This great stop-motion music video for the song “Heart Made of Sound” is a delightful pairing of music with the lyrics visually composing the music video visuals. It is a synchronized animation of type and other animated effects, like the drum-beat paper toss introduction.
The music is charming. The singer has got a voice similar to Connor Oberst. The Softlightes hail from California, and give a hint of west coast pop that is fitting with the visuals. The trilling piano is probably my favorite touch.
The video is sometimes a bit abrupt, with the video frames being too quick to catch the lettering at times, but there are some really great experiments with with various materials that make up the words. The visualizations of sound are really great at 1:47. Kris Moyes has made a handful of videos for some decent musical acts.
The illegal music sampling of Gregg Gillis has continued. The new e-mix came out this month and I was able to throw my ears at it on its day of release despite the slammed computer servers. Girl Talk now has mirror downloads that should let anybody have a listen to his album-length of recomposed pop bits.
We are informed that “All Day is intended to be listened to as a whole.” So take from it what you will and don’t let your ears sample fragments of the fragments of the whole.
Girl Talk succeeds in making a fairly seamless setlist with his arsenal of disparate tunes. There are strokes of genius and then the house paint hits the fan like a Pollock painting. Girl Talk has the riffs and the rhymes, and they work well together. But does it top what we’ve heard from the DJ? At times, but I think his short blips need to be packed in even tighter. The micro-remix is his signature and it doesn’t need to be drawn out. At times, the self-induced A.D.D. in me wanted to hear the next track mixed in sooner and sampled before the theoretical earlid could shut it out. My short term memory should have a home-run in forgetting what I just heard, by the trance of melody and beat diving in and out of consciousness as new sounds make their abrupt appearance. I’d say the mix is great, and other times I’m just not immersed 100% in the content–the recycled now of today’s music. It sometimes wreaks of stale pop echoes fading into remix infinity. My earspan doesn’t extend to include the familiar mainstream of what I end up being exposed to in public airwaves.
It also sounds like he re-remixed some of the bits on Feed the Animals, and he probably did. And that is a good thing. We come to expect a bit of comfort food that we can come back to. And still… it’s new, fresh, and creative. He uses a handful of other’s mouths to speak, and it is great puppetry.
We need more of this stuff. Remix is an art that gets smashed by copyright oppression. This is sprinkles in an empty ice-cream bowl of cultural demand in the nano-second entertainment industry. That is fast enough for our technological lives. Sieze culture by the attention-grabbing horns. Maybe we will listen.
The other day I read an enlightening article about biking habits in the Netherlands. Apparently sporting a helmet in the land of windmills is quite taboo and is the equivalent of social suicide. Even leading medical doctors don’t support helmet usage and consider it a strange “American” practice.
Well call me queen of the nerds, but I happen to luuurrve my adorable blue helmet, and I sport that baby everywhere I go. I will admit that I get a few strange looks when I cruise up to campus with my sweet headgear, but I don’t mind. Better nerdy than dead… right? Check out these pictures of my helmet, which I bought at goodwill for about $3 (my loving husband spray painted it blue).
This is coming out a bit later than expected. But imagine you are positioned in time by four days ago. The tone this month would elicit dancing in the midst a hurricane, then suddenly choking on your favorite candybar from hyperactivity. And here goes: October Playlist by mox&fodder
There was an error this month! Sorry to all loyal fans.