New BLACKPINK video – filmed today!

On May 10, 2018, in Music, by mugen

New video in the works! Verified on Twitter.

via Soompi

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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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