Jaakko Eino Kalevi: Finland has their own Destroyer/John Maus hybrid and he’s amazing.
Lee Bannon: Ninja Tunes just keeps stacking up and reviving good drum n bass.
Indian Wells: Flying under the radar in the beat world clutter.
Disclosure: I wouldn’t usually post this video but the color treatment and the vintage knick knacks make it.
Midlake: Loving this video and single, I hope this band keeps it together somehow, would be a shame if they quit.
Blonde Redhead: Some serious music as the first single from the new Blonde Redhead. The treatment though touches on Monty Python’s Holy Grail, just sayin’/
Washed Out: I grabbed this from his Instagram, seems to be a few new songs?
Nils Frahm: I know i’m addicted, for those that missed the premiere of this video, I thought i’d post it for you.
This is like the archetype for every retro-styled with the synth-soundtracked logo build in and the crackly PBS voice over. Can’t believe this was made in 1980, would have guessed earlier from the quality.
The Colorvision series is still rolling here on the blog. Just some of the latest appealing music videos, found video, vintage revival footage.
Nils Frahm: In America this music isn’t appreciated enough for what it is, if it does get any bigger its because of Nils live performances.
Blondes: New video from a Brooklyn favorite duo, if you haven’t heard the Swisher album I highly recommend it.
1989 Enya: I’ve been going deep on the live and studio Enya videos, she’s up there with Gary Numan on shows that I wish I was born earlier to see live.
The Miracles Club: This band sort of came and went here in the states, I wish I could see them again.
You may know part of Dukes Of Chutney if you’ve been on the ISO50 blog for a few years. Part of the duo is Tom Croose who has done mixes and playlists for us in the past. He is now releasing with long time surfing buddy Dustin Lynn on Tim Sweeney’s Beats In Space label.
We’re proud to be premiering a video for their Domino EP which the vinyl is ONLY $10(I ordered mine up last week) – order/support here.
This has been one the most outstanding branding for a release/musician i’ve ever seen. The vision for Oneohtrix Point Never’s R Plus Seven album has pristine art direction touching on early 90’s european surrealism which I have a have such a soft spot for. The main stand out is this video by Takeshi Murata, if you haven’t seen it yet then I highly recommend it, its like still life 2.0.
Sure everyone knows the usual Super Mario Bros., Tetris, Castlevania, Zelda, Metroid, Jackal, Ninja Gaiden, Double Dragon, etc. What I come to realize is how much of an impact it made on enjoying certain sounds and being aware of them at such an early age. Well here it is, feel free to list what you think I missed in the comments, remember the key word is underrated.
5. Town & Country Surf Designs
The surf game no one could beat in my neighborhood, loved the loop and chord change, and the cover oh how great that cover was.
4. Super Dodge Ball – Kenya Theme
I remember playing this game for hours just to get to Kenya so I can hear those drums, that flute… wellllllll lets not talk about the flute.
3. Blades Of Steel
Oh those lower notes, I loved them, the kid in me would cry if I didn’t put a hockey game on this list so here you go you weird time traveling crybaby.
At 0:28 my child mind felt like it was glowing, made we worship delayed sounds every since.
1. Bad Dudes
It almost makes me tear up its soo good, I almost want to knock on my neighbors door now and ask him if he wants to go outside and play guns.
We’ve truly entered an exiting era of new “user experiences” and no front is exempt. From web and mobile platforms, art installations, to film and video games, there seems to be a sense that no frontier is unreachable and what one day seemed impossible, has been surpassed beyond our wildest dreams, forever altering our perception on whats “real”. Enter Box.
Box is a live performance film by Bot & Dolly, that documents a first ever live synchronized performance using 3D Projection Mapping, Robots and Actors:
Box explores the synthesis of real and digital space through projection-mapping on moving surfaces. The short film documents a live performance, captured entirely in camera. Bot & Dolly produced this work to serve as both an artistic statement and technical demonstration. It is the culmination of multiple technologies, including large scale robotics, projection mapping, and software engineering. We believe this methodology has tremendous potential to radically transform theatrical presentations, and define new genres of expression.
About Bot & Dolly
Bot & Dolly is a design and engineering studio that specializes in automation, robotics and filmmaking.