Every year the Netlabelism Magazine team pick their 3 favourite releases from the previous 12 months. It always covers a huge range of genres, and always a quality selection of tunes you should have in your collection.
Thanks to all the folks who rang in the New Year at 3 Mangoes, Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Poolside beats, rooftop garden chill-out zone. Digital projections, and a selection of art installations by Dina Chhan.
Or the magical, lo-fi Viewmaster, Ryan Van Winkle and Dan Gorman’s tiny poetic slideshow at Summerhall that takes you to the banks of the Nile or the tulip fields of Holland – or further – in under 15 minutes. Small can be very beautiful.
ViewMaster is not just an album or a book, it is a performance — a personal slide-show for your eyes and ears only. When performed Ryan Van Winkle and sound artist Dan Gorman guide you through a playful, surreal, journey to a distant land. It is an immersive piece aided by the set-design of Faith Eliott and, of course, our trusty vintage View-master.
its beauty–both lyrical and musical–grew on me and the release revealed itself as a thoroughly engaging, extremely intelligent suite of pieces that exude confidence and truly pull the listener in. You need to give this a try.