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Showing posts from June, 2014

CS Buchan & Indian Red Lopez Split 7" Out Now!

I've always believed in the power of collaboration whether its in artistic pursuits or otherwise and the debut vinyl release from Fitlike Records is all about the collabs! Fitlike is the brainchild of Charley Buchan, also know as CS Buchan which looks to work with local musicians and bands, recording, producing and releasing music from the North East.

The debut release is a rather nice double A side 7" which feature a track from C.S. Buchan and Peterheads Indian Red Lopez."Leave It All Behind" has been my personal highlight from Material Others, a rather remarkable album released last November (read about the album launch here) which I've had on repeat ever since. A big part of its appeal is the incredible vocals from Best Girl Athlete aka Katie Buchan who's voice is imbued with an emotional depth that's unlike anything else you will hear at the moment. The song itself is a cathartic ride dealing with failed relationships and moving forward with a clear v…

Conan Abel & Katrina Chomova 'Vibrant Aberdeen Exhibition' @ Seventeen!

Last month saw a pretty cool exhibition take place down at the Seventeen hub on Belmont Street. This space, once One Up Records, a distant memory now has since been the nerve center for the failed 2017 Culture Bid and is currently serving as the councils arts development hub, the Peacocks 'Make Lab' and an exhibition space!

Vibrant Aberdeen took the work of two local creatives, craftsman Conan Abel and painter Katrina Chomova, pairing it up across the downstairs level of 17, a mixture of contemporary craft, materials and process. Conan's work is created using wood turning lathes and custom blown glass while Katrinas abstracted paintings draw their unique forms from abandoned spaces and derelict buildings. I think their work meets somewhere in the colour spectrum with subtle tones reflecting in the works although some of Katrinas other paintings are explosive with colour!

You can see a short video about Katrina's work and process here. I was so intrigued by Conans work t…

Smart Consultants - Glass House in Pictures!

Some snaps from the Glass House event organised by Smart Consultants a few months back. Lots of really great work on display and an incredible turn out too, some cool guy and gal even had a shot directing traffic into the car park, problematic when people pull in and there are no spaces! An all round great weekend and I look forward to the next one!