April 12, 2013
“Hold Your Form”
Directed by Elizabeth Skadden
“Hold Your Form”
Directed by Elizabeth Skadden
Test House recently offered up an exclusive Extended Dance Mix download of “Hold Your Form” to our friends over at Dublab. Take a listen.
At long last, Test House’s installment of You Can’t Hide Your Love Forever is ready. Containing two simultaneously human and alien love songs laid out on transparent, midnight purple vinyl, the duo continues the beautiful, dance floor precision laid out on their Bitemarks 12”. Check out the North-side’s “Hold Your Form” and preorder your copy of GN13 here. Preorders will start shipping January 17th.
Revisit the duo’s pristine mix of whirring funk and dance music while you’re at it:
“For things weakly said might as well not be said at all.”
Sparing our vanity and Landing’s unforgettable return to the fold, Geographic North’s staff picks of 2012, as follows.
1. Loscil - Sketches from New Brighton - Kranky
2. Loops of Your Heart - And Never Ending Nights - Magazine
3. Frank Ocean - channel ORANGE - Island Def Jam Music Group
4. Julia Holter - Ekstasis - RVNG Intl.
5. Liars - WIXIW - Mute
6. Thought Broadcast - Thought Broadcast & Emergency Stairway - Olde English Spelling Bee & Editions Mego
7. Strategy - Strategy - Peak Oil
8. Swans - The Seer - Young God
9. Andy Stott - Luxury Problems - Modern Love
10. High Aura’d - Sanguine Futures - Bathetic
Bobby’s Not to be Missed:
Decimus - Decimus #11 - Digitalis
Personable - Spontaneous Generation - Peak Oil
Martin Eden - Dedicate Function - Lefse
Ariel Pink - Mature Themes - 4AD
Scott Walker - Bish Bosch - 4AD
Windy & Carl - We Will Always Be - Kranky
Aimee Mann - Charmer - SuperEgo
Forward Strategy Group - Labour Division - Perc Trax
Container - LP - Spectrum Spools
Mark Fell - Sentielle Objectif Actualité - Editions Mego
Ricardo Villalobos - Dependent and Happy - Perlon
Emptyset - Collapsed EP - Raster-Norton
Silent Servant - Negative Fascination - Hospital Productions
Godspeed You! Black Emperor - ’Allelujah! Don’t Bend! Ascend! - Constellation
Aaron Dilloway & Jason Lescallett - Grapes And Snakes - Pan
Villages - Theories of Ageing - Bathetic
Farbod’s Not to be Missed:
2. Julia Holter - Ekstasis - RVNG International
3. Andy Stott - Luxury Problems - Modern Love
4. Ariel Pink - Mature Themes - 4AD
5. Beak> - » - Invada
6. Carter Tutti Void - Transverse - Mute
7. Holly Herndon - Movement - RVNG International
8. Cloudland Canyon - Aureliua - The Great Pop Supplement
9. Ike Yard - EverythingIsChemical Virtual 7” No. 16 - Everything is Chemical
10. Bear In Heaven - I Love You, It’s Cool - Dead Oceans
Farzad’s Not to be Missed:
Caretaker - Patience (After Sebald) - History Always Favors the Winners
Windy and Carl - We Will Always Be - Kranky
Featureless Ghost - Personality Matrix - Night People
Lindstrom - Smalhans - Smalltown Supersound
Nas - Life is Good - Def Jam
Black Dice - Mr. Impossible - Ribbon Music
1. Recomposed by Max Richter - Vivaldi: The Four Seasons - Deutsche Grammophon
2. Frank Ocean - Channel Orange - Def Jam
3. Julia Holter - Ekstasis - RVNG International
4. Liars - WXIXW - Mute
5. Andy Stott - Luxury Problems - Modern Love
6. Loops of Your Heart - And Never Ending Nights - Magazine
7. Bear In Heaven - I Love You, It’s Cool - Dead Oceans
8. Killer Mike - R.A.P. Music - Williams Street
9. Jóhann Jóhannsson - Copenhagen Dreams - Cobraside
10. Martin Eden - Dedicate Function - Lefse Records
With utmost delight, we welcome Brooklyn dance floor seductionists Test House to our You Can’t Hide Your Love Forever 7” series family. The duo comprised of James Elliott (ex-Bear In Heaven, ex-School of Seven Bells) and Peter Schuette (ex-Silk Flowers, ex-Psychobuildings) craft intricate and rousing mutant synth-pop gems with an ear for darkly complex corridors and arrangements. Think Depeche Mode curves, tip-toeing (even further) into the ether.
Test House released their debut Bitemarks 12” earlier this year on All Hands Electric to much acclaim and are currently working on their first full-length. In the meantime, they’ve carved out a pair of licks for Geographic North that we simply couldn’t tuck away any longer.
To celebrate, the duo have composed a mix of heady, groove-laden cuts featuring an extended dance mix of “Hold Your Form,” the North-side from the forthcoming 7”.
This will be the ninth part of our series and with any luck, should arrive before the end of the year. Keep an eye out for more details.
DeepChord - Cruising Towards Dawn
JuJu & Jordash - Loosey Goosey
Lukid - Lonely At The Top
Gavin Russom - Night Sky
King Britt - Chasing Rainbows
Test House - Hold Your Form (Extended Dance Mix)
Certain Creatures - Jeu
Kaoru Inoue - Esc
Mark Fell - SOA-7
Mock & Toof - Live At Alipali
Lovelock - Maybe Tonight (Morgan Geist Instrumental Edit)
On Friday November 2nd, One Twelve Gallery in the Stove Works of Inman Park Atlanta will host Missiles, Plastics and a Bear - An Exhibition of Works by Kevin Byrd.
Geographic North’s Bobby and Farbod will serve as DJ’s for the evening with a transcendental three-hour set of industrial, post-punk, minimal electronic, hip hop and whatever else the night beckons.
For additional details visit: http://onetwelvegallery.com
Tome to the Weather Machine profiled Windsor for the Derby’s 7” in their stunning zine, which was also a companion to the Goldrush fest in Denver. Copies of the zine (along with a tape featuring music from fest’s lineup) are still available at the Tome site now. Pick one up before they’re gone!
GN12 is here and ready for shipping! Subscriber orders and new orders will begin shipping this week. For the eighth installment of Geographic North’s You Can’t Hide Your Love Forever series, the band looks deeply inward, harvesting their most fearless material yet. Blending the high-drones of Terry Riley and abstract electronics of Seefeel, the songs provide a completely fresh angle to such a consistent institution. Order your copy here.
To celebrate YCHYLFpt. 8, Windsor for the Derby’s own Dan Matz graciously put together this surrealistic mix of esoteric folk, psychedelic C86 covers, and desolate love songs.
1. Paul Bley - Snakes
2. King Krule - Machine Gun Funk
3. Delewhale - Brood X
4. Alvarius B - The Demon 360
5. Rolling Stones - Rip This Joint
6. Crystal Stilts - Radiant Door
7. Jim Ford - She Turns My Radio On
8. Ruth - Mabelle
9. Echo and the Bunnymen - All You Need Is Love
10. Swans - You Fucking People Make Me Sick
11. J Spaceman and M Shipp - Outer
12. The Who - Sunrise
13. Cowboy Junkies - So Lonesome I Could Cry
14. Jackie-O-Motherfucker - Hidden Track
The second video from Landing’s self-titled LP, directed by the band’s own Aaron Snow.