Continuing the Warp Records theme from yesterday's post, here's a beautiful Bibio track from his Green EP, "Dye The Water Green" (video by Bibio and Michael Robinson with additional footage by Jared Pike and David Mowad).
I know it's been quiet around these parts so I thought I'd share some of my favourite tracks of the year. First up is mysterious Warp Records artist, patten with "Drift" (video directed by Jane Eastlight).
My suspicion is that us humans are designed to hibernate during the winter months. At least that's what I tell myself as I begrudgingly resist my natural instincts and crawl out of bed on these dark, frosty mornings.
The tail end of November brought some exciting news which certainly helped to perk me up. As of January, I'll be hanging up my part-timer hat and joining the team at Mediaburst full-time. I'm really chuffed and looking forward to getting more involved in the continued improvement of apps Textburst, Clockwork, Timetastic and Florence. Roll on 2014!
Here are some songs to warm your winter cockles:
Luke Temple - Katie
Darkstar - You Don't Need A Weatherman (cult x zomby remix (kollaps))
Kuhn - Slime Beach
FaltyDL - Straight & Arrow
patten - Aviary
Misty Conditions - Dank
The Gaslight Troubadours - A Newly Created Being
Om Unit - The Red Curtain
Steve Huerta - Falling Up
Evian Christ - Salt Carousel
Grizzly Bear - Will Calls (Diplo Remix)
Forest Swords - Thor's Stone (Lee "Scratch" Perry remix)
If the clocks going back wasn't bad enough, some bright spark thought it would be a great idea to further mess with an already broken circadian rhythm by attending a 24 hour hackathon. Genius.
I wasn't alone in my error of judgement. Three of my ClockworkSMS workmates joined 230 caffeine-fuelled hackers at the Museum of Science and Industry for HackManchester.
The details are a little hazy but I am reliably informed that our personal budget app Moolio was nominated for two awards. Celebratory chest-bumps were postponed until after we'd caught some shut eye.
In other exciting news, I bit the bullet and updated the Hackintosh to OS X Mavericks. I'll admit that the update process is not as pain-free as updating a Mac and there are some minor, lingering sound issues but tonymacx86 always comes up trumps.
If all this "hack" talk has you confused, don't fret. Just let these sound waves vibrate your ear drums:
Om Unit - The Silence (feat. Jinadu)
Atoms For Peace - Before Your Very Eyes
3D on Jupiter - Battle Box 002
Ulrich Schnauss & Mark Peters - Inconvenient Truths
September saw the Stiff family host the last BBQ of the season in celebration of our youngest child's third birthday.
Apart from BBQ tending duties, I had the truly terrifying job of holding the piñata while violent young party guests swung at it/me/each other with a plastic cricket bat. It was like a scene from Aphex Twin's "Come To Daddy" video.
I'm still traumatised.
The following tracks are helping with my rehabilitation:
Forest Swords - Friend, You Will Never Learn
Applescal & Ryan Davis - Creatures (Ambient Version)