Giraffage, (.bandcamp) samples from pop songs, from what I’ve heard so far, does just a dripping, switching, popping, snapping, spacial set of sounds with lots of repeating, creating visually compelling tracks. Check out the posted and DL it along with the mixtape, Needs from Alpha Pup Recordshere. Oh and sounds like the guy went through a breakup then realized that she was a piece of shit or something. I guess I’m being sexist saying that, I mean it could be a girl, but whatever:
I went through the worst time of my life and also the best time of my life while writing the songs for this album.
I was watching some Art: 21 on Netflix yesterday. Highly recommended. This guy was in the episode “Time” I don’t remember what season, but you should just watch whichever one you feel like. But this guy, Paul Pfeiffer is like a .gif master. I couldn’t find his stuff on the internet, he seems pre-intenet and his work is in the MOMA so he’s all legit and probably doesn’t have exclusive rights. His workJohn 3:16 2000 has this floating basketball in a loop. It’s as revolving as the basketball itself, as well as incredibly engaging and really successfully engrosses the viewer into a whirlwind, spinning basketball. It’s beautiful.
Also ket quote from this guy, just acknowledging such a dilemma so many young artists have when working out medium, surface, and the ability of letting go and letting the medium take it’s part in the work:
You know, building a relationship to the material, discovering the things that it will do, despite your will, may be more interesting than what you were trying to will the material to do.
Cleopatra takes on a new look in the fresh Frank Ocean video for “Pyramids.” Directed by Nabil who also directed the soon to be released video for “Thinking Bout You.” This totally NSFW show Mr. Ocean visiting what we had all imagined the Pyramid to entail: sex, emptiness, depression and then John Mayer playing the guitar.
Spin recently submitted an exhausting portfolio depicting the “avant guardians,” that is Animal Collective, and their all too relevant list of the band’s influences following their excellent Centipede Hz release. Ranging from composers, recording equipment, artists, albums, films and the NBAthis “centipedia” offers a glimpse into the minds of the nostalgic wonder kids. Read the full list here and don’t be afraid to check out the unknown. Here’s a killer video of “What Would I Want Sky” to classic NBA clips.
My whole life I’ve seen hearing people make a fool of themselves singing their favorite song or gyrating on the dance floor. I’ve also seen hearing people moved to tears by a single song. That was the hardest thing for me to wrap my head around.
I was born profoundly deaf and all music sounded like trash through my hearing aids.
That is until a couple days ago when I put on a new pair of hearing aids for the first time in years.
The first thing I heard was my shoe scraping across the carpet; it startled me. I have never heard that before and out of ignorance, I assumed it was too quiet for anyone to hear.
I sat in the doctor’s office frozen as a cacophony of sounds attacked me. The whir of the computer, the hum of the AC, the clacking of the keyboard, and when my best friend walked in I couldn’t believe that he had a slight rasp to his voice. He joked that it was time to cut back on the cigarettes.
That night, a group of close friends jump-started my musical education by playing Mozart, Rolling Stones, Michael Jackson, Sigur Ros, Radiohead, Elvis, and several other popular legends of music.
Being able to hear the music for the first time ever was unreal.