sights and sounds for your eyeballs and earholes!
Brown Acid Redux
Al Lover has been a Head Medicine favorite for a while now. his deep, psyched out trip hop is the very finest out there, and his entire catalog is well worth a look. but i find myself gravitating to Brown Acid Redux, a live set from SXSW 2014. over the course of an hour, Al Lover shows off his impeccable taste and one of the deepest crates of any dj out there. he sets the scene with a filthy, unending sex groove and weaves in a tapestry of some of the greatest sounds from around the world... Portishead, Turkish psych master Baris Manco, Butthole Surfers, Tricky, Bollywood legends Kalyanji and Anamdji, Morgan Delt... the list goes on and on... and it is a flawless mix. perfect for a night alone in the womb of your headphones or in a room full of people grinding with their eyes rolled back in their skull. take yer pick.
West German Science Fiction Magazine
In 1953, Erich Pabel Verlag first published his science fiction magazine Utopia Zukunftsromane (Utopia Science Fiction) in West Germany. The series ran for fifteen years and produced nearly 600 volumes, and inspired the equally influential West German sci-fi mag Terra. I have not been able to find any information on the anonymous artists who created the many amazing covers, but their work easily stands up next to the best of the American pulp magazine sci-fi artists from that time. here is a small sample of their work, with a nearly complete collection of the Utopia covers on Micky The Pixel's Flickr HERE.
Studio Visit for Nerdist Industries
Here's a cool video of the legendary Frank Kozik taking us on a tour of his studio and giving a glimpse into his methodology. Kozik is one of thee most successful artistic iconoclasts out there, so if that's where you wanna be too, you would be wise to take a look and heed his advice.
The Head Medicine Reading Room
A collection of interesting reads for your pleasure
Transcending the Blues: An Interview with Legendary Producer Daniel Lanois
Daniel Lanois is a classic musician and producer, helping create and capture sounds with legends like Bob Dylan, U2, Brian Eno and many, many more. Even now, he is a creatively restless spirit, constantly pushing his personal artistic boundaries. Autre recently published a fascinating interview with Lanois, discussing his past, present, and future. read it HERE
The Trumpler 14 Star Cluster
Photographed by the Hubble Telescope
"This NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image features the star cluster Trumpler 14. One of the largest gatherings of hot, massive and bright stars in the Milky Way, this cluster houses some of the most luminous stars in our entire galaxy." read the entire piece at Spacetelescope.org HERE
An Insanely Comprehensive List of 260 Pop Culture Oral Histories
thanks to Thrillist for putting this truly insane list together. movies like Airplane!, Boogie Nights, Dazed and Confused... music with Elliot Smith, Blondie, the Beastie Boys, Soundgarden's Superunknown... tons of tv shows... plenty of reading material for you to dig through HERE.