Posts Tagged ‘electronic’

“Roads” by Portishead

April 12, 2009

One of the Chum Master’s favorite tunes.  “Roads” premiered on Portishead’s 1994 debut album Dummy which is considered a seminal trip-hop album and also appeared at #419 of Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.  Haunting electronic music…hard to describe other than to say it’s wonderful.  Learn more about Portishead at their official website or on their Myspace page.

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Video Wars: “Freaxx” by Brokencyde

November 23, 2008

Video Wars started as an informal gag between myself and some friends. We would send terrible music videos to one another in an attempt to out-mortify one another. These videos are not for the faint of heart, or for those who have an empty stomach. This week’s entry is “Freaxx” by Brokencyde. This is a perfect storm of terrible-ness and shows the ugly side of the availability of audio and video recording technology. Seriously, this might the most awful thing I’ve ever seen. I know it’ll be painful, but watch the whole thing. It jumps off to uncharted regions of suck around the 1:50 mark.

Wednesday’s WTF: Man puts electric simulators on face to sync with music.

October 28, 2008

This is…..huh.  I’m speechless.  It starts off slow, but quickly accelerates to bizarre.

“Dancing in Chains” by aKido

October 12, 2008

“Dancing in Chains” from the album Blink by aKido. Filmed by Thien Vu Dang.  Check out aKido’s official website as well as their Myspace.

Ravers partially blinded by lazers at show

July 14, 2008

Up to 30 partygoers at an outdoor rave have been partially blinded by a laser light show.

Health officials confirmed 12 cases of laser-blindness from the event, with reports suggesting up to 17 more.

Some of those affected have lost up to 80 per cent of their vision.

Guests at the Aquamarine Open Air Festival in Kirzhach, Russia, began seeking medical help days after the show, complaining of vision problems.

Heavy rain had forced organisers of the event, which took place on July 5 in the town 50 miles outside Moscow, to put up tents for the all-night dance party.

The lasers, which are designed to illuminate the sky, were reflected by the canopy into the eyes of the ravers, burning their retinas.

An eye expert who treated some of the cases said the chance of regaining vision is ‘already impossible’.

One partygoer said: ‘I immediately had a spot like when you stare into the sun.

‘After three days I decided to go to the hospital. They examined me, asked if I had been at Open Air and then put me straight in the hospital.

‘I didn’t even get to go home and get my stuff.’

Industry website http://www.laserfx.com said focused laser light such as that at the event can cause eye damage almost instantly.

The owner of one Moscow laser rental company blamed the blindings on ‘illiteracy on the part of technicians’.

‘It was partly the rain but also partly the size of the laser.

‘Somebody set up an extremely powerful laser for such a small space,’ said Valentin Vasiliev, whose company did not provide the lasers for the Aquamarine festival.

Cosmic Connection, which promoted the Aquamarine rave, was unavailable for comment.

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They probably looked something like this….

Robots in bands get all the girls

June 25, 2008

The Trons of New Zealand.

From the band’s Myspace page

The Trons are a completely self playing robotic junk band! They are made mostly from old computer and mechanical parts and play original songs using an array of old amps and instruments. They now have five gigs under their belt and have just completed Hamilton’s Ignition Fringe Festival.

Craziest little DJ’s you’ll see today

June 18, 2008