Feb15

Dec24

Best of 2013.

Best Albums of 2013:
10. Shearwater - Fellow Travelers
09. Teho Teardo & Blixa Bargeld - Still Smiling
08. James Blake - Overgrown
07. Villagers - {Awayland}
06. Asgeir Trausti - Dýrð í dauðaþögn
05. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Push The Sky Away
04. Rhye - The Fall
03. Sam Amidon - Bright Sunny South
02. Olafur Arnalds - For Now I am Winter
01. John Grant - Pale Green Ghosts

Honourable mentions:
Kurt Vile - Waking on a Pretty Daze
Midlake - Antiphon
John Hopkins - Immunity
Tame Impala - Lonerism
Stromae - Racine Carrée
Arcade Fire - Reflektor
Vampire Weekend - Modern Vampires of the City
Conan Mockasin - Caramel
Scott Matthew - Unlearned
Bill Callahan - Dream River

Didn’t deliver in 2013:
Deerhunter - Monomania
Alela Diane - About Farewell
The Knife - Shaking The Habitual
Agnes Obel - Aventine
Christopher Owens - Lysandre
Stornoway - Tales from Terra Firma
The National - Trouble Will Find Me

Best Songs of 2013:
Mazzy Star - Common Burn
Phosporescent - Song For Zula
S O H N - The Wheel
Nadine Shah - Runaway
Portland - Brolin
Laura Mvula - Green Garden
David Bowie – Where Are We Now?
Soldier’s Hearth - African Fire
These New Puritans - Fragment Two
Sarah Neufeld - Hero Brother
Hooverphonic - Amalfi
Goldfrapp – Jo

Best Live Concerts:
Valgeir Sigurðsson, STUK Leuven — 23.02.2013
John Grant, Botanique Brussels — 18.03.2013
Tindersticks, Openluchttheater Rivierenhof — 27.07.2013

Artists that should be banned from the radio in 2014:
Haim. Muse. Ozark Henry. Lorde.

Looking forward to new material in 2014 from:
Owen Pallett
Warpaint
Wild Beasts
Joan as Police Woman

Jun26

Apr28

bolus:

Vivian Maier is a hype I like to believe in.

Feb25

Feb12

The Postal Service - A Tattered Line of Spring (2013)

Jan20

Simple present by Bert Danckaert

Stieglitz19 gallery, Antwerpen (26/01 — 3/03)

Simple present by Bert Danckaert

Stieglitz19 gallery, Antwerpen (26/01 — 3/03)

Dec9

Since december is all about the art of giving and making people happy: this collector’s box would make a very nice gift:

mono.archiv #02:
Miranda July - Paweł Althamer - MVRDV - Michael Ballhaus - Dries van Noten - Tilda Swinton - Ai Weiwei - Sissel Tolaas - Cyprien Gaillard - Dave Eggers - Manfred Eicher / ECM - Ryan McGinley - Bless - Chris Taylor / Grizzly Bear - Chris Ware

Since december is all about the art of giving and making people happy: this collector’s box would make a very nice gift:

mono.archiv #02: Miranda July - Paweł Althamer - MVRDV - Michael Ballhaus - Dries van Noten - Tilda Swinton - Ai Weiwei - Sissel Tolaas - Cyprien Gaillard - Dave Eggers - Manfred Eicher / ECM - Ryan McGinley - Bless - Chris Taylor / Grizzly Bear - Chris Ware

Oct21

Oct16

Rain Room by rAndom International:

Rain Room is a hundred square metre field of falling water through which it is possible to walk, trusting that a path can be navigated, without being drenched in the process.

Oct14

Next week not only marks the start of the Interieur biennale in Kortrijk, it’s also the start of Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven. Design Acadamy graduate Pieter-Jan Pieters will present his graduation project called Music on Intuition:

"Music on intuition is a project consisting of five instruments that translate your movement into sound. Imagine making a waving motion with your arm would result into a waving sound. When you want to hit a high note, you literally have to reach high, or that tapping your foot or finger would be translated into a rhythm and that the tempo of that rhythm would be controlled by your heart beat."

The project immediately reminded me of the latest accessories for Teenage Engineering’s fun little OP-1 keyboard, something that has been on my wishlist for years. Unsurprisingly, Pieter-Jan worked as an intern at Teenage Engineering during 2011.

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