Ünnecessary Ümlaut


A surplus of geekery by :: Fred Abercrombie

Watch: What Happens When You Sneak Into 50 Music Festivals

Please tell me this is real.


Hack/Remix: Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody On Old School Computer Gear

This put me in a trance. Really freakin’ impressive. Kinda sad, too. Like hearing the swan song of bummed out, cast-away technology.

No effects or sampling were used in this video. Just this gear:

  • Atari 800XL – piano
  • Texas Instruments TI-99/4a - electric guitar
  • 8 Inch Floppy Disk – bass
  • 3.5 inch Harddrive – gong
  • HP ScanJet 3C – all vocals

Really wanna geek out? Download the MP3 at Music For Maniacs


Music: Kutiman Remixes YouTube Into “ThruYou”

ThruYou has been flying ’round the interwebz and it deserves all the attention it can get. Israeli musician and producer Kutiman cut together an album of music+videos entirely from YouTube content. The above vid is only the first track. Go check out the others. Especially “I’m New.” Well done.


Music: Rock the QWERTY drums

Play Ron Winter's QWERTY Drums

Warning: This is crazy addictive.
Play the QWERTY Drum Set by director and visual/audio guru Ron Winter.

(I like to call it the DERF keyboard, but that’s just me).


Music: New Röyskopp vid “Happy Up Here”

Happy Up Here from the necessary-umlauted Röyksopp on Vimeo. Directed by Reuben Sutherland. The vid answers the question: What if Space Invaders really came to Earth?

Though French artist Invader has posed that question all over the world, the vid is a delight.