Sound It Out to be broadcast on TV on 16th November 10:55pm
An amazing teaser trailer for the new Scott Walker album Bish Bosch (to be released December 3rd) has been posted on 4AD's YouTube channel. The video features footage from within the studio and a track-by-track preview of the album.
The sound of the album is distinctly different to Scott Walker's 2006 album The Drift, it retains the tension of that release but the absence of an orchestra is pronounced and utilized to create an eerie silence in which sounds emerge from. It kind of reminds me of Tilt filtered through The Drift, it feels timeless like The Drift yet features a similar set of instruments and a few sounds here and there that bring back memories of Tilt, especially the track Corps De Blah. I'm really liking the sound of Dimple and Phrasing and can't wait to hear the album in full, only 2 months to go!
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The original PlayStation marked a shift in the quality of opening cinematics in gaming, due in most part to the space that the CD allowed for - a format that it could be argued Sony popularised with the PlayStation. When booting up a PlayStation game you often find elaborate opening songs and visuals that have become as iconic as the games themselves.
Never had we been treated to such interesting opening sequences before, they were a testament to the hardware as well as a showcase for the technical skill of the artists working on them, they are little technical marvels that as a kid seemed futuristic and magical. It's worth noting that this was in a pre-internet age so to speak, it wasn't as easy to seek out gameplay videos or user reviews, instead you had word of mouth, magazines and demo discs to sell the game to you. Demo discs would come with a handful of games you could play but also a handful of videos, videos that as a kid I'd watch over and over again. Here I've collected some opening videos that still get to me and bring back many memories.