Category Archives: Video

Video for ‘Be Sweet’

Video artist David Miñarro from Madrid, Spain, produced this great clip for one of my songs – this time “Be Sweet”, the first track of my album published last year. Enjoy – and many thanks, David!

This is the second video for one of my tracks. First was this nice reworked shot for ‘Riftzone’

Van Zoyd – Louis/Louise (Video)

A sign of life of one of my all-time fave bands: Van Zoyd. Apparently a Youtube user named  brandstand3000 uploaded a great, well-edited mashup video for Van Zoyd song Louis/Louise,  somewhat secretly. I only got word by an ominous email of a lady prentending to be responsible for the band’s promo from now on …

Btw, brandstand3000 appeared already before with a couple of Videos for Senking, a friend of the band. Baffling.

(Deutsch) Space Night und CC-Musik: So könnte es aussehen

Here’s a quick and dirty video I produced to demonstrate how public domain video footage, provided by NASA’s ISS Crew Earth Observations Experiment, works together with Creative Commons music. My point of course is: It works as good as with music licensed by traditional copyright collecting societies such as e.g. ASCAP, PRS or GEMA.

Music is by Finn Tark, published by Netaudio label ‘Der kleine grüne Würfel‘, run by Stoffel and myself and licensed under Creative Commons CC-BY-NC-ND.

‘Parastrophics’ by Mouse on Mars out 24 Feb

Mouse on Mars‘ new album Parastrophics will be released this Friday, 24 February on CD, double vinyl and as download. Upon request Monkeytown told me that unfortunately there will be no additional download coming with the vinyl version, which is just too bad. (Update 28 Feb) In another eMail Marit from Monkeytown told me, that they cannot provide an additional download coming with the vinyl version because, as a small label, they depend on the additional digital sales because Vinyl releases are just too expensive, particularly for a small label.

The label provides an advance listen of the track ‘Polaroyced’ some tracks for advance listening here

A video of ‘Polaroyced’ will premiere on 29 February.

Electronic Beats Slices Magazine features an interesting video with Jan St. Werner and Andi Toma providing some insights into their production methods.

‘A turn’ in a student video

Some days ago I got a message from Brad Limov, a young filmmaker from Colorado College, who used my track ‘A turn‘ in one of his videos:

The video is a trailer for Steven Hayward‘s new novel Don’t Be Afraid. Nice one, Brad, it teases the book very well. Just a pity the video is already finished as in the meantime I have recorded a newer and better version without the slightly detuned main bass line – never mind!

P.S.: Uses like this one are exactly why I use Creative Commons licenses.

P.P.S.: The track will be part of an album due for release on net label Der kleine grüne Würfel in late spring 2012.

Recommended: Hospitality’s self-titled debut album on Merge

friend today highly recommended Hospitality’s self-titled debut album on Merge Records:

A very good Pop record, wonderful production and arrangement … last not least because there’s Nathan Michel involved, the guy who released this great “The Beast” record on Sonig - this is how circles close.

There’s nothing more to say I guess. After watching the great video and listening to the  stream it’s all clear – I’m going to buy the album tomorrow, vinyl (+download), of course.

Links: Official Merge Records page - Hospitality on Facebook - Myspace - Twitter - Bandcamp - Wikipedia.

I almost forgot how many great bands there are on Merge Records (I think the last time I listened to one of them was with Polvo’s ‘In Prism’ in 2009). Take a look, you may find it more convenient here than on the Merge website (the artist dropdown menu is a bit hard to find at first instance).

Sam Prekop’s ‘The Silhouettes’ & new album on Thrill Jockey

Along with Sam Prekop‘s remarkable new album “Old Punch Card” comes this wonderful animated sci-fi video, directed by Jordan Kim.

Prekop, whom I appreciate very much for his solo stuff as well as for his work with The Sea & Cake surprises me twice: First, he delivers a new album which has nothing to do with what he did before, second there’s this great video, the first one of a Prekop track I know of. To those not familiar with The Sea & Cake (TSC) and Prekop’s solo efforts I’d say their/his music could be best described as indie pop with brazilian and electronic influences – although this only roughly describes TSC’s and Prekop’s unique (and somewhat similar) style. And of course not to forget John McEntire of Tortoise and Soma Electronic Music studios is also part of TSC, which agains adds a certain aspect to their style.

In contrast, “Old Punch card” is inspired by musique concrète and early electronic music. And in fact, Prekop’s sometimes noisy, sometimes ambient and often loop-based tracks are referencing the BBC Radiophonic Workshop.

Btw, while searching the web I found this BBC documentary of the Radiophonic Workshop which so far I have just taken a glimpse at but which seems absolutely worth watching: