Dert’s Talk Strange has just been made available for free download and it is AMAZING. 17 tracks made from Bjork samples and remixes.
Now I know what you’re thinking – believe me I haaaate 99.9% of the mash-up/remix albums I am sent (and I’m sent A LOT) but anyone who heard Dert’s previous release re-working of Jose González knows this is worth a listen – especially when the cost is free.99!
These are my picks for the 5 best music videos of 2008. If you think you already know all five, I’ll tell you that Bjork’s Wanderlust and Radiohead’s House of Cards did not make the cut! We can argue about my decisions in the comments if you’d like. I’ve tried to track down a streaming version and a high quality downloadable version of each video. Here they are:
The trick to this video could have become tiresome pretty quick but there are so many well though out sequences that it stays fresh until the end. I love the part where the colourbars become books.
After seeing Sia’s Letterman performance of Soon We’ll Be Found I had to find out more about her. The Australian pop singer released an album earlier this year and I believe Beck is featured on it. This is the quirky official video, directed by Claire Carré.
Watch the Letterman performance after the jump!
I was flipping through the channels yesterday and I ended up watching a fascinating documentary about Danish pianist (and comedian) Victor Borge. I realised that I had seen many of his routines on television over the years, but it really hit me yesterday just how insanely talented he was.
This is footage of Victor Borge and violinist Anton Kontra improvising during a spontaneous encore. The music suggested for the encore is a selection that Borge had heard but never played before. Incredible! They are like two jazz musicians conversing with their instruments.