I must pay tribute to the awesome Ariane Sherine – comedy writer, Atheist Bus campaigner, and one half of comedy electro duo The Lovely Electric. “Hitler Moustache” is “the single” from The Lovely Electric‘s album and you’ve surely never seen a song with this many euphemisms for a lady’s ladyparts. Watch out for the appearance by Charlie Brooker who plays a small but special role brilliantly.
Welcome Unbalancedcable, a.k.a. Joel, to the blog. Joel’s a sound engineer/ hardware hacker/ musician and he’s given me permission to re-blog this piece of music.
“All the sounds are created from spoken vowels taken from words which were recorded with binaural microphones and processed in MAX/MSP and Logic,” writes Joel. I’m seriously impressed with the results, combining an abstract sonic journey with catchy rhythms.
Beardyman‘s looped beatboxing and mr_hopkinson’s video editing have a lot in common. They both loop small bits of content on top of each other in way which starts off simple but builds into something jaw-dropping. Here they are united: David Hopkinson filmed Beardyman at a beatboxing convention, edited the video into sync with the loops in his trademark style and showed off the result at his excellent session in the recent Venn festival.
It’s high time I released another piece of music: not an improvisation, not a remix, but an actual piece of composed-and-painstakingly-produced-by-me-alone music. “Purify” is the most martinpoultery piece of music I’ve done in years (i.e. not trying to be dance music or rock music, just creating the sort of music that’s expressive for me).
This Doodz’n’Chyx exclusive is an essential listen for any fan of the glorious Goldfrapp, and a recommended listen for any music lover.
A DnC member using the moniker “CrashedInventors” has put online his own painstakingly constructed remix of “Let it Take You”. It’s on his MySpace profile, so you can listen online straight away, or download the MP3 if you’re a registered MySpace user.
The minimalist original, which uses little more than Alison’s gorgeous vocal and some piano chords, has been sped up quite a bit, and augmented with a repeating bassline and with layers of abstract percussion that ebb and flow over the course of the song, adding to (rather than overwhelming) the blissful feel of the piece. “Let it Take You” is good advice indeed.
Some new music from the ILRT/DnC house band, The Deliverables, with a much more “rock” sound thanks to the drumming of newcomer Ben J. As with other music we’ve previouslyfeatured, this was entirely improvised: we didn’t know when we started playing what would come out.