The new Alt-J album This is All Yours (Sept 23) is streaming on iTunes Radio.  

Above: Watch Alt-J play much of the album at the NPR live set at (Le) Poisson Rouge in New York City on September 2nd.

Ten Walls' Walking With Elephants music video featuring Flyboards. Listen to more Ten Walls here.

More about the mazingly fun looking Flyboard here.

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A different way to tour London.

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Video footage at the very edge of molten magma in a pretty cool, pretty hot, pretty dramatic, and maybe pretty risky video but thanks for sharing, right??!!

Geoff Mackley, Bradley Ambrose, Nathan Berg, after an epic struggle with the weather for 35 days, … became the first people ever to get this close to Marum Volcano’s famed lava lake on Ambrym Island, Vanuatu. Coming within 30 metres of the lava lake down a watercourse, it was possible to stand the heat for only 6 seconds. With Fire Brigade breathing apparatus and heat proof proximity suit it was possible to stand on the very edge and view the incredible show for over 40 minutes.

With a distinctive style influenced by religious art, Italian emigre Mo Coppoletta is among the UK’s leading tattoo artists. His parlour, the rather ominously named The Family Business, in the atmospheric Exmouth Market is the place to get inked in London.

Note that appointments with the artists must be booked months in ahead.

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This video from Studiocanoe is a perfect view into the power of unstructured play.  Are children getting enough this essential type of play in the digital era?

Studiocanoe is the name of a creative project originating from Falmouth, Cornwall. It takes its name from the large, antiquated canvas canoe that several close friends would take out on the sea to go fishing.  The project incorporates music, photography, illustration and film, and is the work of Temujin Doran.

Do also watch The Weight of Mountains too for a wonderful lesson in geology and the life of mountains.

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This video captures some of the stunningly beautiful personality of nature and geology!

The life of a mountain is not that different from our own. It has a beginning, a middle, and an end. They are born of collisions and violent explosions, jagged edges mark their adolescence, they crack and tear when icy cold seeps within, and in time, they are smoothed and weathered, faces wrinkled by footpaths and rivers, one day sinking back into the Earth which launched them forth.

Watch millions of years of geologic life go by in mere minutes in this gorgeous new video, The Weight of Mountains from Studiocanoe.

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From Imogen Heap’s new album titled Sparks.

More Imogen Heap from WalnutAndCarrara.

Imogen Heap demomstrating her remarkable musical gloves developed with the “nerd underworld” as she describes MIT’s Media Lab.  (Sort of reminds one of Pixar’s One Man Band, right?)

Heap’s Mi.Mu project on Kickstarter (video here) was underfunded but we’re certain to see more of this remarkable technology.  Heap’s official video for the song Me the Machine featured this wearable tech.  Read more at Create Digital Music.  

Imogen has released a new album titled Sparks and was recently in session on BBC Radio6 Music.

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Thank you to John Oliver for bringing this discussion to his viewers with  hopes more people will understand.  As Jay Nixon, governor of Missouri, says in the video  “The eyes of the world are watching.”  Sadly Governor Nixon clearly does not seem to understand his state’s inhumane treatment of the citizens (and the press) has not impressed Human Right WatchAmnesty International, or the press.  More on how the world views this situation.

Art Everywhere US

This summer, images of great American art are displayed as part of “the largest outdoor art show ever conceived.” The 58 artworks that comprise the Art Everywhere US campaign can be be seen from coast-to-coast throughout August.

Art Everywhere continues to be a global movement. Click here to learn more.

Seen in Portland:
Evacuation, 1950 by Willem de Kooning
Art Institute of Chicago