Hailing from Atlanta, Georgia, Bells and Robes will lead you on a refreshing electronic journey through time and space, combining elements of live improvisation with synth-heavy sounds of the future. Fresh off the release of their experimental debut EPs, “One Should See Sound” Part 1 and Part 2, Bells and Robes offers us a more straight-forward interpretation of their sound while maintaining their veracity as avant-garde sound creators and technicians with their new track “Duality.” Blending atmospheric chill-wave and fast-paced bass lines, Bells and Robes aims to create a vibrant energy while concurrently soothing audiophiles into a fantasy-like state of reverie.Performing over self-produced “electro-soundscapes,” Luke Sipka plays keyboard behind the boards while Dean Spaniol plays drums and creates samples. With the help of up-and-coming rapper, Swain, the trio combines the vigor and brusque electronic sound of current R&B music with the ad-libbing of a live band in a way that leaves listeners feeling calm and contented. Watch the band’s first-ever music video for “Duality” below:“We are very proud of how “Duality” was realized into our first official music video as Bells and Robes. We’ve been building with a talented team of creatives in Atlanta including Swain and his collective, LNEM, Frank Murillo, who shot the video, and all the other people involved with this project. This will be the first of many to come!” the band tells us.Bells and Robes are an Atlanta-based electronica pair taking the music world by storm. The Bells and Robes name comes from a Zen Koan titled “Bells and Robes.” This parable tells readers that “to understand intimately one should see sound.” The duo combines the high energy and crisp electronic sound of a dance DJ with the unpredictable improvisation of a jam band set. With the addition of Swain’s silver-tongued, soulful rap-style, this track is an absorbing hit for the ages. Follow the band on their website.
The home at 113 Carlton Tce, Manly. Picture: supplied.THIS beautiful art deco home with ocean views and a pool has hit the market in Manly. Owners Kevin and Kristine Rees bought the 1930s property at 113 Carlton Tce in 2012 and slowly updated the home while making sure the character features shone. “The first thing we did was put in a pool and landscaped the back, and it just continued on from there,” Mr Rees said. “Being in such a great spot overlooking Manly harbour, we wanted to do it justice. We freshened up the kitchen, put in a new laundry, repainted, tiled front and back and put in a back patio.” The front balcony looks out over Manly harbour and Moreton Bay. Picture: supplied. MORE NEWS: ‘Upyards’ the new city backyards State’s top construction projects revealed Mr Rees said the standout features were the custom-designed pool and the formal dining room.“We redid all the surfaces in the dining room and the wallpaper as well, which is in keeping with the home’s era,” he said. “It was all timber on timber, and that was probably our boldest move, giving it a modern feel by lightening it while keeping the formality of the room.” The home is set on an elevated 607sq m block with bay views. The formal living space has art deco features and wallpaper true to the era. Picture: supplied.Spread across two levels, the home has three bedrooms, a bathroom, a laundry and a family room opening to the front porch on the ground floor. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus11 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market11 hours agoInternal stairs lead to the open-plan living dining and kitchen area, which opens to the balcony. There is also a formal dining room opening to a rear balcony, a formal lounge room and a sitting room. The master bedroom has a walk-in wardrobe and ensuite. Mr Rees said the front balcony was one of his favourite spots, with its views across the ever-changing Moreton Bay. The swimming pool was custom designed to suit the backyard. Picture: supplied.Mr Rees said he and his wife were sad to be leaving but were glad to have been a part of the home’s history.“We’re really proud of what we’ve done with the house and we’ve thoroughly enjoyed the years we’ve been there,” he said. The property is on the market through David Lazarus of Belle Property Manly. Abandoned riverfront home is squatters delight
… Seventh round CWI/PCL Four-day bowls off todayHEAD coach Esaun Crandon says the Guyana Jaguars are under no illusions about the massive threat posed by the much-improved Leeward Islands Hurricanes.The Jaguars skipper stressed that the title-holders would be looking to execute their game plan clinically, when the seventh round Cricket West Indies Professional Cricket League (PCL) Four-day day/night encounter bowls off today at the Guyana National Stadium, Providence.Anthony AdamsThe visiting team have been the only team to beat the Jaguars twice in the history of the PCL, beating the Jaguars in both their encounters last season.“We are fully aware of their (Leeward Islands Hurricanes) threat. They beat us twice last year and they have played some good cricket this season, but once we stick to our game plans we can give a good account of ourselves,” Crandon pointed out.He added, “We need to bat better, our last game we failed as a batting unit, but there is always room for improvement, so I am confident that our batters will be much better this time around.”The title-holders and the Windward Islands Volcanoes played to a tie in the last game, the first such result in 152 years of regional first class cricket.The Jaguars were bowled out for 164, but despite the shocking result, the Jaguars remained at the top of the table, moving to 97.2 points.Esaun CrandonHowever, they enter this round with one change to their 13-man squad, with fast bowler Keon Joseph making way for left-arm spinner Anthony Adams. Joseph, the West Indies A team seamer is expected to undergo a minor foot surgery.PATIENT CRICKETMeanwhile, the visiting captain Rahkeem Cornwall in an invited comment yesterday implored his teammates to play patient cricket.The Hurricanes are fourth on the points standing with 57 points, but Cornwall said this could well be another absorbing contest, considering the make-up of the two sides.“Our mood is good, we are a confident bunch of players, so I am confident we can do well. Once we play patient cricket we can come out on top,” Cornwall said.Rahkeem CornwallThe game bowls off at 15:00hrs and admission to the venue is free.Guyana Jaguars squad reads: Leon Johnson (captain), Tagenarine Chanderpaul, Chandrapaul Hemraj, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Vishaul Singh, Anthony Bramble, Keemo Paul, Akshaya Persaud, Sherfane Rutherford, Romario Shepherd, Veerasammy Permaul, Gudakesh Motie and Anthony Adams.Leeward Islands Hurricanes squad reads: Rahkeem Cornwall (captain), Jahmah Hamilton, Montcin Hodge, Chesney Hughes, Shane Burton, Sheno Berridge, Nkrumah Bonner, Jeremiah Louis, Akeem Saunders, Terence Warde, Gavin Tonge, Devon Thomas and Mervin Matthew.