RE-RECommends for WEEK 14 and WEEK 15
“The vision of the artist”/ “Meaninful and powerful RECords”
ps: you will find the notes about these re-rec albums at the end.
pss: it's late, so I will read again the album to correct it.
Ok, this weekly re-rec album is gonna be a little bit special because I couldn’t make it last week (I worked on a new record for once). So, I decided that I would do a double re-rec album this week, which means there will be 20 re-recommended records, 2 “Special Mention To” and some new categories (Question of the Week and Title of the Week). I also thought that I could create the new section “Tiny Story of the Week” but I think these albums will be too long (if there are not already…).
As the same time, I think that if I double these albums for several weeks, I could catch up on lost time… What do you think?
I didn’t realize last week that trying to find a more “conceptual theme” like ruffedges wrote for the entire album, and respecting my recommendation’s list chronologically as the same time would be a tough task. Indeed, I’m used to select 10 records by respecting the chronology of my recommendation page. Sometimes, like last week, I can find some continuity between all the records, and sometimes it’s a little bit more difficult… Anyway, I decided to keep the first rule (respect the chronology of my recommendation), mainly because it’s easier for me to follow the list (fortunately, I have a notebook for that, because it’s not easy to make any research in our own recommendation page), but also because I like the heterogeneity I can find between the records (heterogeneity could be the conceptual theme in a way…). And as I use to give my thoughts about almost each record, let’s say that the more conceptual thing will be there (I hope).
UPDATE: I wrote this before writing my thoughts about each record. I just finished writing this album and I actually found a more conceptual and general theme in this album… fate is a great provider!
Specific rule of this weekly album: I’m not gonna separate the album for Week 14 and the album for Week 15. So, from the 11th to the 20th records, it’s actually the week 15.
I know, my re-rec albums are already long, this one’s gonna be even longer. But again, I don’t especially ask you to read my thoughts about these records. I’d rather that you take some time to look at the records. At the end, it’s always about and for the records.
1. Just a little (more) idea (Johnnyclyde)
I especially like this record for being a video and not an audio record. Don’t get me wrong, I love the music, but honestly, being able to watch Johnny, is the best way for me to see the work and the virtuosity behind an audio record. It makes me appreciate the track even more. Because I’m not a musician (but I’m glad that music is probably my first inspiration for any kind of creative process), I don’t especially realize, when I listen to a music, all the work that has to be done for the composition of a song (for instance, how you have to move your fingers so fast to create that melody). That’s why I think these videos (like this one or The Making of a Remix by bsmith) are more than interesting and useful.
And The Making of a REmix by bsmith makes me think that it can be interested to do a remix of this Johnny’s track with some other instruments and/or singer(s). And please, if you contribute to the remix, try to record a video. In that way, we could do a video remix of this new music, like Paul Dateh does with his mashup videos (I really like this musician). It’s an idea to make a variant of the great bsmith’s video (I truly love this video, and I’m glad that it was featured by the way)…
Here’s a video of Paul Dateh (top 40 violin mashup):
And here’s his Youtube’s Channel if you want to discover more of his work (he’s not doing only mashup videos, he also has original music):
2. Berlin (Danah)
Ok, I have to say that I’m little bit obsessed with Berlin these days because I’m gonna go there on holidays at the end of August and I’m currently planning everything. But I didn’t choose this photograph for that. (Please, believe me!) Actually I recommended it even before planning to go anywhere. (Please, believe me again)
I love how Danah played with the symmetry in this picture. This is an original way of angle view and it’s mainly why I selected this photograph. And I agree with jestferlaffs, this blue truck couldn’t have any better place in a picture :)
Last week, I talked a lot about photography and how we should always see a photograph as a complete work and a material as the same time. It changes our perspective on looking at things. It changes our view of the world (well, it’s the intention).
With this one, I would say that the eye of the photographer is also important to make a good photograph. And generally speaking, the look of the artist is what makes the difference, and an apprentice has to work on that, even more that on his/her skills I think. So, I really think that Danah’s photo is very helpful for everyone – it can be for visual artists, but also for writers, musicians, etc. The medium (the camera, the pencil, the paintbrush, the notebook, the software, the microphone, the turntables, etc.) doesn’t make the artwork, it contributes to it, but without the artist, there’s no art. This idea is disputable actually, because we can also say that Nature is Art, and there’s no need of the artist. But what I wanted to say that having a camera or any other medium in your hands doesn’t mean that you will automatically create some artworks. You can takes as many photographs as you want, it doesn’t mean that your photographs will be artistic. The vision of the photographer or any other artist is what matters. And this photo is a good example of it. This is an artwork not because of the subject of the photo (Berlin), but thanks to Danah’s vision. We also call that talent, skills, etc.
If this photo can learn or inspire you something, it’s to make you work or realize your way to see the world, your vision and perception of the world, and the essence of your creative process. Is that enough conceptual? :D (but seriously, I didn’t try to make this conceptual, this photo inspired me that thoughts…)
3. Between walls (mellowmeful)
I could copy and paste what I just wrote about Danah’s photo for Manaka’s photo. The interest of this picture comes from the artist’s talent: the choice of a black and white picture, the angle view (so original!), the title of the record, the subject of the photo, etc.
There are two contrasts that catch my attention: the black and white are really contrasting, and the closing/opening effect. The omnipresence of the dark and the walls contributes to close the frame but not the horizon. I think it’s interesting that most elements in this photo imprison us just to guide us to the light. The walls are prominent and dark but they guide us to the sky, to the light.
I really love the composition of the photo. Again, it shows us that it’s not enough to have a camera, the point of view and the skills of the photographer make the difference.
4. Open (imogenc)
You know, I have started to appreciate paintings and look at them differently with hitRECord. Yes, I have always been influenced by paintings, but if I want to be honest, I have to say that I didn’t give them justice in my personal appreciation before. I didn’t look at them as paintings, but (only) as images. I wasn’t interested by the technique and the virtuosity of the painters, I was only focused on the depiction, even when I went to the museum. Now, I have to say that my perception of paintings has changed. I don’t look at them as I would look at photographs. And what I’m actually really looking for in a painting now, it’s its materiality. Even if, we have digitized work here, we can feel this materiality. And it’s also a good argument against people who think that virtual world and digitized work announce the end of ‘material’ art. Virtual and digital are not especially against materiality. Again, it always depends on our own perception of things.
Ok, now about this painting. For me, this record is about hope more than anything else. That’s why I also like the title ‘open’. It doesn’t only describe the position of the hands, but it also symbolizes hope and altruism. It’s about to be open-minded, open to the others. I like the light blue and white colors for the background. It gives neutrality to the scene and gives the limelight to the hands/the subject.
So, I would say that this painting is mainly optimistic, but at the same time, I would say that we can also feel or see the past in these hands, and not especially a serene past. These hands have definitely a life and it’s like they tell us: look at us, look at our life (or what we have done, or what we have to endure) – especially with their position and the colors used to paint them. “Our past life was not a dream but we still have faith, we still have hope”. They tell us a story, they tell us a testimony.
I love this painting.
5. Outside the box (roughcutmatt)
One of the most precious unexpected moments you can live in your life is when you’re in front of something surreal but still true (or real). I love this photograph for its ‘burlesque’ aspect. For me, this photo was taken on the set of a Chaplin or a Keaton’s movie. This is unique. I’m really jealous of Matt actually. I wish I was the one who took this photo.
What I wrote about Danah’s record (Berlin) is also true for this one. This is a really inspiring photo. It shows us that nature and reality (two different things) can surprise us. I also already talked about the ‘decisive moment’ dear to Bresson. It’s quite different here because it’s not about taking the photograph in the good moment, but it’s still connected because it’s about being at the right place (at the right time). And it’s not only about the door and the stairs, it’s about the whole image (the boat, the beach, the light, the colors, etc.). Then, the talent of the photographer speaks for itself.
I also like the fact there’s no special effect in this photo. It’s all about the angle view and the location.
Great shot, I love it. This is the kind of work that inspires me.
6. Living in a Bubble (speric) – “Title of the WEEK”
I love this photo for the fish eye, the colors, but I love this record even more for its title.
I start a new section this week “Title of the WEEK” and I decided that it could be a section where I choose one record and only talk about its title, or it could be a sort of label or tag I give to one of the re-recommended record. So, this is the first record of this new ‘section’.
I selected this one because, for me, the interest of this photo is based on its title. I know, the angle view, the subject, the colors, the light, everything is cool and fun in this picture, but I use to see a lot of photos using the fish eye, and after a while, it starts to be a little boring because it becomes systematic. Here, it’s different, and mainly for the title. It’s not about having fun with your fish eye, it’s esthetically well done and there’s also an idea behind the title.
I think, the conceptual theme of this week would be “to have a different look” at the world, but it’s almost the same than last week (actually 2 weeks ago). “Living in a bubble” means two different things to me (not especially opposite to each other): it means that we live in a bubble and we’re not aware or interested by the rest of the world (we’re kinda blind). We’re kinda egocentric, and we don’t realize what’s going on in the world (it can be a consequence of the general system of the world, or it can come from ourselves); but it also means – and it’s more connected to the photo – that our perception or vision of the world around us is particular (unique) and distorted. Because we’re all unique, we can only have a unique perception of the reality. This one would be a sort of Jeunet’s point of view (Jean-Pierre Jeunet, director of Amelie), with bright and emphasized colors, a little bit nostalgic also (you know, looking at the past). It definitely reminds me of Jeunet’s movie style.
Anyway, just to say that the title of a record or any artwork is as important as the work itself. And for me, this record wouldn’t be the same without its title. Don’t get me wrong, I love the photo itself though!
7. endless night (amferraro)
This song is simply captivating, spellbinding, and quite hypnotic (the voices but also the melody). It’s probably one of my favorite amferraro’s songs. But actually, it’s quite difficult to say this one is my favorite because I love his music style. This is the kind of songs I like to listen with my eyes closed. It transports you to another dimension. I agree with Ingridm’s comment, I quote: “This song just put me into one of those daydreaming trances, where you don't realize time is passing.” I really have the same feeling.
It’s a very powerful performance, but I also really like the lyrics: “i am a man that no man has ever seen i am a man but no man looks at me cause there's no light in our sky there's no light, and we've gone blind anyway i am a man who doesn't know his age i am a man who's lost count of his days cause there's no light in our sky there's no light, and we've gone blind there's no light, just endless night”
I think in coincidence, and I like the fact that I selected this song on this album because it’s quite connected to my thoughts about the vision of the artist, and more than that, the vision of the world (be open-minded or blind), it’s also about being and accept who we are, as unique human beings, and not trying to correspond to a model. It’s about living our life and not looking at it all the time but as the same time, it’s also about the fact that we may not appreciate our life (the action of living) in a world dominated (or based on) the short-lived (“no light in our sky”) and this system acts like a one-way mirror that hides what really counts (the sense of life in a way) from us. So, I love this song for being a sort of “daydreaming trances” but also because it’s not a naive or innocent song, it’s more melancholic than lyrical, it’s more like an observation and regret of reality.
What I truly appreciate about amferraro is that he’s a true artist, a true musician. That why I really appreciate bsmith’s video as well. We can see that there’s no VST (Virtual Studio Technology), except the editing of the track. But all the sounds come from real instruments, and even if there are great tracks using VST, I also like to know, when I’m listening to a song, that everything was done “for real” (I don’t like that expression but don’t know how to explain it). In a way, it’s a quite metaphysical song (I extrapolate a little bit). Again, like for the paintings, it shows us that the digital or virtual world doesn’t announce us the end of the artists (and the “material” or “live” art).
Oh, and I’m waiting a video cover of this song.
8. tv (lava_tornado)
This is a great and inspiring track for a video project. There are already 6 videos that used this song, but there are still a lot of possibilities to use it. My hobby-horse these days is to work on video projects from a song/track. I love starting a new project from the music (like I did for my last video “Cities By Day” for example). So, I would say it would be interesting to have a new video coming from this track itself. But as the same time, this is just my personal “technique” right now, so I would rather say: I’d love to see more results of this record. I would particularly love to watch a video using lave_tornado’s idea: “this is what tv sounds like to me”. It could be interesting to do a video like a mashup of different tv programs (the beat of the music can help you for the transitions). This song is perfect for video editors: you have some variations in the melody, different instruments, it’s quite funky. And I’m sure it’s also possible to remix it in a new audio track: to create another song (with singing parts) or you can use the voices of different (fictional) tv programs and mix them with this track.
I don’t know, I mainly love this track for its remix potential. It’s a very inspiring record.
9. The Road (ScareCrow)
This painting is simply mind-blowing. It’s a shame it didn’t receive any recommendation. So, please, take some time to look at this piece, not just few seconds, but more like few minutes. Look at the details (you can enlarge it), look at the whole depiction. Let you feel the painting. Do you really think it doesn’t deserve any recommend?
This is a really sad piece for me. It would be the other side that the one-way mirror hides you (cf. my comment about amferraro’s song ‘endless night’ in this album – review #7). The other reality that they try to hide from you. I love the details of the representation. It shows us that life and reality is not only about happiness. I also like the title of the painting. For me, it’s about survival, about the necessity of migration to survive.
But what really strikes me in this painting, is the depiction of the nature: the sky is omnipresent but with a lot of clouds, and the nature (trees and fields) is not really ‘friendly’. Then, the two kids looking at us. It’s very powerful.
I don’t have a more conceptual and general interpretation of this painting. But I really recommend it to you.
And again, you can consider it as a finished record, or as a material: you can pick the natural elements, or the characters and use them in another visual record.
10. Haunted Windows (adam.pickle.pickford)
This is another powerful record (I think this idea can also be the underlying structure of this album: “powerful and meaningful records”). I really love this photograph. I love the choice of the black and white. I love the angle view. And because I already wrote a lot about photographs and photographers in this album, I won’t write much for this one. It sounds like a little bit unfair, but it would just be a repetition of the same ideas, and I’m not sure it would be relevant.
InterNTNL_Lyn did an interesting remix of this photograph but there are a lot of other possibilities (picture or videos). It’s a very inspiring photo that has a lot of potential. I have a lot of ideas when I look at this record, but I’ll give just one example: I see a sort of video remix of it: each window would be replaced with a sort of propaganda short videos in a society controlled by a “Big Brother” (cf. the amazing George Orwell’s novel, 1984). And these videos would tell us how to be a ‘good citizen’ for example. I definitely link this photo to a totalitarian regime. I don’t know why actually.
But, this is just an idea. I’m just curious to see how this record could be remixed.
RE-RECommendation for WEEK 15
11. creativiTREE (fractaldust)
This record is a great example of creativity and originality in remixing different kind of records together. Fractaldust composed a new record with four completely different records. I love how, in this record, the tree symbolizes the creation (or the creativity) and it’s growing in the palm of the hand. It’s a freaking amazing idea! It’s a great use of these two records. Then, the poem gives some depth to the visual.
I just would have a little reservation about the predominance of the grey (coming from superkuma’s record). I’m not sure it’s be the best color for the theme but as the same time, I didn’t find the color that would be better… I just find the whole image a little too dark, especially because it’s about the creative process as an organic and continuous process, and I’m not sure the dark grey goes well with this idea, but it’s maybe only an impression (and maybe it's because I usually prefer light colors). I still love the record, don’t worry! :)
Great job fractaldust. Right now, you are one of my favorite visual artists on hitRECord.
12. Dear 6am (seldelaterre)
When I looked at the feedbacks of this record, I realized that I wrote a comment! I completely forgot it lol I still agree with what I wrote though haha
I love the melody and Sel’s voice, it couldn’t have been better for wonderful Metaphorest’s lyrics. It’s a very pleasant song to listen to. I’d love to watch a video cover of this remix. And it’s actually more than just a pleasant song. It’s a powerful performance, maybe different from what we can imagine by “powerful performance”, but I really think it’s a “meaningful” performance (and it’s not only by the lyrics).
Very inspiring work.
13. Sunday Dinner (xobreexo23)
I love the creativity and originality of Bree. I’m a big fan of her. The composition and the mise-en-scene of her records are always mind-blowing. I love her style.
And I especially like this piece because it reminds me of my childhood. When I was three years old, we had a dog, a collie, called Tommy (and not Lassie). He was like my guardian angel and baby-sitter as the same time. We were together all the time. For example, I lived beside the sea and we used to go to the beach without warning my mum. Actually, I think she trusted Tommy because every time someone was trying to get closer to me, Tommy was baring his teeth (I’m not sure she would have accepted this nowadays though). But, more importantly, I used to share everything with Tommy: which means that he also had to share his food with me. Yes. And that’s what I remembered when I look at this record. I used to eat my ice cream with him (one for me, one for him, etc.) and I ate his food (sounds like quite disgusting now hahaha).
So, I would like to thank Bree for this photo because it reminded me of one of my cherished periods in my life. Thank you.
14. canvas (byarkenstein)
This photo is very inspiring and original, playing with the different layers, shades and contrasts between the dark and the light. It seems to be a ‘simple’ photography, but the quality of this record comes from the exposure which creates this effect of a dilatation of time (the shadows of the guy). It’s quite technical. I also like the fact that we have the impression to see the guy from behind. There’s some mystery in this photography. And it reminds me of the esthetic of some adverts for perfume or something. You find the same kind of elegance and style in the final result. I don’t know, I just find this photo inspirational. Good job.
It could be remixed into a Tiny Story I think…
15. Whisper Game #5 (spiritmath)
I’m a big fan of spiritmath, and I just love his last remix. I have to apologize to him, because I told him I would make a video with one of his audio records, but I still didn’t finish it.
Benjamin, I didn’t forget, it’s just that this work is definitely more complex than I thought. I’m changing the editing all the time but I’m still not convinced with it…
Anyway, I love how spirimath remixes the audio records, how he mixes some voiceovers into the music, especially because these voices are really powerful and meaningful (and sometimes they are also historical). It gives shape to the track. That’s why it’s not easy to make a video from his songs, because you have to give justice to them (and I failed till now).
I highly recommend his work to you. Benjamin has his own style. His music is different from what you can find here, in a hip hop style but there’s also some groove or funk in it. They’re all really great. And it really deserves more views. I’m sure these tracks would inspire a lot of hitRECorders.
16. Night Lights (jordan)
I love this experimental short film and how Jordan used the Bokeh technique. This is the abstract record of the week (and it’s not a painting for once).
I just saw that he explained in a comment the creative process of this film and I’ve found it interesting: “The film is designed to be out of focus. It was an experimental video looking at the use of Bokeh lights. Bokeh is a term describing the beauty and aesthetic look of the out of focus areas of an image. Most notably the shape and solid colour of values.”
I like how the music gives justice to the shots. It creates an atmosphere. I love the esthetic choice of only using Bokeh technique. It’s an original and interesting choice, because it goes against the very detailed and saturated shots. It gives some space to the imagination when the cinema, nowadays, seems to pamper the audience (everything is over-explained, everything is shown).
There are already 6 video remixes of this record, but I’m sure it will be reuse again. This video is a really precious material.
17. Music. Sailing. Surf (TylerTheVideoGuy)
I love this photo. I love its composition, its lighting, its title, everything. It’s even a little bit surreal with all these sailboats in the background, as if something was going to happen.
Great and professional shot.
Ps: as I already talked a lot about photography earlier in this album, I won’t repeat myself and write much more about this record (especially because this album is already quite long). But again, if you start to take photographs and you want to find some inspiration, this is a good record.
18. Out into the world (collab) crane_after and Larsène
I selected this collaboration as a re-recommended record because there are not a lot of contributions, so I thought I could talk about the collaboration as a record. I find the idea really original: taking pictures of children from behind. This idea has great potential. I just don’t fully agree with the idea that taking pictures from behind gives more innocence to the photo. I think the innocence comes from the fact that it’s photos of children, but that’s just my personal point of view.
I think the key idea in this collaboration is: “For us, pictures of our children walking out into the world inspire hope and fear in equal measure.” I also like the fact that crane_after asks something specific: it’s all about children, no adults in the shot.
I also really like the video potential in this collaboration. I totally imagine a video of children with a folk song. Anyway, this collaboration deserves more contributions guys!
19. Somewhere in the universe… (belcath1981)
I really like this concept. It’s something completely new, original and inspiring. Crane_after and Larsène did some other great records as well. It’s really interesting to see how a landscape, a city or a building can become a planet. It’s also about having another perception of reality. And I think it’s also a cool and fun concept.
This record reminds me of Gondry’s style as well. Belcath1981 is not completely happy with her record because she finds it a little bit sloppy. I like this aspect because it creates a sort of handcrafted style like in Gondry’s artworks.
20. Sergio (Monkeyavenue)
I discovered this record thanks to amferraro who re-recommended it. It’s a striking image, very powerful, simply mind-blowing. Look at the composition of the record (the superimposition of the two images), this is simply pure art. Wonderful.
It’s an idea of remix two records together by the way. I’m sure we would have surprising and interesting results…
TITLE of the WEEK
There’s already a previous re-recommended record which was also the Title of the WEEK (Living in a bubble).
This is a new section so I still don’t know what I’m gonna do with it. I thought I could select a record and talk about the title. As the time, I don’t want this to be a general rule. So, if I have something to say about it, I will write a comment. If I don’t have anything special or interesting to say, I will just recommend the record and let you judge if you find the title interesting or not.
The second record for this week: AlgeBRA is not my THONG by mellowmeful
Great record by the way. And simply hilarious.
QUESTION of the WEEK 14: Is photojournalism an art?
Photojournalism (pola): “Do pictures speak louder? What type of story do they convey? Mixed media with acrylic paint and newspaper.” (quote from Pola)
I selected this record because I like it of course. I love record that mixes different media or techniques. But I also selected this one for a more conceptual reason: Is photojournalism an art? For instance, can we say that Bresson’s photographs or all Magnum photos are artworks? Where is the frontier between art and a medium? Between art and a form of journalism (a technique of information)?
Like last week, it’s an open question. I don’t especially expect any answers, but it’s simply to suggest a new thought, reflection about photojournalism, to see these photos differently.
QUESTION of the WEEK 15: Can understand time?
Trying to understand time (ruffedges)
Ok, this time I didn’t respect the chronology of my recommendation page. I discovered ruffedges’ record today, but I found it very interesting. And I love this poem.
SPECIAL MENTION To NAIVECRIMSON (WEEK 14)
Naivecrimson is a very inspiring artist. I really like this work for its invitation to see the world differently (who said that I’m obsessed with this idea?). She uploaded new records since I planned to make a “Special Mention To” about her, so I will only add in this album the records I knew before. But I discovered her recent work, and they’re all as interesting as the previous ones. You should discover all of them on her page.
I like the diversity in these records. There are photos but also drawings. I love the style of the drawings (+the colors, the lines, the subjects, etc.) and the choice of the subjects for the photos (+ the angle views, the lighting, etc.). Her photos are very different from each other, like her drawings. That’s why her work is very interesting. As the same time, we can notice a permanent feature in her work: most of time, it’s about nature (the photos) or there are natural elements in the record (the drawings for example).
- All Alone
- a new hevn (illustration)
Here are some albums (it’s easier for me to add them in this album):
- Camera Capture
- Pictures from the Hand
Great visual artist.
SPECIAL MENTION to: and a new earth (wirrow)/ Culture Jamming [collaboration] (pixel pilgrim)
Because it’s my favorite RECord on hitRECord, I decided to make a Special Mention To it. If you don’t know the record yet, please don’t postpone the viewing. You won’t stay impervious to it. If you already know this video, enjoy watching it again.
I also selected the great collaboration created by pixel pilgrim. And one of my favorite piece in this collab is dear men in dark uniforms (wirrow). I just discovered this collaboration while I’m writing this album. I’m really happy because I already talked about so more political record (in its philosophical meaning) and it’s exactly in the same spirit: “I was born to be more than a consumer. I have a huge problem with corporate control of culture. I don't want to live in a world full of big box stores.” And, again, it’s all about our perception of the world and how we can change this perception to discover new things about the reality of this world.
Thanks for your reading and your unfailing support! Love you guys.
NOTES about these RE-RECs Albums [reminder]
How it works (if you don’t mind, I will add this at the beginning of each album, in that way, if you discover one of my album for the first time, you will always be able to know how it works… I think these notes are important to understand these re-recs albums’ spirit… but maybe I’m wrong? If you think it’s useless, just tell me! I will remove this memo. No worries!)
As I started doing RE-REC Albums few weeks ago, they work differently from what Matt explained in the recent and great RE-RECommendation’s Album Guide. That’s why I thought it might be interesting to tell you how I make these albums.
So, what I am doing exactly?
1. This is a weekly album. Each week I upload a new album with 10 RECords + a “Special Mention to” Section. At the end of the year, I should have 52 RE-REC albums.
2. I’m supposed to upload these albums every Sunday. Each album is about the RECords I RECommnended the week(s) before. If I can’t upload the album on Sunday, I will still keep the Sunday date in the title as a reference point.
3. There will be 10 RECords on the RE-RECommendation part.
In fact, there will be more than 10 records most of time. Why? Because I’m a CheatER! More seriously, there is a reason: when I talk about a record, it can be a remix of few original records, or this record can have some result records that I want to mention. In that way, the original record’s title will be the title of a new record entity: the sum of these few records: so I consider this entity as 1 record only.
That’s not completely cheating, the records are connected to each other, if I’m doing this choice is because I think I can’t talk about one of them without the others (especially if it’s a remix).
4. I don’t classify the records by medium because it would have been too tidy for me. I like to let some space to vagueness, to uncertainty, to heterogeneity, etc.
So, what I usually do: I go to my personal RECommendation page, and I follow the list of RECommended RECords: I talk about the records I recommended first, so logically, the last one will be the last record I will have recommended (in fact, it never happens, because I have more recommended records than number of records in each album…).
That’s why sometimes; you can find mainly audio records, video records, image records, etc. and not an exhaustive list of records considering all the media. It depends on what I discover or search on hitRECord.
5. The first record of an album, or the last one, is not especially my favorite. There’s no difference or preference between all of the records.
6. I recommend in these albums only records that don’t have a lot of views (or not enough…). So you probably won’t find in this 10 records list any featured or popular records. That’s just a personal choice; with these albums, I wanted to give the opportunity and the chance to some records to be discovered.
7. If in the RECommendation list on my page, there are successively a lot of records of the same hitRECorder, I’ll try to not choose all of them in the same weekly album. There won’t be more than 2 records of a same hitRECorder in a same album.
8. There is another section at the end of the albums; I’m calling it “Special Mention To”: it’s different from the RE-REC part. Here, I will focus on an artist, a record, a theme or a medium. In this section, I can talk about featured, popular or more confidential records. It depends on my inspiration.
9. As I try to respect hitRECorders and RECords that I recommend in these albums, I try to explain as much as I can why I have decided to talk about them. Comments about records are not equal, sometimes it can be short, and sometimes it can be long. It doesn’t mean that I give more importance to some records than others. For some, I just need few words to explain my thoughts, and for others, I need to develop the ideas or I simply have more things to say about them.
10. More longer will be my comments and albums, more I will make mistakes in English. Q.E.D.
I hope it won’t be too painful or boring to read… but c’mon, why doesn’t everyone speak or understand French??? (I’m kidding!)
11. With the “Special Mention to” section, there will be logically more than 10 RECords in these albums. I hope you won’t mind. I tried to create these albums as a traveling or exploration more than simple RE-REC Albums. And I hope it helps you to discover more hitRECord Art… but you don’t have to read everything! You can avoid reading my comments but, at least don’t avoid the RECords. Please. And if you like them, heart them and give them a feedback!
12. Bon voyage!
Just added a little more, I think it's more structured now. Once I get paid I'll buy a mic so I can start recording again. Until then all I have is these videos :(
Brought to you with even MORE mistakes :D
Those new parts don't flow yet but I wrote them about five minutes ago so I couldn't even remember what I was supposed to play next
this is a random photo I took last summer... believe it or not the doorway was actually there and the only photoshop work was because I'm rubbish at photography (and photoshop!)
i am a man that no man has ever seen i am a man but no man looks at me cause there's no light in our sky there's no light, and we've gone blind anyway i am a man who doesn't know his age i am a man who's lost count of his days cause there's no light in our sky there's no light, and we've gone blind there's no light, just endless night
This is one of my favorite Metaphorest pieces and I've been meaning to record a musical version of it. I used my laptop mic, none of my recording stuff so it's very rough- I just wanted to get the piece out there and see if there was any interest in making this BIGGER AND BETTER because we here at hitrecord love metaphorest and love music and love making things bigger and better (or smaller and more poignant? both? some awesome combination of the two.)
I lost myself into the original track by skylerchampion. It spoke to me, so I had to do a remix of it, with acoustic guitar and piano. More overtly rhythmic than the subtle rhythm of the original.
Pun completely intended.
Tagged as: #first time drawing proper boobies and other things men like #we have a guest right now, couldn't use the scanner #worst part is the cleavage #and the fact that I had to google pictures of bras and thongs #and my mom caught me #and it was a Friday night
Now is to then
As then is to when
Then becomes now to become then again
There is no when, just now and then
With no now, there will be no then
With no then, now won’t come...
Another photo from my backlog from the time I drove my mom to a Chinese herb garden for her Traditional Chinese Medicine class.
It was HOT. Ended up sweating buckets.
Camera: Canon Ixus 900Ti
Just something I thought up when I read the poem.
Hevn and Urth are depicted as two characters here. I kind of drew both of their mouths open to signify that each of them is telling a story. The hands and smoke reaching out and intertwining kind of show that they are still, somehow, in the end, drawn and linked to each other.
Yup. I think there's still things that can be done to it, so if you want to, you know, add some more stuff to it, please do. x-x
The idea was to revamp or reinvent one of my old pieces. I used this piece here: IMAGE0004
Yup. So I drew with a cheap (S$2, ha.) fountain pen and colored it in with watercolors. My scanner is doing funky things, so the colors aren't exact, but it's as close as I can make it to be. ;D
a sort of stream of consciousness-y thing ive been writing lately. i saw this timelapse vid today by bluebudgie and was really inspired to experiment with it. i understand how this might be seen as political or preachy or offensive.. but i honestly dont mean to be any of those things. it is directed at me more than anyone else. there's a lot of literary reference nod's in the text.
sub-point: the track is an instrumental version of everything is on fire