Welcome to your new job. Please do not be late on your first day.
THE BUREAU is a story, told to you in real time, through comics and modular/electronic music. Each comics panel has a corresponding music track, timed to match the indicated time clock in each panel.
INSTRUCTIONS: The Bureau can played at any time, day or night, but for maximum entertainment, press play at 8:55am on the playlist below. Be sure to clock in a 8:59, The music will follow along, including your trip down the hallway at 9:09, your encounter with the supply cabinet at 9:19am, and an entire half hour morning meeting, complete with paperwork and PowerPoint, beginning at 9:30.
This first installment covers 8:55am through 10:03am.
Next week, "10:03am, THE ANNOUNCEMENT".
More information at: ep.tc/bureau
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Here's the soundtrack for this week's installment:
Rench writes, "Relix magazine just premiered this live video of Gangstagrass (previoulsy), the pioneers of authentically mixed bluegrass and hip-hop. The energy crackles on this captivating stage performance. Can't decide which is hotter, the emcees dynamic flow or the banjo and dobro players going into overdrive on the solos.
In 1993, Trent Reznor/Nine Inch Nails composed music for the first station ID for MTV Japan created by the inimitable Shinya Tsukamoto, director of cyberpunk/horror films like Tetsuo: The Iron Man (1989). Of course, Reznor later penned the below theme song for Tsukamoto’s 2010 film “Tetsuo: The Bullet Man.” (via r/ObscureMedia)
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