Posts Tagged ‘Nature’

March 8, 2018

We’re no expert when it comes to the fine tuning of label contracts and the bureaucracy that’s probably involved in the process, but we are glad that Austalian pop phenom Betty Who seems very content with her new return to independent status, and her first single as an indie artist is easily one of our favorite tracks from her in awhile. While Ignore Me has been picking up a lot of acclaim (check out our feature, here), it seems this new arrangement has also afforded the songbird a chance to make a sweet cameo on Dutch producer Don Diablo’s latest soaring dance anthem. Higher takes us on a swift serotonin ascent with its high energy, luscious pumping house, plus its music video is a barrage of amazing animal footage, including some adorable felines. Aside from music, animals and nature are probably my biggest passions. Combined with Don Diablo’s lifting opus and Betty Who’s sonorous vocals, this audio-visual package is pure sensory heaven. So why the critters and creatures? Higher is the title song for a wildlife feature film named Wild Amsterdam, playing in cinemas across Holland right now. Learn more about the film, here. Higher is taken from Don Diablo’s album, FUTURE, released last month and available, here.

December 21, 2017

Celebrated future bass pioneer and influential chill trap trailblazer Harley Streten, better known as Australian production luminary Flume, has teamed up with Greenpeace to reveal some unreleased music. He provides a brilliant instrumental soundtrack to Greenpeace Australia Pacific’s stunning underwater visuals, giving us a glimpse at the horrible effects of climate change on the Great Barrier Reef. Flume’s percussive resplendence and pivoting synths embellishes this signaturely compelling piece, whilst Greenpeace’s video is both wondrously beautiful and devastatingly sad. You can sign a petition, here, in support of protecting the reef. 

October 15, 2015

Serene video for such a peaceful song. ‘Right Where You Are’ by Mide is the lead single from his fourth studio EP which is set to released in November. It’s uplifting and beautiful. 

April 24, 2014
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I love psych rockers Portugal. the Man. I’ve seen them countless times from small venues to larger fest stages, but I still look forward to seeing them open for The National on Saturday at the Greek in Berkeley. I love them even more now that they’ve announced a project to bring awareness to the endangered plight of Sumatran tigers. Only 400 are left in existence, and to focus on the travesty of this situation, P.tM created a new song named #endangeredsong. 400 polycarbonate plastic vinyls were created which will degrade over time with each play of the records, and they were sent out into the wild. P.tM encourages all to upload the song to keep it alive as it slowly disappears forever. I wonder how I can get a hold of the vinyl. Portugal. the Man, you rock, in so many ways.

April 24, 2014
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I love psych rockers Portugal. the Man. I’ve seen them countless times from small venues to larger fest stages, but I still look forward to seeing them open for The National on Saturday at the Greek in Berkeley. I love them even more now that they’ve announced a project to bring awareness to the endangered plight of Sumatran tigers. Only 400 are left in existence, and to focus on the travesty of this situation, P.tM created a new song named #endangeredsong. 400 polycarbonate plastic vinyls were created which will degrade over time with each play of the records, and they were sent out into the wild. P.tM encourages all to upload the song to keep it alive as it slowly disappears forever. I wonder how I can get a hold of the vinyl. Portugal. the Man, you rock, in so many ways.

June 12, 2013
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For a super infectious listen, check out local San Francisco act Nova Albion’s hook laden new song Bones Will Grow. It definitely got my head bopping and my feet tapping. It’s a great synthy, anthemic jam for sure. I’ve caught these guys live a few times and they’re a load of fun.

June 12, 2013
http://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/92368573/stream?client_id=3cQaPshpEeLqMsNFAUw1Q?plead=please-dont-download-this-or-our-lawyers-wont-let-us-host-audio

For a super infectious listen, check out local San Francisco act Nova Albion’s hook laden new song Bones Will Grow. It definitely got my head bopping and my feet tapping. It’s a great synthy, anthemic jam for sure. I’ve caught these guys live a few times and they’re a load of fun.

Legend 4K: A Journey Through Iceland (w/Mono)

October 6, 2012

How odd! I was just watching and listening to the 12 minute version of this yesterday  which is several months old. I shared it with a friend that just visited Iceland. And today, NPR goes and does a raving feature on a brand new abridged 6 minute version! The joint project features Mono and their grand post-rock song Legend. My timing is always impeccable! 😉 Get ready for sweeping, breathtaking views of Iceland (which I really must visit someday) and a cinematic soundtrack by the Japanese experimental rock band. They’re actually playing a show in San Francisco tonight, which I may or may not be able to make. I want to, but it really depends on other factors outside my control. 

Anyway, I’ll paste over the description for the video so that you can get the full picture of what this is…

This is the 4K resolution (4096 x 2304), 5 minute edited version of the music video Legend.

A joint collaboration with rock / ambient / experimental band MONO (monoishere.com), Legend takes you on an epic journey through Iceland’s breathtaking landscapes during the time of the midnight sun.

The film travels across Iceland, from the floating blue icebergs of Jokulsarlon’s glacial lagoon to the steaming geothermic vents of Myvatn, the colorful mountains of Landmannalaugar to the breathtaking sunsets on Snaefellnes Peninsula, and the barren volcanic landscapes of Askja to the vast fields of lupin near Husavik.

Legend was shot over a 2 week period in June 2012 when the sun barely sets below the horizon and you never see darkness. It was filmed completely in 5K resolution using Canon full frame DSLRs on motion timelapse equipment from Kessler Crane.

Mono’s score of the same name, Legend, is from their upcoming album “For my parents”. Its edgy cinematic and epic quality helps describe Iceland – a breathtakingly beautiful yet unforgivingly dangerous place.

OFFICIAL VID: Sigur Rós – Dauðalogn

August 28, 2012

Dauðalogn is the latest track off Sigur Rós’ Valtari to get the Mystery Film Experiment video treatment. This one might be a little droll for some, but I find it very breathtaking and beautiful. The incredible footage of nature and night skies might seem screensaver like, but I don’t recall ever seeing one as stunning as this. Natural scenery goes well with the Icelandic post rock. The visuals look almost 3D with the clarity and slow motion panning within this. Oh boy, am I so ready to go out for some hiking or camping after watching this….

Great use of Coldplay music

October 1, 2011

I was reading about and watching some videos in regards to the bioluminescent waves that have been glowing away down in San Diego these past few days due to the red tide (leading to phytoplankton chemical reaction). Came upon this very well done video with footage of the waves and utilizing Coldplay’s Spies perfectly. The footage is mesmerizing along with the music.