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.

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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Micachu and the Shapes perform Curly Teeth live and acoustic at Arnold Circus Bandstand in Shoreditch, London for Bandstand Busking. Channel: http://bit.ly/bandstandbusks Playlist: http://bit.ly/micachubusks

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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]

The Shining + Micachu And The Shapes = ?

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Source: Wikipedia

I went to bed very late last night and I had some dreams that I remembered part of but I did not voice record them, and so now I can only barely remember part of my last dream.

All that I can remember of the end of this dream is that maybe it took place during the day and my brother GC, maybe my mom, maybe someone else in my family, maybe a man with light-color skin, and I were inside a building (maybe a house or hotel or an other type of building) and / or outside (near the building, and maybe by or in a trail surrounded by a forest) depending on which part of the dream.

I then remember talking with a family who had maybe light-color skin who had not seen the film The Shining yet, and maybe they were considering watching it and / or going to a hotel that was possibly connected to the movie in some way.

I remember maybe sharing a trailer of the movie with them and I told them a few spoiler-free things about the movie, but I can not remember the rest of our conversation.

But then I woke up with two songs on my mind, I am not sure if they were in one of my forgotten dreams from last night or in the forgotten earlier parts of this dream, but the two songs that were on my mind were both from the album Jewellery by Micachu and the two songs were:

1. Micachu And The Shapes – Golden Phone (Music Video)

2. Micachu And The Shapes – Curly Teeth (Song (Album Version))

After waking up with these two songs on my mind I went to listen to them again, previously I had only heard them once and I did not really know what to think about them because they were a bit too experimental, but now I see that they are a bit catchy and better than I thought.

The end,

-John Jr

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