Here’s some music X design creativity that we’re into. Thought we’d start with a couple of projects we’ve recently produced…
Hudson Mohawke – Butterstar Galactica
Promotional game for Hudson Mohawke‘s recent album ‘Butter‘ on Warp Records.
We produced this in collaboration with Thomas Traum, Mike Tucker, the guys at Warp, Hudson (Bespoke sounds & beats), Wednesday Nite (Voice-over). It also uses some of the Konx-Om-Pax Dom Sum album art. Bit of a team effort really. The music is full of hyperactive energy, pulling together a wide mix of sounds. We took the playful smorgasbord vibes from the album art and ran with them, creating a series of worlds each sound-tracked by different songs from the album.
LAZER SWORD Presents Low Limit vs Lando Kal – The Golden Handshake EP (NMBRS1) by Remote Location & Thomas Traum
EP art for the forthcoming release on the label we co-run with others called Numbers.
We chose to create an image based on a literal interpretation of the title as this approach gave us the iconic imagery we needed for the first release in the catalogue. We commissioned a photo-shoot in New York with one of our regular photographers, Sam Robinson, then enlisted the skills of our friend and studio-mate Thomas Traum. Tommi re-modelled the hands in poser, then added flowing gold liquid using a fluid dynamics application called realflow. The collaborative process was super fun and we’re really proud of the final outcome.
And here’s some designing for music we like by other people :
North / South / East / West by Shaun Bloodworth, Give Up Art, and Bleep.com
Great collection of artist shots from Shaun Bloodworth and Give Up Art. They photographed artists involved in the bass and beat culture in Glasgow, London, NYC and LA, designed the sleeve art, and Bleep.com sorted out compiling an accompanying CD with tracks from each artist. Really striking shots, moody stuff. The three portraits above are of Hudson Mo, Rustie and Taz Buckfaster. Interview with Shaun and Stuart here.
Cornelius – Fit Song (Video by Koichiro Tsujikawa)
A lot of fun this video. Koichiro Tsujikawa has worked with Cornelius on a number of projects and done some other amazing stuff but this one is a fav. There’s humour in the music and the video does the job of representing the playfulness and instantly engaging you.
Prince – Raspberry Beret
Prince in soultrain type live escapade. Love the synchronised dance at the start and the look he gives the girl who hands him the guitar :)
And here’s some bonus ball links & mixes:
‘Visual Chinatown of davidope‘
Crazy Random blog/feed of inspiration
‘A collection of well designed things that can be bought and sold‘
Chinese contemporary artist who produces amazingly detailed illustrations reminiscent of the ##KA##Studio Ghibli output.
An oldie but a goodie, still makes me laugh though. The ultimate stalker.
Generation stupid. Loads of daft pop-culture gems.
King Midas Sound mix
Find out more about Remote Location here.
Mix-Blog: A bit like a mix-tape but with blogs instead. Read more from the series here.