Blood Orange Flies On The Wings of Angel’s Pulse

Blood Orange Flies On The Wings of Angel’s Pulse

Claudia Maddaluno · 1 year ago · Music

Last year, in her profile of Blood Orange for The New York Times magazine, Lizzy Goodman defines Dev Hynes as the archetype of a new model of artist, whose main talent is his ability to”assert his identity as an absence of one, to express his creative gifts while committing fully to none of them“. 

Blood Orange, like Donald Glover (also quoted by Goodman), has the gift of being unique, but at the same time completely divisible into different personalities, and for this reason so flexible and versatile. Unmistakable as well as unmistakable. This “gift” allowed him to be the visible and invisible hand of numerous projects (otherwise very different from each other) and to create his own identity in personal works like Freetown Sound, Negro Swan and the last (but his first) Angel’s Pulse mixtape.

Once again with this new project, which Hynes defines as a sort of epilogue of the previous Negro Swan, we realize how good he is at exploring all his personalities and all of the sides of Hynes’ sound and channeling them into his productions in a way that is far from uncertain and fragmented.

What I want to say is that although Angel’s Pulse in its mixtape nature gives Blood Orange the chance to be even more eclectic and free to mix all his colorful influences on the palette, the product still has a compact homogeneity and a recognizable artistic identity.

The arrangements and productions of the songs on Angel’s Pulse feels as light as angel feathers: some compositions recall the R&B of the 90s, other melodies emphasized by nostalgic synths take us back to the 80s, while the choice of collaborators is another reflection of randomness and idiosyncrasy of the project. Toro Y Moi, Arca, Ian Isiah, Tinashe, Joba and Kelsey Lu help the artist to experience the formless material of mixtape.

Even in this loose mood, there are also the touching themes that characterize Hynes’s writing, but in his previous albums, they had a more unitary and intentional narrative than now. In these 14 tracks, Blood Orange feels free to fly on the wings of Angel’s Pulse, combining gospel with rap, and dance music with psych-rock in less than half an hour and giving us a finished product with infinite possibilities.

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Denise Rashidi and the coloring book about Japan

Denise Rashidi and the coloring book about Japan

Giulia Guido · 1 week ago · Art

Fernweh is one of those fantastic untranslatable words that often contain a deep meaning. In this case, Fernweh, a German word, means “longing for distance”, that is the feeling that assails us when we want to leave and go as far away from home as possible. 

At least once in our lives, especially in recent months, we have all experienced such a feeling and it is precisely from this overwhelming desire to travel that Denise Rashidi let herself be inspired for her latest work. 

Denise Rashidi is a German illustrator who, during a trip to Japan, was captivated by the beauty of the streets, the particularity of the architecture, so much so that she started drawing them. This is how Daydreaming in Japan was born: A Coloring Book and Travel Adventure, a self-published book with decision makers and dozens of views of Japanese cities and villages to color as you like. 

Obviously, Denise Rashidi also gave her personal interpretation to the illustrations, coloring them with warm, almost neon tones, turning the places into surreal, dreamlike places. 

If you love Japan and have an incredible desire to travel, Daydreaming in Japan: A Coloring Book and Travel Adventure could be your next purchase. 

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“Sneakerhead”, the Netflix series for shoe enthusiasts

“Sneakerhead”, the Netflix series for shoe enthusiasts

Emanuele D'Angelo · 1 week ago · Art

Dear sneakers fans and collectors, Netflix has thought of a series just for you.
Coming out on September 25th, we are talking about “Sneakerhead” a six-episode comic series with Allen Maldonado and Andrew Bachelor, produced by creator Jay Longino.

The protagonist of the series is Devin, a dad with an incredible passion for shoes, but who left the market some time ago. His lifelong friend will convince him to dive into a business deal, definitively awakening his passion.

Waiting for its release, here is the trailer that lasts about two minutes and a half, which in a few hours has made the full consensus counting at the moment over 200,000 views on YouTube.


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The villa of “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” is on Airbnb

The villa of “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” is on Airbnb

Emanuele D'Angelo · 1 week ago · Art

It was September 10, 1990, on television a series destined to have a special place in our adolescence “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” made its debut. 30 years after that beautiful first episode that sucked us into the fantastic and colorful world of Willy, the actors organized a reunion with a very special surprise.

For the 30-year commemorative shoot of the sitcom, Smith gathered in the old mansion of Banks Tatyana Ali (Ashley), Karyn Parsons (Hilary), Joseph Marcell (Geoffrey), Daphne Maxwell Reid (Aunt Viv), Alfonso Ribeiro (Carlton) and DJ Jazzy Jeff.

In addition to announcing new episodes on HBOMax, the villa where Will Smith shot the sitcom for six years is on Airbnb.
Starting September 29, five people will have the opportunity to book one of the five stays for two people in a wing of Will’s house, available on October 2, 5, 8, 11 and 14.

Reservations are currently limited to Los Angeles Country residents, the cost per night will be only $30.
And it will be Willy himself to open “that hottie of the house“, inside you will find the same furniture of the series, an exclusive collection of sneakers and clothing of the prince used in the series.

Here is the statement released by Airbnb: “the family residence is as luxurious as it appeared in the TV series. Graffiti art, elegant interiors, timeless family portraits and Philadelphia cheese steak served on silver plates will transport you to the heart of luxury. Uncle and Aunt Banks not included.”

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Alex Senna’s street art, made of people and shadows

Alex Senna’s street art, made of people and shadows

Giulia Guido · 1 week ago · Art

The first time we talked about Alex Senna we focused on the romantic aspect of his works. Now, almost 3 years later, we return to focus on the Brazilian street artist‘s work, paying attention to another aspect of his artwork that has become more and more frequent. 

Since he started, Alex Senna has been filling the cities of the world, from Brazil to Italy, from the United States to Hong Kong, with his murals depicting simple black and white characters, a stylistic choice due to the artist’s colorblindness.

These figures are represented in their everyday life and, like everyone on the street, they too walk, look around, push a bicycle or wait to cross. What makes Alex Senna’s characters out of the ordinary is the point of view, each of them is depicted seen from above, or slightly biased, and to complete the mural their shadow comes overwhelmingly. 

It is precisely the latter that never seems to be missing in Alex’s work and that gives the images a melancholic air: a woman walks dragging her black and dark shadow as if it were a burden to carry around, as if she were hiding all her thoughts and worries. Everyone is free to see in Alex Serra’s shadows what he wants, what makes him happy or sad, carefree or worried. 

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