Tyler, the Creator ‘A throwaway song’ on “Okra”

A few weeks late to this but…

Just ran across the new [easyazon_link identifier=”B073KPT9P6″ locale=”US” tag=”wells01-20″]Tyler, the Creator[/easyazon_link] track in Benji B’s radio show.

Apparently, the new tune “OKRA” is a ‘throwaway song’ per the video’s YouTube page. Yet, it’s one of the best tracks I’ve heard this year. And the music video is equally delicious as the juicy bass and spit-filled rhymes.


Observations:

  • It looks like he uses the VSCO D Series filter at the 1-minute mark
  • The 1:44 mark “may cause seizure”
  • “Chicken Nugget”

What is Orbital’s best track ever?

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Photo by Graham Racher

For some Friday fun: The 90s electronic duo Orbital asked their fans on Twitter what their best ever track was?

The first track that came to mind was the glimmering tune ‘[easyazon_link identifier=”B0018AO1DI” locale=”US” tag=”wells01-20″]Satan[/easyazon_link].’

But one can’t forget these other great tunes as well. In retrospect, I should’ve listed the English band to as one of the music acts that influenced me growing up.

Muhly on Beyonce

jkottke:

Nico Muhly is a young and celebrated classical music composer. His review of Beyonce’s new album is a pretty lyrical composition itself.

This is a beautiful song. On the video, there is a long introduction with piano and strings. Use real strings, please, Beyoncé. The piano might be real but it sounds like the most expensive fake piano on the market. One would love to think that this is a comment on the artificiality of beauty — we’ve become accustomed to an expensive fake in favor of the built-in and beautiful imperfections of reality — but I doubt that was the reason for this particular oversight. Bey: call me; you know where I stay.

Money buys more tools but less art. Creativity is a beautiful struggle, no?

The psychedelic video tells the story of a primitive man who stumbles upon modern tribalism; fashion, music, sex, booze. As he tries to escape this world he encounters a temptress who breaks his resolve. The film then breaks down into a larger global party where everyone is dancing along to the end of the world, everything descends into a chaotic orgy of destruction leaving the tribal man broke, yet enlightened, and so the wheel continues.

A music video composed from hundreds of GIFs.  Boom.