In a time where the devaluation of music seems to be at it’s peak, fans and audiences expect every release to be either for free or donation based, which forces musicians to tour extensively or resort to day jobs in order to support themselves. Deru, an electronic artist who questions this establishment, explores an innovative release of his latest album, 1979. His approach influences listeners to place themselves in an appropriate listening environment, delivering an entirely new experience.
To help him with his vision, Deru enlisted a team of people including the visual artist, Effixx, who collaborated previously on the Outliers, Iceland: Vol. 1 project.
I sat with Deru & Effixx to discuss the themes and concept behind 1979:
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Yesterday I came across the reel of Jason Drew and was floored by these visuals. Still images really don’t do it justice but check out the work that Jason, Andrew Jones and crew at Future Deluxe did for Nervo. Would love to see these in person, colors and animation are hypnotic.
Wes Anderson’s love for symmetry, compiled in the above clip.
He’s back! after completely re-scoring the original Tron back in 2011 Mogi Grumbles has finished his whole re-score of Escape From New York, below is the movie re-cut and above is the album, enjoy! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
I Heard You Were Dead is an original re-score of the movie Escape from New York (1981), composed by Mogi Grumbles, musical alias of Ann Arbor, MI native Alex Taam. In 2011, Taam asked the question, “What if Daft Punk had composed the soundtrack to the original Tron, and not its sequel?” The answer was “End of Line.” Two years later, he turned his attention to John Carpenter’s cult classic, this time posing a much simpler question, “Why not?” After amassing a collection of synths authentic to the period, Taam was inspired to compose something that was both classic and modern. Operation Black Light is sleek and stealthy, propelled by a bassline that whirs like a Blackhawk helicopter blade. Mac 10 is the sound of bombast, a grenade that’s just gone off with shrapnel bouncing everywhere. This re-cut of the film, by editor Christian Silbereis features the Mogi Grumbles re-score.
Escape From New York Re-score by Mogi Grumbles from Moodgadget on Vimeo.
“Oh I got this……..whaaaaaaaaaaaaaat, Oh come on!”
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.