A still from Extreme Force (2001)

In response to a request on Facebook today, I dug through some of my old Alamout Black CDs, and managed to locate a track we made called “World View“.

This song was featured in a fight scene in the 2001 film Extreme Force.  My friend Kays Alatrakchi was the guy who did the music for that film, and we made this song specifically for it.  A lot of fun, that, though I have to admit it sounds pretty dated to me now.  Kays more recently did the music for Midnight Son as well, which is a totally excellent vampire film, and which you should see immediately, if you haven’t already.

Anyways, here’s the song.  Right-click to download.

… when there’s a brand new Two Fingers video released.

You know it’s even better when the video is like a way-more-awesome version of Toy Story 3.

The music is pretty damn good too.  Enjoy.

So I was browsing around, trying to find footage to convince a couple of friends to come with me to see Amon Tobin play live here in Chicago in a couple of weeks, and what should I find, but this beautiful HD version of the live show, with excellent audio to boot.

Sit back for an hour, full-screen this baby, and enjoy.

UPDATE:  It appears the YouTube video has been taken down for copyright reasons.  Oh well.  It was fun while it lasted.

I watched the ISAM 2.0 show in Chicago on Saturday night, and it was even better than the first one.

Recently, I recall, in some conversations with friends who are also fans of electronic music, I’ve been critical of the dubstep genre.  But I have to admit, I’ve been reconsidering my position, especially since I’ve heard some of the harder stuff.  Think, Borgore, Skrillex, et. al.

Perhaps not the most exciting video ever, here’s a quick, 45-second look at the environment at Millennium Park yesterday evening, during a free show by legendary Afrobeat drummer Tony Allen and his band.

Once again, shot with Motorola Droid phonecam. This one is hosted on Youtube, because I wanted to get an idea of quality differences between the videos that I encode and upload to my own host, and those which are encoded and hosted by YouTube. Consider it an A/B test with the Maifest video below.

Note — this was originally posted prior to my web host switch, and was lost somewhere in the transition.  I’m reposting it now. – Ian

Imagine, if you will a rock band.

A rock band who’s existence could be measured in months. A rock band that’s whole repertoire can be counted on one hand, and existed entirely of covers. A rock band that publically performed only once, but who’s single appearance continues to reverberate in the bowels of the internet, and consequently has become legendary.

You’ve just imagined It Ain’t My Baby. I played with this strange band. Of course, I can only play the computer, so I was charged with playing synthesized rhythm guitar (and the occasional special effects). John Prinzo, the drummer of the band, has dug up the ol’ YouTube evidence on his excellent Kisses and Noise blog:

“There are times when music can change your life, change the world even. The Beatles played the rooftop of the Apple Building, then there was Woodstock, and for a while … nothing. Then, on December 19th 2007, the world gaped in amazement as the last walls between the past and the future, between enslavement and liberty, between dogs and cats, between what people considered music before and what was defined that evening were obliterated – forever – by 5 people (rock gods) with a vision…”

Hahaha. Check out his blog for every song we ever played, if you think you can stand it. For now, I’m just going to link to our version of Add It Up by the Violent Femmes: