Sunday, February 12, 2012

Musical Interlude, Feb 2012

1. Band creates the 'most relaxing tune ever'
"A British band has worked with sound therapists to create a tune
described by scientists as the 'most relaxing song ever'."
Here's a link to a YouTube clip featuring the song:
In response to the UK article, Flavorpill compiled a list of
"10 Genuinely Relaxing Songs to Ease You Off to Sleep":

2. Anatomy of a Tear-Jerker
"Why does Adele's 'Someone Like You' make everyone cry? Science has
found the formula"

3. The Solar System Set to Music: A Near-Perpetual Homage to Bach
"Mandala - a remarkably dimensional musical composition created by
assigning each planet in the Solar System a particular note along
the natural harmonic series, starting with Mercury’s B and going
all the way up by two octaves and a ninth to Pluto’s C#."

4. Classical Music as a Roller Coaster Ride
"The musical notes are synchronized, so the visual part of the
 rollercoaster ride actually match what you hear."

5. "Needing/Getting" by OK Go
MTV meets Top Gear.  "The vehicle plays the music in the new video
from OK Go in conjunction with Chevrolet. This took four months of
preparation and four days of shooting."  I'm not a huge fan of the
music, but the band has produced some interesting and elaborate
music videos over the years:
* "This Too Shall Pass" - Rube Goldberg Machine version
* "Here It Goes Again" (The Treadmill Video)
* "White Knuckles"