Kelly Dee's Blog
- About Kelly Dee:
- Kelly D. Williams is an out-of-work metaphysicist from Idaho, constantly unearthing his artistic roots. Clients include Los Logos, éS, DVS, Broadcast, Nike, Altamont, and he’s partially to blame for starting PERMANENT. Check his work here: kellydwilliams.com
PERMANENT Invites You: The Ghost of Piramida Screening
Following the release of fourth album Piramida (Sep 2012, 4AD), Efterklang add another string to their bow with The Ghost of Piramida, a film by Danish director Andreas Koefoed, that documents the Danish trio’s visit to the abandoned Russian mining town where the record’s inception began back in the summer of 2011.
Accompanied by their taciturn and indifferent Russian polar bear guard, the group goes on an audio treasure hunt in the empty buildings of the abandoned town, while the narrator, former Piramida citizen Alexander, takes us back to a bygone era, when Piramida flourished and the immigrant Russian miners and their families lived in a Soviet parallel society far from the brutal reality of their homeland.
The Ghost of Piramida premiered in November 2012 in Amsterdam at the world’s biggest documentary film festival IDFA, and here the film was selected as one of the top three music films of the year. Since then, the film has been screened at several other film festivals and in art house cinemas around Europe.
Directed by Andreas Koefoed, Music by Efterklang, Running Time is 57 minutes.
Slap Magazine Presents: Red Eye Feat. Kevin Coakley
SLAP Magazine recently dropped this edit with Broadcast rider and Bostonian ripper Kevin Coakley. Filmed by Alex Pelletier and Dan Magee.
John Rattray for Modus
You’ve already heard of Australia’s Modus Bearings, but have you paid attention to their astonishing team roster including Grant Taylor, John Rattray, Colin Kennedy, Andrew Brophy, Luke Croker, Sammy Winter, Chewy Cannon, and a slough of other talented rip riders? Along with the help of Adrian Syben and David Bush, they just released a short video spot with John Rattray. Them bearings roll longtime.
From The Archives: Eric Dressen
Occasionally I will have the opportunity to photograph someone that I consider a true icon. Not just a legend, but an individual whose presence has been etched so deep into the stone tablets of skate culture that they will unquestionably become a permanent fixture to the timeline of skateboarding. Eric Dressen is damned good.
Rammellzee: Letter Tracers & Barshaw Gangstarrs
Rammellzee wrote with Basquiat, mixed with Taketo Shimada, played with Buckethead, and inspired the formation of Cyprus Hill. I was completely awed by what the Rammellzee Estate and Suzanne Geiss put together for The RAMM:ELL:ZEE Room at MOCA Los Angeles. If you haven’t already, I suggest you experience it. That dude is radical. Thanks to some sort of generous concession from Banksy’s patrons, you can visit the exhibit without an entry fee on Mondays. Entrance into The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA will be FREE every Monday from 11a:00 to 5:00, June 13 through August 8, 2011.
Efterklang Presents “An Island” EP/DVD
A while ago I hosted a screening for the film An Island, a film by Vincent Moon about the amazing band Efterklang. This was definitely more than a music/video project, it’s an inspiring look at how important sound is to regional cultures. They are now releasing a limited edition DVD/EP designed by Hvass&Hannibal featuring the photography of Antje Taiga Jandrig and a custom-made cover printed by Stumptown Printers in Portland, Oregon.
The DVD release is limited to 5000 copies and they are all individually numbered. The cover holds 5 postcards and a 35 page booklet with lots of photos and background info written by Efterklang. When ordering the DVD you get the new EFTERKLANG EP ‘Live at Roskilde Festival 2010′ as a bonus! An Island is also available digitally after the Pay-What-You-Want model. Available via anisland.cc.