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So I discovered Violet Vision as I was listening to Terry Poison's music. They collabed on the song “Upright” (which I'm currently obsessed with) for Terry Poison's newest EP, Gorgeous. I wanted to share and write a bit about it because I listened to his album, Heaven Underground and liked quite a few tracks on there.
Although musically known as Violet Vision, Shay Raviv is his real name. And he is a big part of the electronic music scene in Israel! The sound of his style ranges but it vaguely reminds me of Sneakerpimps and The Prodigy. Interestingly enough, he has worked with Infected Mushrooms on some of their albums. He has also produced some film scores and even made the move to L.A. to concentrate more on recording & producing more music.
The album itself has an electronic/trance/rock sound. Some of the tracks (a remix of Izabo's “Cook Me”) has a familiar ’90s techno sound. While others are a bit ambient and theatrical like “Yeled”. Some of my favourites include: a remix of Stefy's rockeresque “Chelsea”, “Roundly”, and the self-titled track, “Heaven Underground” which gives me the vibe that I should be flying while listening to this song. Overall, each song sounds generally different so it gives listeners a bit of variety and choice. I definitely recommend checking him and his album out if you enjoy an electronic album with an eclectic sound!
Right now, “Upright” is out so you can go ahead & support by purchasing the track! Don’t forget to check out their other collab, “Hazy Days”.
Violet Vision is also working on a new project where each track features a different performer and will have a unique sound. The first one is called “Silence of the Birds” featuring Miranda Lee Richards. It has the cinematic feel but it’s a very different sound from Heaven Underground.
Feel free to check out his links here:
Les Contes de la Nuit (Tales of the Night)
So, I just watched this the other night and I really wanted to write about it because I really enjoyed it. Sometimes I want a little distraction from my work, so I usually put a movie on for background noise. This was originally a casual choice because the film was short & from the preview, it looked like an old, simple animation. I was impressed to find that the movie was actually better than it seemed!
In this elaborately animated collection of six exotic tales, three friends meet nightly in a dilapidated cinema, where magic brings to life the adventures of lovely princesses, fierce werewolves, courageous peasant lads and lively dragons.
The animation is in the style of silhouettes, reminiscent of the past-time art of shadow play. The movie itself came out in 2011 and is actually a compilation of episodes from a French show called Dragons et princesses. The show consisted of fairy tale anthologies that were created and acted out by a girl, a boy and an old cinema technician.
At the start of the film, they are gathered in an old theatre where they discuss fairy tales, new ideas and design their costumes and sets. One of the things I liked was that before they would start filming, they would research the tale, the history & culture it originated from so that it gives you a bit of learning experience as well. In this compilation, there were five stories to tell:
Each story took place in a different place and a different time. You can read each summary of them here. My personal favourite was The Boy Who Never Lied, as the tale was tragic yet so real. The voice-acting was enthusiastic and very in character. The dialogue was poetic and still understandable. The animation itself was decent, giving the characters expressions and a bit of action in the story. I really loved how each tale was fascinating enough to keep you interested but still short enough to get to the point. Some people might have found the movie a bit flat and unsure for younger audiences. But isn’t that what fairy-tales are all about? They had an “old world” charm and still happened to give lessons.
I give this movie a 4/5 rating. It was creative and fulfilling.
Go ahead and check out the trailer here. It’s currently available for streaming right now on Netflix. Luckily for those who aren’t a fan of subtitles, Netflix has the English version titled under, “Tales of the Night”.
So there’s a shop here in Vegas that sells these confectionery styled soaps called Sweet Bubble Soap Café.
The Sweet Bubble Soap Café is an adorable local soap shop here in Vegas that holds the façade of a pâtisserie. They offer a variety of hand-made soaps that are shaped in deliciously deceiving pastry treats such as cupcakes, cake slices and cookies! They change their desserts often according to theme and season.
Whenever you make a purchase, they include a tiny sample cup of one of their “Sugar & Shea Body Slush”. The slush is kind of like a body wash which you can rub on in the shower and wash off, it still leaves its scent. The last one I received was a scent called “Jasmine” which I really love, as it reminded me of my childhood.
As far as I’m aware, there are two locations. These photos features the shop at the Town Square shopping mall location. The other location is in Henderson.
Check it out!
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