.

Write any interpretations in the comments below.

KB.

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Alexi Delano – Molar One

12 07 2013

When the Weekend says “Hello”, I like to reply with “Techno”. People of the world, feel uplifted, feel young, feel free. Embrace the summer, embrace your youth and allow Alexi Delano to musically manipulate your mind and your body. Feel the beat; grapple with its gritty, knotty texture. Bounce and shiver, shake and nod. Become a prisoner to the musical monotony, the infinite continuation of sound. The weekend has beckoned and now, you answer.

KB.

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Roshambo by Free People

10 07 2013

Summer has finally arrived in London town! When the sun escapes the clouds, good things seem more accessible. Summer is a time for living, for loving, for experiencing and experimenting. This relaxed, beautiful atmosphere is exuded from the film, Roshambo. The shortness of the film really adds an intensity and intimacy as we are drawn into the lives of these two Brooklyn lovers. The montage style merges fantastic cinematography with beautiful music. This intenseness creates a very tight and believable narrative and while you watch a smile cannot but be impressed on your face. Specifically, the shot of the lovers kissing with the sun behind them though the window particularly deserves a mention. It is as if the sun itself acts almost as a tangible, ethereal ball of love that is created through the lover’s connection. This idea relates to work by John Donne, “The Sun Rising” which can be read here: http://www.luminarium.org/sevenlit/donne/sunrising.htm I feel that this short really does embody the beauty of romance in an urban environment; it is spontaneous, yet stylish. Romantic, but rough. I think we all hope for a bit more of Roshambo in our lives.

KB.

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Blue Sky Black Death – Shoot You Dead

7 07 2013

For all of you suffering from illnesses, hangovers or comedowns, just sit down relax and allow this lofty, silky track sooth you into relaxation. Allow the eerie sound echo; allow the whispering voice whirl in your mind. The space between the living and the dead.

KB.

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