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ACMV Radio

Actual Colors May Vary has a new feature: an online radio, which you can find at the bottom of the page!
Just hit play and a playlist will start automatically. You can find the tracklist by clicking the ♪ note icon at the bottom right side of the page.

ACMV’s radio features an eclectic mix of contemporary electronic & psychedelic music from all over the world from 1966 to 1976. Continue Reading →

UMLAUT Festival Berlin 2013

4th festival for contemporary music

Umlaut Berlin is a collective of three Berlin based musicians in the field of improvised / experimental / contemporary music, Pierre Borel (sax), Florian Bergmannn (sax/bcl) and Hannes Lingens (dr/acc). The collective runs the Umlaut Festival Berlin and a vaguely monthly concert series and is part of the European network and label Umlaut Records. Continue Reading →

ACMV on Tumblr!

ACMV now has an accompanying Tumblr as well!

Follow actualcolorsmayvary.tumblr.com for combined updates from ACMV’s website & Facebook Page, as well as weekly highlights from fellow photographers on Tumblr!

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© Shane Lavalette, Bill on His Porch, 2011© Shane Lavalette, Devil's Crossroads, 2010© Shane Lavalette, Ground Zero, 2010© Shane Lavalette, Praying Hands, 2011© Shane Lavalette, Tommy's Bed, 2010© Shane Lavalette, America Street, 2011© Shane Lavalette, Spit in the Swamp, 2010© Shane Lavalette, Alvin at Church, 2010© Shane Lavalette, Rev. Dennis's Bible Castle to God, 2010© Shane Lavalette, Po' Monkey's 70th Birthday, 2010© Shane Lavalette, Athens Morning, 2011© Shane Lavalette, Spirit Bottles, 2011

Shane Lavalette | Picturing the South

In 2010, the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, which for decades has been the leading art museum in the South, commissioned Lavalette to produce a new collection of photographs for their “Picturing the South” series, which includes past artists Sally Mann, Emmet Gowin, Richard Misrach, Dawoud Bey, Alex Webb and Alec Soth.

When I began my project, […] I set out not to create any documentary about Southern Music but something more distinctly lyrical, inspired by the music.
In particular, I’m interested in how the music is shaped by the landscape of the region as well as how our understanding of the landscape is shaped by the music.” – Shane Lavalette, interview with Kate Levy, Daylight Magazine

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ACMVs Electronic Psychedelica, Part 2

ACMV started tripping through electronically enhanced psychedelic pop music last week with very early electronic music by Tom Dissevelt & Kid Baltan, Raymond Scott and Joe Meek’s Tornados. We continue with music from the beginning of the psychedelic era from 1966 and 1967. I decided to include obvious representatives like the Beatles, the Rolling Stones and Pink Floyd because their influences were just too big to be ignored even though it might be boring for connoisseurs. There were still not so many people in 1966 and 67 who actually could afford the to that time very expensive electronic equipment, but starting 1969/70 the scene had become more diverse.

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ACMVs Electronic Psychedelica, Part 1

ACMV is starting a new series about psychedelic music that was recorded with the help various early electronic instruments, self-made effect gear and the skills of outstanding producers of experimental psychedelic pop music. Starting in the year 1957 this odyssey will take you through the multicolored psychedelic scene of the late 1960s and early Seventies, guiding you further through the rise of early Prog-Rock, electronic “Kraut-Rock”, Proto-Disco, Almost-New-Wave and Pre-Electronica from Germany, France, UK, USA, Canada, Turkey, Japan, Brazil, Australia, Switzerland, Italy, Iran and Pakistan. Continue Reading →

Domus Mixtapes

Each month, the Domus Mixtape series brings together musicians, writers, artists and designers to create live sound-based portraits of cities around the world.

Upcoming this Saturday, July 16, 2011, 6:00 pm:
Domus Mixtape Live #8: the sound of Moscow Continue Reading →

Trans Am – Futureworld



Tonight at Festsaal Kreuzberg, Berlin!

Shlohmo – Hot Boxing the cockpit

Hot Boxing The Cockpit from Beppo Albrecht on Vimeo.

Video produced at the University of Applied Science HfG Schwäbisch Gmünd by Miriam Bröckel and Beppo Albrecht.

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