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Two Blobs Fucking
February 14, 2011 12:08 PM   Subscribe

"The more devices, the more harmonic possibilities can be constructed. You and your device, at one with the music, become the orchestra, just as the Gods of Technology naturally intended it to be."

"Two Blobs Fucking" is a new track by The Flaming Lips that is separated into twelve Youtube videos, meant to be played at the same time by multiple devices.

Track 1
Track 2
Track 3
Track 4
Track 5
Track 6
Track 7
Track 8
Track 9
Track 10
Track 11
Track 12
posted by Threeway Handshake (19 comments total) 18 users marked this as a favorite

 
It's a whole new kind of LAN party. Get together everyone with their laptops to play Flaming Lips music!

Also, previously by The Flaming Lips: Zaireeka
posted by hippybear at 12:19 PM on February 14, 2011 [1 favorite]


Even earlier were the Parking Lot Experiments, and the Boom Box Experiment.

The test begins... now.
posted by tapesonthefloor at 12:24 PM on February 14, 2011


I'm going to not and say I did. I am a big Flaming Lips fan, and I can appreciate the performance art aspect of something like this, but maybe I am old. I want my music in my ears to come from a single setup (headphones, stereo, or concert).
posted by cjorgensen at 12:24 PM on February 14, 2011


Yo, Flaming Lips, I'm really happy for you and I'mma let you finish, but Ballet mécanique by George Antheil! OF ALL TIME!
posted by Sidhedevil at 12:24 PM on February 14, 2011 [2 favorites]


but maybe I am old. I want my music in my ears to come from a single setup (headphones, stereo, or concert)

The joy of quadraphonic and other surround format music should never be denied. Especially today in this era of quality discrete multi-channel sources.

That said, I don't even have enough devices to play this thing. *grumble*
posted by hippybear at 12:33 PM on February 14, 2011


Loading up all 12 of them in tabs with headphones on is... interesting.
posted by togdon at 12:38 PM on February 14, 2011


Also Unsilent Night by Phil Kline. OF ALL TIME!

But this is pretty neat too.
posted by moonmilk at 12:43 PM on February 14, 2011 [1 favorite]


Am I the only one disappointed that a sonic screwdriver didn't feature prominently?
posted by stoneweaver at 12:43 PM on February 14, 2011


Quick and dirty mix. Not sure it was worth the effort.
posted by knave at 1:13 PM on February 14, 2011 [2 favorites]


I predict in the future this will be a double.
posted by a womble is an active kind of sloth at 1:23 PM on February 14, 2011


obviously it should be posted to MetaFilter twelve times, and none of the posts deleted.
posted by hippybear at 1:25 PM on February 14, 2011


I'm lazy and don't have 12 computers.

This might be easier
posted by chundo at 1:27 PM on February 14, 2011 [3 favorites]


knave: I feel the same way.
posted by chundo at 1:32 PM on February 14, 2011


When you say "at the same time" are you talking synchronized to the sample or what?
posted by mkb at 1:41 PM on February 14, 2011


When you say "at the same time" are you talking synchronized to the sample or what?

There are handy instructions by the band in the first link. You're supposed to start them playing at the same time.
posted by Threeway Handshake at 2:06 PM on February 14, 2011


Thanks, knave. And no, it wasn't worth the effort. This is a neat idea even if it is dickish to the fans.
posted by chairface at 8:41 PM on February 14, 2011


Well, it could be that a stereo downmix doesn't truly capture the full effect. If different sounds are supposed to be coming from different devices...
posted by hippybear at 8:57 PM on February 14, 2011


Aw, it's fun. I don't think it's intended that you MUST listen to all the tracks to enjoy this -- I was just doing three tracks at a time, and it sounded cool. You can mix and match for different effects. And the videos are pleasant eye candy. It's not a groundbreaking masterpiece, but it's hardly "dickish to the fans".
posted by lisa g at 10:56 PM on February 14, 2011


Here's another useful way to listen:
http://suavizado.com/twoblobs/

Includes a mixer, and a way to play all tracks simultaneously.
posted by naju at 8:50 AM on February 15, 2011


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