With Animation and Live Visuals, Meet Annapurna, CDM's Newest Visualist Contributor

Ed.: Create Digital Motion is now five years old, and we hear more than ever from a community that wants to see more in-depth coverage of visuals for music, interactive visuals, and live performance visuals and VJing. I couldn’t be more excited to begin to introduce some new voices to make that happen on this site; I think it’s our responsibility to all the talented folks in our community to see that vision out. Annapurna Kumar is coming onboard as a contributor and editorial advisor, and as a young artist just coming on the scene, she’s already got a portfolio …

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With Animation and Live Visuals, Meet Annapurna, CDM’s Newest Visualist Contributor

Ed.: Create Digital Motion is now five years old, and we hear more than ever from a community that wants to see more in-depth coverage of visuals for music, interactive visuals, and live performance visuals and VJing. I couldn’t be more excited to begin to introduce some new voices to make that happen on this site; I think it’s our responsibility to all the talented folks in our community to see that vision out. Annapurna Kumar is coming onboard as a contributor and editorial advisor, and as a young artist just coming on the scene, she’s already got a portfolio …

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Coming Home: America and the UK, Dance Resurgence, Insanely Great Flying Lotus and Stones Throw

Techno originator Juan Atkins. Now, dance music may finally be coming home properly to stay. Photo (CC-BY-SA) Adrien Mogenet. Any one of us, myself included, may break at any moment into armchair analysis of the music scene. But it’s worth asking an expert. Taste-setting, deeply influential DJs Pete Tong and Gilles Peterson of BBC Radio 1 recently stopped by National Public Radio’s thoughtful music program, All Songs Considered. Joining the American hosts, the BBC stars play favorite tracks and weigh in on the connections in electronica and club music in the US and the UK. The timing was appropriate: with …

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Beeple + Flying Lotus Team Up in Dazzling Animated Music Video; Free Models Coming

Flying Lotus – Kill Your Co-Workers from beeple on Vimeo. Beeple + Flying Lotus Team Up in Dazzling Animated Music Video Flying Lotus sends over his new music video, in collaboration with one of our favorite visual artists, the multi-talented motion artist Beeple. It seems a perfectly-calibrated aesthetic marriage between 3D models and hand-sketched rough edges, lending it the same, simultaneously futuristic and informal quality of FlyLo’s music. Hope to talk more about this video, but couldn’t wait to share it. In the meantime, see, from previous coverage: Shared Inspiration: Beeple Talks Process, 3D Sound Robots, Work to Watch But, …

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Decibel Log 2: Robert Henke, Room40 Label, Flying Lotus and Friends

The FlyLoTrio After Rocking Decibel – Ronald Bruner Jr., Flying Lotus and Thundercat The patter of rain against the window brings in day two at Decibel.  Early afternoon coffee is the ‘tall’ to order for the conference sessions in Pravda studios.  Robert Henke (Monolake) greets with a smile as he takes the podium for the first lecture “The Age of Abundance.”  It is a rare opportunity inside one of the minds behind Ableton, as he thinks on the future of electronic music eleven years after the founding of the company.  His talk revolves around the evolution of computer technology to …

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Evocative Videos for Flying Lotus, Matthew Dear Releases

Matthew Dear (teaser for the album “Black City,” below) and Flying Lotus (video for “MmmHmm” off Cosmogramma, above) each get rich, evocative video worlds to accompany their music. As a lot of music videos turn to gimmickry to try to go viral – tending to be either blindingly awesome, as with OK Go, or things trying to be as awesome as OK Go — these represent a vastly different approach. The visual universes they spin seem to flow straight out of the aesthetic textures of the music. For Flying Lotus, Warp Films (the visual offshoot of legendary Warp Records) turns …

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Flying Lotus Album Art, Come Alive: Fieldlines, Free Interactive Art App

You’ve heard the lamentations before: album art died with the move from the large canvas of the LP vinyl record to the CD. Well, eat your heart out, LPs: album art is back, it’s interactive, and it’s trippier than ever. Just ask Flying Lotus. Fieldlines is a free Mac and Windows application that creates an “augmented reality” experience for your computer. Based on the exquisite cover art by Leigh J. McCloskey for Flying Lotus’ upcoming album “Cosmogramma”, the organic visual pattern animates to movement tracked from your computer webcam, accompanied by the sounds of the record. (Harpist Rebekah Raff’s delicate …

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Flying Lotus Cosmogramma Album is Coming 5/4; Clear Your Calendar

I have no doubt that Cosmogramma, the album Flying Lotus describes as a “space opera,” will be one of the albums of 2010. Actually, I don’t even care if anyone agrees, because I know I’ll thoroughly enjoy it. The only bad news is that you’ll have to wait until May to get the release, coming out on Warp Records. I happened to hang out with Flying Lotus the day he wrapped the record up (after I nearly succumbed to the horrors of LA traffic), so I got to hear the rough-cut. Taking off any music critic hat or anything along …

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