Since moving from London to a remote rural hideaway, singer-songwriter duo Anna Rose Carter and Ed Hamilton, aka Dead Light, make eerie and euphoric experimental music imprinted with all the emotion expected from close-quarters production. For the latest release from their self-titled LP, the duo enlisted Berlin-based artist Susi Sie who makes textural microscopic film studies of natural forms to create an entrancing marble-like moving painting.
"Midnight; amidst a dream — reality folded over to reveal a world of vivid mystery. Our eyes lay closed in still darkness, yet mind is alive - painting pictures we thought we could never possibly see. "
“Take fhe Form” serves as the latest instalment in the avant-garde creative label, Mask Movement’s genre-pushing discography. '0000' steps up as a unique collaboration between Ukrainian audio-visual innovator ‘Histibe’ and Australian underground bass maestro ‘Commit’. The composition takes to the screen with a compelling, surrealist depiction of the human mind’s unconscious — a place of interpretation, a narrative-less canvas where even our most unexpected memories resurface, intermingling abstraction with reality.
In 0000, we follow the protagonist into a thin, grey fog, in which he recounts flashbacks of a dream he once had. Meanwhile, a background of deep, mid-bass snarls and pulsing sub-bass act to enshroud a sense of mystery and a cyberpunk-inspired bleakness, simultaneously drenching the audio-visual experience in a sickeningly thick and weighted mood palette. Be prepared to enter the rabbit hole; three and a half minutes of a spun-out, technoid journey into the surrealist abyss. Think Lynch and Pollock meets bass, in fact just think…
0000 is now available for download on Bandcamp
Video directed by Maks Histibe
Origins is part of my new Emergence audiovisual show. It examines how everything comes from (almost) nothing - how simple laws create complex, fascinating and beautiful outcomes. Origins shows how electromagnetism - one of the four fundamental forces, helps create the types of cell structures that allow life to emerge.
"Mask Movement is a Ukrainian creative label founded and owned by digital artist and music producer Histibe. Mask Movement is a 360-degree creative label, focussing on modern visual art and music production and uniting like-minded people and creative enthusiasts from all around the world. Their mission is to encourage self-expression and bring something fresh to the table. What they do is the result of years upon years of cooperation with prolific artists across different mediums. They love to experiment with music and combine it with eye-catching visual content. They are still young, but already have had support from reputable media brands, including: COMPLEX, VIMEO STUFF PICKS, WEBBY, FWA, DEZEEN, JAY Z'S LIFE+TIMES, BBC, UKF, ASKAUDIO MAG."
In a tiny dim studio, Brussels-based artist Olya Tsoraeva painstakingly created a mold of Thom Yorke’s face out of plasticine for her stop-motion film Plastic Crash, a work deeply rooted in Radiohead’s “Creep.” It took four months to get all of his features right, and an additional nine months to handcraft the animation. “I spent a year in darkness!” she tells The Creators Project.
“I wanted to give a new breath to this song because I still consider ‘Creep’ as one of the most beautiful songs,” says Tsoraeva. “I was really inspired by its music, especially by the lyrics.” The video begins with the definition of a perfectly-inelastic collision, a rare case when “two bodies stick together after impact," and then shows the singer's face surrounded by strange, intricate and colorful creatures that end up pulling him apart as the song builds.
This post can be a perfect one to start your Monday, glitchy and experimental in some way. Thanks to B∞M, now we know Moscow-based artist Dmitry Morozov aka VTOL. Dmitry explores the medium of electronics in his work, using everything from barcodes to robotics to generate glitch visuals and abstract sounds. Below is a selection of his works:
http://vimeo.com/116637895 "An installation that features twelve robotic arms with speakers, which can be conducted by a participant through the gestures of their hands."
http://vimeo.com/89323190 "A device that is held above the arm that reads any tattoo markings to translate into electronic sounds."
http://vimeo.com/94968198 Turbp-Gusli - "an instrument that can be controlled using an EEG brain-reading headset."
http://vimeo.com/82575565 "Installation piece that reads a digital barcode and prints a unique postcard from that information."
Have a glitchy Monday
Over the last ten years, Scott Hansen has been making a lot under the moniker Tycho. But with the release of his second LP, Awake — out now on Ghostly International. Following The Creators Project premiere of the video for "See," directed by Bradley "GMUNK" Munkowitz we post it below but please check the interview and making of by this link.
HYPNO SF is a visual exploration of San Francisco turned to be a large scale GIF animation with mesmerizing effect. You can watch all collection online or check few in the post below as well as a music video made by HYPNO SF for Kalle Mattson's "Water Falls" featuring most of team's famous GIFs
"We made a music video for Berlin based DJ/producers Lars Moston & Ben Mono. The song ”Can’t Stop” nods partially to 90’s house music, so we tried to get the feeling of how things were done in the 90’s to this piece. The trick is that only light we used in the video came from a video projector. And it wasn’t just any light, but real time audio reactive visuals. We have published the code under Creative Commons license and we even made an iTunes Visualizer from the elements used in the video." Aku Meriläinen
Video, code, iTunes Visualizer and more specific information can be found on topbillinmusic.com
Award-winning (5 Cannes Lions) film director, photographer and musician (Woodkid) - Yoann Lemoine works between Paris and New York. He is a real post-digital renaissance artists mainly working as a film director in media such as video, 8 to 35mm film, 2D and 3D animation, Stop Motion, photography, illustration, painting, screen printing, sculpture, collage, knitting, holograms, and more…