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Radiohead Nude remix op Sinclair ZX Spectrum

Op de Radiohead blog een link naar een wel heel bijzondere remix van “Nude” gevonden, hieronder embedded te zien en horen.

De uitleg van maker James Houston;

Radiohead held an online contest to remix “Nude” from their album – “In Rainbows” This was quite a difficult task for all the electronic musicians that entered, as Nude is in 6/8 timing, and 63bpm. Most music that’s played in clubs is around 120bpm and usually 4/4 timing. It’s near impossible to mix a waltz beat into a DJ set.

This resulted in lots of generic entries consisting of a typical 4/4 beat, but with arbitrary clips from “Nude” thrown in so that they qualified for the contest.

Thom Yorke joked at the ridiculousness of it in an interview for NPR radio, hinting that they set the competition “for a laugh” and to find out what would come out of such an impossible task.

I decided to take the piss a bit, as the contest seemed to be in that spirit.

Based on the lyric (and alternate title) “Big Ideas: Don’t get any” I grouped together a collection of old redundant hardware, and placed them in a situation where they’re trying their best to do something that they’re not exactly designed to do, and not quite getting there.

It doesn’t sound great, as it’s not supposed to.

Sinclair ZX Spectrum – Guitars (rhythm & lead)
Epson LX-81 Dot Matrix Printer – Drums
HP Scanjet 3c – Bass Guitar
Hard Drive array – Act as a collection of bad speakers – Vocals & FX

Friggin’ awesome Art of Noise remix

the lady foursquare (vanop haar myspace pagina)Ik vond via Seeqpod deze stomend-pompende remix (mp3) van Art of Noise‘s ‘Beatbox‘, door The Lady Foursquare:

[audio:http://www.trashmenagerie.com/audio/ladyfoursquare/Art%20of%20Noise%20-%20Beatbox%20(Lady%204square%20rmx).mp3]

Beetje Googelen leverde onder andere volgende info op (van trashmenagerie.com):

The second tune for download is her incredibly interesting take on Art Of Noise’s Beatbox using the classic break and the not so known ending piano jam to create a huge breakdown builder. I wouldn’t be surprised if some of the big boys started using this one at the peaks of their set because this one builds it up big time. And I can’t forget the classic Loletta Holloway vocal rant over it that really gets folks going.

“A huge breakdown builder”, absoluut! En dat de outro in vergelijking met de rest van de mix wat zwakker uitvalt, zal voor de “big boys” geen probleem zijn. Die zijn op dat moment immers al lang andere beats door hun dansmolen aan het draaien!