Monday, June 30, 2008

Look Familiar ?

Look carefully see if you recognize someone in this M-83 video....

Friday, June 27, 2008

Jamie Lidell on Xlr8r vodcast

Jamie Lidell, everyones favorite, something, is featured in this weeks podcast over @ xlr8r

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Wisconsons greatest rapper you have probably never heard of

Juiceboxxx the Milwaukee based rapper is pretty much awesome, check out the video, download off of iTunes, be happy, bitch.

Friday, June 20, 2008

Nik Kershaw

Words fail me.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Name your price (In Rainbows style): buy the Girl Talk album "Feed the Animals"

The link looks a bit sketchy, but the information is coming from BrooklynVegan and from the comments, it looks like it's legit. I'm downloading it now FLAC style. Be sure to fill in both dollars and cents fields. It wouldn't let me put just 5.

Here's the breakdown of what you get when you pay X amount:

*any price grants the download of the entire album as high-quality 320kbps mp3s
*$5 or more adds the options of FLAC files, plus a one-file seamless mix of the album
*$10 or more includes all of the above + a packaged CD (when it becomes available).

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Cool Kids

Wordless Music

Above is a 23 minute podcast from the amazing WNYC radio show called RadioLab. The show is normally a documentary/scientific discussion/awesome well produced show. Host and producer Jad Abumrad actually has his degree in experimental music. This podcast is an excerpt of the Wordless music series, basically its a series of concerts where they have classical and nonclassical musicians on the same bill. This performance is of the super awesome drone group Stars of the lid.

Kero + Theremin = Keromin, an electronic instrument


At first glance, Keromin looks like a normal stuffed toy frog. But, it's actually an incredibly elaborate musical instrument.

Keromin is operated by inserting a hand and moving the frog's mouth like a hand puppet. Noise is emitted each time the frog's mouth opens. The exact type of noise that pipes out can be controlled using buttons on the frog's arms.

Keromin gets its name from "kero," the Japanese onomatopoeic word used to describe a frog's croak, and the Theremin, the first ever electronic musical instrument.

Keromin can make 12 different types of sounds, from a human mimicking a frog, to an actual amphibian, through to a violin and pipe organ. The tone of its sounds can also be adjusted, allowing it to "perform" solo or as part of an ensemble.

"I'm having lots of trouble learning my own instrument, so I wanted to create something that anyone could play," inventor Okuyama tells Sunday Mainichi, a current affairs weekly published by the Mainichi Newspapers.

Though it takes a bit of getting used to, about half an hour or so of messing around with Keromin should see the average person able to belt out a tune. Okuyama spent over a year developing it.

"Eventually," he tells Sunday Mainichi, "I'd like to come up with a few variations and create a whole orchestra."

Video: "Professor of Dirt" - Reverse Graffiti Artist

Short documentary about reverse graffiti artist Moose making a big statement about clean in San Francisco's Broadway Tunnel.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Why? - "Close To Me (Cure Cover)"

I probably posted this before, but I think it's ben a sleeper & I'm feeling it a lot lately:

Why? - Close to me (cure cover)

Download: ro - jetties ep

ro is robbie crabtree aka brian crabtree's brother who is the co-creator of monome.

his ep jetties came out last october, but for those who haven't heard it yet, grab it for free on his website, here.

here's a video with one of his songs:

Saturday, June 14, 2008

From LA with Love

an xlr8r podcast.

1. Lab Waste "System of a Down Ass Nickel"
2. Samiyam "Track 13"
3. Gaslamp Killer "Show Stopper"
4. Bad Dudes "Heterosaucer"
5. The Mae Shi "Run to Your Grave"
6. Flying Lotus "Blank Blue Remix"
7. matthewdavid "Willow's Breeze"
8. Take "Make Believe"
9. James Figurine "The Orchids"
10. Adventure Time "Our Paws Applause"
11. Health "Triceratops (CFCF Remix)"
12. Acid Circus "Uncle Jak"
13. Drumcell & Audio Injection "Bottle Opener"

Friday, June 13, 2008

Awesome apartment, I want.

A young architect with 212box, which is a pretty neat firm, built a scavenger hunt into the $8.5 million 5th ave apartment. The kicker, the owners had no idea. Basically he got really into it, knowing that the owners were very open to what the designers wanted, he wanted to make somthing to inspire the kids of the house. The article is a really great read if you have the time.

Video: Time lapse of 2005 Simi Valley fires


Shot with 3 cameras over a period of 28 hours during September 28-29th 2005. Firestorm shows a a unique look at the Simi Valley fire which consumed 25,000 acres. Look for Mars, Orion & the Moon rising in the distance...

Video: Sebastian's Voodoo

Awesome animated short from a UCLA grad student working towards his MFA in animation.

Create music with your mind...literally

BBC excerpt:

Musicians may soon be able to play instruments using just the power of the mind.

Researchers at Goldsmiths, University of London have developed technology to translate thoughts into musical notes.

The Brain Computer Interface for Music requires electrodes to be attached to the head.

They pick up electrical impulses from the brain which are passed through an electroencephalography (EEG) machine and analysed.

The man behind the project, Dr Mick Grierson, demonstrated the system to BBC News.

When musical notes flash the scientist stares at the display while thinking of a note he wants to play.

When the same note appears it unconsciously triggers a change in his brain activity - a change registered by the computer he was plugged into.

"After a while it will make a decision about which note I am thinking about and it tries to play it," he said.

Dr Grierson has run trials in which 6 out of 8 notes played were the same as those being thought of.

The project is supported by the Arts and Humanities Research Council and aims to find a way for people who have difficulty using their hands to play music.

"There are many composers who are struck down with multiple sclerosis and other physical disabilities who still want to continue making music", said Dr Grierson.

Brain game

A number of research projects around the world are looking into using brain controlled interaction with computers to improve the lives of people with disabilities.

Tokyo's Keio University has demonstrated robotic hands being controlled through thought processes.

The research is also leading to commercial products.

US and Australian firm Emotiv hopes to have a headset video game costing $299 on the market by the end of the year.

It enables players to vanquish villains through thoughts and emotions without ever touching a controller.

Video demonstration here.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

New Korg Nanos



These things are awesome! I want the nanoPad and the nanoKontrol.

Fabriclive 41 : simian mobile disco

If you have never listened to a FabricLive CD your missing out on a lot of fun, (I'm a particular fan of the Spank Rock mix right now) Volume 41 which is being released in August is going to be a set by Simian Mobile Disco. It'll probably be out by the second week of august, check out the FabricLive site to get it and other volumes, or snoop around the net to be a hustler, cause you gotta have those sticky hands when your broke like me.

Fabriclive 41 Tracklisting
01 Tomita The Firebird "Infernal Dance Of King Kastechi (Clean Version)"
02 Sisters Of Transistors "The Don"
03 Simian Mobile Disco "Simple"
04 Hercules And Love Affair "Blind (Serge Santiago Version)"
05 Smith N Hack "Space Warrior"
06 Discodeine "Joystick"
07 Shit Robot "Chasm"
08 Perc & Fractal "Up Tool"
09 Metro Area "Miura"
10 Worthy "Crack EI"
11 Moon Dog "Suite Equestria"
12 Fine Cut Bodies "Huncut Hacuka"
13 Bentobox vs Chordian "Aemono"
14 Jelo & DeadMau5 "The Reward Is Cheese"
15 Simian Mobile Disco "Sleep Deprivation (Simon Baker Remix)"
16 Popof "The Chomper (LSD Version)"
17 Raymond Scott "Cindy Electronium"
18 Paul Woolford Presents Bobby Peru "Erotic Discourse"
19 Moebius Plank Neumeier "Pitch Control"
20 Plastikman "Spastik"
21 Green Velvet "Flash"
22 The Walker Brothers "Nite Flights (Album Version)"

Thanks to XLR8R

Video: Damon & Naomi - Within These Walls

When you have a minute while sipping some coffee or tea, watch this visually aesthetic video...

Some New Machine Drum Tunes:

Hello Heartbreak


Wednesday, June 11, 2008

I'm a consumer whore!

Creative has prodikeys on sale for 20 bones from their online store, other things for sale too. Only two days left to act!

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Moog Unveils new guitar, crazy awesome....

Infinite sustain on any note, any fret, any string, auto mute, and combinations therin, watch the video.

Bob isn't at the company anymore, but still pretty badass, 6500 bux badass...

An Oldie But Goodie: Aphex Twin's Windowlicker Music Video

Monday, June 9, 2008

Playing the Building: An Installation by David Byrne

David Bryne has a sound installation in an old abandoned ferry terminal in New York. If you happen to fly to New York before August 10th, I highly suggest checking out.

Location: 10 South Street, New York, NY (Map)
Dates: May 31st - August 10th 2008
Time: Open Friday, Saturday, Sunday - Noon - 6pm (FREE)


Playing the building is a sound installation in which the infrastructure, the physical plant of the building, is converted into a giant musical instrument. Devices are attached to the building structure — to the metal beams and pillars, the heating pipes, the water pipes — and are used to make these things produce sound. The activations are of three types: wind, vibration, striking. The devices do not produce sound themselves, but they cause the building elements to vibrate, resonate and oscillate so that the building itself becomes a very large musical instrument.

Download: Hans-Peter Lindstrøm: The Long Way Home (Prins Thomas Edit)

I dig this song.


Look around you

If you have never seen this BBC show, basically its a spoof of thoes old education films of the 70s, check out this episode on music..

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Free music = good

Free hip hop compilation from the lovely people @ Adult Swim.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

diggin this track right now....

Circuit Freq - Black Chrome

Good Things

Monday, June 2, 2008

Flying Lotus...Again!

Heres a 7 minute or so interview with Flying lotus from xlr8r tv..

Matmos @ the Echoplex

Hi Everyone,

I like good music and you do too... SO!
you should go see Matmos at the echoplex on July 13th.
I know that that is more than a month away but I would 
forget to do this if I didn't do it now.