Interesting coverage of BiS at Noisy

Brand-new Idol Society sought to undermine the rampant “idol” culture of Japanese pop, particularly as represented by AKB-48 and related groups. They have reformed after disbanding in 2014, and are led by Pour Lui プールイ.

The last video before their 2014 breakup was “Final Dance,” and it skirted a bit too close to typical idol fare:

The previous year’s “DiE” is a bit more inline with the mission of being an “idol group” but playing very different indies-style music:

“Nerve” is another good example of the commentary the group originally aimed for, and the video is directed by Nigo, the founder of A Bathing Ape clothing and DJ for Teriyaki Boyz:

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Cool to see it in process:

“Whistle” in an earlier version by Bekuh BOOM

Longer version:

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Grimes at The Fader

On July 20, 2017, in Digital Audio, Music, tech, by mugen

Grimes talks about her new Roli soundpack, politics, and the creative process at The Fader.

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A good list from dubspot (with clickable embedded players) of documentaries about production and history of electronic music.

I’m really eager to check out Synth Britannia from BBC4, along with Copyright Criminals and the Moog doc.

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Insane how apt these words are, lo these 27 years later.

“Hands All Over”

Hands all over the Eastern border
You know what? I think we’re falling
From composure
Hands all over Western culture
Ruffling feathers and turning eagles into vultures
Got my arms around my baby brother
Put your hands away
You’re gonna kill your mother, kill your mother
And I love her

Hands all over the coastal waters
The crew men thank her
Then lay down their oily blanket
Hands all over the inland forest
In a striking motion trees fall down
Like dying soldiers

Hands all over the peasants daughter
She’s our bride
She’ll never make it out alive
Hands all over words I utter
Change them into what you want to
Like balls of clay
Put your hands away
You’re gonna kill your mother
And I love her

Words: Chris Cornell
Music: Kim Thayil

“Making this video was fun because we were in a steel foundry. And there was like a black cancer dust all over everything. We’re all gonna get cancer from it and die. So I hope you enjoy it. This will be the video that killed Soundgarden.”

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Terminology – Digital Audio

On May 18, 2017, in Digital Audio, tech, by mugen

Lists of terminology for Digital Audio – Quizlet sets for study/testing

https://quizlet.com/114096248/digital-audio-basics-flash-cards/

https://quizlet.com/114085809/digital-media-105-audio-flash-cards/ – a few terms not mentioned above

https://quizlet.com/101602740/digital-audio-flash-cards/ – mostly the same, some few new terms

https://quizlet.com/107734352/intro-to-digital-audio-jonathan-toole-flash-cards/ – alternate, additional meaning for “trim,” etc.

https://quizlet.com/109208978/digital-media-audio-file-formats-flash-cards/ – starting point for file types, but needs more detail