Jimmy Nelson set out to find and photograph the remaining indigenous tribes of the world. The result is a beautiful collection of human beings, and a bleak reminder that one of the most cross-cultural inventions by humans has been the gun.
Darkside released their album last week, entitled Psychic. It is one of the finest albums this year, taking the listening on a sonic adventure.
The duo of Nicolas Jaar and David Harrington visited the RA studios recently and stretched out their track Paper Trails into a sublime 10 minutes.
South African band Wild Eastern Arches have released the first single – Seven Day Itch – off their enchanting sophomore release entitled Salamander Sun.
The single is an apt introduction to the rest of the upcoming album, revealing a band more sure of themselves as individual musicians and as a unit, a fact which is increasingly apparent with each live show.
The album also serves as a triumph for independent artists in South Africa, with the band recording the album with the the oracle of the local independent recording scene, Johnny Tex, assisted by the growing talent of his protege Warren Ellis, both of The Future Primitives. The artwork for the album is a fresh design by the band’s drummer, Jack Walsh, once again proving that DIY is the the only way forward for the modern day free artist.
La Femme released their debut album ‘Psycho Tropical Berlin‘ earlier this year and it is one of the finest debut releases we’ve heard in a long time.
Jump on the train and follow the killer in their bizarre new music video for the up-tempo bass-throbbing single ‘Packshot’.
We’ll be releasing the list of our favourite albums of 2013 soon, and you’ll be sure to find this LP right up top.
The best 3-piece band in all of Africa, The Future Primitives, have just released their 3rd album (correct me if I am wrong, but I believe that means 3 albums in less than 18 months) and it is being released on vinyl by Voodoo Rhythm Records and Groovie Records.
“For some time, it’s been apparent that there is an affinity between today’s beat music and the music of the primitive. The recent developments (or should we say decline) of popular music coincided with a highly significant revival of interest in the primitive style among serious music buffs. This brings us to The Future Primitives and their primal experiments in steady monotone rhythmic patterns and contrapuntal structures, writing songs that combine frantic voodoo drums with psyched-out fuzz guitars and haunting lyrics.”
The band embarks on an extensive European tour this October.
“In a story that plays out entirely on a teenager’s computer screen, Noah follows its eponymous protagonist as his relationship takes a rapid turn for the worse in this fascinating study of behaviour (and romance) in the digital age.”
See other entries into the Toronto International Film Festival Student Film Showcase here.
kidofdoom are a band from South Africa who were a monumental instrumental act in their prime. The group disbanded after releasing 2 albums, but reunited for once-off tour in 2013.
Here is their set from Oppkoppi 2013.