June 6, 2008

Paint Yourself White And Fill Up With Noise

We thought the Nude remix wars were over, but this late entry may be the most interesting yet. Analog badass James Houston says:

"Radiohead held an online contest to remix 'Nude' from their album - In Rainbows. This was quite a difficult task for all the electronic musicians that entered, as 'Nude' is in 6/8 timing, and 63bpm. Most music that's played in clubs is around 120bpm and usually 4/4 timing. It's near impossible to mix a waltz beat into a DJ set.

This resulted in lots of generic entries consisting of a typical 4/4 beat, but with arbitrary clips from 'Nude' thrown in so that they qualified for the contest. I decided to take the piss a bit, as the contest seemed to be in that spirit.

I grouped together a collection of old redundant hardware, and placed them in a situation where they're trying their best to do something that they're not exactly designed to do, and not quite getting there. It doesn't sound great, as it's not supposed to."

The band:
Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Guitars (rhythm & lead)
Epson LX-81 Dot Matrix Printer - Drums
HP Scanjet 3c - Bass Guitar
Hard Drive array - A collection of bad speakers - Vocals & FX

You may have to fast forward a bit:

Radiohead - Nude (James Houston Rmx)

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1 comment:

Parlophone said...

oh fuck me, that was amazing.