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Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Asylum Street Spankers - Stick Magnetic Ribbons on Your SUV

The Spankers finally made a video for my favorite song of theirs:

Asylum Street Spankers - Stick Magnetic Ribbons on Your SUV

So awsome.


Monday, October 23, 2006

Video: "Chase" by Partyline

"Chase" by Partyline


Wednesday, October 18, 2006


Ever dream of being an awesome beatboxer? Sure, you puff out some little beats now and then, but never in front of anyone. You could practice for hours a day and become the best beatboxer ever! Or you could fuck around in front of a video camera, spend takes editing and programming, and make a video of you being the best beatboxer ever:


But no! The fun doesn't stop there! Now chop up the video and play yourself with the keyboard:

hyperactive + interactive

Or you could just get really good at beatboxing:

Kenny Mohammed

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Netlabel Release: Ten & Tracer - Vinculum

Rope Swing Cities brings us yet another great IDM release in the form of "Vinculum" by Ten & Tracer. Ten & Tracer has had releases on many underground IDM labels and netlabels.

This release consists of 9 songs of really lovely chilled out melodic ambient music. T&T experiments with many textures, from dirty strummed guitars to gamalan like sounds to gorgeously delicate analog synth timbres. An excellent release.

ten & tracer - vinculum (rsc009)

01. jealousy is the rage of man
02. nice palm
03. mister patience of a stranger storm
04. first for robert blake
05. thought she was embarrassed
06. hope in the harmful
07. ontogeny recapitulates phylogeny
08. we were as fruit - a tamarind
09. the parent of a pitiful child

Download the release here.

Order a CD here.


Friday, October 13, 2006

Sepultura, as played by 10 year olds.

He busted a string (you can see it near the end) and kept on going. Hardcore.

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Gary Numan - Cars

Today's favorite video is Gary Numans "Cars". The real meat of the video seems to be the way Gary stares you down.

Some highlights:

You see? He's sad.

And kinda unpredictable and scary.

You just don't understand him. Why don't you understand Gary??


Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Netlabel Release: Milieu - Sun White Sun

Been way to busy recently to write real reviews recently, but I just had to post this little netlabel gem:

Improv Volume 5: Milieu - Sun White Sun

Very nice longform, slow-evolving ambient. I had to stay up until 2am last night doing some boring work and this really set an awsome mood. I listened twice through back to back and am probably going to throw it on again this afternoon when I need to chill out a bit.

Download it:

MP3 (.zip)
FLAC (.zip)