Artist Rutherford Chang has opened a very curious record shop in NYC's Recess gallery. It's filled with more than 650 first pressings of the Beatles' White Album. And nothing else. You can't buy any of them, but Chang will happily purchase yours, in any condition. He's also recording every time someone listens to one of the records to create new layered audio works.
"We Buy White Albums: Rutherford Chang" (Recess)
Interview with Rutherford Chang (Dust & Grooves)
Vintage interview with Jonathan Wolff, composer of the iconic Seinfeld theme (and music for Caroline in the City, Full House, Saved by the Bell, and many other shows). “I started with (Seinfeld’s) voice… and took a meter from his delivery, and made that the tempo of the Seinfeld Theme,” Wolff says.
Samuraigutarist recorded his cover of The Beatles’ “Here Comes The Sun” at a very slow tempo that lengthened the song to around 30 minutes. Then he sped up the video and audio 20x. The result sounds like a lovely violin version of the song.
In 1979, Roger Mainwood, just out of the Royal College of Art, created this wonderfully trippy animation for Kraftwerk’s “Autobahn.” It was a commission from the band’s record company but Kraftwerk had no input on the film, and Mainwood says he’s unsure if they even saw it. The fan site KraftwerkOnline tracked down Mainwood and […]
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