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Monday, November 23, 2009

Metroid Theme as Buttrock

The Original:

The Buttrock:

Which do you prefer?

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Sunday, November 22, 2009

Laser Engraver Plays the Video Game Classics

If you had access to a $30,000 precision laser prototyping machine would you: A) cut things with it, or B) program the stepper motors in it to make it play video game soundtracks? Like I even need to ask.

Laser engraver plays Super Mario theme from Jedediah Smith on Vimeo.

another classic tune on the hacklaser from Jedediah Smith on Vimeo.

(thanks turtle)

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Thursday, November 19, 2009

Tom Waits + Kool Keith = Awesome

Tom Waits and Kool Keith are both featured on this tune by N.A.S.A. No, not that Nasa, nor the 80's swedish electro-pop band... this is hip hop collaboration super group in the grand tradition led by producers Squeak E. Clean and DJ Zegon

N.A.S.A: Tom Waits + Kool Keith, Spacious Thoughts (BB Video)

Also featured on this album, other totally (non) obvious pairings like David Byrne + Chuck D:

N.A.S.A. "Money" (feat. David Byrne, Chuck D, Ras Congo, Seu Jorge, & Z-Trip)

There is an interview with the video creator Fluorescent Hill over at boing boing

And here's that other Nasa's big 1983 hit for good measure:

NASA - Paula (1982)

(thanks steve)


Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Mi R Zombie and Me Eat Out Your Brain

More Major Lazer for ya:

Major Lazer, Zumbie Video

Major Lazer are produced by Diplo & Switch (here's an article in the In the New Yorker), who you may remember as the guys who produced M.I.A.'s much sampled, much loved 'Paper Planes'.

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Monday, November 16, 2009

And Now, Some Bach

Edgar Meyer - Michael Lawrence Films Bach Project

A New Documentary on Johann Sebastian Bach - http://www.mlfilms.com/ - Now in Post-Production - DVD Release summer 2009 - From Michael Lawrence Films. Documentary will be available on DVD.

(thanks Ben)


Saturday, November 14, 2009

Death to Autotune: Don't make me cry

Another installment in the ongoing PTR "Death to Autotune" series :

Troublesome baby crying got you down? Install built in Autotune into your baby and make problems melt away into sweet R'n'B melodiousness:

Major Lazer - Baby (ft. Prince Zimboo)

(thanks hc)

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If Kurt Hentschläger's ZEE comes anywhere near you, you must see it. I just saw it at 3-Legged Dog in Lower Manhattan as part of this: http://futureperfectfestival.org/

Its really hard to describe the experience, but I'll try. You're in a room with super thick theatre smoke. You can see about a meter with the lights on. It goes totally dark. Then it starts strobing and heavy bass and other sounds kick in. There are subtle patterns in the whiteness of the fog. The strobes get colors, slowly at first in a big wash, then it starts to settle into patterns. And the craziest stuff happens, its like its writing crazy patterns of color directly onto your retina. You loose all sense of vision unless you hold your hand right in front of your eyes. Its quite alarming and wonderful at the same time. This was like patterns of orange frosted purple dots on a background of yellow. That's just a fleeting moment as it transformed into something else. Pictures or video isn't possible, I think. Someone took pictures and it looked totally different, like a few bands of color with a black background.

This is one of the few things I have ever seen that exceeded the expectation.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Tribute to Jahtari

Phlow.net released a really nice mix of the Jahtari back catalog, listen here:

Tribut an das Jahtari Netlabel | Phlow

Phlow Jahtari Mixtape

01. disrupt - "Tubby ROM Module (7")" (MP3)
02. Mikey Murka - "Sensi Addict" (MP3)
03. Jahtari Riddim Force - "Depth Charge" (MP3)
04. Ras Amerlock - "Farther East" (MP3)
05. Wheeler - "Breeze Blow" (MP3)
06. disrupt - "Jah Red Gold And Green" (MP3)
07. disrupt - "Bomb 20" (MP3)
08. Tapes - "Ticker Tape" (MP3)
09. disrupt - "Samurai Showdown" (MP3)
10. Jahtari Riddim Force - "Enchantier" (MP3)
11. Illyah & Ltd. Candy - "Fight The Formation" (MP3)
12. Normaa - "Give Thanks To Be Part" (MP3)
13. disrupt - "Blast You To Bits" (MP3)
14. Volfoniq vs Kik The Hypez - "Speak'n'Sex Maaagik Dub" (MP3)
15. Fleur Earth w/ Gringo Starr - "Brennen Euch Ab" (MP3)
16. Blue Vitriol - "Re-Entry Dub" (MP3)
17. Blaze Dem - "Martial World" (MP3)
18. disrupt - "Central Dubbing Unit" (MP3)
19. Bo Marley - "Bauhelm" (MP3)
20. Jahtari Riddim Force - "Loose In Space" (MP3)
21. Dubmood - "Kick De Bucket" (MP3)
22. disrupt - "The Stars My Destination" (MP3)
23. Blue Vitriol - "Breeder" (MP3)
24. disrupt - "International Karate Championship" (MP3)

Jahtari Compilation | Jahtari gehört definitiv zu den einzigartigsten Netlabels weit und breit. Vorsichtig fügt Jan Gleichmar aka disrupt eine Veröffentlichung nach der anderen über Jahtari in die Welt hinaus. Es kann auch mal längere Zeit still sein, dafür ist das Jahtari-Musikarchiv aber voll mit Dub Reggae Rohdiamanten. Wer mehr über Jahtari wissen möchte, liest am besten das Portrait "The Jah of 8-Bit-Chip-Dub-Digital-Laptop-Reggae-Music" auf Phlow-Magazine.com. Das habe ich damals vor einiger Zeit für das Sceen Magazin geschrieben. Ist aber zeitlos. Nach dem Klick bekommt ihr sämtliche MP3-Download-Links... Alles Creative Commons Musik :)

Or if you don't speak German, here's the Google translation:
Jahtari Compilation | Jahtari is definitely the most unique Netlabels far and wide. Carefully insert January Gleichmar aka disrupt a publication out to the other about Jahtari in the world. It can also be times long time to be quiet, but the Jahtari Music Archive, but full of dub reggae with diamonds is. Who wants to know more about Jahtari, reads most of the portrait "The years of 8-bit chip-Dub-Digital Laptop Reggae Music" on Phlow-Magazine.com. That's what I wrote at that time some time ago for the Sceen Magazine. But is timeless. After the jump you'll get all MP3 download links ... Everything Creative Commons music:)

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Tuesday, November 10, 2009

If clowns made music videos, this is what they would look like

Anton commented on my last post that the video for Major Lazors insanely bizarre clownish tune "Pon De Floor" was a must see. He was right:

Major Lazer ft Vybz Kartel and Afro Jack - Pon De Floor

Embedding has been disabled, which is probably for the best since it's slightly NSFW. Deliciously so in fact.

Who is Major Lazer???
Major Lazer is a fictional animated character,[1] who (according to press releases) fought as a Jamaican commando and lost his arm in a secret zombie war in 1984.[2] He fights vampires and various monsters, parties hard, and has a rocket-powered hoverboard.

(thanks to steve for the digging)

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Monday, November 09, 2009

If clowns made dub, this is what it would sound like

Major Lazer - Pon De Floor (ft. VYBZ Kartel)

By some peoples tastes, this song is probably in the running for most irritating song ever, but personally, it blows me a way. In both the "wow, I have to find the 12 inch of this and play it non stop!!" and "wow, someone change the station before I bash out my own brains" senses of the phrase.

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Sunday, November 08, 2009

Search Over: Most Irritating Song in the World is Found

And don't miss your chance to download the high quality version so you can have it forever:


(thanks to DJ Canyon)

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Saturday, November 07, 2009

The Ultimate Synth Documentary

This rocks:

Synth Britannia: How a group of post-punk musicians took the synthesiser to the centre of the pop stage.

(thanks waveformless)

Thursday, November 05, 2009

Lackluster: Portal EP (CC Net Release – Free Download)

A new freely downloadable net released EP from the excellent electronic musician Lackluster is out now:

Lackluster: Portal EP

The Portal EP was supposed to come out on another label in 2008, but the label went bankrupt and closed up shop. In email conversations with Lackluster, I offered to master the EP and do a net release on Cornwarning. So, 4 years after its original intended release, it is finally here.

Covering a variety of tempos and styles, from the beatless epic "Eons" to the mutant techno of "Lubiszewski Beats", "Portal" covers a lot of musical territory. What unifies the work is Lackluster's musicality. For me each track here is deep in emotion, despite their lack of lyric or explicit program.


Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Pearl Jam Whips It

In full Devo garb, Pearl Jam covered "Whip It" on Halloween: