Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Happy Valentines Day Poketos


Happy v-day Poketo people... that means YOU!! We'll have new stuff in the next couple of weeks, keep a look out at poketo.com
[photo by Kristin Cortina]

Saturday, February 11, 2006

Nathalie Roland/HeadphoneRecord interview on Fecal Face


Rad interview with Poketo collaborator and mover/shaker Nathalie Roland of headphonerecord.com on Fecal Face

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Poketo in the Philippines




Our good friend Myleen sent us this pic of Poketo from her trip in the Philippines. I love that people are rockin' Poketo all over the world

"i've been meaning to send this to you, i was so psyched to see poketo in the motherland! i went to this tiny gallery/toy store in manila called "chunky far flung gallery". a really rad space with old dog eared copies of Giant Robot and a bunch of fake uglydolls (made in hong kong) and fake dehara toys... it's in a really interesting part of manila a section called cubao. the store itself is in this old, OLD school plaza called the marikina shoe expo. In the 60s and 70s it was a plaza with nothing but shoe stores! now it has a bunch of vintage thrift stores, smaller shoe boutiques and bookstores. there's another interesting gallery in this plaza called "future prospects"..."

Saturday, February 04, 2006

Sonic Scenery at NHM, Los Angeles




There is a really cool exhibition called Sonic Scenery at The Natural History Museum, Los Angeles. Sound artists and musicians including Matmos, Autolux, Ozomotli, Languis and Nobody create their own soundscape for the museum and each interpret different rooms in the space. (By the way, you can see the wallets we made for Autolux, designed by Chris Pew) Matmos played a live, silent set in the animal room. Listeners had to plug into the many headphone hubs in the room to hear the performance. Minus the headphones, all you hear and see is Matmos gently playing instruments and the occasional light sounds of them plucking and pressing. But, through the headphones, it was a full soundscape of bleeps and blips and their very gentle, subtle sounds that they were making right then and there. Other live, notable sets included Languis and Poly. All of the soundscapes are podcasted via the NHM site, there are 21 tracks to stick on your ipod for a different museum experience.