Oneohtrix Point Never
“Russian Mind”

Oneohtrix Point Never made #4 on our Favorite 50 Albums of 2009. Here’s why:

From Daniel Lopatin (a.k.a. Oneohtrix Point Never):

The physicality of Nate’s work is what grabbed me, and the ways in which his videos seem to creep into your nervous system and trigger a wealth of retinal datatrash which is completely ancillary to the raw visual content presented in the videos on their own. In other words what you’re experiencing is the pooled reality of your own internal psychedelic engine and Nate’s. This isn’t unlike the binaural brainwave effect of certain OPN recordings. Also I think that on some level, we’re both invested in the idea that artistic pejoratives are largely contextual, and that by embedding fully-formed or culturally codified styles and technologies into our own personal systems, we strive to go beyond whats implicit about them historically.

Check out “Russian Mind” on Rifts, out now on No Fun Productions.

• Oneohtrix Point Never: http://www.myspace.com/pointnever
• No Fun Productions: http://www.nofunproductions.com

The White Stripes

Under Great White Northern Lights (trailer)

The White Stripes box set, Under Great White Northern Lights, is set for release March 16. The trailer above is for the documentary (of the same name) included in the set, which also contains a double LP/CD of live material, an exclusive 7-inch, a silkscreened print, and a photography book.

• The White Stripes: http://whitestripes.com

Crash Course in Science

“Flying Turns”

From Stones Throw:

Minimal Wave: both a genre of underground DIY electronic music from North America and Europe in the late 1970s and 80s, and the name of the label devoted to unearthing these recordings. The Minimal Wave Tapes is the first official anthology (on CD, LP and digital) of Minimal Wave music from this label. Most of the songs were originally released on limited edition cassettes or vinyl by the artists themselves, and only a handful of people knew about them. They’ve been remastered from their analog source tapes and compiled here by Minimal Wave’s Veronica Vasicka and Stones Throw’s Peanut Butter Wolf.

The Minimal Wave Tapes is due January 26.

• Stones Throw/Minimal Wave: http://www.stonesthrow.com/link/miniwave

Wayne Coyne

Interview about The William Blakes’ Album “Wayne Coyne”

• The Flaming Lips: http://www.flaminglips.com
• The William Blakes: http://www.myspace.com/thewilliamblakes

Caribou

“Odessa”

Here’s a track off Caribou’s forthcoming album, Swim, set for release April 20 on Merge (on City Slang in Europe). I bet you’re dripping right now.

Download the track here: http://www.caribou.fm/swim_download

• Caribou: http://www.myspace.com/cariboumanitoba
• Merge: http://www.mergerecords.com
• City Slang: http://www.cityslang.com

Scratoa! (Marc from Colder)

“Live en San Anton Part 5”

From Killer Pimp:

Live en San Antón is the result of a three day session of improvised music committed by Marc Nguyen and Guillaume Ollendorff recorded in the barrio San Antón, in the southern Spanish city of Alicante in April 2008.

Marc & O. have known each other for 13 years: they once worked together for a company that sold missiles and celebrity magazines; they later played and toured together in Marc’s electronic-rock band Colder. Guillaume has made music in Tsé, The Mainstream Ensemble, and Dust and Chimes and now, has a life as an independent publisher of Philosophy. After all these years, this is the first time they have actually recorded together.

Live en San Antón is due January 26.

• Scratoa!: http://www.myspace.com/scratoa
• Killer Pimp: http://killerpimp.com

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