823’s “Hopes and Dreams Club” Encourages Photographic Exploration

Monthly projects to inspire and motivate photographers of all skill levels

Australian producer, designer, curator, and photographer Ta-ku (aka Regan Matthews) operates 823 as a “platform for you to create something you’re proud of,” he says. The “you” in that sentence quite literally means anyone who wants to get involved by following 823 on Instagram or supporting their Patreon. An offshoot of 823, the Hopes and Dreams Club—which launched in April—is a photography group with monthly …

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Songs to make up to from Ta-ku, plus new music from Yo La Tengo, Dream Koala and more in this week's musical round-up

Shura: White Light With much-adored heartache confessionals like “Indecision,” “Touch” and “2Shy” under her belt, UK-based singer-songwriter Shura switches things up a bit with her latest. “White Light” is a seven-minute jam that boosts the ’80s dance beats and post-rock licks, without losing any of the delicate emotion in her voice. Ta-ku: Long Time No See Perth-based producer Ta-ku (aka Regan Matthews) has a penchant …

Ta-ku: Long Time No See

Perth-based producer Ta-ku (aka Regan Matthews) has a penchant for creating atmospheric tracks that are beautifully emotive—provoking the listener to figure out if their feelings are warm and buoyant, melancholy, or a beguiling blend of the two. His latest release since 2013’s EP Songs To Break Up To, “Long Time No See” comes from the upcoming Songs To Make Up To (out 12 June). Featuring …