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Ixley designs things and makes websites, like this one. He made it for you (yes you), so he hopes you appreciate it. Perhaps he'll even write some posts on occasion.

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Hypnotic

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A tiny bit lewd perhaps (the gems were a bit much for me), but also really nicely done, with simple and stylish animation by Mrzyk & Moriceau.


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Remixing Nature!

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Yes, I said music from a tree. Or that’s what Diego Stocco dubs his most recent musical recording project. Armed with Pro Tools, a couple Rode microphones, a bow and customized stethoscope, the result is a pretty impressive example of thinking outside of the music box.

Personally, music from a tree is my favorite piece of his online works, but you can check out some of his other experiments like Music from Sand and Cold Cornflakes on his Bandcamp page or see photos of his process on his Behance post. This is the kind of remixing I want to see more of!


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Sparkly Danger, Dark & Lovely

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Dark Night of Soul

Danger Mouse is back with a new project  – this time teamed up with Mark Linkous of Sparklehorse, and David Lynch in the mix with some visual contributions as well. The music does not dissapoint. The two musical masterminds wrote the songs in collaboration with the variety of vocalists they feature from bands like The Shins, The Flaming Lips, the Pixies, Iggy Pop and others, and each of the singers brings a bit of their own style to the largely dark and melancholy tracks.

David Lynch, whose contribution takes the form of a limited edition book of photos to accompany the album, also does right by them. But I use the term ‘album’ in the loose sense, since while the limited edition package includes a custom designed CD, there’s not actually any music on it. Yes, you heard me, it’s a blank CD-R. Due to legal disputes with EMI, the discs will be labeled: “For Legal Reasons, enclosed CD-R contains no music. Use it as you will.” Very tongue-in-cheek. We like it.

You can preview the whole album on NPR, check the official site here, and maybe use google to help find something for that blank CD-R. Continue reading…

  • candyo

    amazing project!

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Two Down. One Million to Go.

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Sorry for the delayed post, but it’s been a hectic week for the MTR fam! Much love as always to those who came out and rocked with us Tuesday night. And to those of you who didn’t make it – there’s always next time! But more importantly, since that means you didn’t get to cop MTR’s latest mix from Soul Imperial, we present it to you in digital download form in our (slowly) growing mixtape section.
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  • Tmike

    This mix is amazing! Thanks, gonna be bumping this all summer :)

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Strings & Scratching

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So this video is far from new – Paul Dateh posted this little performance with Inka One almost two years ago. But a quick visit to his site makes it clear he’s still pushing things. If you just watch this one video, I can see how you might be tempted to call it ‘gimmicky’, but if you check out some of his other work, you can see he’s clearly a very talented musician making his way by sometimes taking a slightly different approach with his music. His hip hop covers might make for better ‘viral’ videos, but does this say more about the artist or what appeals more to a wider audience? Makes good food for thought in terms of how indie artists market themselves and reach audiences to gain wider appeal… Continue reading…

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Shot In The Back Of The Head

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Just a quick post with the first single from Moby’s forthcoming album in a video directed by David Lynch. I can’t say I’m a huge fan of Lynch’s work, but the guy definitely has a unique style, and the eerie subject matter for the video seems to work just right with the melancholy tone of this song. On top of that, I wouldn’t say that I’ve been so into Moby’s recent stuff that much either, but this track now makes me curious to hear what the direction of the rest of the album goes in.

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