Now That’s What I Call MIDI

December 22nd, 2010

Now That’s What I Call MIDI is a project by Internet Archaeology. They want to make a full length EP containing 16 of your favorite Jamz from yesteryear (Nirvana, Ace of Base, Eminem, Jay-Z …) converted from MIDI format onto the plush sound of vinyl. It will be limited to 500 copies only.
You can help this project through Kickstarter. If you pledge $25 or more you’ll receive a copy! They need $2.500 by Sunday January 9th 2011, otherwise no ones pays or receives any money (no risk for you or them). They’re almost half way there, so pitch in. It’s MIDI on vinyl!

Body Drum Kit

December 14th, 2010

I guess you all remember Daito Manabe his Electric Stimulus project where he stimulated his facial muscles with small electric pulses, synced to music. Daito and Masaki Teruoka developed the next step of this system. Together with myoelectric sensors, they can make music by tapping on each other’s skin. Just watch the video!

Limit To Your Love

October 13th, 2010

I’m not going to tell you much about this music video “Limit To Your Love” by James Blake. It’s a cover version of a Feist song and the video was directed by Martin de Thurah. And if you’ve heard about James Blake, you’ll know.

CORPCORE

October 1st, 2010

Music video of the day: “Corpcore” by Fatima Al Qadiri. Video: Ryan Trecartin and Rhett LaRue. Editing: Nick Scholl.

found at DIS Magazine

Story to Be Told

September 21st, 2010

This is the new music video for “Story to Be Told” by M.I.A. Just like her previous video XXXO, it’s again an internet style inspired one (just like the cover art and her website). This time it’s not that glossy but more like real amateur style mixed with CAPTCHA’s. She even bought an URL for it: www.yesthelittlepeoplewillneverwinbuttheycanfuckshitup.com.
The track itself isn’t that great though.

M.I.A. – XXXO

August 12th, 2010

What’s up with the music videos today? The internet amateur style finally made it into a music video, thanks to Hype Williams & M.I.A. The video for XXXO is just pure bliss! It’s the music video of the year, hands down.
There’s just one bitter taste about it. I can’t watch the official video in Germany, M.I.A. even uses the official YouTube video on her homepage. Is 2010 still the year where licenses are local but music is global?

Ratatat – Drugs

August 11th, 2010

Do you know stock imagery and stock footage? Yes? Then you might recognize some faces in the music video for Drugs by Ratatat. Carl Burgess searched the Getty Images archives and turned the footage into this amazing video. You’ll smile watching this one!
Produced by Blink Art & Colonel Blimp.

Days of Our Lives

August 11th, 2010

Petra Cortright directed the music video for “Days of Our Lives” by Restless People. Loving it.

Chill Space

August 9th, 2010

Chill Space is Daniel Leyva his contribution to JstChillin. Caitlin Denny & Parker Ito started JstChillin as a collaborative curatorial project. Every two weeks an artist will take over jstchillin.org with all new work that pertains to the interests of chillin.
Till this Friday it’s Daniel Leyva with Chill Space. When you visit the project, you’ll be asked to fill in your name and your URL. Then you’re asked to click on the checkboxes and radiobuttons, to use the dropdowns and even to write in the textfields. It all doesn’t make much sense till you press “GO” at the bottom of the page. All your input then defines the your ultimate chill space.
You can find a gallery with all the submissions here.

This is my Chill Space:





















Laser Cut Phono Record

August 6th, 2010

Back In” from Laser is probably the first laser cut plexi phono record. A few weeks ago, Niklas Roy and Jari Suominen had the chance to use a laser cutter at timelab’s fablab. So they decided to make a record with 8 track loops.
They used a vector program to draw the actual record. With different line colours they could modulate the laser’s intensity. They also experimented with different depths of the groove within one loop like in track 6. Track 2 is something like a random noise experiment where the needle  jumps in a different way over the grooves, each time the track is played. So every track has a different idea.
In the video, Jari explains the whole project and at the end you can listen to all 8 tracks.

The vector design:

The laser cur plexi phono record:


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