Reading the newspaper one morning, I saw this picture of birds on the electric wires. I cut out the photo and decided to make a song, using the exact location of the birds as notes. I was just curious to hear what melody the birds were creating. (via)
Great remix by Bonobo of Henri Texier’s Les La-Bas; it’s a much richer sound than the original. Available as a free download over at soundcloud
This fascinating, brilliant 20-minute video narrates the history of the “Amen Break,” a six-second drum sample from the b-side of a chart-topping single from 1969. This sample was used extensively in early hiphop and sample-based music, and became the basis for drum-and-bass and jungle music — a six-second clip that spawned several entire subcultures. Everything …
View performances from a new perspective, watch up to four cameras at one time, and use the orchestra visualisation to learn more about the instruments & musicians involved. Neat! Would love to see an HTML5 based version of this, yet might not be possible at all to get the videos properly sync’d up. Hover at …
Excellent cover of alt-J’s already excellent Tessellate.
Her new album Aventine has been on repeat all week.
As heard in Suits.