Monthly Archives: August 2012

Beck Hansen’s Song Reader

In December 2012, a new album by Beck will see the light of day, but you will not be able to listen to it right away.

In the wake of Modern Guilt and The Information, Beck’s latest album comes in an almost-forgotten form—twenty songs existing only as individual pieces of sheet music, never before released or recorded. Complete with full-color, heyday-of- home-play-inspired art for each song and a lavishly produced hardcover carrying case (and, when necessary, ukelele notation), the Song Reader is an experiment in what an album can be at the end of 2012—an alternative that enlists the listener in the tone of every track, and that’s as visually absorbing as a dozen gatefold LPs put together. –

No vinyl, no downloads, no fancy box set – sheet music and nothing but. The package (available through publishing house McSweeney´s) will include original artwork from a vast amount of artists, but no recordings of the songs by Beck himself. If you want to hear some music, you have to make it yourself.

via: Nerdcore


Daily Diggers – Give The Drummer Some // Mixtape

Daily Diggers – Give The Drummer Some (on Mixcloud)

A large chunk of disco funk, b-boy beats, and block party breaks to make you wanna get down with your bad self. All beats extended to keep the groove and make you dance. It’s time to reminisce as we take a step back … back into time.

via: Jäger und Sampler

Donnerstag ist iPod-Disco

„Seid ihr hier für die Musik zuständig?“
„Nein, die kommt von der Bar.“
„Ach echt?“
„Ja, die Barfrau kriegt sonst schlechte Laune. Wir dürfen hier nur üben. Deswegen die Kopfhörer!“
„Ach so.“
Sie verschwindet in Richtung Bar, ist aber natürlich, Triumph in den Augen, nach zehn Minuten wieder da.
„Hey, kann ich hier meinen iPod anschließen?“
„Nee, das ist immer Donnerstags. Donnerstags ist iPod-Disco.“
Ach, Donnerstags. Ok, danke.“
Die schönste, weil für alle Beteiligten befriedigenste Konversation dieser Art, die ich je hatte.

Eric Mandel erinnert sich in der aktuellen De:Bug an die schönen Momente des DJ-seins und lässt mich dabei an No Breasts No Requests denken.

How To Be An Explorer Of The World

How to Be an Explorer of the World by Keri Smith

Two Gallants – The Bloom and the Blight // Album Preview

There already exists a trailer for The Bloom and the Blight, the new album by Two Gallants. And now you can even stream the full album for a week  at Sometimes life is good on the interweb.


Guitar Pedals

An interactive art piece consisting of a grid of 96 guitar effects pedals that are wired together, as well as a guitar and an amplifier. As people step on the different pedals they activate various effects, which multiply over one another, creating a dynamic sonic experience. –

Black Fax