Explore a Hyperactive Explosion of Sound, As Mouse on Mars Turns 21

Musically speaking, Mouse on Mars are like that kid who can’t keep still. In a good way. But perhaps now is a perfect moment for that nervous energy, that quirky, disruptive approach to sounds. It can be refreshing colliding with the duo’s endless, too-much-coffee-when-saying-yes-to-projects collaborations, and anarchic playful love of noise. Because the anxieties of […]

Video: Live Beatmaking and Musicianship on Display; Details from the Artist, Logic Sampling

Let’s be frank. Computers really don’t demand any musicianship; they’re a blank slate with which you can do anything you like, and quantization is always close at hand. But bragging rights aside, whatever anyone else may think of the results, playing musical elements live can often be more satisfying. And it’s refreshing, at a time […]

- March 9, 2011

In Animated Film Ishihara, an Exploration of Color Blindness, All in Dots

Ishihara – English version from Yoav Brill on Vimeo. In an exquisite short film, animator Yoav Brill of Tel Aviv, Israel, tells a story entirely with dots. “Ishihara” draws its name and inspiration from the visual tests used to detect color blindness. The story becomes a poignant reflection on difference. The film was just translated […]

Peter Kirn - December 13, 2010

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