Saturday, 21 October 2017

We Don't Need No Edumacation

Johannes Itten - Education (1966)


Apologies for the lack of updates as of late, as I've said before we're in pretty much peak busy time for university work, and I've spent most of this week teaching Photoshop, commuting and sleeping. I'll try my best to write some things come the weekend but no promises.

Anyway, I was looking over the recent posts and decided to combine two themes to start off, we're keeping it Daft Punk like with Alive '07, but I'm also archiving a tune from the Tron: Legacy OST. So for whatever reason the Punk lads decided to make this one an Amazon exclusive track, between that and some iTunes and Nokia exclusives it means that no matter which version of the OST you get you'll be missing a couple of tracks. Which is a massive shame because they (and this tune in particular) are absolutely smashing. Get a lot of those downright terrific synths, its gorgeous and sadly a little overlook thanks to the amazon business

Daft Punk - Sea Of Simulation [click to download] |HTML5|


Keeping a digital theme with a return to Jormungand. Another of my favourite electronically tinged bits from the OST, it builds in a quite interesting way. I won't lie it does lose me a little bit towards the end just because it gets a little bit clustered, and I think that super distored vocal could do with being less so. But other than that it's a short sharp sweet little number, both at home in the show and seperated like this.

Taku Iwasaki - Hard Drive Music [click to download] |HTML5|


And i might as well round out the soundtracks and make it 3 for 3 with another piece from the Ghost In The Sell OSTs. I can't say that Cornelius' contributions to the series are my favourite, but that's only because of the previous soundtracks by Yoko Kanno and Kenji Kawai are nigh perfect. Though as I said on a podcast a long time ago, I appreciate the electronic focus of the Arise OST, and thematically I think it fits wit hthe series super well. The ambient tracks are where Cornelius really shines, but there's some upbeat stuff to get stuck into too, from the future beats style of the opening theme, to the obviously more techno and IDM inspired feel of this one.

Cornelius - Self Running Landmine [click to download] |HTML5|


-Claude Van Foxbat

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