Guy invents color-coded chord wheel to translate music into paintings 

Tim Bavington—an artist based in Las Vegas, Nevada—is not the first artist who tries to paint music but he might be the most precise at it. He came up with a color-coded chord wheel that helps him translate notes into colors so he can make paintings that are exact visualizations of his favorite songs. » 4/16/15 5:03am Thursday 5:03am

A Britney Spears music video without music is all squeaks and squealing

Britney could never really sing and she could only really dance in choreographed stunt pieces and eventually became a crazy person and then a mom but when she was a superstar, she was one of the brightest to ever burn. It's almost fitting to watch a musicless version of her music video because it's just Britney, betch. » 3/04/15 10:46pm 3/04/15 10:46pm

Video: The incredible skill of hand making a guitar out of wood

I don't know what I'm most impressed with in this video of a guitar being made by hand: Eitan's Bartel absolute love for the instrument he makes, the perfect measurements needed to craft one of his guitars, the unbelievable skill and precision required in each step, the shots of woodworking, the imagination of smell.… » 2/18/15 1:23am 2/18/15 1:23am

Fascinating video shows how a live orchestra scores an entire film

This is interesting not only because you get to see the juxtaposition of the orchestra and scenes from The Great Human Odyssey or because you learn how 70 musicians score an entire film in 3 days without any preparation or how the filmmakers painstakingly do their job, but also because it's just cool to see people… » 2/12/15 9:50pm 2/12/15 9:50pm

Life would be a lot cooler if it had these anime effects built in

Neat animation effects in this video directed by Ernest Desumbila for Lighten Up, the latest song by Citizens! This London band kind of reminds me of Phoenix after going through a dance club blender mixed with some LCD Soundsystem and Pet Shop Boys ice. Good track to drive around LA, destination unknown. » 2/05/15 7:59pm 2/05/15 7:59pm

Shia LaBeouf and Maddie Ziegler video is even weirder without music

I didn't think it was possible for that impossibly weird cage fighting nude shorts music video by Sia with Shia LaBeouf and Maddie Ziegler to get any weirder than it already was but if you remove out all the music from the video and replace it with sounds of what's actually happening, boy, it's a freak show. » 1/12/15 11:11pm 1/12/15 11:11pm

See David Bowie transform over the years in one animated GIF

To celebrate David Bowie's 68th birthday earlier this year, Artist Helen Green made this very fun illustration of David Bowie showing him change throughout the years in animated GIF form. Bowie has inhabited so many different hairstyles and faces and styles that he almost looks like a different person each time. » 1/12/15 8:22pm 1/12/15 8:22pm

Fascinating break down explains why Taylor Swift songs are so catchy

If you existed in the year 2014, you have probably either cringed or sang along or cringed while singing along to Taylor Swift's oppressively catchy song Shake It Off. Just why the hell is it so catchy ? Well, for one it's pop. But also as Chilly Gonzales explains, it's the same principles that has made other tunes… » 1/09/15 10:55pm 1/09/15 10:55pm

Cool SFX: Watch Zooey Deschanel dance with an invisible person

Here's the music video for She & Him's song Stay Awhile. It's a lovely stroll that follows Zooey Deschanel dancing around with an invisible person inside a bedroom, a living room and the clouds. Dancing alone is always the best since no one is watching but dancing with an invisible person looks even better. » 1/08/15 7:50pm 1/08/15 7:50pm

This weird medieval instrument sounds like a badass electric guitar

I didn't know a medieval instrument could sound so cool until I saw this video. French musician Guilhem Desq electrified his hurdy gurdy and connected it to a sampler to create these amazing sounds that seem to come straight out from Tom Morello's guitar. Go to the two minutes mark to see what I mean. » 12/17/14 8:00am 12/17/14 8:00am

Incredible music video shows how science experiments react to music

Sound makes funny shapes. We don't usually see it in real life but when you put together water and sand with speakers bumping at different frequencies, you'll start seeing spirals and kaleidoscopes and other wild objects. This new video by Nigel Stanford and directed by Shahir Daud features all those awesome cymatics… » 11/12/14 9:56pm 11/12/14 9:56pm