Because nothing quite says gangster’s dreamworld like a resonant transformer producing high-voltage, low-current, high-frequency alternating-current electricity, this is a video of Coolio’s 1995 banger ‘Gangsta’s Paradise’ performed by a trio of Tesla Coils. Damn, that came out in 1995? Feels like it was just yesterday, doesn’t it? “Not at all.”
These are two videos of musician Marc Chouarain performing the Interstellar and Harry Potter themes on a crystal baschet (aka crystal organ). What’s a crystal baschet? Hey — I donated, Wikipedia, don’t you side-eye me: Models of the crystal organs range from 3.5 to 6 octaves and are made of
Music: it’s all around us. Except in an airport bathroom, those are just farts. This is a video of musician Nicolas Bras building a four and a half octave PVC percussion instrument to recreate the sound of popping a finger out of your cheek or the top of a bottle,
Because Youtuber There I Ruined It (previously) won’t stop until it has indeed all been ruined, this is a cover of The Rolling Stones’ 1965 classic ‘(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction’ in the style of a ragtime song. I feel like it’s the sort of song that, had it been
The Beatles: some people love them, some people hate them, and some people are indifferent to their music. Me? I’ve never heard of them until now. But Youtuber Broccaloo has used OpenAI’s Jukebox, a “neural net that generates music, including rudimentary singing, as raw audio in a variety of genres
Dave Brubeck Quartet’s ‘Take Five’ is easily one of the most recognizable jazz standards ever recorded. Contrary to popular believe, the song was actually composed by quartet saxophonist/long time Brubeck collaborator/boozehound Paul Desmond, and became the first jazz single to sell over a million copies. And this is a video
This is a video of Japanese Buddhist monk and musician Kossan1108 covering Metallica’s ‘Enter Sandman’ with traditional percussion instruments. He also sings, which I was not expecting. The video is almost ten minutes long, but the song is only the first five. After that is five minutes of Kossan meditating.
This is a video of Polish composer Karol Szymanowski’s Etude in B-flat minor for piano being performed instead on glass harp by Anna and Arkadiusz Szafraniec and theremin by Grégoire Blanc. It’s got a real other-worldly sound to it, like the sort of thing you’d expect to hear when being