By Rob Beschizza at 5:37 pm Thu, Jun 5, 2008
James Houston's haunting remix of Radiohead's Nude is made of a ZX Spectrum, a Scanjet 3c, an ancient scanner and a rackful of ruined hard drives. If you subject yourself to one wonderful cacophony this week, make it this one.
I bow to James Houston’s talent and dedication in producing this outstanding and haunting (I know I’m using Rob’s word here, but it’s precisely how I felt when the music sprang out of all the initial noise.)
I guess all I can do now is to plug my own puny remix, which can be found at:
It’s nowhere near as impressive, but I’m still proud of it. (And it’s not like I’m whoring it out, as voting is over on that site.)
The HDD speakers remind me of a hack a good friend of mine made: http://www.afrotechmods.com/cheap/hdspeakers/hdspeakers.htm
this is exactly why i go on bb gadgets when i’m high.
I hope when we’re all uploaded to the Cloud, this is what our music sounds like.
The vocal effects from the hard drives is amazing, as is the rest of this. One semantical quibble: if this uses no elements from the original, is it really a remix, or is it a cover?
A shame that I’m not high *g*
#1s use of the word haunting is exactly how I felt.
#5 I think the casette player ‘has the song in it’.
so it might be a remix…
If you feed the audio from 0:10 to 1:09 into a ZX, will it render as the BASIC program used to perform the melody?
Yeah, the hard drives area really just acting as voice coils, playing a recording of the song. So it’s a remix rather than a cover..
That is to say, it’s an awesome remix.
@8 – tiny correction: the hard drives are probably just playing the voice track, since that was made publicly available, not the entire song.
Sorry – but yeah, it is beautiful.
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