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Taryn Simon: The Birds of the West Indies by Daniel Baumann
As has been previously mentioned by some reviewers, there are missing plates from the book (10 if I counted accurately) representing those actress that refused to take part. I must say that that this represents a real negative to the project. Don't try to be complete, if you can't even get close.

The photographs of the actresses are stark and honest, while the gadgets are photographed low key and detail is difficult to pick out. The composition of both is minimalistic and the subjects are often small in the frame.

It's a collectors' item, but perhaps more so because of its flaws than its successes.

I am left disappointed, wanting a lot more for the price.
Rotations ~ MWVM
Rotations ~ MWVM
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Rotations has been charging across the stereo field of my hifi for the past few days. Taking his lead from luminaries such as Adam Wiltzie and Brian McBride (both collectively as Stars of the Lid and individually), mwvm runs with these ideas and electrifies them.

Too often, so-called drone ambient artists ignore the grand romantic sweep in favor of micro-dynamics, the random scratch of a radio dial, the bluster of white noise feedback, but mwvm steers a refreshingly different course whereby distinct guitar resonances are built, layer upon layer, frequency band upon frequency band creating distinct and delicate melodies.

The album drifts with intent, at first lulling… Read more
Le Mans [DVD] [1971] <b>DVD</b> ~ Steve McQueen
Le Mans [DVD] [1971] DVD ~ Steve McQueen
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
You'll either love Le Mans or hate it. It all depends on whether you love the feel and atmosphere of motor racing. This film perfectly captures that emotion. Hardened Steve McQueen fans will be pleased to see this film available, but be moan the lack of extras.
The story itself is not terribly original. Take away the cars and you have a classic sexual tension story whereby a relationship is developing between a widow and the man, albeit innocently, involved in her husband's death. This is not the point however ... the point is to see the cars in action, the story is just there to ensure some drama away from the action, but in truth it doesn't need it. The sight of dozens of… Read more

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