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Moodboard: Feathers

We caught up with Feathers only a matter of weeks ago. Since then they have announced the release of their debut single ‘Land of the Innocent’  on 25th February, closely followed by their debut album ‘If All Now Here’ on 15th April. Their single is a blend of pulsing beats and synth pop inspired by the likes of Kate Bush and Fad Gadget. They’ve compiled a moodboard to help us get to know them better and see what makes them tick.

 

Bjork – All is Full of Love


This is one of my favorite songs of all time, and I love this live version.  The lyrics are simple, but so heavy with meaning, and Bjork’s delivery of the verse is calm and resolute… it’s just perfect. “You’ll be given love/ you have to trust it/ maybe not from the sources/ you have poured yours”.

 

How the Universe Works


This is a really well done series.  It’s visually stunning, and a great reminder of how much beauty and mystery there is in the universe, and how unfathomable it is in size.

 

Depeche Mode- I Feel You


This song has so much intensity in the guitar and Dave Gahan’s vocal delivery; it tears through me every time I hear it.  It has to be one of the sexiest songs of all time.

 

Proof of Heaven

I’m interested in anything that gets into the mysteries of our consciousness and the brain, so my interest was piqued when I read a review of this book.  It’s a memoir by a neurosurgeon with notable credentials (teacher at Harvard Medical School and appointments at some of the best hospitals in the US).  While his brain was effectively shut down for a week by an aggressive ecoli infection, and he wasn’t expected to live, he claims he experienced consciousness during that time. He never rests on religion, but there is a spiritual element to his experience and he suggests there is much more to consciousness than he and his peers in the scientific community have believed.  I’m sure it’s not for everyone, but it is well written and moved me.

 

PJ Harvey


I admire her for making so many different kinds of records– each perfectly cohesive and fit for a different mood. She’s never afraid to get dirty and push it, or make a difficult one either.  The fact that she has a song like “That Was My Veil” on the same record as “Taut” is just amazing.

 

Kate Bush- My Lagan Love


This song and This Mortal Coil’s “Song to the Siren” occupy the same untouchable realm of pure beauty for me.

 

Desert Landscapes

I’m drawn to expansive landscapes, free of trees, buildings and people. I went to the Salt Flats in Utah recently, and it felt like you could see the curve of the planet, it was so strange.  I captured this photo, with a bunch of motorcycles and jeeps coming my way… it felt like I was in Mad Max for the few moments before they passed me.

 

Mulholland Drive


I spent some time in LA and this movie captures a mystique I think it can have, in a really eerie way, only David Lynch can capture.

 

The Singularity Is Near: When Humans Transcend Biology, by Ray Kurzweil

Kurzweil’s predictions for the future of science and humanity based on the law of accelerating returns are mindboggling.  Machine-enhanced biology,  the merging of human intelligence with artificial intelligence, and the universe expanding or exploding in a final stage of “waking up” beats all sci-fi stories, and are concepts that are hard to fully grasp.

 

In the same vein… Battlestar Galactica (2003 mini-series)


I love this show and its eerie soundtrack.  The first scene drew me right in.  It’s 10 years old now, but when I watched it a couple of years ago in Brooklyn, it felt more relevant than dated.

 

The Fifth Element, Blade Runner, Solaris…


I love sci-fi… The colors and eye candy here are great… it’s like an expanded whimsical music video with a kick-ass female protagonist.  I wish life looked like this!

 

Greece & other ancient civilizations

I am half Greek, and naturally a large part of me has been informed by that.  I’ve been to the ruins and spent much of my childhood in a small Greek village with family.  I love the wisdom of all ancient civilizations, from the home remedies to the folklore, and the strong female characters in their mythology.

-Allana Isaacs



2 Comments on “Moodboard: Feathers”

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  • Victor January 29th, 2013 1:38 am

    Good god, with the exception of Proof of Heaven (even though I just said “good god”), I love all of these things and am even more ridiculously excited to get my hands on this album


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