Ummm I’m just going to leave this here:
“The idea for this part of the story started on a day when there was really heavy rain hitting the roof window at my old flat. I got out my binaural mics and put my head right up by the window with the big raindrops hitting all around. They made nice individual percussive noises, with great spatial positioning, so I decided to use them to seed a piece of music.
This track is the most explicit representation of the idea of emergence in the album, because the rhythm of the track is created by the raindrops in an emergent manner – I took the audio samples, mapped the transients for the raindrop hits, and then forced the mapped points towards the nearest drumming grid positions. This meant that the random raindrops were pushed into a quantised grid, and the result was that a percussive rhythm emerged, one that I hadn’t created myself, but was the closest rhythm to that particular section of rain.
I then played the sansula over this rain rhythm, and added lots of pads and saturation layers, finally with some vocal snippets from Kathrin deBoer to complete the track. Maxime Causeret selected this track to work with, under the brief to map the emergent rhythm to an exploration of emergence in living form.”
Essentially he used rain to create the foundation of the track? How crazy is that!
Max Cooper – Order From Chaos
Hey it’s monday. So why not get your groove on to this sweet jazzy number. I feel like it’s been some time since I put any jazz up but this seems like a pretty worthy track to break the silence. DRKWAV is a 3 piece band hailing from… somewhere in America. They’re pretty coy about their location, so just listen to the music and be transported. You might like to note hints of Psychedelia in there as well for a fun time.
DRKWAV – SCARS
But these guys have a knack for making some seriously impressive music videos. Have at you!
OK Go – The One Moment
If yesterdays Halloween tune wasn’t sufficient to unsettle you, well just maybe this will finish the job. This is one of those things that one might fortuitously stumble upon and then spend some time questioning the decisions that have led them to this point in their life. Everything about this is just bizzaro, and I can’t say I like the music but the sheer logistics of his getup are impressive to say the least. Case in point:
“The face can be sequenced or I can hold a button on the mic and then in real time control the x/y position of the face through an accelerometer in the suit, so the face copies my hand gesture. At the same time, this is happening the same input signal can alter my voice, i.e., I move my hand up, the face moves up and so to the pitch of my voice.”
You can read a chunky interview here to gain a greater appreciation of this guy.
Anklepants – ???
I think the less said about this song the better. Tosin Abasi who started the band, plays an 8 string guitar and it’s crazy, go have a squiz at some videos of him playing it. And hey, a new album coming out soon by these fellas!
Animals As Leaders – Arithmophobia
I couldn’t be enthused enough yesterday to put a post up, but inspiration struck me today, so here is the second anatomy themed post for the week. From the Fight Club Soundtrack, this used to be my go-to album for doing creative projects, and it still is a pretty good soundtrack for that kind of thing.
The Dust Brothers – Medulla Oblongata
Well here’s a new one for the books, an instrumetal band from South Korea. They’ve just released their second album and it’s pretty interesting. Obscure sounding instruments, odd tuning, strange vocals, what more could you ask for. Well, somewhere a little more cohesive than youtube to stream it would be a start. I’ve been reminded of 40 Below Summer and Polysics while spinning this fella…
Jambinai – Wardrobe