Food for thought‘[...] do not think that good design can make a poor product good, whether the product be a machine, a building, a promotional brochure or a business man. But [...] good design can materially help make a good product reach its full potential. In short, [...] good design is good business.’
Thomas J. Watson Jr., IBM CEO

The Silk Demise

September 29, 2007, 8:05 PM

Superb music from this canadian duo, The Silk Demise. And not only do they make great music, they also give it for free on their site (hoping that honest people will donate through PayPal or buy their cd from amazon).

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The first album is amazing, a true delight, reminding me of Unkle, Massive Attack, sometimes Faithless :). The second one has less vocals, more psychedelic samples, instrumental, almost a goa-like trip-hop.

You can hear some of the tracks on their myspace page. I highly recommend The Garden and Corridor Fog. They also have a blog.

Highly recommended for electronic music fans.
Enjoy.

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Something to feel good

September 19, 2007, 11:49 PM

Nice typo animation (and song, of course, Nina Simone is always a pleasure to listen to):

(via Davidthedisgner)

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Paul Dateh w Inka One – Violin hip hop

September 8, 2007, 11:38 AM

This guy just blew me away. Too bad he doesn’t have an album out yet.

Visit his myspace page if you want to download this song and listen some more. He also has a blog (everybody does these days).

(via feeder)

later edit:
Found another nice video with artist Miri Ben-Ari, she is “the hip hop violin” (with TM and all).

I like Paul Dateh more, he still seems to be having fun from doing it, Miri Ben-Ari is much more caught in the well-oiled hip-hop music industry. It’s a shame when you trade your talent/soul for money. But then again, we all work for money, one way or the other, right ?

And while I’m at it, I have to write about another impressive duo, flute player Greg Pattillo and cello player Eric Stephenson (at Union Square, subway in NYC). Another video here.

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Twisted Transistor – KoRn

August 23, 2007, 2:10 AM

One of the best music videos around, Twisted Transistor manages to entertain and energize me every time.

I mean, how can you stay serious seeing Snoop-Munky shouting: “Man, I don’t need no video, my music is my expression. Get outta m’face!” :)) Or Xzibit-Fieldy saying: “It’s pink!” “No, it’s psychedelic!” “Man, it’s PINK!” – reminds me of some client-designer talk :P

More details about the video here.

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Comedy – by Studio 4°C

August 18, 2007, 5:15 PM

One of my all-time-favourite shorts, gives me goosebumps every time. Guess it’s because of the angelic “Ave Maria“. Can’t find which version is in this short, Bach/Gounod’s, Beethoven’s, Mozart’s and Schubert’s got me confused, guess I’ll have to ask mum :P — she’s a music teacher :).

later edit:
ANN says it’s Schubert’s…
I’ve also listened to Gounod’s and it’s quite different.

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Simply wonderful

August 16, 2007, 2:10 AM

Music, animation, everything. Gorgeous. More details here. Song by Kwoon.

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It’s official, Muse in Romania !

August 13, 2007, 5:00 PM

Finally, it’s for sure. It’s written white on black (not the other way around :P) on their site, www.muse.mu (notice the nice domain, from Mauritius :)) ).

Friday 17 I will be waiting in line for tickets :D – well, maybe not on friday, but next week definitely.
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(image from metropotam).

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Muse are coming to Romania!

July 31, 2007, 1:00 AM

It seems this is a great year, having so many big bands and singers concerting in Bucharest at last feels wonderful.

After George Michael, Faithless, Prodigy, Stones, Tori Amos, on the 6th october we’ll be delighted to welcome Muse. It seems it’s not a rumour anymore, Chestionabil wrote about it, Feeder as well, and, most important, Microcuts, one of the Muse websites (it’d be really sad for them to be mistaking).

Till then, enjoy this great video (and song) shot in Romania, directed by Joseph Kahn. Be sure to check his website, he directed many videos for great artists, including Moby, Korn, U2’s “Elevation”, Eminem, George Michael, Chemical Brothers’ hilarious “Get Yourself High” and many more, as well as some great tv spots.
Muse – Knights of Cydonia:

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Nice video from RJD2

July 20, 2007, 2:46 PM

Great moves, song and especially filming, made in one take it seems, nice contre-jour there and amazing “gliding” dance near the end.

Some more details:
“Post hip-hop troubadour RJD2 teamed with dance and media artist Bill Shannon for the ‘Work It Out’ video. Shannon, born with a degenerative hip condition, developed a way to express himself through dance (and even skateboarding) on crutches. Director Joey Garfield took to the streets of New York and captured one continuous shot of Shannon, injecting RJD2 into random roles throughout the video.” (from Spinner, via Motionographer)

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George Michael 25 Live in Bucharest

June 1, 2007, 5:20 PM

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