Posts tagged ‘videos’

Dream Rock & Noise Pop in Videos: Ride – “Drive Blind”

Track eight from volume two. Recorded live in London, 1989. Another gem from Snub TV. Shame about the audio/video quality here, though.

May 9, 2011 at 9:00 am Leave a comment

Dream Rock & Noise Pop in Videos: The House of Love – “I Don’t Know Why I Love You”

Bit surprised to find that there doesn’t seem to have been a promo video for Loop’s “Black Sun”. Less surprised to find there most certainly was a clip for this major label-era House of Love single. Track seven from volume two.

April 29, 2011 at 9:00 am Leave a comment

Dream Rock & Noise Pop in Videos: Sonic Youth – “Teen Age Riot”

Can’t find a proper video for “Losing Touch with My Mind” and “Emptiness Inside” has already been covered here, so we’re skipping ahead to track five from volume two. This promo video is so official that it seems to have been posted on YouTube by (or at least on behalf of) the band.

And because SY is still one of the best live bands on the planet, here’s a performance of “Teen Age Riot” filmed by the BBC in 2009.

April 23, 2011 at 9:00 am Leave a comment

Dream Rock & Noise Pop in Videos: The Jesus & Mary Chain – “Some Candy Talking”

Skipping ahead again, this is track one from volume two in all its full promo video glory.

April 17, 2011 at 9:00 am Leave a comment

Dream Rock & Noise Pop in Videos: Black Tambourine – “Throw Aggi Off the Bridge”

Skipping ahead a bit here, track 14 from volume one.

April 15, 2011 at 9:00 am Leave a comment

Theo Burt – Colour Projections (Entr’acte) DVD ROM

Theo Burt is one half of The Automatics Group, whose Auto 17 12″ is one of the most intriguing pieces of electronic formalism in recent memory. Burt’s multimedia piece  Colour Projections is available as a DVD ROM that (like all Entr’acte releases) comes packaged in a vacuum-sealed foil bag. Apparently, a regular DVD couldn’t render the video portion of the piece with satisfactory clarity, so it had to be delivered as a high-definition Flash video, which requires a reasonably powerful computer to play perfectly.

Clearly, Theo and Entr’acte have gone to some trouble to make this release as exquisite as it can possibly be. And with good reason – Colour Projections is a work of sheer brilliance, which reaches levels of ornate digital minimalism that a heavy hitter like Ryoji Ikeda or Carsten Nicolai could be proud of.

The concept is simple enough – colourful geometric shapes that rotate, pulse and transform in sympathy with modulating sine wave tones. The results are absolutely spellbinding. The extremely vivid rendering gives the whole presentation an uncannily hyper-real feeling – at once deliberately flat and hypnotically three-dimensional. Experienced on a big screen, at high volume, this could be pretty mind-bending.

Flex your grey matter: buy Colour Projections from the Entr’acte website.

April 8, 2011 at 9:00 am 1 comment

Dream Rock & Noise Pop in Videos: Lush – “For Love”

Track 12 from volume one. Live at the Glastonbury Festival in 1992. Hands up anyone who had a major crush on Miki Berenyi at this stage.

April 7, 2011 at 9:00 am 2 comments

Dream Rock & Noise Pop in Videos: Pale Saints – “Throwing Back the Apple”

Track 11 from volume one. This is a proper promo video and everything. 4AD always took that kind of thing seriously.

“Throwing Back the Apple” was this here blog’s one contribution to the “great guitar solos” debate that was rolling around our corner of the blogosphere recently. The solo in question is pretty interesting, coming from a supposedly “shoegaze” band, as it’s more about conventional musicality than textural manipulation.

The guitar tone here is a pure Rickenbacker chime. The thrill comes from the constant deferral  of melodic pay-off and the piling on of harmonic intensity. Each little melodic flourish seems like a feint; a false start delaying the ecstatic moment when the whole thing shoots sky high – which it actually does on more than one occasion. A truly classic solo, basically.

March 31, 2011 at 9:00 am Leave a comment

Dream Rock & Noise Pop in Videos: Slowdive – “Catch the Breeze”

Track ten from volume one. Seems like this is the official promo video.

But this live-on-TV  clip is more of a laff. A real timepiece – and look at those archetypal shoegazers snogging in the audience!

March 24, 2011 at 9:00 am Leave a comment

Dream Rock & Noise Pop in Videos: My Bloody Valentine – “Loomer”

Track nine from volume one. This is a fan video that sets “Loomer” to the “inner space” scene from 2001 – a startling obvious “idea” but it actually works rather well.

March 19, 2011 at 9:00 am Leave a comment

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