Category Archives: Recommendation

Eunoia4 © 2013 Secret Thirteen. All rights reserved.

Lisa Park - Emotion, Technologies and Sound

Lisa Park (Yeon-Hee) was raised in Seoul, Korea and currently lives and works in New York. Her background was in Fine Art Media in her undergraduate degree at Art Center College of Design and her works range from painting, installation, photography, and film.She began to focus her artistic practice in interactive based works by integrating technology and art. She has her master’s degree in M.P.S from ITP (Interactive Telecommunications Program) at New York University. The program’s multidisciplinary education significantly extended … More

Sound-Wave-Jean-Shin © 2012 Secret Thirteen. All rights reserved.

Selected Records 2012 by Various Artists

Sculpture “Sound Wave” by Jean Shin After publishing our own best-of lists, we proudly present an essential selection of albums picked by the featured artists. There were different levels of collaboration with them in 2012: some recorded and contributed their exclusive mixes, others gave interviews or both. 41 artists, listed in alphabetical order, here present their most memorable releases of the fruitful 2012. The whole list amounts to over 200 diverse entries ranging from world music to metal, from IDM … More

Looking-Further-Backwafrds-The-Intense-And-Chaotic-20121 © 2012 Secret Thirteen. All rights reserved.

Looking Further Backwards: The Intense And Chaotic 2012

2012 been chaotic, intense and overloaded year. Every season it is getting harder and more complicated to follow all the progressively expanding intellectual music scene worldwide as the new genres and talents tend to emerge quite rapidly. Inbox is always full of new records which vary from industrial, experimental to ambient or noise. The spectrum of brilliant and promising music is enormous and this fact sometimes makes us dissociate a little bit from this peculiar madness. It is a gloomy … More

Golden © 2012 Secret Thirteen. All rights reserved.

Voyager Golden Record

The Voyager Golden Records are phonograph records which were included aboard both Voyager spacecraft, which were launched in 1977. They contain sounds and images selected to portray the diversity of life and culture on Earth, and are intended for any intelligent extraterrestrial life form, or for future humans, who may find them. The Voyager spacecrafts are not heading towards any particular star, but Voyager 1 will be within 1.6 light years of the star Gliese 445 in the Ophiuchus constellation … More

Kinfolk_ © 2012 Secret Thirteen. All rights reserved.

Kinfolk's Food Passion

Living in a hurry 25 hours per day – this is a result of capitalism and competition for survival. Supermarkets, fast food restaurants, socializing through social network pages – everything is made to make our life easier, more comfortable, more productive and more numb. The contact with our consciousness is blurred and the magic of this moment is hardly remembered. But the truth is that in every action one can find passion, meaning and spirit; only one little thing is … More

Empty Black - 2D Platform Shooter © 2012 Secret Thirteen. All rights reserved.

Empty Black - 2D Platform Shooter

Empty Black is a new 2D platform shooter created by Mary Rose Cook. “Fire a few bullets to stun an enemy, then close in and stab them to death with your sword. Fire a rocket from a distance and blow an enemy off a ledge. Deftly jump from a wall to a collapsing pile of crates to another wall, then drop down in a surprise attack. Use your sword to throw a crate onto a button to release some more … More

Jon Porras - Black Mesa Cover - 304 © 2012 Secret Thirteen. All rights reserved.

Jon Porras - Black Mesa

Jon Porras, also known as Elm, is a guitar performer from San Francisco, United States. While exploring specific sounding identity as a solo musician, Jon participates in a fatalistic rock band called Barn Owl, also in musical projects like Gärden Söund and Hanging Thief. He has released four records on labels such as Root Strata, Not Not Fun Records, Digitalis and now Jon is ready to deliver his latest chef-d’oeuvre. “Black Mesa” is a forthcoming album which will be released … More

A Death Cinematic - The New World artwork by Simple Box Construction © 2012 Secret Thirteen. All rights reserved.

A Death Cinematic - The New World

A Death Cinematic is solo noise, drone project located in the USA. Artist is active since 2008 and has released 5 albums on labels such as Small Doses, Dead Accents and his own imprint Simple Box Construction. By using guitar, it’s amplifiers, musical effects and computer he explores and develops his own musical identity. “The New World” is a melancholic album which consists of 6 sentimental compositions. Released as limited edition of 150 hand-made CD copies by Simple Box Construction. … More

m2011 © 2011 Secret Thirteen. All rights reserved.

13 Memorable 2011 records

Tracklist 01. Z’EV – Untitled [Seven Solar Metals] 02. Summons Of Shining Ruins – Wrath [Analogpath] 03. Ernst Karel – Dallenwil—Wiesenberg [Gruenrekorder] 04. Kreng – La Poule Noire [Miasmah] 05. Colin Stetson – Fear Of The Unknown And The Blazing Sun [Constellation] 06. Æthenor – Vivarium [VHF Records] 07. Mike Shiflet – Blessed And Oppressed [Type] 08. Roly Porter – Corrin [Subtext] 09. Illusion Of Safety – Enemy [Digitalis Limited] 10. John Wiese – Scorpion Immobilization Sleeve [PAN] 11. Lawrence … More

Irma_Boom © 2011 Secret Thirteen. All rights reserved.

A genious graphic designer Irma Boom

Irma Boom is an Amsterdam-based graphic designer who specializes in book making. She has received many awards for her book designs and is famous for becoming the youngest-ever laureate to receive the prestigious Gutenberg prize for her complete oeuvre. Her creative and intellectual processes are highlighted in the New York MoMA which now has 50 of her books in its permanent collection. Irma Boom founded Irma Boom Office in 1991, which works nationally and internationally in both the cultural and … More

Lustmord – The Place Where The Black Stars Hang © 2011 Secret Thirteen. All rights reserved.

The Place Where The Black Stars Hang

Brian Williams, working under pseudonym Lustmord, is a musician who is mostly associated with dark ambient genre. After starting his career in early 1980s, now he has released more than 20 albums and EPS in such music records like Side Effects and Hydra Head Records. He has also worked as a composer in Motion Picutres and television. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FVJYVxBypg4 “The Place Where The Black Stars Hang” is an album, released in 1994 in one of the oldest record company in industrial … More

Anish Kapoor, photography by WBUR © 2011 Secret Thirteen. All rights reserved.

Anish Kapoor

Anish Kapoor is an Indian birth British sculptor. Kapoor first became known in the 1980s for his geometric or biomorphic sculptures that were made using simple—often elemental—materials such as granite, limestone, marble, pigment and plaster. Since 1995 he has worked with the highly reflective surface of polished stainless steel. These works are mirror-like – reflecting or distorting the viewer and surroundings. Over the course of the following decade Kapoor’s sculptures ventured into more ambitious, increasingly sublime manipulations of form and … More