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acrassicauda from baghdad

Posted on | March 13, 2010 | No Comments

became a huge fan of vice tv documentaries featured on the vbs.tv website. the one posted here follows the first (and maybe only) iraq metal band acrassicauda. a vice team followed them for more than three years from war to post war times 2003 - 2006. there is also a short trailer on what happened after that if you click here. you should start with the long feature though.


hobnox live audio flash tool

Posted on | June 30, 2009 | 1 Comment

all those who are into making their own electronic music (and those who like crazy flash sites) but can’t afford the expensive music software tools should take a look at the new hobnox live audio web tool. a pretty amazing flash site that provides everything you need to make your own mix (although KABE, producer of the klamauk label said it’s not interesting for pros using the standard on computer software or tools).

still a cool site, click here to check out the hobnox live audio tool website.

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locodice minimal

Posted on | June 9, 2009 | No Comments

extremely nice minimal music by locodice from brooklyn. or as people in berlin would say techno, there is no minimal they say and laugh. funny folks. click here for his website and listen to tracks - hmmm yummie.

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coke’s summer 2009 yeah yeah yeah la la la dance party

Posted on | May 7, 2009 | No Comments

actually this commercial from mother for coca cola is quite fun.

chalk animation for firekites autumn story

Posted on | May 1, 2009 | 1 Comment

this is nicely done but what i like a bit better in blu’s first chalk, stop-motion drawings (click here) is that blu integrated, in a very interesting and surprising way, more of the real environment. it was a play between fiction and reality, less here so, still cool.

shot in the back of my head

Posted on | April 24, 2009 | No Comments

david lynch directed this video for moby’s “shot in the back of my head” song. nice!

setting fire to your house

Posted on | April 23, 2009 | No Comments

honestly, i barely understand anything from what the blank dogs in “setting fire to your house” are singing about but i like the video style a lot.

klamauk – or hullabaloo, in a good way

Posted on | April 6, 2009 | No Comments

check out the music label klamauk (which basically means hullabaloo) from mainz, germany. founded by tilman schwarz, michael fluhr and karsten brommenschenkel in august 2008. the label focuses on techno and house (or as they’d describe it: microfunk) releases.

not only do i actually like the music but the guys running the show came up with a cool web device. because the first vinyl release was a black and white print with individual hand coloration from each artist the guys from klamauk wanted to keep the individual element to their releases alive even for mp3 cover art. the website was realized by euro rscg 4d in duesseldorf, germany.

design your cover at klamauk.net/digital and listen to their music at juno or itunes.

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evident utensil video

Posted on | April 5, 2009 | No Comments

visually pretty interesting video for “evident utensil” from “chairlift”, an american electro pop group which was founded 2006 in boulder, colorado. the three group members aaron pfenning (songwriting/vocals/electronics/guitar), caroline polachek (songwriting/vocals/tambourine/synthesizer) and patrick wimberly (drums/bass guitar/keyboard/production) are now based in new york.

after “bruises” was featured in the new ipod nano tv commercial in september 2008 the band promptly got written up everywhere.

stay up (viagra)

Posted on | March 19, 2009 | No Comments

another nice video featuring kanye west – “stay up (viagra)” from his album “the death of adam”. think director jason goldwatch did a pretty good job and i like kanye’s fable for ironic and satiric video interpretations like “can’t tell me nothing” which i loved. it’s entertainment baby.

dove backlash

Posted on | November 12, 2007 | No Comments

had started the discussion about whether the unilever dove campaign is hypocritical or not in one of my earlier blog entries. one opinion was visualized in this youtube video. do you recognize the bits and pieces?

[youtube=http://youtube.com/watch?v=SwDEF-w4rJk]

sony music pieces

Posted on | November 4, 2007 | No Comments

sony’s latest commercial “music pieces” created by fallon in london and directed by nick gordon doesn’t have the dimension the bravia spots have. interesting yes but even though it might have never been done before it’s not surprising and stunning (might be for musicians but the average joe?). has a bit of the “hey this is great, because it is art, it is music and it is another big sony commercial” taste coming along with it.

electronic music art - reacTable

Posted on | October 29, 2007 | No Comments

the reacTable is an electro-acoustic music instrument with a tabletop tangible userinterface that has been developed within the music technology group at the universitat pompeu fabra in barcelona, spain by sergi jordà, martin kaltenbrunner, günter geiger and marcos alonso.

the reacTable is a round translucent table, used in a darkened room, and appears as a backlit display. by placing blocks called tangibles on the table, and interfacing with the visual display via the tangibles or fingertips, a virtual modular synthesizer is operated, creating music or sound effects.

(source: wikipedia) thanks for the hint kabe!

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kurt cobain, himself

Posted on | October 18, 2007 | No Comments

spoken completely by kurt cobain himself, “kurt cobain about a son” is a documentary (or almost autobiography) about success and failures, thoughts and experiences. 25 hours of spoken and unheard audio parts are worked into this movie revealing a highly personal and intimate view on an outstanding music artist.

kurt cobain about a son – website

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vegetable ochestra

Posted on | October 14, 2007 | No Comments

as a child i was always told by my parents not to play with food but if i had done music with it, it probably would have been different. anyway, these guys do play with food – actually vegetable – and they do make music. take a look it sounds pretty cool.

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