#362: Perfectly Imperfect
Editor Recommendations from Tyler Bainbridge & Alex Cushing
Hey everyone! This was a good month. I mean…fuckin’ John Cale did Perfectly Imperfect 📈 and lots of other legends, new and old, tapped in too.
Big thanks to everyone who went paid last month and came out for our NYFW show which Nicolaia Rips (PI #332) called “a music festival of emerging talent” in Office Magzine. 2Hollis killed it for his second live set (…ever?) and luckily someone captured the whole thing on Youtube.
In other news, Alex is back with recommendations for this one. For those who didn’t tap in for the last editor recs, it was only me because Alex had just welcomed a second child, Harry, to his family a few days prior. It’s only a matter of time until Harry is sharing tastes of his taste too (e.g. blocks, goo goo gaga-ing, crawling, and the like) so stay tuned.
Without further ado
For those of you who don’t already know, all of my music recommendations are now being shared in a separate column since I have too many lol. Here’s a link to my August music recs (with Angel Prost of Frost Children) and I’ve included an unlocked rec of Club Casualties below. I’ll be back with more in a week or two 😃
There are days where I listen to “392-2509 : WALK THIS WAY” and think, “this is the best song I’ve ever heard or will ever hear.” A lot of people who read this newsletter probably already know that I'm a huge fan of Cooper B. Handy (LUCY), but I bet some of you aren't familiar with his incredible but very slept on project with Nick Atkinson. It’s a really special pairing of LUCY's sincere & poetics lyrics with some truly epic electronic instrumentals. On Friday they released their first album in five years, Bridge Underwater, and it’s already an AOTY contender for me. Give it a shot, or dont. It’s your loss.
🎥 Wings of Hope (1998)
This Herzog-directed documentary is about a woman, Juliane Koepcke, who was on a plane that was struck by lighting in the air & disintegrated but she somehow survived after falling from the sky while still in her seat and trekking through the jungle alone for 10 days. Insane right? That's already more than interesting enough to grab your attention, I hope, but that's not all. Werner was inspired to make this film because he was supposed to be on that flight while traveling to Peru to make Aguirre, the Wrath of God, but ended up on a different plane due to a scheduling change. Together, Werner and Juliane trek through the Amazon looking for wreckage and tracing her steps back to civilization. Unreal.