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Saturday
Apr252015

Jon Gibson – Visitations LP on Superior Viaduct

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01. First-time vinyl reissue.

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Superior Viaduct, which turned up on my radar last year, are making available some of the most unique and diverse albums from multiple genres. In spite of their consistently eclectic output of reissues, seeing an upcoming LP release from the experimentalist Jon Gibson still made me do a double take. The label write-up explains, "Visitations, Gibson's first release under his own name, originally appeared on the Chatham Square imprint in 1973. Inspired by the books of Carlos Castaneda, Gibson departs from the structured repetition of his minimalist peers and takes the listener on an aural journey—spanning organic field recordings, ambient flutes and synthesizers, and free-flowing textures. Visitations' two side-long tracks are at once solemn and unsettling, making this an astonishing debut that firmly establishes (the artist) as a pioneer in his own right.”

Superior Viaduct

Saturday
Apr252015

Blowing Up The Workshop T-Shirt

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01. Design by Elyn Middleton.
02. Hand-stamped logo.

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Blowing Up The Workshop has grown to be one of the best and most respected mix series on the internet, featuring a who's who of the most vital names in left field electronic music. After you're undoubtably swayed by the Shawn O'Sullivan, Siobahn or Helm mixes, make sure to support by buying one of their beautiful new T-shirts. It looks to me like some kind of Issey Miyake-inspired collage, but whatever it is, it looks great.

Available from Blowing Up The Workshop

Friday
Apr242015

Contemporary Art Gallery presents Nurse

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Contemporary Art Gallery
555 Nelson Street
Vancouver, BC V6B 6R5
Saturday, April 25 and Sunday, April 26, 12-6pm

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Nurse describe themselves as "a group of tonal alchemists that intend to create free improvisational music" and this weekend they'll be performing at Vancouver's Contemporary Art Gallery. Over two six-hour peregrinations on Saturday and Sunday, the minimal drone band will be exploring the ebb and flow of their improvised sounds, playing off one-another in a transformative journey of calming reverberation.

Contemporary Art Gallery
SoundCloud: Nurse

Friday
Apr242015

Sketches by Viviane Sassen

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Softcover
36 pages, 16 x 20cm
Second edition, 2015
Published by Kominek Gallery

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Sketches by Viviane Sassen has recently been reissued and is now available from Antenne Books. Featuring Polaroids captured by the Dutch artist in Africa between 2002 and 2010, the book uses the images in an interesting way to create texture and shape, while the embossed cardboard cover and stitched binding make it feel unique.

Available from Antenne Books

Thursday
Apr232015

Comme des Garçons Homme Spring-Summer '15

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01-02. From Grind Vol. 52, May 2015.

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The latest edition of Grind magazine features a beautiful Comme des Garçons Homme editorial, highlighting their Spring-Summer '15 collection. One of Comme's more subdued lines, the Homme offering includes casual suits, fine shirting and an interesting mix of pattern and tone.

Grind
Available from Inventory

Thursday
Apr232015

Neighborhood Mash Jacket

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01. Embroidered throughout.

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While not one of Neighborhood's most subtle pieces, the detailed embroidery on the Mash Jacket is incredible. It would be easy to get something like this wrong, but the Japanese brand have successfully updated a beautiful reference, creating something rich in design and balanced in aesthetic and feeling.

Available from Goodhood

Wednesday
Apr222015

Noah Davis and The Underground Museum at FUG

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FUG
431 E 6th Street, Basement
New York, NY 10009
April 4 – 25, 2015

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I've never claimed to understand exactly what the infamous Bruce High Quality Foundation is; over the years I've just assumed it's a bunch of Fluxus lovers aiming to confuse. It turns out that it's actually a school of sorts, and more recently a gallery named FUG, which is the setting for this, its first show. And they couldn't have picked a more wonderful artist to launch the space with, as Noah Davis is sure to amaze with his twisted vignettes of decades past. It's also the current home of a few pieces from The Underground Museum, a non-profit he runs.

FUG

Wednesday
Apr222015

Name. Finx Oxford Checkered Flag Shirt

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01. Giza 45 Egyptian cotton.
02. Made in Japan.

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I'm a sucker for anything with a check pattern, possibly because of The Specials poster that was in my mom's bathroom when I was a kid. Even without the back detail, this would still be a beautiful garment, as Name. makes some of the best quality shirting to come out of Japan.

Available from Further

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