A reader sent this video called Sonar to me yesterday and it definitely caught my eye. Made just with flash, the video seems to me like a graphic visualization of music, like if we needed to describe music with images instead of sound. It’s amazing how complex the video gets at the end, I love how the shapes start to align and pop, it’s such a rad effect. I could almost see something like this being a video game, though I’m not exactly sure how it would work.
Back in 2001 DJ Shadow and Cut Chemist got together for a little session/album where they only spun 45′s, calling the end result Product Placement. Together they created one of the most amazing DJ sets I’ve ever heard, mixing together songs like Freddie Scott’s (You) Got What I Need into James & Bobby Purify’s I’m Your Puppet. This actually came out way back in 2001, and funny enough I used to listen to this while I would mow the lawn on my Philips/Nike MP3 player wayyyy back in the day. That thing was so shitty and this was the only thing I could get on there.
Anyhow, this isn’t the video isn’t that exciting to watch, but it’s brilliant to sit and listen to. If you’re not familiar with either of these guys this should be a much watch. You have to get at least to Rappin’ With Gas, you won’t be sorry.
The fun of Los Angeles, I’m Yours continues tomorrow night from 7 to 10pm with a live performance by Portugal. The Man playing in the courtyard. If you’re a fan of their music or not you should come and see the show, cuz’ hey, they’re amazing and it’s totally free. We’ll also have the gallery open so if you missed the opening last week you should come on by and see what we’ve created.
As a part of the continued fun of Los Angeles, I’m Yours we’ve got the band Portugal. The Man hooking us up with all kinds of goodies. Biggest and best is that their performing at Space15Twenty this Saturday night from 7 to 10pm and it’s totally free. Not content to end their they’ve also decided to create a totally weird and amazing desktop wallpaper.
The wallpaper is a collaboration between Portugal. The Man frontman John Gourley and his buddy and partner in art crimes Austin Sellers. This is definitely one of the oddest and coolest wallpapers that’s been featured in a while. Part dinosaur part lady face part crystal hide equals… well I don’t know exactly, what do you think? I’m totally in love with the color palette they used though it potentially could melt your eyeballs if you stare at it too long.
A big thanks to Portugal. The Man and Austin Sellers for hooking us up with such rad artwork. For more details on the show this Saturday as well as a cool new music video click here.
Last week I was sent a copy of Berry Weight’s new album Music For Imaginary Movies, and when I listened through to it I have to say I was the best surprise of my week. The music reminds me a bit of old RJD2, a very sample heavy album that makes you want to bob your head to the beats.
Berry Weight funny enough is actually two guys, Apewok from Montreal and Stab from Neuchatel, Switzerland. I love when people are able to collaborate remotely like this with the end product still sounding so crisp and amazing. The video above is a little animted album preview which should give you a good sense of what the record sounds like. If any of these songs grabs your attention then I highly suggest you snag this album.