How about this for morning practice- learn how to take a good sock to the face without getting teary-eyed. It would entail you go out and provoke people, no doubt, but it's a good way to develop good face-to-fist technique that'll astound the ladies. No, seriously. Think about what it means to be a villain- you'll definitely be encountering a lot of indiscretion on your way to ultimate villainy any the best way to beat that is violence. So here you go. Learn some.
So this is a dude that I've been following for a while. I was aware of his affinity for mixing 90s Biosphere/Boards-of-Canada-like ambient music but not so much aware that he has good production skills. Now that he has an E.P. out, I'd definitely recommend all yaw'll go and check this shit out (that is if you're a fan of the spaced out sounds of the arctic)
Because I'm an extremely busy person- I watched this gameplay/interview on Machinima covering 1886- a third person shooter/war game. At first I was intrigued by the computer generated world and the artistic gears-of-war-ish direction it was all leading towards. However, soon enough I actually started listening to the jibberish the Creative Director Mr. Weerasuriya had to say. It was at this point I stopped think 'Wow, this game might actually suck'.
I couldn't have come up with that title even if I tried. Remember that film review I posted just 15 minutes ago? Remember that bit about the sad middle aged Japanese gamers with interesting girlfriends? Here's the documentary I sourced it from.
This is another one of those instances (that have been on the rise) where I've found it difficult to fully grasp, what should be, easy material to analyse. The topic in question here happens not to be a mathematical problem, an unresolved political issue, dawning idea or anything of the sort. What I'm trying to figure out is nothing more but the underlying structures of a 2 hour Romantic/Sci-Fi. This movie is not limited by the fact that it is absolutely fictional- a documentary-type prediction of the near future would've been just as sentimentally sweet but ultimately Jarring (to me at least).
And we know this is the very near future because everyone is still using those pesky flat computer screens modern Sci-Fis usually hate and Los Angeles is stuck in Asian-nerd fashion hell. Not that it's a sin to set a sci-fi in the very near future- but why is it that I'm finding it hard to believe this almost-utopian post-DNA Computer L.A. is only two disastrous fashion trends away? Before I get into this movie I have to state that I do not, ultimately, think this is a bad or good movie but rather that I'm still undecided about a movie about Joaquin Phoenix sexing his phone (also note that spoilers are essential to this review).
Let's say we're, supposedly, on the forefront of thinking artistically, intellectually or otherwise. Being on music's tip of the edge is finding something that is hella out there but makes sense, right? Well, I found it a few days ago. A mix of sounds and rhythms so eclectic that it warranted about a week of solitude and deliberation on how to approach such methods. Out of Finland comes Vladislav Delay, a sound enthusiast so abstract that I'm going to dub him 'That weird guy from Finland'. This mix is a series of unreleased cuts floating around his digi-space.