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Takagi Masakatsu, "Girls"

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Stunning multimedia work from Japanese artist

The word "multimedia" gets thrown around a lot when describing art that combines more than one mode of creation. It's also usually a good way to make us not care about the art being described. Takagi Masakatsu is an exception to the rule. The Kyoto-based musician/painter shoots everyday banal scenes then slows then down and smears them with digital colors and scores them with delicate,......read more

T-Shirt Converts Sound to Electricity

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Cell phone-charging T-shirt tech to debut at the Glastonbury Festival.

The Sound Charge may look like an ordinary T-shirt, but it contains some seriously next-level energy tech within. The ingenious invention, borne of the simple observation that people at loud concerts tend to wear T-shirts, contains technology that converts sound waves into electrical energy. A collaboration between global telecom giant Orange and the renewable energy experts at Got Wind, the......read more

Diego Stocco: Music From A Tree

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A sound designer and composer jams out with nature in his garden

Italian-born, California-based sound designer and composer Diego Stocco is Internet famous for making music using random sounds from natural "instruments." This video, "Music From A Tree," is our fave. Looking outside at an oddly-shaped tree in his Burbank garden, Stocca decided to mic it up and make music from it: To tune the tree I picked a fundamental note and tuned the twigs by......read more

Benga, "I Will Never Change"

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Dubstep soundwaves visualized in stunning vinyl animation

UK director duo Us comes through with this amazingly creative animated vid Benga's "I Will Never Change." Created using 960 custom-cut pieces of vinyl, the team use stop-motion to create a living soundwave form that builds in response to the track. The bit is so good that it's almost (but not quite) enough to make us like dubstep. "To animate the wave form, we built it and then carefully removed......read more

Weston Speaker by Salvage Audio

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Hi-fi sound in reclaimed wood $390.00

The sound pros at Salvage Audio create rustic music systems from salvaged and reclaimed wood at their central California workshop. Each one-of-a-kind stereo features high-quality speakers and a standard 3.5mm audio jack, and you can opt for an external bluetooth module to stream sound wirelessly from your phone or laptop. Of the several designs available, our favorite is the Weston Speaker in......read more

Tweedy "Summer Noon"

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First-time director Allison House created this chill animated complement to standout from 'Boyhood' soundtrack

Tweedy, the new project from Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy and his son Spencer, is making internet waves this week for its hilarious, star-studded "Low Key" video. The newly released video led us to this earlier video for "Summer Noon," a supremely infectious tune featured on the Boyhood soundtrack. In the animated clip, created by first-time director Allison House, a lone red balloon drifts through......read more

Nightingale and Canary

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Bird sounds visualized by Andy Thomas

Australian artist Andy Thomas created this wondrous short animation using abstract shapes that respond to the songs of a nightingale and a canary. The recorded bird sounds are from the archives of the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision in Hilversum. A specialist in "audio life forms," Thomas experiments with nature and technology by taking photos of plants, insects, and machines and......read more

Talisman Active Speakers by Serene Audio

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Audiophile-quality sound in bamboo and leather $495.00

Audiophiles we are not, but one need not be an audio nerd to know that computer and iPhone speakers deliver less-than-ideal sound. Canadian company Serene Audio really steps it up with its Talisman Active range of speakers, featuring full-range drivers and a built-in 40W amplifier that ensure top-notch performance in smaller spaces. The speakers are finished using solid bamboo with leather trim,......read more

Move by NudeAudio

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Available in three sizes, these portable wireless speakers deliver crisp sound at a fair price $30.00

NudeAudio's Move speakers combine minimal aesthetics, rugged portability and top-notch sound quality. Co-founded by longtime IDEO designer Peter Riering-Czekalla, the brand fills a pricing gap in the premium speaker market. "If you look at the speakers that are successful, like Jambox or the Beats Pill, they are all $170-190 for a small little speaker," he told Cool Hunting. "We don't believe......read more

Postiljonen "Atlantis"

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Roll through the desert to the dream-pop sounds of Sweden's Postiljonen

A few months back, we showed you the video for Postiljonen's gorgeous "Supreme" single. Now the Swedish dream-pop trio returns with a new video for “Atlantis," a sax-steeped track from their upcoming debut full-length, Skyer. In the clip, director Ty Olsson (who was also responsible for the "Supreme" video) centers on a young man arriving at a hotel room only to find that his love interest,......read more

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