I wish I could see more of the build process for artist Koka Nikoladze’s mechanical beat machines, but the little teasers of shaping springs and wires and wood in the video will have to do. In the end, the machines become adorably weird music boxes that are totally programmable and can “produce different kinds of…
On Friday, we looked at “Doctor Jones,” a song that somehow references Indiana Jones, but also gets everything about that character wrong. Now we’re asking you, what’s your favorite song about a science fiction book, movie, TV show, or game?
The band Radiohead erased itself from the internet earlier this week Or did it? Now, from the echoing empty chambers of the band’s blank slate of engagement, there is a new auditory experience.
Radiohead has left the internet. The band seems to have removed its online presence, replacing its home page with a plain white screen, deleting its Twitter and Facebook history—and sending out hard copy leaflets in the post.
Hey, who remembers Aqua? And now, who remembers anything about Aqua that isn’t about how they got sued by Mattel for the song “Barbie Girl?” Because they also did a song that mentioned Indiana Jones. It is very bad and also very amazing.
Lots of people say they’re children of the ‘80, but I’m of the belief that isn’t true unless you know The Monster Squad. Fred Dekker’s under-appreciated 1987 monster mash-up remains a worthy cult classic and Mondo is about to pay tribute in an awesome way.
An ancient song repertory lost since the 11th century has been reconstructed by researchers from the University of Cambridge.
Prince always had superpowers. You only had to witness him picking up a guitar or sitting down at a keyboard to know it. His voice could encompass Curtis Mayfield, Stevie Wonder, and Mick Jagger, while remaining recognizable as its own thing. But around the time he created his own musical fantasia out of Tim Burton’s …
“Prince está muerto. Prince is dead.” A female voice announces these words in a sing-song, matter-of-fact tone during The Gold Experience, Prince’s 1995 album. Prince hadn’t actually died, of course—he had changed his name to a symbol and created a brand new identity. He reinvented himself, as he did so many times…
Yes, this vocodery song about Ada Lovelace, the pioneering computer programmer, will totally get stuck in your head. But it’s totally worth it, because everyone should think about Ada Lovelace more.
Master of horror John Carpenter is, of course, also a master musician, having created the iconic, influential scores for classics like Halloween, They Live, and Assault on Precinct 13. His new album, Lost Themes II, is out April 15 (NPR is currently streaming the whole thing). He just dropped a woozy video to promote…
A couple of weeks ago, we found that Star Trek paired up with Hamilton was quite a bit of fun, and now, we’re discovering that Batman works just as well.
When Netflix’s Daredevil first appeared last year, one of the things that stood out was its striking opening credits and theme song. Now, The Warp Zone has gone and put together their own version of the theme, acapella-style.
In Bara Heiða’s track ‘Stormtrooper, an Imperial stormtrooper is left behind in a strange world and finds love. It’s a cute, entertaining music video.
I was thinking of posting this new music video from Coheed and Cambria with the headline “This is the best Batman v Superman trailer yet!” but I didn’t want anyone to miss it, thinking it was merely more film footage. So please do watch this tale of a Times Square Batman and Superman meeting for the first time, and…
If you’ve not been following along with Annie Wu and Brenden Fletcher’s excellent Black Canary comic, you might have missed that Dinah Lance is balancing life as a superhero with also being a kick-ass rock star. Now, Black Canary will release an EP that you can actually listen to.
After two years of prototyping, tweaking, and building, Martin Molin of the Swedish band Wintergatan finally debuted his enormous musical marble machine.
Darth Vader’s Imperial March is - apart from the Main Theme - the most iconic part of the music of Star Wars. It’s big, bombastic and menacing. So, what happens when you change the key that piece is in?
Listening to composer John Williams discuss Star Wars music is always a treat. In this short featurette, he discusses his ideas behind the unique themes of both Rey and Kylo Ren, as well as the fine line between using his classic score from the original trilogy... and overusing it.