I’m primarily a visual artist, but sonic art is an important part of my creative process. I’ve been asked if I see correlation between musical art and my own; absolutely. Down to it, it’s all patterns anyway. Music evokes so much of what I do in my visual art, and writing, and pacing. What we call INSPIRATION!
kexp described these guys as a modern indy rock band with kid Michael Jackson doing the vocals. “Hit me with this now”, I said. Here is their entire 2nd ep, which I find incredible.
This is some swaggy chill rock with what sounds like a little kid belting out honor yells. Basically the Tekkonkinkreet of music.
this one is a mashup of earth wind & fire with daft punk. it’s just real fun, ok
It makes me think of the anime Interstella 5555 and also disco so *thumb up*
Oh hey here’s Interstella 5555 btw. It’s an entire animated movie set to Daft Punk’s album Discovery. No dialogue, just all music and visuals. If you’ve never seen it sit the fuck down and get comfortable and watch it NOW!
The HERO in it will choke you the fuck up
the title of this youtube vid is “hot girl spinning dj’s” or whatever– please ignore that and just acknowledge the thrills she spilts down. idk ive always felt kinda weird about DJING like it’s just someone playing other ppl’s music– but no i totally respect it and i even want to do it myself. anyway, this song (or compilation of songs) gets me real riled up and ready to make earth shattering artwork
i *love* that it begins with the Baz Luhrman Romeo + Juliet theme. Yas girl, you know me. This is the kind of shit I’d probably be laughed at for enjoying, but the fuel it provides for me smashes that, so laugh all you like!
DIGGING THROUGH THE CARTS
a friend of mine JUST exposed me to this brilliant documentary series about game composers from the retro video game era (right after showing me “INDIVISIBLE”, so, double win, Devin). This is an incredible look at the unknown faces behind some of the most moving music our generation has heard. If you’re a fan of video games or music or composition DO NOT miss out on this. Watch every episode. The Capcom one nearly brought me to tears ;o; The episode after that they get into SEGA, and that is possibly the actual best episode. Video game music is so, so important to my generation, it’s crazy.
It’ll remind you of deep cuts like this:
Speaking of video game music. I’m obsessed with Game Boy lately. I recently got a customized, front-lit (this is a big deal) Game Boy Color. I’m currently stocking my lil handheld totem with rad ass games, and this game Hiryu No Ken Gaiden actually has some pretty killer chiptunes. Not to mention some fun gameplay when you look at it
Also the opening music to Samurai Shodown on the Game Boy is pretty epic
I listen to Shamir when I feel like a bad bitch
OH SHIT; I have to mention Chris Dane Owens. I can’t believe I never discovered this before. Another thing ppl would most certainly laugh at for me enjoying; BUT I DO. This guy is a Targaryen making art & music exactly the way he wants to and I respect that.
& Also it’s hilarious. And Awesome.
Shine on me
With the light of Love