Those of you know know me personally know that I am extremely picky about music: whereas I enjoy nearly every genre, I am very particular about stylistic elements, quality, and skill of execution.
My friend Poffy turned me on to Kutiman Mixes YouTube about an hour ago; I’ve watched it several times before realizing I needed to spread it around. It appears that some guy got a bunch of YouTube videos and mixed them into a video album, compositing the video elements into a barely explicable thing which vascillates between montage, pastiche and 60s-style disoriented spook video.
It’s honestly mindblowing. Speaking as someone thoroughly inured to things like the McRoll and the Windows song by being double oldbear enough to remember the various versions of .MOD, this really still tweaks all my knobs. This isn’t just weird. This is genuine music. It’s good.
This is one an mazing.
[digg-reddit-me]If you, like me, really dig on some of the Adult Swim bump music but haven’t been able to find it, on one of their recent bumps was listed a number of the bands they’ve been using. I’m reproducing that list here because I couldn’t find it on Google, and that usually means nobody’s written it out yet.
There’s some surprisingly good music in this list. I bought the Dethklok CD, and I just can’t stop listening to it. Almost this entire list is available as DRM-free MP3s from Amazon’s music download service (yay affiliate links). I’m linking the MP3 CDs where I can because they’re way cheaper and I find them more convenient, and frankly I hate ripping my CDs, so why bother, etc. Also, where I know the band, which is a little over half this list and quickly growing, I’m linking specific albums I prefer.
It also helps that the Amazon pages have clips of songs that you can listen to, so if you’re looking for something specific you heard, you might be able to find it (and maybe some other good stuff too) here.
- Amon Tobin – Foley Room and Chaos Theory
- Aphex Twin – I Care Because You Do and Richard D. James Album
- Boards of Canada – Hi Scores and Music Has The Right to Children
- Bonobo – Days to Come and Dial ‘M’ for Monkey
- [Chris] Clark – Empty the Bones of You
- Chris Devoe – cannot find purchasable albums, so here’s his Discogs Profile
- Coldcut – Everything is Under Control and Walk a Mile
- Collective Efforts – Possibilities Remix (song) and 3 Dope Verses
- Cujo – Adventures in Foam and From the Cellblock to the Booth
- DangerDOOM – The Mouse and the Mask
- David Banner – The Greatest Story Ever Told and Certified
- Dethklok – The Dethalbum
- Diplo – Florida
- Diverse – One A.M. and Move
- Dweezil Zappa – Go With What You Know and Automatic
- El-P – I’ll Sleep When You’re Dead and Fantastic Damage
- Fat Jon – Lightweight Heavy and Afterthought
- Flying Lotus – Los Angeles and 1983
- Grizzly Bear – Yellow House and Horn of Plenty
- Herbalizer – Same as it Never Was
- J Dilla – The Shining and Donuts (no, not doughnuts )
- J Rocc – Bubbha’s Dance (song) and Cold Heat Funk Mix part 1 (song)
- Jackson and his Computer Band – not sold on Amazon, but you can hear it free at his Last.FM page
- Jamie Lidell – Jim
- Jaylib – Champion Sound and The Red/The Official
- Kid Koala – Some of My Best Friends are DJs and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- LFO – Life is Good and Frequencies
- Loopdigga – not sold on Amazon, but here’s his Discogs Profile
- Luke Vibert – Chicago, Detroit, Redruth and YosepH
- Madvillain – Madvillainy
- Minamina Goodsong – The Four Farmer Circus and The Transcendental Game of Zen
- Nightmares on Wax – Mind Elevation and In a Space Outta Sound
- Oh No – The Disrupt and Exodus Into Unheard Rhythms
- Peanut Butter Wolf – Let’s Play Doctor and Big Shots
- Percee P – Perseverance
- Plaid – Spokes and Rest Proof Clockwork
- Prefuse 73 – Surrounded By Silence and Vocal Studies and Uprock Narratives
- Psyche Origami – Is Ellipsis and The Standard
- Schooly D – Best of Schooly D
- Squarepusher – Hello Everything and Ultravisitor
- TTC – Bâtards Sensibles and Ceci N’Est Pas Un Disque
- Wildchild – Wildchild and Secondary Protocol
- Yesterday’s New Quintet – Angles Without Edges and Yesterday’s Universe: Prepare for a New Yesterday
Quite a list. Lots of good stuff in there. Enjoy.
I’ve been thinking about making an image plugin for WordPress. I want to restart my image of the day process, but the import process has been dreadful, and there’s no programmatic access to the image list, meaning things like random images and images from subgroups aren’t particularly reasonable. To that end I need to write my own, and since I’d love the rank that comes from having a high-usage plugin, I need a clear idea of what things go into an image plugin, what features are missing from existing plugins, et cetera.
I’m already doing complex efficient randomization, API access, bulk posting, timed bulk posting, base autotagging, auto-categorization, a catalog widget, and I’m going to make sure that my stuff is compatible with the All In One SEO pack. I’m going to provide integration points, and I’m going to provide an example integration with LightBox, or one of its relatives. I’m going to provide voting, moderated tag suggestion and home-post permalinking.
I’ll also be writing strict, browser/version portable code without hacks. Yay!
Please let me know what you’d want to see if there were a new image plugin coming out.
That’s right, it’s not a dub, it’s a cover. As in, they actually remade the entire episode themselves. Brace yourself for the lowest budget “The Man Trap” you’ve ever seen. Cardboard cutout people, transporters that look like macaroni beams, girls who aren’t even close to hot – it’s got it all.
It’s not the same as those pictures you already saw, even though it seems like it is. Watch it. You’ll see.
And no, these dots aren’t being agitated. This is a simple visual/auditory demo with delusions of grandeur, but on the other hand, it is surprisingly pretty; very reminiscent of 80s demoscene stuff, back when (insert obviously false nostalgia here.) Granted, this is something of an old news moment, but hey, it’s the first time I saw it, and almost everyone I’ve showed it to thinks it’s new to, so good enough.
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