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The Turret Anthem

Machinimist Zachariah Scott brings music to our ears in his latest video.

Using Valve’s Source Filmmaker software over the course of six months, Scott created a wonderful piece of Portal machinima. GLaDOS sees them as nothing more than spherical things that are full of bullets, so the Aperture Science sentry turrets decide to show their dislike for the monster. The turrets put on quite a show with a veritable orchestra of sounds. Check out The Turret Anthem below.

The tune was composed by Lars Erik Fjøsne. You can download it for free, here.

[via Vamers]

Gotye’s “Somebodies: A YouTube Orchestra” Remix

In an attempt similar to Luc Bergeron’s “World Covers – Rolling In The Deep“, Australian singer-songwriter Gotye pays tribute to some of the YouTube covers and parodies that has brought his song “Somebody That I Used to Know” such success.

The artists says this about his supercut:

Reluctant as I am to add to the mountain of interpretations of Somebody That I Used To Know seemingly taking over their own area of the internet, I couldn’t resist the massive remixability that such a large, varied yet connected bundle of source material offered.



You may be tired of this sickness, but have a look and listen to Gotye’s Somebodies: A YouTube Orchestra. It’s really quite good.

A list of the original videos uses in Gotye’s remix can be found on his website.

[va Rolling Stone]

The Typewriter Concerto

The weekends go by so quickly don’t they? We had a great time taking the puppies for walkies on the mountain (photo) but like clockwork, the Sunday blues have hit me hard. Whilst I contemplate the drudgery of hacking away at my modern typewriter tomorrow, have a look at this upbeat, humorous short piece of music where a manual typewriter takes the centre stage. It was originally written in 1950 by composer Leroy Anderson, but the rendition you see below was performed in 2008 by the Strauß Festival Orchestra, featuring percussionist Martin Breinschmid on the typewriter.

[via Neatorama]