Friday, May 28, 2010

Record club.

No, this isn't a post about Columbia House or BMG. Have you heard about Beck's Record Club? Probably. I'm usually the last one to hear about things like this. One of the advantages to having a new computer is that I now own a computer that has a fast-enough processor/graphics card (or whatever) that I can actually watch video on the internet. I recently found out about this series of videos that Beck has been releasing on his website and on Vimeo that is called Record Club. In his words:

Record Club is an informal meeting of various musicians to record an album in a day. The album chosen to be reinterpreted is used as a framework. Nothing is rehearsed or arranged ahead of time. A track is put up here once a week. The songs are rough renditions, often first takes that document what happened over the course of a day as opposed to a polished rendering. There is no intention to 'add to' the original work or attempt to recreate the power of the original recording. Only to play music and document what happens.

Who are the musicians involved, you ask? Well, there's St. Vincent, Feist, MGMT, Wilco and Wolfmother along with a bunch that I am less-familiar with but are probably your favorite band.

My only wish? That they would actually release the albums. My favorite is Kick by INXS.


Adrienne said...

kill me.

Em said...

ugh. I have had internet AND a decent computer and was totally unawares.

Blue Violet said...

Thank YOU! I had no idea and, yes, I love under a rock.