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Song of the Day #194: Mirror in the Attic

Disasterpeace – Mirror in the Attic

While searching his attic, a boy finds a strange mirror that contains someone who nearly looks the same as him.

A short, cinematic piece by Disasterpeace, the composer who scored indie platform breakout hit Fez and the 2015 minimal thriller It Follows.

A note from Ryan Hemsworth, who released the song earlier this year on his Secret Songs label:

“Fans of horror films are familiar with cliche, in what we’ve seen and heard. i’ve been seeking out horror since i was about 9 or 10 years old, and eventually when a film like It Follows comes along you have to stop and marvel at how it’s held together – by the elements we’re used to, but also by something new. if you’ve seen the movie, you quickly realize that besides the great writing and everything, it has one of the most unique soundtracks in a horror film ever. this is thanks to Disasterpeace, composer and producer based out of Berkeley. his portfolio also contains the legendary Fez soundtrack, amongst others. so the honour is all mine today to help put some more people onto his patient, beautiful, and sometimes harrowing work.”


Published on April 5, 2016

Song of the Day #193: Done Dying

Dan Deacon – When I Was Done Dying

Nine different animators contributed to make this segment for Adult Swim’s Off the Air (which is brilliant, and you should check out if you aren’t familiar). The song was produced by Baltimore-based electronic artist Dan Deacon.

There are interviews with all of the contributing animators here. From the interview with Dan Deacon:

Lately, I like thinking about my body, memory, and consciousness being all entirely separate and constantly changing and how they will all expire at different times. I like thinking about shifting mood as a different consciousness merging with my memories inside my physical form or my memories shifting with my form. I love that I have no way to ever measure or check reality…how it’s just a series of smearing instances that I’ll never truly know or understand. There is no constant and I think that both very serious and truly absurd.

Published on March 31, 2016

Song of the Day #190: The City

Anderson .Paak – The City

Anderson .Paak released a new album earlier this week titled Malibu and his influence as a nouveau soul singer continues to grow. It’s remarkable see him transition from working with underground artists like Dumbfoundead and Wax to Dr Dre and the rest of the cast of features on this new album.

The song above is from his 2014 album Venice, which like his new album is a Los Angeles-reference.

Published on January 21, 2016