By Lingxiu Chong
There’s a lot of strange stuff out there in the interwebs, but here at The Hunt we relish the weird, wonderful experimental projects out there that turn the music-making process on its head. Today we’re tuned into this film and remix of Radiohead’s Nude by James Houston for some surreal, otherworldly vibes tinged with early-cyber nostalgia.
#TBT to 2008, when Radiohead launched a remix contest for their classic track ‘Nude’ and artist James Houston took the challenge to a whole new level. He rearranged the song to be more dance-friendly (“Nude is in 6/8 timing, and 63bpm. Most music that’s played in clubs is around 120bpm and usually 4/4 timing.”) and produced his own version of the original instrumentation and vocals with a cast of forgotten gadgets. There’s an odd affinity between the melancholy of the vocals, muffled and coated in tv static, with the retro-robotic textures created by these printers, scanners and hard drives. It’s awkward, too familiar and yet kind of precious, like that old sweatshirt you find in the last box you never unpacked from college… Yeah, we’re getting #thefeels.
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