Tuesday, July 08, 2008
MUSIC BY ROBOTS: JAMES HOUSTON
James Houston is a recent graduate of Glasgow's School of Art. His final project is an incredibly ingenious version of Radiohead's "Nude" aka "Big Ideas (Don't Get Any)" performed on obsolete machines:
Sinclair ZX Spectrum computer - Guitars (rhythm & lead)
Epson LX-81 Dot Matrix Printer - Drums
HP Scanjet 3c - Bass Guitar
Hard Drive array - Act as a collection of bad speakers - Vocals & FX
James Houston "Big Ideas (Don't Get Any)" (mp3)
Or better yet, check out the video on his page.
Don't be put off by the long intro - after one minute things get rockin'.