Posts Tagged ‘Music’

Web’s top gem collector Urlesque has spotted this new kick-ass video from a London based We Have Band. Now, I’m a big fan of stop-motion films, but this is something of an intrinsic value, as it’s made from 4,816 individual stills. Created for the song “You Came Out” by some of the bands own members, the 3 minute animation goes well beyond anything I’ve seen, and truly fantabulous.

The band describes the process of making the video as painstaking, as everyone had to be hand-painted and shot over two days with mouth and lyric syncing to care about.

I’ve just happened to discover the  incredibly talented Kutiman, who runs the pioneering music project called Thru You, whereby he remixes various Youtube UGC videos to make a highly original multi-genre (modern acid jazz, funk, rock, soul and hip-hop) music.  Kutiman essentially brought together the first ever Youtube music band consisting of  various different bedroom talents and Youtube millenials, thus orchestrating a real collaborative,  ankle popping music!

Check out his latest remix video to see how it’s done.

fredo-violaThis week I was thrilled to have discovered some remarkebly original work from Fredo Viola, a London born artist and a musician who is undeniably the most imaginative art driven fusioneer.  On his equally inspiring website theturn.tv you’ll find that his artistic expression of music is truly multidimentional and free from modern day cliches.

One of Viola’s most well known songs are perhaps The Sad Song in which individually  recorded vocal harmonies are so masterfully orchestrated to create this eclectic  layers of tumultuous melody in the midst of soft electro beats. The result is something you’ve never heard of, which what makes Fredo Viola so genious. See below for a more resent work from Viola.

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The hot funk dexter, Beck has released a remake of the video for his song Gamma Ray, this time featuring the voguish Chloe Sevigny, my fav indie actress, whose quirkiness has been exploited by brands like Uniqlo and Samsonite Black. Directed by Jess Holzworth the new version of the video made its debut on MySpace this week.

I find this little mandolin playing songstress utterly charming. With her obvious gift of raw musical talent, DaisyCow88, the latest of youtube music  phenomenon, has been drawing all sorts of attention on YouTube in recent months.

It seems Brazil, the country of the famous Bossa Nova is bursting with new musical talents who are the new generation of MySpace famers in the making.

We’ve seen the likes of CSS rocked the Brit pop scene with their wildly chromatic costumes, lyrically extatic and musically flash performances. According to the Times music review, CSS definitely has the charm offence to make us smooth bang our heads repulsively.

“With an effortless and non-ironic joie de vivre, CSS were embraced by the UK for their camp punk attitude. Their self-titled debut’s mix of fuzzy, lo-fi electro pop ranked among the best of 2006. It was also clear from their live shows that this was the kind of loveable, scrappy, surreal gang that everyone wanted to be part of.”

However, although CSS might be the new young things in town, they’re not the youngest as there’s a 15 years old hearty soul singer and song writer, Mallu Magalhaes, who has been rumoured to become the Lilly Allen of Brazil.

And last but not least, another YouTuber to hit the viral chart is the 7 year old drummer Letícia Santos, who is not only an exceptionally brilliant at it, but also she was the youngest drummer in the world at the age of four, yes only four to my disbelief.

Hollywood actress, Natalie Portman is featured in an old Bollywood style music video called Carmensita from Devendra Banhart, a folk indie artist whose latest album is called “Smokey Rolls Down Thunder Canyon“. Tho the video is about Hindu love tale, the song is in Spanish and has English subtitles, and in truth, it can’t get any more obscure than this: