Archive for September, 2008

Stil in Berlin

Sunday, September 28th, 2008

 

Style off the streets of Berlin. Self explanatory.

http://stilinberlin.blogspot.com/

MirrorMask

Monday, September 8th, 2008

MirrorMask, written by Neil Gaiman and directed by Dave McKean, has definitely become one of my favorites that has inspired my film interests. It’s such a different style from what you normally see in theaters. Dave McKean’s brilliant artistry combined with Gaiman’s internationally acclaimed story telling makes a remarkable piece. And to think that it was the first film for many of the crew, including McKean! Here is the synopsis from sony pictures

MirrorMask is the story of Helena, a fifteen-year-old girl working for her family circus, who wishes-quite ironically-that she could run away from the circus and join real life. But such is not to be the case, as she finds herself on a strange journey into the Dark Lands, a fantastic landscape filled with giants, Monkeybirds and dangerous sphinxes. Helena searches for the Mirrormask, an object of enormous power that is her only hope of escaping the Dark Lands, waking the Queen of Light and returning home.

MirrorMask official website

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The soundtrack by Iain Ballamy is worth mentioning too. It’s got jazzy roots to create a new sound for the world of mirrormask.

This movie has certainly opened my eyes to new possibilities

-Laura

Tiger Mountain Peasant Song

Sunday, September 7th, 2008

I just recently became a fan of fleet foxes. They sound folky and old, based off of hymnal music. The lyrics are beautiful as well. Check them out here at their myspace and be swept away!

However, This post isn’t just about fleet foxes, but of two girls that did a cover of one of their songs, Tiger Mountain Peasant Song. I found this on fleet foxes’ myspace.

Their harmony is what makes it so wonderful! I wish I had a forest to go out to in the morning :). I hope you enjoyed this as much as I did!

-Laura

ISO50

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2008

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I’ve been a long time admirer of Scott Hansen’s graphic design. His work is illustrative and layered with textures. It is easy to tell this artist’s style from the rest. Not only is he a mastered graphic designer, but he also has his own music project called TYCHOMUSIC. It flows hand in hand with his artwork. See for yourself.

http://www.iso50.com/iso50.html

http://tychomusic.com/

it’s only the beginning

Monday, September 1st, 2008

I have finally figured out how to get this blog up! What a relief.

It’s about time that I share all of the wonderful inspirations I have come across over the years.

I’ll start off with one of my oldest companions,

pandora

, the online radio from the music Genome Project, started back in 2000. Type in a song or an artist and Pandora will find other music that is similar through complex analysis. That’s just dandy and all, I’m sure, but this website has introduced me to some of my all time favorite bands.

I also recommend creating an account. It’s free and simple :). They never send emails or junk mail. You can manage a profile, your stations, and it records what songs/artists you like and what you don’t like. It’s been quite a useful tool to me and has been since I started using it in 2005.

Happy Listening,

-Laura