Monday, June 30, 2008

When the cameras come around

My mother and the house I grew up in, captured by google street view..

Friday, June 06, 2008


Got this from Simon's blog

via Man Like Dan

"List seven songs you are into right now. No matter what the genre, whether they have words, or even if they’re not any good, but they must be songs you’re really enjoying now, shaping your spring. Post these instructions in your blog along with your 7 songs. Then tag 7 other people to see what they’re listening to."

1. Cutty Ranks "Limb by Limb" and the Style of Eye "The Big Kazoo (Nacho Lovers' Limb By Limb edit)"

2. AFX "Xmd5a" off of Analord 10

3. Michael McDonald "What a Fool Believes"

4. Autechre "Altibzz" from Quaristice LP

5. Hercules and Love Affair "Raise Me Up" from Self Titled LP

6. Air France "June Evenings" from "No Way Down" EP

7. The Notwist "Where In This World" from "The Devil, You + Me" LP


Bark Psychosis "A Street Scene" from "Hex" LP

I'll probably spruce this post up with some images and maybe some links soon.

The Future As Disruption at The Kitchen

The Future As Disruption

The Kitchen

512 West 19th Street, New York, NY 10011 212-255-5793

June 18–August 1
Opening Reception: Wednesday, June 18, 6-8pm

Curated by Rashida Bumbray and Matthew Lyons

The genre of science fiction, in all its various manifestations in books, television, music, and movies, has long provided a rich and valuable resource for artists who seek to critique contemporary society by looking forward. Science fiction transports us beyond the horizon of our current technologies and established ways of life in order to enable a renewed outlook on the present and, in particular, on today’s pressing political issues such as the environment, consumerist culture, and life during wartime. By envisioning possible ramifications of the technological, social, psychological, and political conditions of our current moment, the artists in this exhibition create works in sculpture, video, painting, and photography that are evocative of a daily existence quite distinct from our own. Artists include Julieta Aranda, Joan Banach, Sean Dack, Jonah Freeman,Olalekan B. Jeyifous, Simone Leigh, Ann Lislegaard, Adam Pendleton, Mungo Thomson, and William Villalongo.

Exhibition Hours: Tue-Fri, 12-6pm; Sat 11-6pm FREE

This exhibition is made possible with generous support from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, the Dedalus Foundation, Inc., and with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency.

Thursday, June 05, 2008

Alice Remixed.

By electronic artist Pogo via youtube.

"The music video for my song 'Alice', an electronic piece of which 90% is composed using sounds recorded from the Disney film 'Alice In Wonderland'. Download the full song in 128kbps MP3 format here:"

Radiohead "Nude" "remix"

Video by James Houston
Radiohead held an online contest to remix "Nude" from their 10th album - "In Rainbows" This was quite a difficult task for all the electronic musicians that entered, as Nude is in 6/8 timing, and 63bpm. Most music that's played in clubs is around 120bpm and usually 4/4 timing. It's near impossible to mix a waltz beat into a DJ set.

This resulted in lots of generic entries consisting of a typical 4/4 beat, but with arbitrary clips from "Nude" thrown in so that they qualified for the contest.

Thom Yorke joked at the ridiculousness of it in an interview for NPR radio, hinting that they set the competition "for a laugh" and to find out what would come out of such an impossible task.

I decided to take the piss a bit, as the contest seemed to be in that spirit.

Based on the lyric (and alternate title) "Big Ideas: Don't get any" I grouped together a collection of old redundant hardware, and placed them in a situation where they're trying their best to do something that they're not exactly designed to do, and not quite getting there.

It doesn't sound great, as it's not supposed to.

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Guitars (rhythm & lead)
Epson LX-81 Dot Matrix Printer - Drums
HP Scanjet 3c - Bass Guitar
Hard Drive array - Act as a collection of bad speakers - Vocals & FX

Sunset on Mars, May 19th 2005