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Roundup January, 14 2010

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01. Jay Reatard R.I.P.

“It is with great sadness that we report the passing of our good friend Jay Reatard. Jay died in his sleep last night. We will pass along information about funeral arrangements when they are made public.” (nyt)

02. Autechre Announce New Album

“For nearly two decades, the British abstract electronic duo Autechre have been cranking out convoluted beats and seasick basslines. On March 22 in the UK and March 23 in the U.S., they’ll release their new album, Oversteps, on longtime home Warp. The tracklist, as always, is full of spelling and punctuation decisions that no elementary school teacher would accept.” (p4k)

03. Rob Giampietro On The Typewriter As A Thing To Be Feared

“Shortly after buying his Remington Model 1 typewriter, Mark Twain dashed a letter off to his brother in 1874. In his note, he seems equal parts addled and satisfied with his new purchase…’I am trying get the hang of this new fangled writing machine, but am not making a shining success of it…'” (coudal>L&U)

04. Photos of Tom Rossau Making an ST 903 Lamp (above)

“Danish designer Tom Rossau has sent us some photos of him making one of his ST 903 lamps.
Tom works mainly with natural wood veneers to create his contemporary sculptural lamps.
All of his pieces are handbuilt in Denmark.” (contemporist)

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