Two new developments on the making digital things real front. If this means some of the 2000 plus picture on my iPhone see the light of day then I’m interested, actually, maybe they shouldn’t…
iPad/iPhone/Touch Remote printing:
New software launched yesterday (which also FINALLY allows actual multi-tasking) also brings in Apple’s new AirPrint - a wireless printing capability. Early reviews (i.e. the last 24 hours) says so far this service is limited only running from certain devices but a step in the right direction.
A random colleciton of some muscial stuff I have enjoyed over the last few months, complied for my friend Tom, but shared to you…
(Embedded soundlcloud should work if not loading click the links).
Emeralds. 3 guys from Cleveland, been around for as few years, latest album is Does It Look Like I’m here, this is the first track. I love how you get sucked into the song, not really sure where its going to go, the sound is so rich, layer upon layer of sounds build into something wonderful.
One of the guys from the Emeralds has released his own album too this year - Mark McGuire - Living with Yourself. Less intense than the Emeralds stuff. In fact I love how Fact describe it “the album gently etches an abstract, nostalgic womb-space through what feels like 40 tracks of just guitars or atmospherics”.
Trophy Wife, three young guys from Oxford on Moshi Moshi label, just released their first single called MicroLite. Saw them live a couple of weeks ago at Elektrowerks, were impressive, think will do some good stuff. A mix of intelligent indie/electronica.
Ariel Pink is a crazy LA based synth rocker. Saw him at the Garage in Islington and he was MENTAL. Played a good set, in a dress. Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti - Before Today is the release. A long awaited one, which arguably actually has made his mish mash of previous audio gems into a listenable albulm. Flits from chillwave, to more hyped up rock, lush instrumental to just weird shit.
I actually really like this Little Loud remix (he has not done a bad remix in my opinion).
Now Glasser. Glasser I love. You must love her too. Buy her albulm Ring. She just has the most incredible voice. Think Paul Lester of the Guardian once called her the “a credible Enya, an electronic Joni Mitchell, or a more technoid Joanna Newsom”. She is playing in February in London - do a go and see her. This is the first from her albulm, do give it a listen, it progresses…
Gold Panda takes the stage at Corsica Studios London last night, 18 November 2010.
So here is Derwin, or the more enigmatically named Gold Panda.
Essentially he gets on stage, puts on his hoodie, presses some keys on his mac, presses some other keys on his other machines and then musical magic just sort of happens. Oh and he jumps around a lot too.
Oh and it’s awesome.
Listening to his songs on record is a delight as your brain tries to digest the myriad of discordant sounds which are some how put together in a harmonious fashion.In person it’s even better, because you have bass, speakers, vodka and a dancefloor.
Last night literally made my ears weep with delight.
So Twitter is launching a new analytics tracker product - where you can see what tweets are successful, what makes people unfollow, who are the influential people who retweet, who replies. Apparently a few people will get to trial it and it will roll out later this year. Not sure I want to know the unfollow information - it’s the online equivalent of you’re boring, I’m out. Rather not know thanks Twitter!
Other exciting news - the next generation network 4G is coming ever closer. Been in the pipeline for a while but no one can agree on how to roll it out/split it out between networks. Who cares - I just want my internet to work better and faster on the go.