A while back I wrote about a concert when I saw The Hilliard Ensemble perform with Jan Garbarek. Here’s a video manipulation of a 36-layered performance of The Hilliard Ensemble singing Johannes Ockeghem’s Deo Gratias. I saw this first on Root Blog, but you can find it also on the website of creator Rudi Knoops.
The Star Trek Enterprise’s ambient engine noise (24 Hour Idle) for your relaxation pleasure:
Peter Saville has been one of the most influential graphic designers – responsible for many iconic album covers, especially for Factory Records – over the last three decades. The design group Visualized have just released a video in which Saville explains the inspiration behind Joy Division‘s Unknown Pleasures album cover which used a page from the Cambridge Encyclopedia of Astronomy which showed “a comparative path demonstration of the frequency of a signal from a pulsating star.”
French artist and film maker Arnaud Maguet – along with French group Hifiklub – have filmed a documentary about prolific lo-fi rock legend R. Stevie Moore. The film is called I Am A Genius (And There’s Nothing I Can Do About It) and is subtitled “A Movie About Some Situations With R. Stevie Moore” and was filmed in Nashville, Tennessee. More details see here and watch the film below.
So, you probably know I have a thing for lists, as I usually put one together for the end of the year (see here, here, and here). Well, all annoyances aside (read here, here, and here), I’ve been nudged into compiling a Pitchfork People’s List.
A list of my favorite albums from 1996 to 2011. It’s not comprehensive and I really just mashed it together in a matter of minutes, probably would be a different set of 100 albums on any other day. Also, because there are just a lot of great records missing from the list to begin with (i.e. Position Normal’s Goodly Time!) it’s a little wonky and not an accurate reflection of the tunes rolling around in my head at any given moment.
Check out the stats on all the People’s Lists here.
Can’t believe this is online: I’ve been a pretty obsessive fan of Raymond Scott and Jim Henson‘s collaborations, but I’ve never seen this commercial before (just heard the sound on the Raymond Scott release Manhattan Research Inc.). Scott & Henson collaborated on many projects in the late 1960′s. This television commercial is from 1967.