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Sean Harper
Sean Harper

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Saint Torrente, friend to all animals

 

...Commands is a new section hosting artist-curated playlists for artist-invented scenarios. To start us off, pop heartthrob Saint Torrente compiles his perfect New Year's Eve playlist and nominates our next victim.

LADY GAGA — BLACK JESUS † AMEN FASHION

This is a song about the young Lady Gaga moving downtown to become a superstar on the NYC scene. Take a leaf out of her book at ur NYE party and be less of a damn slob! It’s complex with a weird art title, bitch! Get ur jush!

EASYFUN — MONOPOLY (FEAT. NOONIE BAO)

Catch Noonie Bao singing about “wanting it all” while evoking and critiquing(?) capitalism on this fucking fierce track! NYE VIBE!

BREE RUNWAY - WHAT DO I TELL MY FRIENDS

Bree Runway says “I don’t wanna be a weak bitch anymore!” in one coy little dramatic phone call moment. The queen of the people. Quote Bree Runway every day in the new year, you need it!

N.E.R.D — LIGHTNING FIRE MAGIC PRAYER

Look, I like Pharrell, he makes unusual musical choices, looks 25 despite being heavily into his 40s. This Xmas my aunties had a discussion about his skincare regimen... LIGHTNING FIRE MAGIC PRAYER IS A

ORKA, Pic: Ashley Carter

As I enter the unassuming New Cross church which is hosting the second monthly Resolution event, I’m immediately unsure if I’ve got the right room. Through the pitch black, I can just about distinguish a handful of silhouettes lying motionless, as if hypnotised by what is at this point a faint, droning ambience. It slowly blossoms into a delicate, welcoming soundscape and I’m made aware by a stark projection on the back wall that it is, in fact, an ambient piece by one of Resolution’s three founders, Charles Vaughn.

This self-sufficient thread runs through all facets of Resolution, making it all the more surprising when the first live act of the evening Henrik Blomfelt - himself an architect of Resolution - has his set amplified by an intricate surround-sound setup designed by the boys themselves and complimented by a live video performance from the night’s third mastermind Ed Cain. Blomfelt’s delicate and considered ambient exploration is mirrored in atmosphere by Cain’s visual, and the impression is of a singular artwork that has taken meticulous preparation. I later learn that Blomfelt totally rethought his set just half an hour before playing, which soundly demonstrates why his is a name worth remembering.

Charles