Grey Gersten's beautiful music video featuring space imagery from Cassini

Grey Gersten, whose work lies at the intersection of avant-garde art, multimedia, and music, has released this interplanetary video for his track "Press Your Heart Against The Screen," from his new album Naked Light out today. The song, about the bridge between humans and machines, is complemented by stunning images captured by NASA's Cassini space probe in 2009. Gersten has explored space in his prior work as well, having composed the soundtrack to Tom Sachs' incredible film A Space Program about the installation artist's Space Program 2.0: MARS project. A force in New York City's experimental art scene, Gersten has collaborated with John Zorn and TV on The Radio, and counts Laurie Anderson as a fan.

Starting at sunset tonight at NYC's 537 Broadway gallery, Gersten is hosting an overnight performance experience with special guests, meditation, experimental films, and a dramatic reading of former FBI Director James Comey's Congress Hearing.

Far fucking out.

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Hypnotic animation complements Papa M's acoustic "DLVD"

Director Arturo Bastón took the dance scene from the 1960 film Seishun zankoku monogatari by Nagisa Ôshima and repurposed it for this lovely animated sequence for "DVLD." Read the rest

Some new music I've been enjoying

I've really been enjoying In Cold Blood by alt-J. When I heard it, I first assumed this was a mid-90s goth theme I'd missed, back in the days when I didn't like the gothy-ness.

Feel It Still by Portugal. The Man is a wonderful feel good song for driving around on a sunny day! It'll be a mash-up hit too.

Finally, while this is around a year old, I like just about anything by Juniore but Marabout is really wonderful. Read the rest

"Little Bugs" video features this quirky animated figure

Ori Toor created this delightful animation for "Little Bugs," a new single by Marias. Read the rest

Forty years of hip hop masterfully cut up into one song

And if you don't know, now you know. (The Hood Internet)

Featuring:

2 Pac, 50 Cent, A Tribe Called Quest, Afrika Bambaataa, Audio Two, AZ, Beastie Boys, BG, Big Pun, Biz Markie, Black Rob, Black Sheep, Blackstreet, Bobby Shmurda, Boogie Down Productions, Busta Rhymes, Cali Swag District, Cam'ron, Chamillionaire, Chance The Rapper, Clipse, Common, Craig Mack, Cypress Hill, David Banner, De La Soul, Dead Prez, Digable Planets, Digital Underground, DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince, DJ Kool, DJ Quik & Kurrupt, DMX, Doug E Fresh, Dr. Dre, Drake, Eazy-E, Eminem, Eric B. & Rakim, Funky 4+1, Gang Starr, Geto Boys, Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five, GZA, House of Pain, Ice Cube, J-Kwon, Jadakiss, Jay Electronica, Jay-Z, JJ Fad, Juvenile, Kanye West, Kendrick Lamar, Kid Cudi, KRS-One, Lauryn Hill, Lil Jon & The Eastside Boys, Lil Kim, Lil Troy, Lil Wayne, LL Cool J, Ludacris, Madvillain, MC Shan, Meek Mill, MF DOOM, Missy Elliott, Mobb Deep, Montell Jordan, MOP, Nas, Naughty By Nature, Nelly, Nicki Minaj, Notorious BIG, NWA, Ol Dirty Bastard, Outakst, Pete Rock & CL Smooth, Petey Pablo, Pharaohe Monch, Public Enemy, Puff Daddy, Quad City DJs, Rich Boy, Rick Ross, Rob Base & DJ E-Z Rock, Run-DMC, Salt N Pepa, Scarface, Schoolly D, Sir Mix-A-Lot, Skee-Lo, Slick Rick, Snoop Dogg, Soulja Boy, Sugarhill Gang, T La Rock, T-Wayne, T.I., Terror Squad, The Fat Boys, The Fatback Band, The Fugees, The Game, The Pack, The Pharcyde, The Roots, Three 6 Mafia, Tone Loc, Tyga, UGK, Usher, UTFO, Warren G, Whodini, Wreckx-N-Effect, Wu-Tang Clan, Ying Yang Twins, Young Gunz

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Bob Dylan's 2016 Nobel Lecture in Literature

Last October, Bob Dylan won the 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature "for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition." Part of the requirement for receiving the award (and the prize money) is a lecture within six months of the Nobel ceremony. Dylan delivered his yesterday, just a few days before the deadline, and it's magnificent. Listen below.

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SpongeBob SquarePants sings Black Sabbath

"Oh Lord yeah."

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Dog regaled with acoustic covers of songs

Here's Maple, pup of mesmerizing looping Vines fame, getting treated to more complete renditions of songs by instrumentalist Trench. The YouTube channel also includes the 6-second classics. Maple is uncharacteristically pensive in the attached screenshot because Maple is listening to the Johnny Cash version of Hurt.

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Video for new old Radiohead track "I Promise"

"I Promise" is one of the three previously unreleased tracks from Radiohead's 20th anniversary reissue of OK Computer, titled OK Computer OKNOTOK 1997-2017. Video directed by Michal Marczak.

Previously: • Radiohead: lavish 20th anniversary reissue of "OK Computer"

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Poptone: Daniel Ash, Kevin Haskins, and Diva Dompé play Bauhaus, Tones on Tail, and Love and Rockets

Poptone is the new live flashback experience from Daniel Ash and Kevin Haskins, being two-thirds of Love and Rockets and Tones on Tail, and half of Bauhaus. Joined by Haskins's talented daughter Diva Dompé, the trio is revisiting tunes from their highly-influential careers at the intersection of glam/goth, psychedelic post-punk, and avant-garde experimentalism. These are artists whose magnificent work shaped the alt.culture underground of the 1980s and 1990s and, for me personally, were a portal to endless streams of high weirdness in art and music. By all accounts, Poptone is a fantastic trip. Tour dates are here.

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Super Mario theme performed on MalletKAT, a full-size MIDI xylophone

Gal Gershovsky, Felipe Fournier and Danny Flam perform Koji Kondo's classic Super Mario Bros. theme on the MalletKAT, a MIDI xylophone.

We bought a malletKAT (which is a midi xylophone) and we took it for a test drive - we used gameboy samples from the impactsoundworks super audio boy and rearranged them in Kontakt so the top keys on the MK are drum samples and the rest of the keys gameboy sounds. So this is the result! (this is after first rehearsal and you can hear Danny screwing up his part lol)
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Sabine Volkert's vibrant animations of delightful creatures

Musician Max Cooper collaborated with artist Sabine Volkert to create the accompanying video, which features symmetrical delightful creatures morphing and overlapping. Volkert's hand-drawn style makes it a fine complement to the music. Read the rest

Tabletop Audio: ambient loops for your RPGs

"Role-players, boardgamers, writers, coders, artists, graphic designers, teachers, house-cleaners, lucid dreamers, gym-rats, distance runners, commuters" can enjoy over 100 ambient atmospheric loops with names like "Orbital Promenade," "Lunar Outpost," "Testing Chamber" and so on. Read the rest

Voice of Baceprot: Indonesia's all-woman, hijab-wearing heavy metal band

Voice of Baceprot is a hard-driving heavy metal band made up of three hijab-wearing Muslim teenaged women who met at school in West Java, Indonesia, and whose rocking out is designed to "combat the stereotype of Muslim women as submissive or voiceless." Read the rest

Alanis Morissette's Jagged Little Pill, the musical

Next year, the American Repertory Theater in Massachusetts will premier a new musical based on Alanis Morissette's classic 1995 album Jagged Little Pill. Diablo Cody ("Juno" and "Ricki and the Flash") will write the book while Tony Award winner Diane Paulus ("Pippin) is directing.

Jagged Little Pill "had so much meaning in its time,” Paulus told the New York Times, and Morissette is an artist “with courage and power and vulnerability.”

Damn right.

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Stunning motion-captured dance animation

Directed by Rupert Burton, Jon Noorlander and Johnny Likens, this is one of those rare moments where a technical accomplishment—produced to satisfy the ego of brands sponsoring an urban planning conference!—attains spiritual energy.

Deluxe's Method Studios was tapped by production company RSA to concept and create this year’s AICP Sponsor Reel. The AICP awards celebrate global creativity within commercial production. The Method team wanted to create an entertaining piece of design that encapsulates the innovative and prolific nature of this industry. Our aim was to showcase the AICP sponsors as various dancing avatars, which playfully reference the visual effects used throughout production. Motion capture, procedural animation and dynamic simulations combine to create a milieu of iconic pop dance moves that become an explosion of colorful fur, feathers, particles and more.
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Totally awesome animated music video starring Ronald Jenkees

Last month, musician and YouTube superstar Ronald Jenkees dropped his latest album Rhodes Deep. In honor of this delight, fan Ben Luce created this terrific animation called Quest for the Jam. Read the rest

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