Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Memorex : Video Remix of your memories

Came across this through   Memorex from Smash TV.

The music is a mix of vintage audio, expertly mixed with modern retrowave/synthwave/chillwave tracks, with found footage from the 1980s/1990s edited to match.

 "The audio provides a perfect accompaniment to the warped and weirdly nostalgic footage, like finding your favorite cassette from childhood after it’s been baking in the sun for 25 years. An authentic audio/visual package, Memorex was designed to look and feel like the real deal. The ultimate VHS tape.
Is it a lost cultural relic, melted to the dash of an '83 Nissan Sentra? Is it a sinister government experiment, designed to brainwash children into becoming consumer slaves?
Is it the pinnacle of blipverts, sent back in time from 20 minutes into the future? Is it the holy grail of unlabeled VHS tapes, tucked away in the back room of an abandoned Blockbuster?
Is it live, or is it Memorex?
We didn't create your childhood, we just organized it for you. How to brainwash an entire generation. OBEY. CONSUME. THIS IS YOUR GOD.

Watching this super-cut presentation pop culture detritus, and knowing that it (subliminally) structured my childhood causes both nostalgia and horror.

SMASH TV - Memorex Tracklist:
Memorex Intro
VHS Head - Ident
Boxcutter - TV Troubles
Cuticle - Towel
Leyland Kirby - Neon Lit Atoms
Peaking Lights - Synthy
Hype Williams - Mitsubishi
Boards Of Canada - On A Rolling Sea
LA Vampires Featuring Matrix Metals - So Unreal
Rene Hell - Bordes Of Heaven
Laurie Anderson - O Superman (Smash TV Rewind)
VHS Head - Seen Enough
Outer Limits Recordings - Julie
Boards Of Canada - Dave (I'm A Real Traditionalist)
Ford & Lopatin - Rock Center Paranoia
Hype Williams - Businessline
LA Vampires Goes Ital - Tons Of Love
Boards Of Canada - Iraq Says / Nine-Rubber Wisdom
Niggas With Guitars - Milky White
Loverboy - When It's Over (Brian E Remix / Smash TV Rewind)
Thompson Twins - If You Were Here (Smash TV Rewind)
Memorex Outro

Download the higher quality MP3 here.

Also created by SMASH TV is their original super-cut 80's mix, "Skinemax":

Skinemax from Smash TV.

SMASH TV - Skinemax Tracklist: 
Com Truise - Norkuy
Depakote - Tummler
Martial Canterel - For Us
Fulgeance - Glamoure
Daedelus - Penny Loafers
Teebs - Why Like This
Laurel Halo - Embassy
Games - Strawberry Skies
d'Eon - Transparency
FOE - A Handsome Stranger Called Death (Com Truise Remix)
Games - Shadows In Bloom
White Car - No Better
Gatekeeper - Forgotten
The Hasbeens - You And Me
Ford & Lopatin - Emergency Room
Rainbow Arabia - Mechanical
oOoOO - Burnout Eyess
VHS Head - Motions
Outer Limits Recordings - Plastik Child

Download the higher quality MP3 here.

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An assortment of other Audio Mix Tapes by SMASH TV can be found here.

Simply amazing stuff.

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