Hangout: Radiohead, Clipping, Stranger Things, Streets of Rage, and More

In a new, ongoing format, this episode of the podcast is a Loose Filter Hangout. We’ll mix this up with our longer-form, special topic episodes, with the Hangouts featuring discussion of the random, fascinating stuff that makes it through our loose filters.

This time, we talk about Radiohead, Beyonce, Kevin Garrett, clipping, Stranger Things, Streets of Rage II, Pixelh8, and Twenty One Pilots. You'll find something new to love, guaranteed.

  1. Radiohead - Decks Dark
  2. Beyonce - Pray You Catch Me
  3. Kevin Garrett - Coloring
  4. clipping. - Work Work
  5. Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein - Stranger Things
  6. clipping. - All Black
  7. Yuzo Koshiro - Streets of Rage II
  8. Pixelh8 - Super Fantatstic Turbo Magical 2 Player Love Game Adventure Called Happiness
  9. Twenty One Pilots - Lane Boy

Musique concrète, played live: Revolution 9

No, seriously: Alarm Will Sound has recorded an acoustic performance of the Beatles' (in)famous track "Revolution 9" (a peculiar example of musique concrète). And it is FANTASTIC. Like, really seriously the best thing I've heard in a while. It's kind of rehabilitating my opinion of the original track, actually.

Give it a listen:

 Their new album is available for pre-order here. You should get it. AWS is one of my favorite musical ensembles of any kind. Their audacious and bold originality never fails to delight.


Keaton & Adams: Two American masters finally combined

Buster Keaton footage cleverly edited with the brilliant and satisfying Fearful Symmetries, by John Adams--it works so well:

 

Video is by Jérôme Bosc (parts 2 & 3 after the jump). If you're curious at all about my calling Buster Keaton an American Master, you must watch Tony Zhou's episode "Buster Keaton - The Art of the Gag" from his amazing Every Frame a Painting series.

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