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Miscellaneous

Micachu And The Shapes – Golden Phone

I think that the music video for this is quirky, indie, wacky, and a little creepy at times; and I like the little “dance” that they do with the very limited leg movement.

To me this music video somewhat has the style of a children’s music video.

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Miscellaneous

Micachu And The Shapes – Curly Teeth

Curly Teeth
Micachu and the Shapes – Curly Teeth

What Is It?

The song Curly Teeth by Michachu And The Shapes.

Here are the descriptions for the videos above:

Provided to YouTube by Beggars Group Digital Ltd.

Curly Teeth · Micachu & The Shapes

Jewellery

℗ 2009 Accidental Records under exclusive license to Rough Trade Records Ltd

Released on: 2009-03-09

Producer: Matthew Herbert
Associated Performer: Mica Levi
Producer: Mica Levi
Music Publisher: Hipgnosis Songs Group
Music Publisher: CMRRA
Music Publisher: Beggars Music
Composer Lyricist: Mica Levi

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Miscellaneous

Under The Skin (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

What is it?

The music soundtrack Under The Skin for the 2013 film Under The Skin, the soundtrack was composed by Mica Levi and was produced by Peter Raeburn:

Under The Skin (Original Soundtrack Album)

Here is how Wikipedia describes this movie soundtrack:

Released on March 17, 2014,[20] Under the Skin’s soundtrack was composed by Mica Levi[25][26] and produced by Peter Raeburn.[27] Raeburn suggested Levi to Glazer, who contacted them after hearing Chopped and Screwed, their collaboration with the London Sinfonietta. Glazer wanted the music to express the protagonist’s feelings as she experienced things like food and sex for the first time, and directed Levi with prompts such as “What does it sound like to be on fire?” or “Imagine when you tell somebody a joke and it’s not very good and their reaction’s a bit stilted”.[28] Later scenes use less music, to emphasise the sounds of the natural world that Johansson’s character experiences.[29]

Levi used mainly a viola to write and record over ten months, taking inspiration from Giacinto Scelsi, Iannis Xenakis, John Cage and music played in strip clubs. They looked for the natural and “identifiably human” sounds in the instrument, then altered the pitch or tempo of their recordings to make them feel “uncomfortable”.[27] In an article for the Guardian, Levi wrote: “Some parts are intended to be quite difficult. If your life force is being distilled by an alien, it’s not necessarily going to sound very nice. It’s supposed to be physical, alarming, hot.”[27]

According to Pitchfork, “the strings sometimes resemble nails going down a universe-sized chalkboard, screaming with a Ligeti-like sense of horror; elsewhere, they endlessly drone in a gaping vortex, like Vangelis’ iconic Blade Runner score dipped in turpentine”.[30] The Guardian wrote that Levi’s “score brings together strings, percussion, distortions in speed and clashing microphones to create sounds that are seductive, perverted and compassionate.”[28]

Composer Mike Patton said the Under the Skin soundtrack was the only contemporary soundtrack that had left an impression on him, praising Levi’s minimalist approach.[31] Musician Steven Wilson said Under the Skin was his favourite film of the last decade and praised its “absolutely brilliant” music.[32] In 2019, Pitchfork ranked the soundtrack the 154th best album albums of the 2010s[33] and the 18th greatest industrial album of all time.[34]

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Dreams

A Composer Being Interviewed About A Sound Effect

Last night I barely got any sleep because I went to bed very late and I had to wake up early for work, and so I got less than 3 hours of sleep last night.

Thanks to Lost Truth I remembered to set my intention to lucid dream, but I did not try very hard because I needed to get in bed because I was way behind schedule and because someone else was using the bathroom so I could not use the mirror in there.

Now I just have to keep remembering to set my intention to lucid dream every night until I finally have another lucid dream, and so thank you for the reminder Lost Truth.

Dream 1

I woke up from this dream during the night probably feeling a bit hot and I needed to use the bathroom, and so I barely remember any of it.

All that I can remember of this dream from last night is that it took place during the day outside, and I was looking for someone and / or something.

While I was doing this I remember seeing some people outside in a line in front of me, but I woke up as I was focusing on the people in line.

Dream 2

Part of this dream was probably inspired by some video interviews that I saw on YouTube last night of Mica Levi (Micachu) being interviewed about some of the music that she composed for the film Under The Skin and the film Jackie.

All that I can remember of this dream is that I remember seeing at least two women being interviewed separately, one of the women was a composer who probably somewhat looked like Mica Levi (Micachu) and the other woman had light-color skin and she was an actress, and they both had worked on / in the same movie.

The composer was being asked about some sound effects that she made for the film, they played one of the sound effects which was a strange sound effect that was used for a non-human animal or creäture, and the composer made the sound herself.

There was also a video showing the composer making the sound effect and it showed the process of it being made and recorded in a studio, and the interviewer was asking her questions about this.

The interviewer probably asked the actress other questions about her role in the film, but that is all that I can remember of this part of the dream.

Another part of the dream involved something completely different that maybe involved my brother GC, maybe a house, and maybe even a library but that is all that I can remember of this dream.

The end,

-John Jr