Archive for October, 2011

New I and I “Illusions” video by Moduli TV

Monday, October 31st, 2011

Happy Halloween! We’ve got a suitably spooky new video for I and I’s track “Illusions” from the recent The Alpha Future LP. Direction of the video was deftly handled by Francis Ouellette of the always intriguing and well designed Hobo Cult Records, also makes surreal video montages culled from the detritus of UHF/VHF weirdness under the moniker Moduli TV. Profiter!

I AND I – Illusions from Moduli TV on Vimeo.

Eric’s new video for “Bilumsman” premieres on Get Off The Coast

Wednesday, October 19th, 2011

Yes, the top notch blog Get Off The Coast just posted the new video for the spacious interlude “Bilumsman” from Eric’s latest The Friend Is This Animal. The video directed by cinematographer and director Jeffrey Palmer (also former Pistol Arrows drummer) is a surreal meditation on movement, space and shadow that compliments the ethereal music really well. Calling to mind Thích Nhất Hạnh Jeff says “the layered images and layered music creates a magical space of mindfulness.” We quite agree. Check out the video below and visit Get Off The Coast here.

Eric Lyrically Speaking “The Friend…”

Sunday, October 16th, 2011

Eric breaks down some of the inspiration and meaning behind the songs on his steam gathering The Friend Is This Animal LP over at excellent site Indie Rock Reviews. These kinds of pieces can often be a bit boring and predictable (ie VH1 storytellers) but Eric manages to tie his world travels, academic and intellectual perspectives and unassuming musical and personal stories into something interesting, erudite and never trite. Of track “There’s So Much” he says “One night, I was walking home through Nezu, my neighborhood in Tokyo, and it suddenly struck me that there was some kind of odd, almost rhythmic logic to the world, and that it could be seen in the layout of the streets of that grand city, Tokyo. Not just the street grid, but the geometry of the streets, little square houses and tiny, plant-lined walkways of Nezu, as well as the topology between specific points that I knew and loved in the city: the public bathhouse, the big stone staircase in Ueno Koen, a gyoza shop in Ueno Station, the pond in Yoyogi Koen, the little French bistro down the street from Grapefruit Moon, the hilly street in Kamakura where Jack and Chie live, a karaoke booth near Omote Sando where Kenzo and I sang Beatles songs, the laundry mat, the zoo, and the smell of tatami mats in the bedroom. All of this served as the germ of a song, and eventually connected with the snowy streets of Highland Park, New Jersey…”. Read the rest here.

These Little Winters video

Friday, October 7th, 2011

Happy Friday! We have another new Eric Sarmiento video for you today. This time from The Friend Is This Animal track These Little Winters. The video is edited from the early claymation short Gumbasia by Art Clokey (of Gumby fame). Enjoy.


Wednesday, October 5th, 2011

Five Million Years out today

Tuesday, October 4th, 2011

FAVORS forward looking sci-fi synth LP Five Million Years is out today on digital shelves everywhere. The well curated underground tape blog Cassette Gods gave it a pretty glowing review saying “I haven’t been able to put it down since I popped it in my tape deck” and “you will want to get a hold of this”. Read the full review here. Stream the album and find links to purchase a digital copy or the super limited cassette here.

FAVORS D.D.D. video

Monday, October 3rd, 2011

Yesterday we gifted you with FAVORS single D.D.D. and today we have the hypnotic and hallucinogenic video for the track. Check it below. Five Million Years out tomorrow!


Sunday, October 2nd, 2011

On Tuesday, Sci Fi synth popsmiths FAVORS debut LP Five Million Years will hit digital shelves. The throbbing synths and beats of lead single D.D.D start off somewhere between the Balearic Club sounds of Technique era New Order and more recent French Electro, add in a touch of Blade Runner and you begin to approximate things. Download this dude for free as a teaser of the full experience of the album.

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ä moment

Saturday, October 1st, 2011

some moments in the land of Ä’s. I still move on waves.. can’t seem to put my feet on the ground yet..
time certainly was standing still. the possibility of going just about anywhere or not going anywhere at all.