Media picks of the week: Guardians of the Galaxy Mix Tape, Finding Vivian Maier, Psycho Pass and more!
Every week Apple adds tons of new media content on iTunes — music, books, movies and more. It's impossible to keep up with all of it, but it's not impossible to pick out the very best. Here they are! This week we've got a pre-order album from British electropop band Fenech-Soler, a documentary about a mysterious urban photographer, David Lynch's cult TV show phenomenon Twin Peaks and more!
Rituals (Deluxe Edition) - Fenech-Soler
British electropop band Fenech-Soler's sophomore album Rituals is available for pre-order. The 14-track deluxe edition is value priced at $7.99. Fenech-Soler's danceable, slick music fits in well if you're a fan of bands like Friendly Fires and Delphic: synth-heavy with funky, punchy beats, catchy lyrics and lots of energy. Pre-order now and get six tracks right away, then download the remainder on August 25th when the full album drops.
- $7.99 - Download now
Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix, Vol. 1 (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Surely the movie soundtrack of the summer, this collection from the new Marvel movie which opened this weekend features some awesome 70s pop and cheese ranging from the "ooga chaka" hit from Blue Swede Hooked On a Feeling to David Bowie's Moonage Daydream, Robert Holmes' Escape (The Piña Colada Song) and The Runaways' Cherry Bomb, plus many more. The movie's great, this collection of singles is terrific, what are you waiting for?
- $8.99 - Download now
Finding Vivian Maier
Vivian Maier was a street photographer who documented street life in Chicago and New York City throughout the middle of the 20th century. She's won critical acclaim and international attention in mainstream media. But what's most remarkable is that her work was only discovered after she passed away. It wasn't until her photographs went viral on the Internet that she came to public attention: Unearthed after the possessions she kept in a storage space went to auction, the photographs landed on photo blogging site Flickr. Finding Vivian Maier tells the peculiar story — at least what's been pieced together — of the photographer and her photographs.
- $4.99 - Download now
It's the year 2113. The Sibyl System now measures each citizen's probability that they will commit crimes through the Psycho-Pass. When their Crime Coefficient index exceeds the allowed amounts, Enforcers apprehend them by any means necessary — including shooting them using special guns calle Dominators, which are designed only to fire at those with a high Crime Coefficient. Akane Tsuenmori is an Inspector in Unit One who must hunt down a criminal mastermind who somehow has eluded the authorities. The first season is now available, all 22 episodes. Another season is coming soon.
- $30.99 - Download now
Twin Peaks Season 1
It's hard to believe that it's been more than 20 years since Twin Peaks made its network debut, but it's true. FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper (Kyle Maclachlan) investigates the murder of homecoming queen Laura Palmer in the sleepy town of Twin Peaks, only to find out that this place isn't what it seems. David Lynch's (Eraserhead, Dune) attempt at a TV series was an absolute phenomenon, but it ended after two seasons on a cliffhanger, later revisited in a movie, Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me. Now you can experience it again (or for the first time).
- $21.99 - Download now
The Outsorcerer's Apprentice
"Once upon a time there was a story. It was about magic and the magical land, and the right here and the very much now. It was about wizards and dragons, profit and loss ratios, doughnuts, manpower coefficients, crystal portals, a handsome prince, a poor but feisty peasant girl, Vivaldi, a unicorn, a LoganBerry XPXX3000, coffee stirrers, goblins and high-speed broadband." That's the foreword to The Outsourcerer's Apprentice, an imaginative new work of fantasy from Tom Holt.
- $6.99 - Download now
Your movie, TV and music picks?
There are my media picks for this week. What have you found in iTunes that you love? Let me know in the comments.