Electronic music buffs cite Radiohead's Kid A as their best work. How many know that Idioteque, arguably the stand-out track owes a debt
to Paul Lansky
, sampling as it does Lansky's Mild Und Leise
[mp3 file], a track composed in 1973 on an IBM 360/91 mainframe
. I didn't. Should you find your interest piqued, you might want to read an interview with Lansky
. If that was then, this is now: The excellent music video to Zeal
[Quicktime] by Plaid
, which, although a very different beast, is an excellent indicator of how far electronic music has come. [Probably NSFW].
posted by nthdegx
on Feb 9, 2004 -
Heard an interesting MP3 the other day (4.6m).
With about 8 gigs of MP3s in random rotation at home, there are some songs that I have never even heard before. A live Radiohead song I got off of Napster started off innocently enough, but then broke into a sparsely instrumented and gravelly voiced song by someone who professes to love a part of the female anatomy that rhymes with mulva. I was struck by peer to peer's potential for art-thug type abuse, and wondered why I hadn't run into it before. Anyone else find some gems buried within their tunes?
posted by machaus
on May 25, 2001 -