Posts Tagged ‘Plunderphonics’

“Britney Spears + Yximalloo = HOT” (Mashup, 2010)

Sunday, January 9th, 2011

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Minimalist mashup superimposing Yximalloo’s “Why To Christmas” (from the album Fangs of Lucifer) over top of the Britney Spears song ‘3’. Yximalloo (a.k.a. Naofumi Ishimaru) is a Japanese experimental/noise/pop musician, best known for his collaborations with Jad Fair of Half Japanese. Download the full 8 track album for free (in FLAC or high quality MP3) from Bandcamp.

From the 8 track concept album Britney Spears + Noise = HOT Vol. 2 (mashing Britney Spears songs with noise and avant-garde musicians). Part of the ongoing Britney Spears Best of Noise project. If you enjoyed this you may also want to check out Britney Spears + Noise = HOT Vol. 1 (including The Dead C, William S. Burroughs, Arthur Doyle, Nam June Paik, Pierre Schaeffer and Sun Ra).

“The trouble with Japanese pop, Yximalloo says, is that Japanese are brainwashed by caucasian culture. In Japan, 98% of people are following trends and only 2% of people are setting them. He recently heard Pizzicato 5 for the first time, and looks disappointed when I tell him they’ve split up.” (read more)

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“Britney Spears + Henri Pousseur = HOT” (Mashup, 2010)

Monday, January 10th, 2011

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Minimalist mashup superimposing Henri Pousseur’s “Scambi” (Exchanges) over top of the Britney Spears song “If You Seek Amy.” Henri Pousseur was an experimental composer whose tape work “Scambi” was particularly unique, in that it uses what Pousseur called an ‘open form’, meaning that it is meant to be assembled and reassembled in infinite variations (prefiguring concepts like ‘open source’ and ‘creative commons’). For this reason multiple versions of “Scambi” exist (the version I have used was Pousseur’s 1957 mix).

From the 8 track concept album Britney Spears + Noise = HOT Vol. 2 (mashing Britney Spears songs with noise and avant-garde musicians). Listen or download the full album for free from Bandcamp. Part of the ongoing Britney Spears Best of Noise project. If you enjoyed this you may also want to check out Britney Spears + Noise = HOT Vol. 1 (including The Dead C, William S. Burroughs, Arthur Doyle, Nam June Paik, Pierre Schaeffer and Sun Ra).

“I think composition will not always be the production of closed and finished objects which one can buy and sell… We will have to think increasingly in a collective way… In fact this has always been the case.” (Henri Pousseur, read more)

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“Britney Spears + Noise = HOT Vol. 2” (Supercompositions, 2010)

Wednesday, January 12th, 2011

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britney spears and dick whyte fan art by claire harris

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Britney Spears + Noise = HOT Vol. 2 is finally out!!! With HOT cover art by the wonderful Claire Harris (yes, that is me doing karaoke with Britney)! Finished at the end of 2010, this is a continuation of the Britney Spears Best of Noise project (mashing my favourite Britney songs with experimental, avant-garde and noise artists). The full 8 track album (newly remastered) is available for free download on Bandcamp.

Finally, there is a torrent for it up on Pirate Bay and I would greatly appreciate anyone who has the spare bandwidth seeding it for a while. UPDATE: If you enjoyed this, check out Volume 1 and Volume 3 as well.

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TWO NEW ALBUMS: “Supercomposer Vs. Unknown Rockstar” + “ESPlunderphonics” (Supercomposer, 2012)

Friday, November 16th, 2012

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Two new Supercomposer albums just out! The first is a series of remixes of the improv-noise musician Unknown Rockstar, in which I reduce each of his albums to a single track of music, through speed manipulation and layering, released on Postmoderncore Records last month. Free to download and listen here.

The second is a series of supercompositions made from free 30s song samples on the ESP Disc website (for those who don’t know, ESP is one of the preeminent free-jazz labels of the 20th century). Based on the following simple instructions: “1) Open an album at random on espdisc.com. 2) Start playing the first free 30s song sample. 3) After approximately 10s start playing the second 30s song sample. 4) Repeat process until the source material is exhausted, while recording the outcomes.” It includes remixes of Sun Ra, Albert Ayler, Charles Manson and Billie Holliday (among others). Have a listen to Supercomposer’s efforts below – or try making your own! Free to download on Bandcamp.

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NEW ALBUM: “This Is Your Brain On Drukqs” (Supercomposer, 2013)

Monday, January 20th, 2014

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kanye west aphex twin supercomposer drukqs

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So, it’s been a long damn while since I updated but it’s not cause I haven’t been making things – life just got in the way. So many new things to post, so I’ll just take my time and get them up as they occur to me. For now, here is Supercomposer’s 2013 album, Volume 2 of my ongoing plunderphonic collaborations with Kanye West. Like the previous volume, George Bush Doesn’t Care About Black People, this features two extended minimalist piano compositions made from samples used by West on My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. This time I have repurposed Aphex Twin’s Avril 14th, (an amazing track in its own right) which West used in Blame Game.

In other news YEEZUS is fucking HOT. Don’t let anyone tell ya any different. I mean, come on, even Bruce Springsteen loves it. Check his performance of Blood On The Leaves from Jools Holland if you don’t believe me. I mean, as always, Kanye’s lyrics about women are problematic to say the least, but I have never been one to write something off solely because of this (the entire history of white male rock music, anyone?). That’s not to say I don’t think his representation of women shouldn’t be critiqued either – it should. Nuff said.

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