There Is No Teenage Love is a Los Angeles ambient group composed of Erik Tokle and David J. Dowling. They create big sweeping fields of sound that twinkle and resonate through deconstructing the limits of what a guitar can do. They are very, very good: who knew Los Angeles had modern ambient musicians at work?
We noticed something we wanted to share while visiting Otherwild’s Tea Dance Taste Test Trunk Show last weekend: artist Amy Von Harrington‘s Tarot Deck. Naturally, we have no idea how to read tarot (I WISH I KNEW HOW.) but Amy’s deck of cards were quite eye popping as they sat on a table in between an arrangement of Arc of LA bags and Paul Mpagi Sepuya’s Beloved Object & Amorous Subject, Revisited.
Her voice belongs with a piano, or perhaps it’s just never very far from one. This Wednesday, mistress of Soviet kitsch Regina Spektor ventured into the hot and crowded Apogee’s Berkeley Street Studios in Santa Monica to record a handful of newish songs and give the crowd of 200 an experience they aren’t soon likely to repeat.
Pablo Ravazzani is a not-Los Angeles based photographer who we believe lives in New York. He has a very distinct, minimalistic style that he typically uses for fashion photography. He was recently in Los Angeles and took a lot of photos that view Los Angeles from a very unique perspective: looking up.
You know those apartment complexes on the South side of Barham? Those apartments just East of all the studio lots? They’re called the Oakwood Temporary Residences and they are home to many, many, many child actors. The Hollywood Complex is a very funny 2011 documentary that follows some of these “rising stars” as they attempt to conquer Los Angeles. It is a fascinating, fascinating film.