The folks over at Who Sampled have compiled an excellent mix of the original samples from many of Daft Punk’s jams.
(via: The Strut)
Rodriguez on the cover of the French Rolling Stone Magazine!
Rodriguez! Man has my uttermost respect.
“Incantation. A prayer for apps and the latest whatever, sung by “the witch”. New things to try, a desperation, an automation to it. A heaviness, as if being joined by a yoke to our technology, it’s dragging us, making us pay per download. We’re it’s slave.”
Leah Kardos’s album “Machines”, a song cycle based on themes of technology, loneliness and the human condition, with lyrics derived from spam emails. (via Tom A.)
In honor of the new Moog Sub Phatty analog synthesizer’s release today, experimental multi-genre music producer, Flying Lotus, and Adult Swim veteran, Adam ‘Lilfuchs’ Fuchs collaborated on a short animation called Moog Sub Phatty: New Machine For Living. You can hear the new Sub Phatty analog synthesizer in Flying Lotus’s original score for the animation.
Amazing mix of musicians/styles going on here from a NPR Tiny Desk performance. Yo-Yo Ma, Edgar Meyer, Chris Thile And Stuart Duncan.
Yorke puts it this way: “One of the things we were most excited about was ending up with a record where you weren’t quite sure where the human starts and the machine ends.”
Due out early next year!
12 Piano notes made visible for the first time
Shannon Novak, a New Zealand-born fine artist, commissioned us to image 12 piano notes as inspiration for a series of 12 musical canvases. We decided to image the notes in video mode because when we observed the ‘A1’ note we discovered, surprisingly, that the energy envelope changes over time as the string’s harmonics mix in the piano’s wooden bridge. Instead of the envelope being fairly stable, as we had imagined, the harmonics actually cause the CymaGlyphs to be wonderfully dynamic. Our ears can easily detect the changes in the harmonics and the CymaScope now reveals them—probably a first in acoustic physics.
BBC Four - The Old Grey Whistle Test - Reggae Concert, Edinburgh Festival 1973
Live performance specially recorded for Whistle Test from the Reggae Concert at the Edinburgh Festival in 1973, featuring the Cimarons, Winston Groovy, Dennis Alcapone, the Marvels, Nicky Thomas and the Pioneers.(R)
The Cimarons - “Ain’t No Sunshine”
Winston Groovy - “I’m A Believer”
Dennis Alcapone - “Cassius Clay”, “Wake Up Jamaica”
The Marvels - “Jimmy Browne”, “One Monkey”
Nicky Thomas - “Is It Because I’m Black”, “Love of the Common People”
The Pioneers - “Higher & Higher”