LA-based singer-songwriter Moses Sumney performs his song "Replaceable"
in a single-take video shot by famed director Brian Cross, aka B+
. Recommended if you like loop pedals (previously-ish
) &/or soul music. [more inside]
has been experimenting with "cloned motion" in video for years and has now converted some of his hypnotic videos into looped gifs. (long-loading page, but worth it)
is an artist who makes colorful, vibrant, seamlessly looping animations from classic video games. Click on an image for a larger version, and an annotation of the game that the image comes from.
is a collaborative project between eight members
who have come together to explore the culture and music of Morocco, which is often poorly represented online to the world at large, thus "beyond digital." The team put together a 9 minute "behind-the-scenes" look at their work
, or you skip the preview and jump into their YouTube channel
, articles on The Fader
, and more on their website
. Highlights: a collection of Moroccan percussion loops
, a photo essay on Morocco's changing culture
, and a collaboration
between Moroccan musician Hassan Wargui
) and Nettle
, a "band project" by DJ/rupture. [more inside]
HappeningRightNow-Filter: New York's Wordless Music Orchestra
is premiering an orchestral arrangement of William Basinki's Disintegration Loops
live from The Temple Of Dendur.
A nice thing to start a Wednesday with.
Also, I didn't know you could do so much with loops.
So you're me
and you're in math class
and you're learning about graph theory
, a subject
to be included in most grade school's curricula
so maybe you're in some special program
or maybe you're in college
and were somehow not scarred for life
by your grade school math teachers
. [more inside]
is a really nice web-based experimental painting programme from Slovak animator and designer Peter Blaskovic
Nebraska-born musician Christiaan Virant
was in Beijing performing drone-like ambient music with his Chinese collaborator Zhang Jian, under the name FM3
(mostly in Chinese); as pioneers of the electronic movement in China, most of their money came from sound installations at art galleries, which entailed wiring up rooms with sound equipment. Mulling a simpler and cheaper way of doing this, Virant was wandering around a Buddhist temple in southwest China when he spotted a little plastic box on the altar
(one such possible example), piping out loops of the tinny, digitized chants played endlessly at such places. Intrigued, he found two of the devices in the temple gift shop and bought both. The idea of an instant sound installation was born. That was almost four years ago
. [more inside]
Flash so good it couldn't wait till Friday: Loops of Zen
is a puzzle game where you reconcile all the loose ends so there is no beginning or end. Deceptively simple, yet very relaxing. [more inside]