A REAL HERO.
Posted on December 15, 2009 4 Comments
Position your television antennas correctly and adjust the tracking on your BETA player, because the new EP from Valerie’s main man, College, is making its way through high-frequency airwaves and into our living rooms.
College – A Real Hero
1. A Real Hero (starring Electric Youth)
3. Critical Mass
4. The Mirage Makers
5. Susan Waiting
Posted on December 14, 2009 1 Comment
Essential for those late afternoon boat rides into the horizon.
QUEST YOUR HEART & MIND.
Posted on December 9, 2009 Leave a Comment
Oneohtrix Point Never – Zones Without People LP
01 Computer Vision
02 Format & Journey North
03 Zones Without People
04 Learning to Control Myself
05 Disconnecting Entirely
06 Emil Cioran
This winter, Uncle TNUC is guiding you on an icy trip to foreign lands of the future with the Oneohtrix Point Never album, Zones Without People. This release has been out for a few months now, and OPN have since put out a double-disc collection entitled Rifts, spanning the work of 3 essential albums from the OPN project. The reason why Zones Without People has been selected for spotlight now is because we feel it encompasses every thing you need to quest for in the coming cold months that lie ahead.
The name, Oneohtrix Point Never, is derived from the infamous Boston soft-rock radio station, Magic 106.7. Anyone who spent their childhood in the Boston area running errands with their mom in her station wagon is most likely familiar with this radio station. The man behind the curtain in OPN is Daniel Lopatin, who had this to say about the mysterious name of his project:“There’s a local soft rock station in Boston called Magic 106.7 so it was a play on that. One and Zero is of course computer binary code… tricks are about manipulation… point never is about infinity…so those are the elements.”
OPN’s sound has nothing to do with soft rock. I’ll let the blog comintoland.com take this one…“Zones Without People denies the 90ies, the Millennium and maybe even the 80ies. This one is pure esoteric and futuristic at the same time. Daniel Lopatin from Brooklyn offers you seven tracks of simple synth rhythms that leads you to a lost world where mankind and machines are living in harmony and peace. Its like watching the movie Tron where the mastermind is a good guy instead of being an asshole.
The second side feels colder and a bit confused, but the last track lets you imagine flying cars passing trough the hyperdawn and leaves no doubt that in near future everything is possible, like x-ray glasses or time traveling.
Zones Without People is the second LP of Oneohtrix Point Never after a few tapes, cdrs and his first longplayer Betrayed In The Octagon on Carlos Giffoni’s No Fun productions. Mastered by Pete Swanson and packed in beautiful artwork by Christelle Gualdi. Mike Pollard brings you this beauty in an edition of 450 copies on Arbor. Welcome to the new age!”
Posted on December 7, 2009 4 Comments
Here’s Edgar Froese of Tangerine Dream fame, terrifying his neighbors by surrounding himself in a circle of synths in what appears to be a backyard somewhere in Germany. One can only hope he’s located in some pleasant, family-oriented suburb. Imagine this guy being your next door neighbor? Every ones out at work during the day and the children are at school. Every one but Edgar. By lunch time, he’s already halfway into his set, blasting through an improvisational jam session of deep synth and atmospherics, playing to an audience of birds, squirrels and cats.
By evening, he slows down and moves his gear into the house. What this afternoon-synth lover does to occupy his time indoors is still a mystery to many. One of the gossiping soccer moms of the community claims that he doesn’t sleep at night. She says while she was walking her dog late one night, she saw Edgar staring out of his upstairs bay window, sporting his aviators, testing out his homemade lasers in his living room.
But hey, with Edgar living next door, you won’t have to worry who’s going to babysit the kids when you leave! Or do you…?
Posted on December 3, 2009 5 Comments
If I could even begin to attempt to introduce the following clip, I would. Sadly, I’m still trying to recover from it. The only words I’ll mutter is that I feel like if a Steve Moore or Oneohtrix Point Never track was backing this scene, it would work like a charm. Begin at at the 5:28 mark.