Here are a few of the radio IDs, stings and music beds I made for the 2010 triple j Hottest 100. The countdown always has a theme of some kind, and this year it was ‘The Swimsuit Edition’ – a beach party feel with a bit of ancient Aztec pyramid mystery thrown in. I tried to make the music sit somewhere in between surf-rock and 50s exotica, but it inevitably went a bit disco.
The sounds and instruments are mostly sampled from the triple j radiophonic workshop sessions, but there’s some extra percussion (i.e. things found in my recycling bin and hit with cutlery), and a few iphone instruments – including the Moog Filtatron and the Thereminator. The voice you hear is the amazing Shantan Wantan Ichiban, who recorded a good half-hour’s worth of hype, rhymes and all-purpose excitement noises of the “brrrap” variety, and sent them to me in Berlin where the whole thing was assembled on a laptop.
"Churches once held sacred are now but heaps of dust and ashes; and yet we have our minds set on the desire of gain. We live as though we were going to die tomorrow; yet we build as though we were going to live always in this world. Our walls shine with gold, our celings also... yet Christ dies before our doors naked and hungry in the person of his poor."
"Like the pleasure of friendship, the pleasure of beauty is curious. It aims to understand its object, and to value what it finds. Hence it tends toward a judgement of its own validity. And like every other rational judgement, this one makes implicit appeal to the community of rational beings. This is what Kant meant when he said that, in the judgement of taste, I am 'a suitor for agreement', expressing my judgement not as a private opinion but as a binding verdict that would be agreed upon by all."
roger scruton | immanuel kant | jack black | high fidelity
"Few people would fall in love had they never heard of love. Passion and expression are not really seperable. Passion comes to birth in that powerful impetus of the mind which also brings language into existence. So soon as passion goes beyond instinct and becomes truly itself, it tends toward self-description, either in order to justify or intensify its being, or else simply in order to keep going.
pre-raphaelites | denis de rougement | love | passion | beata beatrix