Hi, we are Safuan, Norman, Nadia and Yazer from flannelmag, a bi-annual online magazine that tucks in photography, art, design, music, fashion and lifestyle. flannelmag is a portal for leading as well as upstart local and international creatives to collaborate and contribute, towards a common theme that is woven in every issue. An open portrayal of the season in recap from events, trends and personal reviews. Contributors and personalities from a hybrid experience share personal views and opinions, as well as crafts through artwork or literature contributions and personality features.
flannelmag issue #02 Breakthrough will go live on 25 October.
Ku Tiada Minta Lahir Di Dunia (Not My Request to be in this World) by Ismail Haron.
One title where you can place Heidegger and a Malay pop sensation from the past together. Originally released in 1969, the accompanying crackles & hisses are just part of Saf’s fetish for vignetted sounds of despair.
In A Manner of Speaking by Nouvelle Vague
Saf says words are insufficient. This remake with a great twist of Parisian chic is perfect for unwinding, sulking and ending the day with.
Tied Up Too Tight by Hard-Fi
This is a perk-me-up, Kallang-wave camaraderie song of the moment. One of the singles from Hard-Fi excellent debut album, Stars Of CCTV. It’s fast infectious rhythm and that NA-NA-NA-NA chorus stayed affix on Norman for one spirited week.
Corners by The Sea And Cake
A track with a rare quality which makes Nadia glide with spiritual joy.
Riot For Madam Chia by Force Vomit
Yazer’s penchant for random and whimsical drift. A perfect track for non sequitur connections of ideas. He dedicates it to all his friends that are now teachers.
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