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Australian electronic music artist Pogo has started a blog at http://pogotracks.blogspot.com/ currently featuring an FAQ and a list of interviews. His unique sound comes from the sampling, sequencing and reimagining of popular childhood movies. Tracks are constructed using sounds lifted from movie scenes (sometimes entirely), drums, bass and percussion.
Melodies are formed using cut-up dialogues in a non-lexical vocal style; "There are no definitive lyrics to my tracks because I have never intended to form sentences with the samples I use." The music is then synced to video cuts from the original movie to create a new mini-trailer.
Pogo has a growing fan-base on YouTube where fresh uploads and the viral potential of video widgets quickly attract thousands of visitors. Creations such as Expialidocious have now reached far in excess of half a million views. You can browse the growing collection of mashups at http://www.youtube.com/user/Fagottron
Below is the recent video for his track 'Bangarang' composed of sounds from the classic Spielberg film 'Hook'
Update 13th Sept '09
'Bangarang' removed from YouTube - Pogo Blog visit the link for full explanation.
Today, Sony Pictures Entertainment claimed that 'Bangarang' is an infringement of copyright, and the video has been removed from YouTube. I suppose this had to happen eventually given the kind of world we live in. (September 10th 2009).
Unfortunately this is a common experience for remixers of controlled media, such are the constraints of heavily restricted copyrights. However you can still play and download the full track here (while it lasts!)
A sonic guide to the history of cut-up music: DJ Food - Raiding the 20th Century - Words & Music Expansion
A mashup by Totom of Smashing Pumkins and Mulholland Dr by David Lynch - Video by Titus Prime for the Mashed in Plastic project.
Here’s the YouTube Video Playlist for Mashed in Plastic - The David Lynch mashup album.
From the album Mashed in Plastic
Mashup by Wax Audio
Video by The Reborn Identity
Read the screen narrative via the YouTube page
TARDIS: Back in time - What if The Beatles had used Creative Commons Licenses?