Tuesday, December 3, 2013
I've been watching this in bits and pieces over the last few nights while trying to get my son to fall asleep. It's a slightly silly movie about a cursed pearl necklace and a bunch of hippies and a black mass gone wrong -- very much a cash-in on the Sharon Tate media frenzy. The candle budget was very high for this movie! I seem to have only done screen grabs of Camille Keaton (Buster Keaton's granddaughter) if that tells you anything about the film. Great theme song that sounds (as my wife noticed -- bless her) like an Italian Scott Walker.
Monday, December 2, 2013
Been listening to this gorgeous gold-framed Italian record of underwater film music. This is from 1969 or so. The title translates as "Life and Work in the Water." Don't know much about Franco Potenza, but I love records like this and how they conjure up a whole imaginary world just with simple instruments and ancient electronic effects. This one is eerie and strangely therapuetic, sort of in the vein of Eric Towren's Zenith, which is another great subaquatic record. And I was just looking at this great Pinterest page (Jonny Trunk's?) of rare underwater library records. Check out the soundclip or dive in here.
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Sunday, November 24, 2013
Munrow tragically took his own life at 33, but his legacy carries onwards and upwards -- one of his recordings was on the golden disc accompanying the Voyager spacecraft into the heavens in 1977.
Friday, November 22, 2013
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
This Estonian nature film is so soothing. Two brothers find wolf puppies and a crane and raise them. There's a melancholic Kes vibe here that I really like... reminds me of the weird European nature films that my relatives in Japan were always watching on TV whenever we visited them when I was a boy. Watch.