This video was the winner at the SLAMDANCE 2012 of the Special Jury Prize for Experimental Short. It is quite incredible, and we suggest perhaps full-screening this whilst being high. It might make your brain melt. (andrewthomashuang.com)
One of the reasons why the Internet thrives with the creative community is the experimental nature of the art presented and produced. That is the most obvious thing we will ever write. This is the Spectrum Cube by blogger/artist, Emilio Gomariz.
Thom Yorke gets all John Lennon on us. In talking about how the new album, The King of Limbs, came together, he gave a very honest answer about imitating and stealing. He told NPR’s Guy Raz, “We’re not trying to be experimental or anything. When I first started doing demo’s on my own, I was quite a good imitator. I see it in my daughter, she’s the same. You’re constantly learning from other music and then there’s that Lennon thing about it, ‘It’s not who you steal from, it’s how you steal.’ I’m constantly absorbing other music and that’s what stimulates me the most. And to have the ability within our group with Nigel to move around in all these different areas.”
And we just stole this post from a good place: AtEase.
Part of the experimental sessions surrounding the Ok Computer touring schedule, we should have guessed that instrumentals like “Meeting In the Aisle” would be the blueprint for the future endeavors of Radiohead. Found on the How Am I Driving? EP, the track was part cinematic, part cryptic, and the bands first all instrumental track. Still brilliant nearly 14 years later.
If you want to show some musical taste to someone new, learn a bit about Charles Mingus. It shows your range from traditional and experimental jazz. It is a conversation starter, and the A.V. Club has a nice guide to get you started. They even have song samples for which you can test out, the bottom which we enjoy quite much .. .
It’s hard to pick just one James Brown album for this, but we have always been a fan of The Payback because of the sprawling, repetition that goes on in all the tracks. Released in late 1973, the album was known for the experimental, most ambitious albums in the Brown catalog. Opening with the amazing “The Payback,” and ending with the meditative “Mind Power,” hope you enjoy the more mind-expansive James Brown.