For those on the other side of the North Sea, a new video recording of AtomSwarm is being shown at this weekend's New Media Meeting festival, in Norrköping, Sweden. Aside from an impressive roster of media artists by day, and some hot European techno by night, they've also got a damn fine website - apparently created as part of a web development training exercise!
Claude Vonstroke's warped house label Dirtybird are running a remix competition for the new single by the Martin Brothers, a dark, breathy cut with the ubiquitous half-compelling/half-infuriating vocal line. I didn't intend to actually create a complete remix - submitting a remix a week before the voting deadline ends is essentially a pointless exercise - but after paring down a couple of the parts to their skeletal forms, I wound up creating this witchy phantasm of the original:
To be played at the opening and close of your next seance.
So, the Edinburgh micro-festival is over, and echoes of megaphones, filmreels, synthesizers and lasers are beginning to fade to half-real memories. We'll be collating the photographic highlights on the What They Could Do website imminently. Many thanks to the wild assortment of friends, strangers and co-conspirators who made it the magic that it was...