Posts Tagged ‘holocene’

April 2, 2017

If you’re looking for something intergalactic to pump you up for the final bits of the weekend, Zephure’s going to rocket you right through the cosmos with his stunning remix of Pluto’s Nevve featuring Surface. The producer, who resides right here in the Bay in San Jose, first came to our attention with a magnificent edit of Bon Iver’s Holocene, which you can revisit below. This time around, he’s given Pluto’s Surface a synth swelling, beautifully evocative future bass makeover. Zephure’s remix is a free download, here.

April 23, 2014
http://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/145758487/stream?client_id=3cQaPshpEeLqMsNFAUw1Q?plead=please-dont-download-this-or-our-lawyers-wont-let-us-host-audio

There are few albums as breathtakingly beautiful as Bon Iver’s eponymous second album, but if we were to pick one song that most people have heard off it and agree is timeless, it would have to be Holocene. Today, we revisit that chicken soup for the soul tune via this amazing new remix by Los Angeles dream pop act Satchmode. It’s an ethereal, sigh inducing approach that includes some inspiring, very Tycho like moments. Absolutely gorgeous. If you recall, Satchmode has already made us sigh many a time before, from six months ago with dreamy synthpop song Old Fears, which I still love dearly, to the more upbeat and vibrant electronic pop gem Best Intentions from earlier this year. 

April 23, 2014
http://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/145758487/stream?client_id=3cQaPshpEeLqMsNFAUw1Q?plead=please-dont-download-this-or-our-lawyers-wont-let-us-host-audio

There are few albums as breathtakingly beautiful as Bon Iver’s eponymous second album, but if we were to pick one song that most people have heard off it and agree is timeless, it would have to be Holocene. Today, we revisit that chicken soup for the soul tune via this amazing new remix by Los Angeles dream pop act Satchmode. It’s an ethereal, sigh inducing approach that includes some inspiring, very Tycho like moments. Absolutely gorgeous. If you recall, Satchmode has already made us sigh many a time before, from six months ago with dreamy synthpop song Old Fears, which I still love dearly, to the more upbeat and vibrant electronic pop gem Best Intentions from earlier this year. 

Grammys loves Bon Iver

January 31, 2012

Though Justin Vernon tore them apart with his opinions recently, the Grammys seem to be very forgiving and forgetting. In fact, they seem to not give a crap and love Bon Iver’s Holocene regardless. The Grammy commercials on TV have been racking up as the awards approach on February 12th. I’m looking forward to the awards, as always. Adele will be making her “comeback” performance on the broadcast after being sidelined for many months due to her ailments and throat surgery. Best of luck to all nominees and performers. Here’s an aesthetically appealing ad set to Justin Vernon’s falsetto singing. 

September 23, 2011

sonicambulance:

Bon Iver – Holocene live @ Berkeley Greek Theater

September 22, 2011

I actually REALLY needed to go to the bathroom right before this, and then Holocene came on, and then I turned to my friend and said “Not this song, not this song, can’t go now”. Beth/Rest was next which was a better time to go. 😉

O boy, o boy…

September 21, 2011

Can’t wait to hear some of this LIVE tomorrow at the Greek Theatre in the beautiful SF Bay Area Indian summer weather (should be 60’s at night still). Oh boy oh boy oh boy oh boy. Almost want to climb to the top of the lawn area during Holocene to take in the view of the Bay Bridge and San Francisco in the distance. It would be perfect if it were sunset at the moment, but most likely it will be dark by then. Nothing new here, but let me indulge… out of the several shows I’m hitting up these next coming days, Bon Iver is the one I’ve truly been waiting for awhile (ever since For Emma, Forever Ago) and most excited about. The newer album’s lushness will be amazing live, but the simplicity and heart wrenching folk tunes from For Emma, Forever Ago should be just as endearing and crowd hushingly good. The older album still holds a special place in my heart that the new one, though astounding, cannot dislodge. Berkeley, please try not to bring too many young, talkative, frat kids to the show… if they talk and get drunk and chatter over Bon Iver, I’m gonna be pissed. This is gonna be a heckuva spiritual, soul searching show. Justin Vernon, take us away…

And I’ll end this beautiful revisit with Vernon’s breathtaking cover of I Can’t Make You Love Me:

BON IVER on NPR’s World Cafe.

September 2, 2011

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Guess who’s live on World Cafe today? Bon Iver!!! Check it out here… and get ready for heartwrenching beauty.

http://www.npr.org/2011/09/02/140128595/bon-iver-on-world-cafe

One of the awesome things about Justin Vernon is that he always switches arrangements around and utilizes different sounds with his live performances.. it’s not like listening to the album again. He changes it up. And not just the vocals, but the instrumentals, the layering… the emotion.. Genius…

I cannot wait to see him live in a few weeks…

UPDATE: The stripped down solo piano version of Beth/Rest is amazing, I like it more than the version on the album

We all feel the same

August 24, 2011

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Bon Iver posted this fan video for Holocene this morning on their Jagjaguwar records blog. According to them, the similarities are completely coincidental. Instead of Iceland, this fan’s video was shot in beautiful New Zealand. Which one’s more beautiful? I’d like to visit both these countries someday! Which video do you like more? Which kid is cuter? Video vs video! The fan video is much shorter and does not span the full song.

I’ve previously posted the amazing official Holocene video already, but I’ll post both versions here for comparison:

BON IVER “Holocene” from nabil elderkin on Vimeo.

Bon Iver – ‘Holocene’ Unofficial Music Video from Dylan Wiehahn on Vimeo.

Do remember that one of these must have had a MUCH smaller budget, I think you can logically figure out which one it must be. Very impressive indeed, but I like the official video more. While the landscapes in the fan video are just as beautiful, filmography wise, the official video flows much better and fits the feel of the song more.

The quality setting it above isn’t from the beautiful scenery, it’s debatable which video has more breathtaking sweeping landscapes, it’s more the feeling you get watching the boy out there in the Icelandic wilderness: climbing, playing king of the mountain, showing such freedom of spirit. In the fan video, the young actor doesn’t express this as well since the shots of him show him gazing into or past the camera, with actions being limited to a few short clips of him somewhat jogging in a meadow or at some other locale. 

In other words, the official video felt more natural, a peek into a real Icelandic kid’s life out in the beautiful untouched pristine wilderness. We get a strong feeling of innocence, a bittersweet reflection of ourselves and what we still have or don’t have anymore inside us somewhere.  It’s still there though, just hiding under so much… Am I getting too deep here? 😉  The fan video felt much more staged, as beautiful as it is too. Again, one is a fan video with a much lower budget, so still VERY impressive work. And it’s interesting that people take away the such similar imagery and emotion from one song and can like-mindedly create from it. It’s a testament to the strength of one piece of music and what it can convey and communicate.

August 19, 2011

Thank you, Bon Iver…
           …for making my drive home beautiful despite the traffic.


miles miles miles 

“…and at once I knew, I was not magnificent

                       hulled far from the highway aisle

        (jagged, vacance, thick with ice)

              And I could see for miles, miles, miles…….”

OFFICIAL VID: Bon Iver – Holocene

August 18, 2011

YES! More awesomenessess. Official video for Bon Iver’s Holocene was just released! (premiered via National Geographic???) 

=) Sigh. Beautiful. Lush. Textured. Layered. Emotional. Genius. 

Nicely directed video as well, totally fits the feel of it.

Justin Vernon, you da man. I’ll see you at the Greek in a month!