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Tracks of the Week 23.09.17

coucou chloe – ‘Stamina’ * * * G-Eazy – ‘No Limit’ (feat. A$AP Rocky & Cardi B) * * * Björk – ‘The Gate’ * * * WizKid – ‘Everytime’ (feat. Future) * * * Julia Jacklin – ‘Cold Caller’ * * * Minor Science – ‘Another Moon’ * * * Frightened Rabbit – ‘How It Gets In’ (feat. Julien…

Tracks of the Week 16.09.17

Björk – ‘The Gate’ * * * G-Eazy – ‘No Limit’ (feat. A$AP Rocky & Cardi B) * * * Nosaj Thing – ‘Way We Were’ (feat. Zuri Marley) * * * Iglooghost – ‘White Gum’ * * * Gucci Mane – ‘Curve’ (feat. The Weeknd) * * * G.E.S. – ‘Nanzen-ji’   * * * Destroyer – ‘Tinseltown Swimming…

Culturedarm’s Albums of the Decade So Far (2010-2017)

60. Iggy Pop – Post Pop Depression  |  59. Kelela – Cut 4 Me  |  58. Holly Herndon – Platform  |  57. D’Angelo and The Vanguard – Black Messiah  |  56. Run the Jewels – Run the Jewels 2  |  55. ANOHNI – HOPELESSNESS  |  54. Mitski – Puberty 2  |  53. Future – DS2  |  52. Grimes – Halfaxa …

Tracks of the Week 10.06.17

SZA – ‘The Weekend’ * * * Waxahatchee – ‘Never Been Wrong’ * * * Zola Jesus – ‘Exhumed’ * * * Sheer Mag – ‘Need to Feel Your Love’ * * * FAKA – ‘Uyang’khumbala’ * * * Chief Keef – ‘Alone (Intro)’ * * * NÍDIA – ‘Sinistro’ * * * Toro y Moi – ‘Girl Like You’…

Iceland: Grótta and the Lighthouse

In the township of Seltjarnarnes at the north-westernmost tip of Greater Reykjavik, looking out over the Faxaflói bay, lies Grótta with its rugged beach and lighthouse. The small spit becomes an island at high tide, and it is closed off for around a month while birds nest in the early summer, but otherwise it is one of the most beautiful spots…

Culturedarm’s Albums of the Year 2015

35. Drake – If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late  |  34. Peaches – Rub  |  33. Young Thug – Barter 6  |  32. Jeremih – Late Nights: The Album  |  31. Ian William Craig – Cradle for the Wanting  |  30. Dr. Dre – Compton  |  29. Zhala – Zhala  |  28. Future – DS2  |  27. Laurel Halo – In Situ…

Culturedarm’s Songs of the Month (December 2015)

ANOHNI – ‘4 DEGREES’ Last February the artist hitherto known as Antony Hegarty announced HOPELESSNESS, described as ‘an electronic record with some sharp teeth’, with co-production from Hudson Mohawke and Oneohtrix Point Never, and to be released under the name ANOHNI this spring. In a fan interview published in October, ANOHNI further characterised the album as a significant departure from the chamber music…

Cultureteca 04.10.15

Back at the beginning of June, Björk began to release assorted media related to Vulnicura via Dazed. First, on 6 June, came the 360-degree virtual reality video for ‘Stonemilker’, one of three pieces filmed with director Andrew Thomas Huang in Iceland in the autumn of 2014, and showcased in connection with Björk’s exhibition at MoMA earlier this year. ‘Stonemilker’ portrays Björk on the small islet of Grótta, in…

Cultureteca 26.07.15

For the opening part of this week’s Cultureteca, let’s look back precisely one hundred years, to some of the poetry being published in the Russian Empire and the United States in July 1915. Then onto a correspondence between Björk and the philosopher Timothy Morton; the week’s music featuring Robyn, Erykah Badu, and Kanye West; and athletics highlights from the Anniversary Games…