"I love a girl with a lovely neck... lovely breasts and a lovely voice... lovely wrists, a lovely brow, and lovely knees. But who is chicken."
Breathless (A Bout de Souffle) - Jean Luc Godard's first film in its entirety, 1960
Highly, highly, highly recommended! Everything wonderful and dangerous about the love portrayed in all of Godard's films is featured here in his first.
Watching Parisian playboy and man on the run, Michel, pine over the one (American) girl who won't love him back is at times painful and always amusing. Every word spoken between the two lovers is priceless.
I will strive to have more exchanges like these in my life. Well, all except for that part where she gets him killed at the end.
Viewing INTERNET K-HOLE feels the same as stumbling upon a box of someone's old photographs at a swap meet or thrift store does - voyeuristic, depressing, slightly wrong and really, really addicting.
You don't know any of the people in the photos, you don't understand half the shit that's going on but it all feels strangely familiar, like you could very well come across one of yourself. You've been there. Mortality looms.
Oh, and trust - Take the title of the website very seriously. Enter at your own risk.
This could very well be my favorite song discovery of the year. It's no coincidence this popped up on my radar on the heels of a recent reissue from minimal pioneerSnowy Red. Though I had heard other tracks from the box set, I had no idea this one existed. It was somehow obscured by all of the other gems. However, this is one of the most visceral and authentic pieces of music I've heard in ages. My god. You can bet it will make an appearance on one of the mixes I am working on very soon.
My lovely friend Mehran Azma of NEVERS recently assembled this gorgeous mix for FLA Records & Tapes. It's a lush feast of stark and dark tracks, interspersed with tones of eerie playfulness. It opens with an excerpt from Carnival Of Soulsand closes with Grouper. Everything sandwiched in between makes complete sonic sense.
Visit FLA Records & Tapes for several other band mixes, including Pink Playground, Colours, Wicked Crafts and one coming soon via yours truly. Also, thank you to Mehran for being kind enough to include Tropic Of Cancer there.
Prismatic visions, lovely locks and blood orange sunset hues. As evidenced in this video for 'Still Life', the much-heralded single off of Skying, The Horrors new record, these gents never fail to captivate.
Skying releases worldwide July 11 and August 9 for we unlucky Americans.