Published Sep 23, 2011The infinite world that is creative art takes all types of new forms everyday. While labeling Toronto-based Kids and Explosions' work here as a 'remix' or 'mashup' is tempting, the conceptual audio-video experience that is the "Canadian Song Contest" doesn't quite fit into either category.
Inspired by the 2011 Polaris Music Prize shortlist nominees, the one-take video takes the form of a new A/V medium by combining bits and pieces of "Lemonade" by Braids, "Diesel" by Galaxie, "Parson Brown" by Hey Rosetta!, "Red Horse (Judges II)" by Colin Stetson, "Darken Her Horse" by Austra, "Love Shines" by Ron Sexsmith, "Sprawl II" by Arcade Fire, and "Black Water" by Timber Timbre."
Combining all these tracks into a relatively small timeframe might evoke thoughts of Girl Talk and other schizo-sampling producers, but the more subdued sounds here are accompanied by collaged visuals that evolve with the music, creating a more coherent and flowing project.
Check out the interesting artistic experience by Kids and Explosions below.