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Archive for March, 2013
Holy moly, this guy/gal is amazing! Pardon the complete lack of info, but I just signed up for an account of Society6.com – one of those odd places where artists actually get paid in 2013! – and browsing what goodies they had to offer I stumbled across US (?) artist Replaceface who’s work is just killer.
Taking inspiration from the George Dawe portrait style of circa 1700, he/she takes the icons of our popular culture – well, I wouldn’t be too sure about Leonardo DiCaprio – and portrays them like generals, aristocrats and royalties. There’s some great ones featuring Bill Murray, Bruce Lee and Dave Grohl, and with prices for a 8″ x 9″ art print starting at $25 you can finally have some nobility in your common abode, ha ha ha.
Anyway, this is great stuff and I could easily see myself owning 5 or 6 of these. There’s a total of 26, so check them all out here and support the artist!
Keeping up with Orwell‘s rattling the stick in the proverbial swill bucket, make sure you check out the remixed and remastered version of Call Me Greenhorn‘s In Space EP on Bandcamp! It sounds way better than its initial release and I’m pleased as hell by the finished results. Give it a spin here and don’t forget to
Yeah, things are moving along somewhat satisfactory at Camp Sellergren (more info about that when it’s been solved), and in the mean time I actually managed to put out a bonus release: Call Me Greenhorn‘s Armageddon Dub! Yup, the track was initially posted in it’s raw form on my SoundCloud some time ago, and even though my sentiments about it hasn’t changed a bit – it’s just too damn dark! – I gave it a spin and decided it worthy of release, albeit on it’s own and those who feel they can take it can feel free to do so. I still love what I achieved with it and the extra beef in its production is a result of getting heavy with that crazy Russian VST Molot.
Now, I already written about how this song came about – read it again here – so I’ll focus on the second track Trinity (Once Upon a Dub) that spent a good time just collecting dust on my computer. Starting out with some great drum fills The Jimmy C sent me, I set out to do a mix of heavy 70’s Jamaican dub and a sort of tribute to 1960’s Italian spaghetti westerns. (Yeah, I thought it sounded insane too, ha ha ha!) Anyway, add some great Lee Perry-esque horns courtesy The New York Brass – I just had to phase them! – and there ya go! The intro is pretty cool and really throws you off as it progresses into something completely different than what you’d initially expect.
The sleeve was actually quite simple to create. Immediately wanting to do something along the lines of the iconic graphics used by The Clash for their great batch of 7″ singles released between their first and second album (FYI: Complete Control, (White Man) In Hammersmith Palais, Clash City Rockers + the 1979 The Cost of Living EP), I googled ‘ruins’, ‘Armageddon’ (boy, is that movie popular!) and finally found some WWII photos on Wikipedia that looked fitting. Considered to be in the public domain, I made a collage out of various bombed out buildings etc., and wrapped it all up by adding the similar sort of crazy color schemes and fonts used by the band.
Now, I am aware that Dub is an assorted taste, but personally I love it and think it’s a damn unique art form or musical genre as it is the only one to my knowledge where the mixing console itself becomes the main instrument. The concept spans the world these days, but remixing actually has its roots in what geniuses like King Tubby and The Scientist were creating in make shift Jamaican studios throughout the 1970’s – in Tubby’s case using equipment he built himself! – so if you’re the slightest curious about this phenomena please do check them out!
Yeah, there’s been a lack of posts recently – and content in the ones that were published – but like I told a friend of mine the more posts you see here the less I actually got to do. So, I’m busy. In the mean time, enjoy this shredding version of The Beach Boys‘ I Get Around. It actually sums up the Swedish spring of 2013 pretty darn good.
Well, Sundays are usually what I call Rockin’ Laundry Day, but since some of my neighbors decided to move in and occupy said space – a source for 90% of Swedish conflicts I might add – I decided to work on a lil’ something just to amuse myself.
Drawing inspiration from various Italian horror soundtracks of the late 70’s, and mainly Fabio Frizzi‘s score for Lucio Fulci‘s cult classic splatter fest Zombie Flesh Eaters, I made up A Modest Tribute to Fabio Frizzi pretty much on the spot. It turned out pretty nice and it was fun creating something just for the heck of it and then share it. Check it out on my SoundCloud here and feel free to share!
Yeah, well, my previous post reminded me of it so I had to give it a spin ’cause I sure haven’t played this one in ages: Sonic Youth‘s album Goo. And considering I only own it on cassette I had to ‘Tube it and give it a spin to see if it still holds up. Never been that a big a fan of Sonic Youth – when it comes to noise rock I prefer the brutal side of it like Jesus Lizard or modern outfits like Whores. – but this still sounds great, I consider it to be one of the better produced indie US rock albums, and is actually a weird time capsule of how American indie rock used to sound as Nirvana was roughly 12 months away from pretty much changing everything forever. Jeez, was this really released in 1990? Where the hell did time go?
Punk meets Peanuts on comic artist Brian Walsby‘s official Facebook page lately, and the results are both funny as well as good looking. There’s Black Flag‘s iconic sleeve for their Damaged LP – but hasn’t pretty much all their sleeves turned out to be iconic? – the Sonic Youth Goo album sleeve above, and (my fave) Linus doing Flag’s My War.
Usually a freelance cartoonist as well as a musician, Brian has made tons of work for various bands like The Melvins and Seven Seconds, plus zines like Maximum Rock ‘n’ Roll and Flipside to mention just a few. Check him out on Facebook as well as his official website here.
Fill up that harddrive of yours ’til it explodes ’cause the great site FreeVintagePosters.com offers up tons of great looking, hi-resolution, fully printable posters available for download. Yay for the internet! There’s lots of goodies ranging from classic movie posters to travel advertisements and war propaganda, so check ’em out here and like ’em on Facebook!