Sunday, June 8, 2008

Big Ideas Remixed

As some of you know Radiohead held an online contest to remix "Nude" from their album - "In Rainbows". James Houston made an entry for that contest but he missed the contest deadline but he uploaded his final work for us to enjoy.

I decided to take the piss a bit, as the contest seemed to be in that spirit.
Based on the lyric (and alternate title) "Big Ideas: Don't get any" I grouped together a collection of old redundant hardware, and placed them in a situation where they're trying their best to do something that they're not exactly designed to do, and not quite getting there.

It doesn't sound great, as it's not supposed to.
Even when he says that it doesn't sound great I differ from him. I think it was original and above what everyone was expecting. I'm pretty sure he will get some attention after this. The sounds are cool and great coordination on the sounds. Above all it was creative. We would normally hate this sounds if they were apart but with a good coordination this proves that you can make a great harmony of annoying sounds like the ones from scanners and printers.

He used:
Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Guitars (rhythm & lead)
Epson LX-81 Dot Matrix Printer - Drums
HP Scanjet 3c - Bass Guitar
Hard Drive array - Act as a collection of bad speakers - Vocals & FX

Big Ideas (don't get any) from James Houston on Vimeo.