Woob joins Tangerine Dream, Hecq and others on this New Compilation Album from Grenzwellen

Grenzwellen is a radio-show in German language hosted by Ecki Stieg broadcasted on Radio Hannover. The difference between this station and others however is Ecki has an immaculate taste in music, so good in fact I was shocked when approached about including a woob track! Grenzwellen started in 1987 and can be heard every Wednesday for three hours at 9 pm CET. [Read more…]

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Some great glitchy visuals from Amoeba

The..AM -Transit. (with insight from creator Martin Jung)

I really love the comedic timing on this 8-bit masterpiece by Martin Jung for the artist The..AM. (Be sure you watch the film before you carry on reading… ) Martin tells me he was inspired by early 90’s LucasArts and while the influence of Zak McKracken etc. is clear, it took me back even further to 1985 and Activision’s – Little Computer People, a game that would have been infinitely more fun had it been invaded by 3 monkeys and a small bear!

I caught up with Martin and asked him a bit about the process behind the piece.

Martin: First of all I drew the characters and the whole setup using open source program Pixen. Then I arranged the different layers with Photoshop and finally exported approx. 700 images. Following the stop motion idea these images were imported to Final Cut Pro and were arranged in a sequence. It took about 48 working hours.

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