August 9, 2010
Opus Orange makes the kind of music you might forget you’re listening to if it snuck onto your iPod, but their original brand of minimalistic electro-pop is so infectious that you’ll be singing the choruses to their songs in your head without remembering where you heard it. That’s what happened to me this morning, at least, and I had to check my screen to see that “Wait Wait Wait” was the name of the song I had been humming along my entire walk to work. On the aforementioned track, the Santa Monica based outfit sounds like they birthed the love child of David Byrne and Jimmy Tamburello on a beach somewhere and then gave him a few prozac, all in under two minutes. Listen for yourself.
MP3: Opus Orange – “Wait Wait Wait”
April 14, 2010
I’d like to start a feature in which I post some of my favorite youtube finds at the moment, but I know that any sort of feature I start here tends to fall off pretty quickly (see: , Mixtape Mondays, etc.). Anyway, I thought I might give it one more go after a friend of mine, Becca, hit me with this gem. The video above is a compilation of clips from Up!, one of the more beautiful movies released in the past few years. The song, put together by Australian DJ Pogo, is a song made up entirely of sound bites and noises from the movie, and the result is a blissed-out ambient jam a la Deep Forest or Enigma (what up early 90s ambient electronica?!) Given how beautiful D.C. has gotten the past few days (mid-80s and sunny until yesterday), this lighthearted and catchy jam is perfectly fitting. Check the video above, and an equally entertaining extended remix below.
MP3: Pogo – “Upular (Rynecologist Helium Rework)”