Flying Lotus had built up a strong underground following by the time his third album, 2010′s Cosmogramma, was ready for release. The title basically means “cosmic drama,” and FlyLo (real name Steven Ellison) wanted to convey that idea in the music. He’s also really conscious of his own creative evolution, and reporters never fail to [...]
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When I was a kid I thought virtual reality was among the most exciting possibilities that technology had to offer the human race. I remember there was a game show on Nickelodeon in the early ’90s where contestants got to enter a video game, and I would have done anything to try it out. I [...]
The third entry in my mini-series about mind-expanding music is the band Teengirl Fantasy, another new group from Ohio (go figure). Their indie electronica is a unique amalgam of various styles, including ambient, chill wave, and even some turn-of-the-’90s R&B. The song below is called “Cheaters,” from their debut full-length album 7 AM. The record [...]
Welcome to the second edition of my short series about mind-expanding music released in 2010. This entry is about the band Emeralds, a spacey electronic group from Cleveland, Ohio. The video below is for the song “Now You See Me,” one of the last tracks on their album Does It Look Like I’m Here? I [...]
This is the first time in 5 years that I haven’t created a “top ten” list of my favorite music from the previous year to post on my blog. One reason I stopped is that music is a very subjective experience.
About a month ago I was preparing a streaming video player for an event at work. During downtime, the player streams old content from Michigan Television (public TV at U of M that has now been closed). In a pleasant coincidence, I happened to see an interview with Thylias Moss, an English professor at U-M [...]
Thanks to the wonderful serendipity offered on a regular basis by the Internet, I recently found an amazing Vimeo channel called Tryptophanatic Netvision. Or I should say, the channel found me. Kaliptus, the channel’s creator, added two of my creations to the list of mind-bending videos. So you can get an idea of what it’s [...]