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:


August 4th, 2010

This is the music video for Ritalin by Dancing Pigeons. It was directed by Tomas Mankovsky. All I’m saying is … flamethrower vs fire extinguisher.


July 16th, 2010

Boats*Cars*Dollars*Girls*Helicopters*Jewellery*Skylines is Thomas Traum his attempt to construct the most generic Rap video out of many.

Musical genres are always heavily codified and rap seems to be one of the most extreme ones, each video has similar if not identical subjects, the same light, the same cars, the same girls, the same dance moves etc. Through their likeness they seem to be almost ‘classic’, just as classic theater or opera.

Proclaiming my love at a scenic overlook on top of a mountain

June 25th, 2010

Actually, it’s Justin Kemp who proclaimed his love at a scenic overlook on top of a mountain. But he’s damn right. Make sure to hit the play button of the mp3 to get the full experience.

Interpol – Lights

June 24th, 2010

Charlie White directed this music video for “Lights” by Interpol. To be honest, the first time I watched I was annoyed by the music, I even switched off the sound. But it grew on me after a few times.

A Vinyl And CD Release On One Disc

June 10th, 2010

Jeff Mills latest release, The Occurrence, is pressed on a hybrid CD. One side is just a normal CD, the other is a 5″ vinyl pressing which you can play on a turntable. How cool is that?

found at PSFK

Underwater Base Jump

June 9th, 2010

Free Fall is a video made by the freedivers Guillaume Néry and Julie Gautier. You can see Guillaume doing a base jump into Dean’s Blue Hole. They say it’s a fictional and artistic project, they wanted to show another approach to freediving videos. Even Julie, who filmed everything with a Canon 5D Mark II, hold her breath the whole time. The result is awesome.

found at kottke


May 21st, 2010

This is the artwork for the album Mänskligheten of the Swedish electronic music project Familjen. It was a collaboration between the photographed Erik Wåhlström and the graphic design studio Bergen. The music of Familjen is not my cup of tea, but the Swedish singing sounds funny. This artwork is more my thing.

The Making Of Nike Music Shoe

April 28th, 2010

Remember the Nike Music Shoe ad from 2 weeks ago? Well, here’s the making of video. Seems like it was a very fun project.

Nike Music Shoe

April 14th, 2010

Nike Music Shoe is an awesome ad for the Nike Free Run+ shoe. In the video you can see Hifana doing a live performance by using the shoes as controllers. By bending the flexible sole of the Nike Free Run+, they can control different sounds. I’m actually pretty sure that it is real because I think that I spotted Daito Manabe in the video. And we all know what he’s capable of. I guess they’ve used some flexible sensors and hooked them up to MaxMSP. Great work!

Indeed the shoes used in the video are the real sound controllers. Tomoaki Yanagisawa of 4nchor5 la6 was responsible for the hardware part. He added flexible and accelerometer sensors to the shoes. Daito Manabe of rhizomatiks did the sound programming with Max.
They were both commissioned by Wieden + Kennedy Tokyo for this project.