Going Underground

Is it really possible to overlay music onto the London Underground map? Each line representing a genre, giving proximity and intersections real meanings? Sounds bloody impossible to me. But someone’s given it a red-hot go. Nice work – Going underground from Guardian Unlimited: Culture Vulture

Guns ‘R’ Us

Guns for salePsssst. Wanna buy some guns?

A brand new microsite by Poke. The film’s been done by Mother.

We’re trying to get it seen by as many people as we can. So we’ve put together a microsite and have done some interesting distribution stuff including our first ever Podcast (come on, you know we had to do one at some point!). You can find it in the Apple ITunes Music Store FOR FREE now:

We’re trying to get the film seen by as many people as possible, so please forward to friends if you like it.

The Postal Service vs Apple

postal serviceI like the The Postal Service a lot. Their album is great. I also like Apple a lot. Their products are great. As has been well documented the latest Apple Intel Ad looks a lot like the video for “Such Great Heights” by the aforementioned band. Ben from The Postal Service expresses his disappointment on their site. But, in a sweet twist of irony the video ends up topping the iTunes video chart.

Shows the power of a bit of controversy online. The digital equivalent of kids standing round a schoolyard fight. “Scrap! scrap! scrap!”.

Techno Faux-Pas

Whilst browsing in Micro Anvika today I was looking at the plethora of digital music players, ranging from the gorgeously designed to the truly horrible. When out of the corner of my eye I saw one particular piece of gadgetary. I thought to myself “f**k me, that is the most horrible piece of ‘bling’ design I have ever seen in my life”. I assumed that it was an MP3 player (as that’s where it was placed in the shop). But when I found out what it was I felt shamed. Find out what it is…
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BlockJam

sony blockjamI was checking out a BoingBoing post on LED puzzle blocks which look pretty awesome in themselves. But there’s a footnote that links to a Sony project called BlockJam which just blew me away. (Check the video of the prototype).

It’s a musical hardware interface made up of LED blocks that can be joined together to create musical structures.
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