On this day – Rumours Fleetwood Mac released

"Rumours" the 11th Album by Fleetwood Mac was released on this day on February 4th 1977. A great review in the Sydney Morning Herald by Mike Parker. Review SMH (1977) by Mike Parker Nothing is less of a rumour than the current success of Fleetwood Mac in America and here, though strangely not in England. … Continue reading On this day – Rumours Fleetwood Mac released

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Josef Albers and the modernist maestro’s musical influences

Painter, furniture designer, colour theorist, glassmaker, writer, educator: Josef Albers was a man for all seasons. More surprising still, he also had a knack for designing album covers. A new exhibition, ‘Sonic Albers’, opening at David Zwirner ’s 537 West 20th Street gallery sheds light on the artist’s lesser-known relationship to music and sonic phenomena … Continue reading Josef Albers and the modernist maestro’s musical influences

Aussie artists are absolutely dominating the Coachella 2019 lineup

Australian music is experiencing a moment. It’s been building for a while now, Gotye’s Somebody That I Used To Know became THE global hit of 2019 and since then the floodgates opened. From Sia to Flume to 5SOS to Tame Impala, Aussie musicians have found staggering levels of success in the States, a feat that … Continue reading Aussie artists are absolutely dominating the Coachella 2019 lineup

The Story Behind Nirvana’s ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’

  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7QRaWd0ixhU#action=share   Find out how the scent of a woman inspired Kurt Cobain to write an anthem for the ages... (Read...) Source: The Story Behind Nirvana's 'Smells Like Teen Spirit'

Bohemian Rhapsody: Freddie Mercury and His Cats, a Love Story

Freddie Mercury loved music, flamboyant fashion, Liza Minnelli , and as the new Bohemian Rhapsody biopic attests, his cats. Though the Rami Malek film does not get into many specifics—there are only so many feline cutaways director Bryan Singer could presumably fit into the approximately two-hour run time—it teases how deeply Mercury felt about his … Continue reading Bohemian Rhapsody: Freddie Mercury and His Cats, a Love Story

How Spotify Is Helping to Further Develop Cannes’ See It Be It Initiative

  The See It Be It program has been a staple of the Cannes Lions festival since 2014. Each year, the Cannes Lions selects 15 or so women (usually aspiring female creative directors who have never been to the festival before) to attend for a chance to network, meet with industry leaders and attend mentoring … Continue reading How Spotify Is Helping to Further Develop Cannes’ See It Be It Initiative

Nina Simone: the growing legacy of a once underappreciated figure

Nina Simone always felt underappreciated during her lifetime. She had a right to. After 1960, her albums never put more than a dent in the lower end of the pop charts. And her singles made no greater impression. More, the press, the industry, and even some audiences found her uncompromising performances and adamant character either … Continue reading Nina Simone: the growing legacy of a once underappreciated figure

Weird Al Plays 77 Cover Songs

Link Throughout his Ridiculously Self-Indulgent, Ill-Advised Vanity Tour, musician “Weird Al” Yankovic and his band performed a different cover song during each night’s encore, from Manfred Mann’s Do Wah Diddy Diddy to Alice Cooper’s School’s Out. Source: Weird Al Plays 77 Cover Songs

John Mellencamp’ s New Show of Paintings: “Life, Death, Love, Freedom”

The acclaimed musician, agriculture activist, actor, and painter, John Mellencamp, is opening a new exhibition titled Life, Death, Love, Freedom. This will be Mellencamp’s second solo exhibition with ACA Galleries in New York City, and will showcase two bodies of work: Mellencamp’s sculptural assemblages, and a series of portraits. Heavily influenced by the German Expressionists, such as … Continue reading John Mellencamp’ s New Show of Paintings: “Life, Death, Love, Freedom”

ListenUp: New tunes of all kinds by SOPHIE, The Horrors, Melody's Echo Chamber and more

Melody's Echo Chamber: Breathe In, Breathe Out French musician Melody Prochet (aka Melody's Echo Chamber) will release her second album—her first new music in six years—this summer, and "Breathe In, Breathe Out" is the third track she's shared from it. Prochet's pretty vocals trace over the scuzzy guitar-laden psych rock. The tune ebbs and flows, … Continue reading ListenUp: New tunes of all kinds by SOPHIE, The Horrors, Melody's Echo Chamber and more

ListenUp: Eels: Bone Dry

CULTURE EDITORIAL SOPHIE: Faceshopping LA-based SOPHIE (multi-talented producer, singer, songwriter and DJ) has been releasing diverse new tracks over the past few months—from the sweet "It's Okay to Cry" to the manic, sexy "Ponyboy." Today the glitchy, abrasive banger "Faceshopping" gets... CULTURE EDITORIAL The Horrors: Water Drop Drawn from the recording sessions that would ultimately … Continue reading ListenUp: Eels: Bone Dry

Music Video: Melody's Echo Chamber “Breathe In, Breathe Out”

It's so nice to see Melody's Echo Chamber back in the game! After a brief hiatus from recording after a medical issue, she is back with "Breathe In, Breathe Out" from an upcoming LP, Bon Voyage, out June 15th, 2018 on Domino Records and Fat Possum. The music video was released today, featuring some nice … Continue reading Music Video: Melody's Echo Chamber “Breathe In, Breathe Out”

Music Video: Khruangbin Has a Dancer in “Evan Finds The Third Room”

One of our office favorites over the past few months has been the new mostly-instrumental Khruangbin album, Con Todo El Mundo. One of the best tracks on the album for the Houston-based band is "Evan Finds the Third Room," for which a new video directed by Felix Heyes, Josh King, and Mi Tian has just … Continue reading Music Video: Khruangbin Has a Dancer in “Evan Finds The Third Room”

Bright and Colourful MTV Video Music Awards Posters

Bright and Colourful MTV Video Music Awards Posters

Alexandre Tissier is a French Art Director from Paris working on advertising and digital projects. his latest series is a stunning MTV teasing campaign for the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards. From Eminem to Drake, through Cardi B, each nominee has a beautiful pop and colourful poster to his name.

Villanueva viola virtuoso

Isabel Villanueva – viola virtuoso

She is one of the best Viola solists in the world and she has not reached the age of 30.   She has been one of the first violist to perform in Iran and her skill has been filling concert halls around the world. 

What is the Mozart Effect? Will it make me a better designer?

The "Mozart Effect" emerged into the consciousness of popular culture with a small team of Californian researchers announced that listening to Mozart music can make you smarter.

Fehrplay – Latest Release

Norwegian Fehrplay released two new progressive house tunes, Annie and Solidus.  Fehrplay is a Norwegian DJ, and he is presently based in London.     Upbeat, multi-layered sounds are driven with intricate patterns of drum and bass - Ultramusic I am on the downside of the day and I wanted to get some motivation for the … Continue reading Fehrplay – Latest Release