Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not, and a sense of humor was provided to console him for what he is. - Oscar Wilde
Animation, Art, and Other Shiny Things
Let’s start the weekend right.
Opiuo has been dominating my glitch-hop playlist lately. He has a good mix of swing, jazz and funk going on. So it was most excellent to find that the second glitch-hop animation I found was an official music video of his! From the album Meraki.
Directed and animated by Dropbear, it took 240 audio cassettes, 5,600 feet of video tape, 108 floppy discs and 1 retro walkman to make.
Another occasional unscheduled weekend music video!
I’ve been diving my way into Glitch Hop music over the last week or so. It’s an interesting genre that gets bits from Glitch which uses sounds from malfunctioning or maladjusted digital technology, bugs, crashes, system errors, hardware noise, CD skipping, and digital distortion, Chiptunes that uses the tones embedded in old computer, game console, and arcade sound chips, and the heavy bass and funk from Hip Hop.
Unfortunately, like Punjabi music, animated videos are hard to find and this one may be a rarity. Oh there are plenty of tracks with animated sound visualizations and anime backgrounds, but this is the closest I can find to a music video and it appears to be a (very well done) splice of clips from several anime shows. If you know of anything out there, let me know in the comments.
Whatever the video, this tune has got some seriously mean funk bones to it. It funketh, verily.