Beach Boys Vocals Visualized

Visualization of The Beach Boys’ ‘You Still Believe In Me,’ using the acoustic voicing principles of bells for a view of the songs’ acoustic properties

I have said it before, and will likely say it again but for me, Brian Wilson represents the pinnacle of composing and recording vocal harmonies. Enter this awesome visualization by Alexander Chen, employing the physics behind bells to show a visual representation of the vocal harmonies in The Beach Boys recording of ‘You Still Believe In Me

Archie Pelago – Mary Anne Hobbs Mix (Video)

Watch the HD video of Archie Pelago’s mix for Mary Anne Hobbs XFM radio broadcast. Original air-date: April 7, 2012

For those who missed the debut of this on Monday evening, NYC trio Archie Pelago posted a HD streamable video of their 30 minute mix contributed for Mary Anne Hobbs’ XFM Radio show.

If you are looking for audio of the broadcast, or other freely accessible Archie material, kick on over to this comprehensive Archie Pelago write-up

EVEREMAN Documentary

Atlanta street-artist EVEREMAN, emphasizing the value of collaboration, and underground art’s role in the identification of Atlanta and other cities

Evereman LogoA well-timed post from Catlanta today; a 5 minute documentary on Atlanta street-artist EVEREMAN whose iconic wood stencils have been a part of Atlanta street art for as long as I can remember.

In the video EVEREMAN shares thoughts emphasizing the value of collaboration, and the role underground street-art plays into the city’s cultural identification.

A wonderful companion article to the ABV Gallery / Terminal West article shared last week, putting the spotlight on Atlanta’s growing street-art community.

Learn more about Atlanta street art by visiting some of the artists below:

EVEREMAN [ Blog | Facebook | Twitter ]
Catlanta [ Facebook | Twitter ]
ABV Gallery

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Get To Know: Archie Pelago

A comprehensive look at Brooklyn-based jazz trio Archie Pelago, highlighting currently available releases, interviews, and freely downloadable or streaming videos and mixes

Archie PelagoTo get you ready for the Archie Pelago mix on Mary Anne Hobbs’ XFM broadcast Saturday April 7, let’s make sure you know what’s good.

Archie Pelago, a three-man outfit from Brooklyn, combines classically influenced cello, saxophone, and trumpet with contemporary music and modern technology for a sound that reaches beyond other electronic / instrumental collaborations in recent memory.

Lately, too many performers treat Ableton Live as DJ software, not leveraging the software’s potential to reshape music during  performance, a realization not lost on Archie Pelago.

Listen to Archie Pelago on Mary Anne Hobbs XFM (Broadcast 7-April 2012)
Watch Archie Pelago Live at TekServe (14-April 2012)

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Richard Devine – Plonked Spectral Video / Remix

Atlanta based IDM phenom Richard Devine shares this Vimeo video upload and remix for Plonked Spectral, for his forthcoming RISP release.

Atlanta-based IDM phenom Richard Devine shares this Vimeo video upload for Plonked Spectral, for his forthcoming RISP release.

Check out the sounds from one of the unsung heroes of sound-design, and a phenomenal producer and performer I’ve been fortunate enough to see and meet through my involvement in music in Atlanta. One of the friendliest people you could imagine meeting as well. Richard Devine, you’re rad.

Plonked Spectral Video from the “RiSP-CD” 2012 from Richard Devine on Vimeo.

UPDATE: Richard posted a remix of Plonked Spectral on Soundcloud earlier today, embedded below – check it out and leave your comments!

RISP is Richard Devine’s algorithm-based exploration of generative time structures for analog synths. If you missed limited vinyl boarding pass worry not — gain 3 additional original richard devine compositions plus five remixes by Loops Haunt, Vaetxh, Subjex, Valance Drakes & Balkansky with the release of RISP on CD. Expect to breathe air on distant planets as chaotic, broken machines speak harmonious mutant languages via RD’s human/alien soundesign and audio activist remixes. Thirteen new tracks to become alien.