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ALIAS – Sixes Last

Video directed by Arvind Palep and produced by 1st Avenue Machine for Alias. In fact, it seem more like a short movie: the mesmerizing images take over the music…

Alias (real name: Brendan Whitney) starts as a rapper. Then, he found himself moving away from vinyl sampling and lyric-writing. He learned the secrets of the keyboard while touring with Themselves. And when he was back home, Alias began crafting wordless moodpieces out of live and electronic instrumentation. Muted (2003) full-length album officially marked a corner turned: rich atmospherics tied to a hip-hop pulse, guitars and keys and tapped drums. His last work, named Lillian, has been released in August 2005, for Anticon Record label.
The single Sixes Last is included in Muted.

“Inspired by science’s mad rush toward genetic engineering, cloning and artificial intelligence, this vividly imagined video envisions a future in which there is no longer any distinction between technology and nature, and seamlessly integrated, hybrid creatures walk the earth.” (from Resfest 2005)

Video diretto da Arvind Palep e prodotto da 1st Avenue Machine per Alias. In effetti sembra piu’ un corto, tanto la musica passa in secondo piano rispetto alle immagini…

Alias (vero nome: Brendan Whitney) comincia come rapper. In seguito, si ritrova ad allontanarsi dalla musica fatta di campionamenti da vinile e parole in rima. Impara i segreti della tastiera in tour coi Themselves. Di ritorno a casa, Alias comincia a comporre pezzi privi di testo con strumenti reali ed elettronici. L’album Muted (2003) marca ufficialmente la svolta: ricche atmosfere legate ad impulsi hip-hop, chitarre e tastiere e batteria suonata dal vero. Il suo ultimo lavoro, Lillian, e’ uscito nell’agosto 2005, sempre per Anticon Records.
Dall’album Muted e’ tratto Sixes Last.

“Ispirato alla folle corsa della scienza verso l’ingegneria genetica, la clonazione e l’intelligenza artificiale, questo video dalla fervida immaginazione immagina un futuro in cui non c’e’ piu’ distinzione fra tecnologia e natura e creature ibride, perfettamente intergrate, solcano la terra.” (da Resfest 2005)

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DOWNLOAD: Scarica Sixes Last.
[Format: MPEG-4 - Size: 38 MB - Runtime: 3 min.]

DOWNLOAD: Scarica Sixes Last.
[Format: Ogg Video - Size: 25 MB - Runtime: 3 min.]

WATCH: Guarda Sixes Last in finestra.
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DOWNLOAD: Scarica Sixes Last. [Mirror]
[Format: Quicktime - Size: 40 MB - Running Time: 3 min.]

WATCH: Guarda Sixes Last in finestra.

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LINK: Visita 1st Avenue Machine [Mirror].

LINK: Visita il sito di Alias.

LINK: Visita lo spazio di Alias su MySpace.

LINK: Visita la pagina di Alias sul sito della Anticon.

LINK: Visita il sito della Anticon.

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{ 2 } Comments

  1. Andre | 17 December 2008 at 03:12 | Permalink

    cannot download :(

  2. DeK - Delirium et Kaos | 18 December 2008 at 03:41 | Permalink

    You can haz cheezburger!

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