We’re excited to launch this promotional time-lapse video spot for the forthcoming album release by A Gap Between. Mark your calendars, January 21st: Summer Nightrunner.
January 1st, 2014 by
As we reign in the new year, we’ve decided to publish this special edition of Nueva Forma Listening Pleasures. These audible moments of reflection are packed full of fleeting memories. 2013, the year of the snake. We shed our past, as we make room to embark on new adventures, taking new risks, and braving new obstacles, all while embracing our impermanence. Nothing lasts forever. Good or bad. But we can sure as hell leave an impact. Happy New Year, from all of us, to all of you.
|01||Brought to you by Nueva Forma||Nueva Forma|
|02||Feel Real||Deptford Goth|
|03||Long Lost (feat. Active Child)||Classixx|
|04||F For You (Onra Remix)||Disclosure|
|05||Rose Quartz||Toro Y Moi|
|08||Warm Waters (Figgy Remix)||Banks|
|10||Jacquard Causeway||Boards of Canada|
|11||Form by Firelight||Jon Hopkins|
|12||Midnight Drive||Still Corners|
|13||Julian||Say Lou Lou|
|14||Fifteen (feat. Chela)||Goldroom|
|17||Without You (feat. Kerry Leatham)||Lapalux|
|18||Water Me||FKA Twigs|
|19||Chrome Country||Oneohtrix Point Never|
|20||Amenamy (Jon Hopkins Remix)||Purity Ring|
|21||Paranoia (Nosaj Thing Remix)||Chance the Rapper|
|23||I Miss You More (feat. Atu)||Ta-ku|
December 13th, 2013 by
This take on Heathered Pearls’ Beach Shelter by The Bear & The Sea has got all the elements that you’ve come to love and know by the bear, but also an eerily familiar narrative that’s reminiscent of ’80s sci-fi movies. You know, that turning point in the movie where the protagonist regains their sense of self-worth and confidence, and they concoct the most ridiculously farfetched plan, that would absolutely not work in any real life situation, but, you know, because it’s the ’80s, it’s gonna work. And with some motivation from Heathered Pearls and The Bear, you know that’s a formula for success in any endeavor. Enjoy!
November 26th, 2013 by
Our dear friend Jon Cox of WILDABOUTNOTHIN’ stepped up for episode 25 of Listening Pleasures, and despite it being a shy over half an hour, the emotional content more than makes up for it. It’s quite a bit different than many of our previous episodes, but Jon’s perfect blend of samples and cohesive song-mixing makes the entire thirtysome-minute experience feel like one beautiful song that ends much too soon.
|01||Brought to you by Nueva Forma||Nueva Forma|
|03||Childhood, Born to Be a Servant||Daniel Half|
|05||For Heavens Sake||Richie Havens|
|06||I Drive||Cliff Martinez|
|07||All You Need Is A Wall||The Books|
|08||Wish You Were||Tim Crabtree|
|10||Releasing||Willits + Sakamoto|
|11||The Upper Sky||Rhian Sheehan|
|12||A Subtle Separation (feat. Jenni Potts)||IG88|
|13||Rose Madder||Debs McCoy|
|14||Capa Meets The Sun (To Heal)||Underworld|
|15||Coahuila (The Fun Years Remix)||Balmorhea|
|16||Sa Sa Samoa||Korallreven|
|20||Beyond These Skies||Oöphoi|
October 22nd, 2013 by
Watch out, girl; Dead Astronauts are honest. They tell you like it is. Things like you don’t yet realize the destructive nature of love, the fires spreading everywhere, and your bones have left you with no one to hold. Oh, and also, stars explode. Their music is basically an icy cold hug of wisdom best consumed as a vampire smothering aid.
This is DA’s freshman release on Nueva Forma; a reverent and true 80s inspired EP of eight lo-fi new wave tracks, four of which are Perturbator’s retrofuturistic synth remixes – reinventions, really – of the first four tracks. For instance, the original B-side track is a faux-haunting, melodramatic sort of dead-eyed sleepy jam. Pertubators’s remix has this sexy, swelling, cosmic void vibe. Two wild sides of the same righteous coin, if you ask us, so do yourself a solid and flip it. And just try not to notice Glenn Arthur’s morbid-galactic album artwork while you’re at it.
October 3rd, 2013 by
Join us on October 10th, 2013 for a mini-installment of Kontrast at DISJECTA as part of Design Week Portland, a platform that explores the process, craft, and practice of design across disciplines as seen through the lens of Portland’s most vibrant independent programming. The event will be kicking off with a reel review in partnership with AE PDX + Colorcubic at 6 PM, then Kontrast will begin at 8:30 and last until 10ish (or until we get booted out).
Complimentary drinks and food provided at event.
==== ABOUT KONTRAST ====
Kontrast is a Colorcubic & Nueva Forma-curated audiovisual event and creative social mixer; a chance for contemporary performance to move away from typical clubs and into more eclectic and ornate settings where the artistry of the medium can be better explored and appreciated.
Live visuals + interactive installation provided by Colorcubic and Momo the Monster.
$5 (at door or through Eventbrite: https://demoreel.eventbrite.com)
For more info, visit http://kontrastevent.com
A SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS
- NUEVA FORMA
- NINKASI BREWING
- RED BULL
- 52 LTD
- RED GIANT
- 3D PDX
- PETER CORVALLIS PRODUCTIONS
September 23rd, 2013 by
The Bear And The Sea has just released a new Tidalkast episode which includes a new track from his forthcoming sophomore release out in late October. It also features a gorgeous remix by IG88, and goodness from Manfred, the solo project of Hayley Stewart, the other half of Dead Astronauts. In the meantime, sink your ears into this.
Autumn. The smell of warm campfire permeates the moist air as we make our way through the dimly lit trees. The sound of the rain begins to form a rhythm of it’s own as it gently beats against the leaves and branches, with each droplet forming an intricate pattern that our hearts cannot deny.
September 22nd, 2013 by
The ever-prolific IG88 has just leaked a new track that hints at his new album’s direction.
September 3rd, 2013 by
IG88′s remix of “Inner Portal” is an early taste of the forthcoming remix collection of tracks pulled from Cock & Swan’s Secret Angles album.