Archive for January, 2008

black mountain- in the future

Posted in Uncategorized on January 24, 2008 by Aaron

I’ve been waiting for this album to come out for a long time. If you’ve never heard Black Mountain a bit of background is in order; the Black Moutain Army is a “collective” from Vancouver whose members are invoved in a few different projects, Black Mountain being a project aimed at recreating the feeling of bands like Black Sabbath and Led Zeppelin but in a newer, artier direction. A couple months ago the band relased the song tyrants, and expectations soared. Black moutain has a knack for loud/quiet juxtapositions; Stephen Mcbean and Amber Webbers voices are almost haunting in the quiet crescendos and when the loud parts hit, lets just say they know how to write a riff. I’ve listened to the new album once now and though it probably can’t meet the expectations I’ve built up in my head it is still very awesome. In The Future is, from a wholistic perspective, more dynamic than their self titled first album; Tyrants is comparable to don’t run our hearts around for a rip your face off riff while songs like angels and stay free show a mellower side. The album even features a 17 minute track, which I haven’t heard yet because I ran out of credits on itunes (lame, I know). To make this bmx relateable it’s somewhere between Chase Hawk in Chill Bro and Dave Young in Nowhere fast.

The video’s going to the duplicators on Monday.   


back + video news.

Posted in Uncategorized on January 16, 2008 by Aaron

Well, florida was nice. I had the chance to ride Ocala and Mesh, which were both good, Mesh moreso because:

1) It wasn’t falling apart

2) Mike Spinner showed up

3) Five foot street spine

I met a few people along the way and filmed some clips with Dustin from Sarasota for the video. Apart from riding we swam around in the surf a little, saw a bunch of animals and went to Disney. Florida’s not bad in the winter.

Aside from a few minor changes the video is done; I’m working on the artwork and menues right now and I’ll be sending it off to the duplicators next week (yes, we are actually getting this one duplicated and it will have nice packaging as well). The price tag should be right around ten dollars as that seems to be the norm for local videos these days. We’re working on premieres in Fairbanks, Anchorage and Kelowna, those should happen in mid February and Macneil are sending some prizes for the Alaskan showings. Red bmx magazine has also decided to help us out with the video, if you missed it before, check out their blog.