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Solar, with lyrics. A very pretty, surprisingly wordy video. (via)
posted by Pronoiac (20 comments total) 13 users marked this as a favorite

 
Wow. Cool. I fell in love with this song when I saw this version of them doing it live
posted by chillmost at 3:02 PM on February 4, 2008


What does it mean, "Made with Processing?"
posted by Pastabagel at 3:29 PM on February 4, 2008


"Processing is an open source programming language and environment for people who want to program images, animation, and interactions. It is used by students, artists, designers, researchers, and hobbyists for learning, prototyping, and production."
posted by Stonestock Relentless at 3:44 PM on February 4, 2008


You missed the sweet link of how the guy actually coded it.
posted by Mach5 at 3:45 PM on February 4, 2008




Ah dammit Stonestock!
posted by stumcg at 3:46 PM on February 4, 2008


booya
posted by Stonestock Relentless at 3:51 PM on February 4, 2008


This is the same person who did the cool Black Mirror video posted yesterday, by the way.

chillmost: I think I prefer their dancier songs. That versions has weird video artifacts that I kind of like as transitions, though.
posted by Pronoiac at 3:54 PM on February 4, 2008


I was weighing how much background to give when I accidentally hit post instead of preview.

The blog post about how he did it is really "how I got the timing down," but I'm also curious how he did everything in Processing, even though that would go over my head.
posted by Pronoiac at 3:58 PM on February 4, 2008


Flash 9 required. Bah!
posted by intermod at 4:08 PM on February 4, 2008


The Black Mirror FPP had a couple links to videos of this type as well (in the More Inside), but but not this one in particular.
posted by delmoi at 4:28 PM on February 4, 2008


I liked the bent synth (or whatever that is) solo sections: I'm a big fan of stepping outside of equal temperament like that, and I think it should happen more often in pop music. Seems like kind of the next frontier. Never heard of these folks before: this track is kinda Portishead-y, which is not a bad thing, necessarily.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 4:41 PM on February 4, 2008


Neat!

Of course, some of Goldfrapp's regular videos are also nifty.
posted by louche mustachio at 5:21 PM on February 4, 2008


That's called Portamento.

Or it might just be pitch bend. Most synths have that.
posted by empath at 8:31 PM on February 4, 2008


Thanks for the Wikipedia music lesson, there, empath. I did, in fact, know what "portamento" is. And I'm quite familiar with pitch bend functions on synths (use it a helluva lot myself, you see) as well. My point about that solo was that it spends a lot time outside of equal tempered regions of tuning. Pitch bend is generally used far more sparingly, most often as a way to glide up or down into the next note, this technique being, of course, "portamento". The solo appearing in the linked song uses pitch bend (probably) to give more or less the entirety of the solo an "out-of-tuneness" that is rarely heard in pop music. What's happening there in that solo goes far beyond what is generally referred to as "portamento". That's what struck me as interesting. So, in fact, what we're talking about here is not "portamento", as that term is generally understood. You dig?
posted by flapjax at midnite at 8:55 PM on February 4, 2008


Thanks for the info about Processing!
posted by Pastabagel at 9:24 PM on February 4, 2008


This is the same person who did the cool Black Mirror video posted yesterday, by the way.

Actually, no. I threw those links in as just bonus unrelated material because I thought they were cool, but not enough to merit their own front page post, considering that the flight404 website had been featured several times over the years. The guy who made these vids had nothing at all to do with the Black Mirror video. Apologies for the confusion.
posted by Dave Faris at 9:40 PM on February 4, 2008


Actually, listening again, I think it's just that whistle sample distorted to hell and back, not a synth.
posted by empath at 9:50 PM on February 4, 2008


Distorted portamento non-synth whistling with pitch bend! ;-)

What, flapjax? What are you thaying? Why, that's non-synth!
posted by flapjax at midnite at 12:46 AM on February 5, 2008


The little sounds in between the notes, the ones that start/stop a phrase makes it sound like heavily processed guitar, to me.
posted by chimaera at 11:36 AM on February 5, 2008


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