The no stress playlist.
Architecture is the aesthetic design of spaces, buildings, structures,…the arrangement of volumes within space.
Architecture opts to combine aesthetics with practicality …
Art with robust construction…
Aesthetics is a matter of taste and mode of expression, robustness a matter of technical knowledge and delivery.
Aural architecture is all about a wisely selected bunch of background sounds to the life of the listener.
Throw your arms around imagination and quality!
12th February 2017
So it’s been a long time since last time (installation), because there is no free time to do what I like best anymore. What can that mean? Am I trapped in the work routine, getting squeezed and drained or simply too tired of the rat race to be inspired enough in order to channel inspiration to the beloved readers of Aural Architecture? Feeling overworked has never helped anyone’s productivity, neither quality thereof. We’re filling up our lives with too much for 24 hours. And then, we lose control as we chase the tasks in hyperactive desperation, prone to mistaken decisions and above all dissatisfaction. Enjoyment must also be a colour in the palette of our daily drawings. Bright, feel good interaction, a balance and a meaningful purpose.
- Laurel Aitken
A hit of sunshine from our high priest of reggae. The Cuban and Jamaican mixture of the Ska pioneer is an inspiration for all nations! Live forever!
- William Onyeabor
Graceful Mr Onyeabor left this world on last month on the 16th, and the grief is on, but his music and inspiring ethos will forever be.
- Arcade Fire
These Canadians have shaken the indie-ground globally since long time ago. It was a series of relentless releases from 2004’s “Funeral” to 2013’s “Her“, in combined force mode with Owen Pallett, that has granted the Montreal 7 with the following demonstrated in sold out live shows and cult status creation via fims like…. . This year their eagerly awaited return materializes in the shape of an hors d’oeuvre single with the synergy of Mavis Staples, rnb voice of monolithic proportions and respect. I Give You Power is out for a purpose of urgency, like a few good more musical shout outs against Mr Trump taking power of the USA Government. Anything in possible after all!
Simon Green (born 30 March 1976), known by his stage name Bonobo, is a British musician, producer and DJ based in Los Angeles. Green has recorded and performed solo DJ sets under the name Mr Blue and together with Robert Luis from Tru Thoughts as Nirobi and Barakas. These days he’s got a new stunning album out, delicate and powerful at once. It’s called “Migration“.
- Damaged Bug
This bug is the solo project of John Dwyer off Thee Oh Sees. The second release still fresh from the plant is called Cold Hot Plumbs, another incarnation via distorted electronics and warm sounding synths. A successor to Hubba Bubba of 2013, it’s out on Castle Face Records for pure indulgence.
- Hamilton Leithauser + Rostam
Hamilton Leithauser has been in The Walkmen and since their indefinate hiatus, he’s taking the chance to channel his creativity via this positive collaboration with Rostam Batmanglij of Vampire Weekend. The sparkles are apparent and loud!
- The Flaming Lips
The psychedelic rock bunch from Oklahoma City (oh you look so pretty), played Milan on January 30th 2017, and on the 3rd of March they embark on their USA tour. The Lips have an ultra spaced out and equally inward looking and zen flowing album called Oczy Mlody, just out. The transformations of this band never cease to amaze us. Excellence in action!
A closely relevant but not necessarily always exact playlist on this week’s selections follows:
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