Haven't updated in a while due to a huge workload. Coincidentally, I read this book. You should too.
Thursday, 24 March 2011
Built myself a lovely guitar effects pedal today. It's a clone based on the Zvex Fuzz Factory and makes some very unusual sounds. Seems to be very good at replicating the sound of Muse. Hopefully its the first of many custom builds, someone has already commissioned one for themselves.
Here's a video of it in action:
Posted by andrewpledger at 07:49
Wednesday, 2 March 2011
Tuesday, 22 February 2011
Metropolis is the 1926 film by Fritz Lang and contains some of the most forward-reaching and futuristic visions of city life of its time. This imposing film has some of the most impressive scenery and visuals of any production of its time.
For me it seems to have a very strange sorts of surreal, almost Steampunk vibe about it. Albiet one closer to the high-rise horror of modern Asian cities then the Victorian romanticism we're used to.
Its inspiration seems to come mainly from the New York and Chicago skylines of its era taken to a whole other level, adding huge sun-obscuring gaints with great churning machines in its underbelly.
For those who haven't seen it yet I would thoroughly recommend it for its subversive take on the optimistic views of the future during that decade.
Posted by andrewpledger at 20:15
Sunday, 20 February 2011
This beautiful and ethereal tower was built for the 1980 Venice Biennale and, sadly, was broken up a long time ago. The wooden tower was mounted on a raft and towed along the waterways of Venice where it could be seen weaving its way through the city's wobbly and magnificent Architecture before being moored alongside the Customs House on the Dorsoduro.
Posted by andrewpledger at 13:18