Beck & Charlotte Gainsbourg

Beck & CharlotteBeck has released a new single that he recorded with Charlotte Gainsbourg. I really don’t know much about Charlotte, but I hope to give her work a listen to soon.

Beck, of course, is a musical genius. This song, called Heaven Can Wait, has a very Beck-like sound to it. The video, which is below there, has so much awesome randomness in it. If you’re into Beck, check out his website by clicking on his name up there in the first word of this post, or on the picture over there. His website is pretty cool and updated frequently with quality work from Mr. Hansen himself. Enjoy!

8-Bit Trip

This is the greatest thing I’ve seen and heard in a long time. Apparently the Lego construction took 1,500 hours to complete and film. The music is awesome original 8-bit goodness. The video is unbelievably detailed and brings back good memories. Man, I’ll be watching this one again and again.

The music is by Daniel Larsson. The animation is by Tomas Redigh. Rymdreglage is what they call themselves.

Lala’s Music Mover

Music MoverAnd now for something completely awesome. This little thing called the Music Mover can be found on Lala.com. I’m using it right now. Here’s what it does.

It will scan the music on your computer (it defaults to the My Music folder in your My Documents folder, but you can tell it to look elsewhere) for songs. For each song that you have on your computer and Lala.com has in their collection, you will have access to listen to that song on the website, from any computer. Of course, you need to have an account on the site, which is free, so that’s no problem.

Now, supposedly for the songs that aren’t available on Lala, the Music Mover will upload them from your computer. That means your entire music library will be available to you, and pretty quickly because it won’t have to upload most of the songs. Although if your music collection is primarily polka and irish drinking songs, you may have to wait a while for those to upload.

Another cool feature about it is that it will sync up with your playlists in iTunes, so you’ll have access to those too. Then, if you purchase songs on Lala, the mover will also download those songs to your computer. Pretty slick.

I’ve got over 12,000 songs for the mover to check out, so this is going to take some time to do all that. I’m already using it right now on Lala.com and I like it lots.

Get the Music Mover here.

Good Rocking with Machine Radio

Just today I’ve been rocking pretty loudly to this Machine Radio Station on Pandora. It came from some ad work promoting the latest Terminator movie, which I still haven’t seen.

The seeds for the station are Daft Punk, The Chemical Brothers, Nine Inch Nails, and The Crystal Method. It’s got me pretty riled up at the moment, woooo!!!

So click here and crank it up sucka!

I’ll Kill Her

Here’s a funny song along with a video I found on Vimeo. The song is the only release to date by a French girl called Soko. The video is seriously impressive. It’s the work of Joerg Barton. According to the video’s description, it was Barton’s diploma project for school. Nice work Joerg! Be sure to click through on the bottom right of the video to watch it in HD.

I´ll kill her from Joerg Barton on Vimeo.

Tone Matrix

My friend sent me a link to this awesome little flash application. It’s called a tone matrix. It’s easy to see what it does when you start clicking it.

The idea is that you activate squares by clicking them. A constant left-to-right wave, or line, moves across the board and each activated square plays a note. That’s really all there is to it. Simple and awesome.

Reading the upper left square pays off too. You can deactivate every square with the space bar, you can also copy and paste your creation.

Update: I didn’t think you could save your creations after closing your browser, but you can! Once you copy one you like, you can paste it into a text file and save it for later. Just reopen your browser, go to the site, click inside the matrix to move the focus to the game, then paste it, sweet!

Here’s one I just made in a couple minutes. Not anything great, but you get the idea.
65536,256,0,65536,0,16640,8,2,8,16640,4,65552,64,256,256,2

Let’s hear your creation. Paste your audio treats below in the comments. I’ll give them all a listen!

Check it out here. Have fun!