I primarily focus on full records, but there are great singles and videos floating around. Here is a thing you should listen to.
Man, Woman, Friend, Computer – “Exordium/Outgrown”
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The film is set to the first and final tracks of Man, Woman, Friend, Computer’s debut album, with a newly-composed interlude between the tracks that connects the songs — both musically and narratively — into a cohesive score.
Titled “Exordium/Outgrown,” the film tells the story of a spaceman who comes to terms with isolation and loss as he cares for an injured alien creature. It combines centuries-old Czech marionette techniques with modern materials and found objects, creating an analog reimagining of the space age that points to the the loneliness of the digital world, and to the new distances we create as we try to conquer the old.
The video was made by Yuliya Tsukerman, who is currently an artist-in-residence at Mana Contemporary (BSMT). It’s a great piece of handmade marionette work that was created over the span of four months.
The two songs featured are from Thomas Echols, an Austin based musician performing under the name Man, Woman, Friend, Computer. His full length came out back in December. It’s well worth a listen.