I’m left pretty bored as Alison is off at a conference in Hawaii this week enjoying palm trees, the ocean, and 70 degree weather (lucky son of a gun!). But while I receive texts from her describing the beauty of the tropical weather, I cannot help but find some beauty in some music I’ve been playing while being super productive at work today. *cough*
I happened across “Alice” by the artist Pogo, a song I’d heard before from the deep recesses of the interwebs, and decided to look into some more of his work. Little did I know what I would stumble across!
Nick Bertke is the Aussie behind Pogo, and he makes music by recording sounds from popular movies, games, or life and rearranging them like a jigsaw puzzle to create wonderfully catchy, soaring, ethereal, and hauntingly beautiful melodies and tunes. He’s got a couple albums of his own, but has done quite a bit of work on numerous Disney movies.
One that’s been on repeat today is his remix of Pixar’s Up:
When he’s not splicing and pasting animated films together, he takes inspiration from everyday life as well. Here’s a song he made from video footage he shot while on a trip the South Africa:
If you haven’t already heard “Alice”, here you go:
And if that isn’t trippy enough for you, fullscreen the “Yooouuutuuube” effect with it:
If you’re interested in learning more about Pogo, or would like to buy some of his music, visit his site here!
It may not be palm trees and sun for me (as I’m hanging out with Carl the cat), but those aren’t hard for me to imagine when I’m listening to these.