Tuesday, 22 September 2009

No musical differences

Collage Club will be shutting it's infrequently bothered door, for the time being. Enjoy the jottings we made and look out for new projects from both of us, not least Tom's musical music and my rapid descent into alcoholism.

Thursday, 6 August 2009

Musical speed dating volume 001

The Intelligence.

The Oh Sees.

Electric Prunes. Psychedelia for people who wear black clothes. Thanks to Ian for the heads up on this one.

Tuesday, 4 August 2009

Monday, 3 August 2009

We Are Build

Buzz Aldrin and his gang being catapulted "to the moon" 40 years ago suddenly seemed insignificant when I found out that We Are Build's new commemorative prints are glow in the dark!! Go get them from Blanka and check the rest of their work out here.

Wednesday, 22 July 2009

No lifeguard on duty

I hold no interest in photographs of models, nature or wildlife. However, show me a photograph of a hut, a garage, an empty swimming pool, a menu board, a toilet, cassettes, old television sets or static caravans and I will come running.

With this in mind, I tip my hat to J Bennett Fitts for showing the beauty of dereliction that town planners and out of town department store customers will never appreciate.

via Dropular

Doodle Bar

My friend said he saw a real life pimp, complete with cane and all the usual ho-bashing paraphernalia on my street the other day. This, in addition to the amazingly fun sounding Doodle Bar is a sure sign that South London is on the up. The aformentioned bar not only lets you freely doodle on the walls but also has regular ping pong evenings. Unbeatable.

Thursday, 16 July 2009

Thinking outside the box

If you work in The Media or have been to Art School and don't find this funny, you are quite probably the people that inspired it.

outside the box from joseph Pelling on Vimeo.

Monday, 13 July 2009

I Wish

Thursday, 9 July 2009

Anna Peaker

If I was a cunt, I'd call Anna Peaker's work ethertial. I am and I just have.

Wednesday, 1 July 2009

Mario Wagner is from Cologne

According to his press release, "proportional contrasts and improbabilities are specifically relevant when, for example a gaping red mouth is depicted floating next to a proportionally small head." I just like pictures of cakes.

Look at his pictures here and buy them here

Tuesday, 30 June 2009

Sacred Mtn.

It's nice to see a picture of a smiley face that isn't tattooed to the arm of some raver in Adidas Samba's and a pie hat. Head to the Scared Mtn website for a plumply stocked archive of art direction, illustrations and some amazing zines for Nieves

Thursday, 25 June 2009

His name is Melvin

Sometimes a great bit of work is so simple you kick yourself for not thinking of it. Other times, it is so far beyond comprehension that the only thing to do is stare in admiration (or gawp dumbly, depending on who is telling the story)

Here are some of Melvin Galapon's digital adventures, I'll let you decide which category they fall into.

Tuesday, 23 June 2009

Carlo Van de Roer

My knowledge of photography is only marginally better than my skill in taking drunken snaps of my idiot friends. But as the old phrase goes, I know what I like and I am a big fan of orbs in photographs. Carlos has mastered this strange genre.

Take your eyes to his site for some bigger and better replications and some of his other holiday snaps.

Saturday, 20 June 2009

Nigel Evan Dennis aka Ned

Nigel is an artist from Chicago who got pissed off with doing work for people like Coca-Cola and Sony and hence, has started knocking out these little numbers. I've added my favourites but all of the work on his site is amazingly satisfying and seem to be stranded in some strange little world in between reality and a 4 a.m daydream.

Friday, 19 June 2009

This Is It

This Is It are a group of illustrators, animators and general merrymakers from London. Here is a cheeky medley of some of their recent animations. I'm in love with the envelope at 00:45 and just about every other part of it.

Watch and learn (or just enjoy)

This Is It Showreel 2008 from Dan Britt on Vimeo.

Thursday, 18 June 2009

Zeroten from London

Unsurprisingly for someone who openly admits liking cults and witches, his work is a little bit weird. Not "look at me, I like The Horrors and weekend self harm" weird, but the sort of weird that means pictures of pentagrams and cartoon bears don't look out of place.

More work and some amazing zines to buy here

Dianne Arbus

It isn't unusual for me to be horrendously late to discover something good (I think I'm due to get into Animal Collective sometime in mind 2010) but this just takes the biscuit. Not only has Dianne Arbus' photography been around for a good couple of decades, it has also been referred to on the bastion of New York culture that is Sex and The City.

Oh well, the photographs are still amazing and I will be attending her show at the Timothy Taylor Gallery this weekend.

Thursday, 11 June 2009

Messages for a tubeless London

via the wonderful Grafik Cache
Font by the equally and if not more wonderful Toko

By Douglas Wilson

Tuesday, 2 June 2009

Rika Ishii

Immaculately lovely work all the way from Japan! There is a little bit more on her MySpace and even more on her blog! If only my grasp of Japanese was a bit less rusty, I could tell you more...

Monday, 1 June 2009

Alec Strang

I bought my girlfriend an Alec Strang book for my birthday and then she dumped me. I don't think it had anything to do with his book so I have continued to enjoy his awkward drawings, without prejudice.

Friday, 29 May 2009

Tunes to get your claws into...

Here's my new May discoveries! All unsigned, all new and all amazing. Enjoy...

Bagelboy - Lost & Recovered (diSapia 'found it' remake)

This is a remake I constructed from Bagelboys original track 'Lost & Recover' which is a light broken beat tune. I twisted it into a moody dark delight! Check it out and more like it here

Big Lion Head

This guy's from Sheffield and is making quality melodic prog house / min techno. Floaty synths, samples and tough basslines.

Ester's message (wish mix) by Big Lion Head

"Went back to my early house party vibe roots for this one. Vocal sample courtesy of our daughter. It's a message to mum from atop a big hill when she was 4 and off school (Skiving) for the day. The original message made mummy cry so watch y'sen; it's mighty cute."

This Guy I Know - Summer

Melodic beats, samples and synths all the way. Very smooth and well made sounds. Check out his site TGIK Music for more amazing tunes

Maarten Lierop - Funk Smog

One man and his accordion! He makes pretty crazy tunes which just work! Check out his designs and more tunes here.

ADB - 100

One for the beat generation; sounds like Fly Lo, Hyperdub and Code 9. One to whatch for the future. Check his myspace

Classic Cult - WheresDaBudAt

Self defined as 'festival electronica music'; think Crystal Castles on acid. Check his MySpace for more info

"You know, that music, when your at the techno tent and its your first time and your getting blazed out by awesome people with good vibes? well, yes, this is CLASSIC CULT......"

Sunbyrn - Scared of my own (okbye Remix)

Okbye has been a favorite of mine for a few months now and has been churning out amazing deep house mixes and re-edits. This is one of his best. Check out more of his work and design work at his website

Radio Ladio

More Danny Sangra I'm affraid. He directed the new-ish video for one of my favourite bands, Metronomy. Apparently "it's not for the kids, it's not sweet and chirpy, not supposed to make you 'smile'. It's not a pack of Refreshers it's more of a raw steak."

The only thing I can add to that is that it is really very good.

METRONOMY - RADIO LADIO from danny sangra on Vimeo.

A long, long time ago...

I liked a band called Lost Penguin, who in hindsight were fucking dire. In fact, even at the time I think I thought they were (brilliantly) shit. But every cloud has a silver lining. Danny Sangra used to do the artwork for said band and I have followed his work ever since. He's got a new show opening on June 11th on Conduit Street, London; Season Of The Witch. Go and look at it.

Friday, 22 May 2009

Paul Burgess

Healthy dissent in the medium of collage, that's what this country needs.

Thursday, 14 May 2009

Patrick Gildersleeves

I want to be a character in one of Patrick's drawings. They wouldn't give a shit about 'the current economic climate', falling house prices or anything else apart from having a felt tip based adventure with their friends.

Friday, 1 May 2009

Castro Smith

I've just stumbled across Castro Smith on the wonderful Concrete Hermit network. I'm always jealous of people who manage to deface beautiful things in a way that doesn't destroy them. I've never quite got past the penis on head stage myself and that's why I'll never be a famous artiste...

Wednesday, 29 April 2009

4 producers to keep an eye on for the future + 1 shameless promoter

After trawling through the net over the last few months, i've found a few jems which I just have to share:

Cut/Bleed - Riptide

There's not a massive amount of info about this guy apart from he's German and can make awesome deep tech house. Check it out:


Narcofunk - Lighten Up

"Who's afraid of being melodic?" well not this mo-fo. Lots of synths, strings and stabs. Deep house with a touch of techno:


Tonalbalance - Dumb

Simple yet incredibly beautiful music. Sounds like Bop's dog track but predates it by 2 years!

Fidelium - Horse Story

Music for a short film about 2 years of child abuse. It scares the hell out of me in it's magical glory. Not sure what he's trying to get across but it's amazing none the less

diSapia - a little melody

I couldn't resist! Something to ease you off to and finish this

Thursday, 23 April 2009

Goalkeepers and wrestlers and comedy rats

A quick look down the index list of Rhys Coren's blog gives you a quick idea of the sort of stuff he's into... Anyone with three references to Grange Hill on his blog is alright by me.

Check out more of his work here