Sunday, 29 May 2011

Datamoshing your datamosh

In order of appearance:

Chairlift - Evident Utensil

Kanye West - Welcome to Heartbreak ft. Kid Cudi

Sprutbass - Ulykke

Yung Jake - Datamosh

I thought this trend had died down, but with Yung Jake's aptly titled 'Datamosh' video hitting youtube the other week, it appears not. First made commonly known by filmmakers with Chairlift's video and then known in the mainstream with Kanye West's video. I have to give credit to David O'Rielly however, he was one of the first experimenters and likely an influence for the creators of the Chairlift video. Check out his work!

& if you want to give it a go, check out this series on youtube below. Getting the workflow down isn't difficult, finding the right clips that work well together with the technique is!

Anyone else have some wicked datamosh videos to share? Especially would like to see some different/unique uses of the technique.

Thursday, 26 May 2011

Streaming Music!

streaming music, radio, indieshuffle, mixcloud, soundcloud, percussionlab, nutriot

My regulars that I visit for listening to music. Nutriot is new bass music focused, percussionlab is everything underground electronic. Soundcloud and mixcloud are general platforms and indieshuffle is like pandora but better (I can listen in Canada!) and with good music suggestions/features.

Got any others you know that you can share?

Tuesday, 24 May 2011

Favourite pretty women sites

awygirls, awy-girls, thai girls, hot girls, pretty girls, hot girls, pretty women, pretty ladies, thingsthatexciteme, theworldsbestever, wednesday's muse, wednesday-muse, wednesday muse

What's your favourite?

& link some more

Monday, 23 May 2011

Special Feature: Stuff your parent's like

Hopefully a regular special feature here: Stuff your parents like!

I got my mother onto listening to CBC radio - (we're canucks eh) one day last year when she was surfing through my saved stations in the car. Now she only listens to CBC radio. I'm glad there's no more adult contemporary crap to endure, but sometimes she's excessive: spending entire weekend afternoons with opera blasting in the living room. Someone help?

Thursday, 19 May 2011


James Blake - The Wilhelm Scream

Actress - Harrier ATTK (unofficial)

Emika - Double Edge

obscurity, blurring, glass, faded, washed out, out of focus, light leaks, lens flare, glare, reflection, refraction, ambigious, blind, cloak, cloud, dim, fog, haze, mist, muddy, murk, obfuscate, screen, shroud, screen, viel, concealed

The contemporary take on abstraction: obfuscation. Visually pleasing, like a pleasant haze.
James Blake's video brings it into the mainstream and plays the slow reveal and synced up hits. Actress's unofficial video follows the trend and Emika's mixes in the bad VHS/TV roll 90's aesthetic. Interesting note that Emika's video was filmed over webcam remotely. 

Also another amazing song and video that uses some of the light leaks/lens flare/glare-type noise occasionally:

Monday, 25 April 2011

Kingdom - Fogs

Okay, I think I'm moving to recommendations. Lets start with some music today

@ Shambhala 2011 yo!

Sunday, 24 April 2011

Mount Kimbie

Vancouver’s No Gold started the night with their effects-board-heavy, dubby sound. The delay effect must have been on the whole time, even between songs, creating a psychedelic aura on stage. Unfortunately, the vocals were weak and it was obvious that the songs were written beyond their abilities. Nevertheless, the trio’s six-song set managed to leave the crowd in an upbeat mood through flickering basslines and sparse, yet rhythmic drumbeats.
Babe Rainbow, aka local laptop musician Cameron Reed, was up next and changed the mood entirely. Dank and heavy drumbeats lurked around dark and sinister melodies that blew by in violent streams of distorted notes. Just when it seemed things couldn’t get any stranger, vocals would unexpectedly emerge in the heavy arrangements as though they were struggling to be heard from underneath the muddied music. For all I know, he may have been playing the soundtrack to an android séance; the synths were straight out of Blade Runner. Towards the end of his set, it seemed Babe Rainbow was channeling an awakened robotic soul, expressing itself with nothing more than grand sweeps of synthesized harmonies.
An enthusiastic crowd welcomed headliners Mount Kimbie to the stage. The London-based duo showed great chemistry, proving the crowd weren’t the only ones dancing as they moved to their sample-based melodies. Though they generally performed using mixing boards hooked up to their laptops, Kai Campos and Dom Maker would occasionally step aside to play a guitar or percussion, adding an organic element to their set. Though they played tracks like “Sketch on Glass”, from the EP of the same name, and “Taps,” off their Maybes EP, the standout was the droned-out, hypnotizing “Before I Move Off.” Oddly, the audience stopped dancing, as though to fully take in the intricate touches and electronic tweaks the duo added to the tune.
After performing their hour long set, the pair left the audience thirsty for more. As they left the stage, people were yelling for upwards of “a hundred more songs!” For headliners, Mount Kimbie’s set was criminally short, for it felt like this was just a tease of what they were really capable of.
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