sonic ninja party

“Don't stop imagining. The day that you do is the day that you die.” — Trevor Powers' Mom

I’ve been fighting for now 14 years to try to do this, to make all the subway turnstiles make music. I want to make every station in New York have a different set of dominant keys, so that people when they grow up, later on in life, will hear a piece of music and be like, ‘Oh, that’s Union Square.’

So when you go through the turnstiles, there would be a thing that would make a beep of a certain note. And it would have a random note generator that would be based on a percentage, so that the root note would be a higher percentage of going off, then the third, then the fifth. And during rush hour in the bigger stations, it would hopefully make a really beautiful piece of music.

Each line would be a piece. The green line would go through different chords and when they intersected with other lines that would change that station.

—    James Murphy on creating musical turnstiles in the subway 
(he talked about this during the WNYC Soundcheck podcast with David Byrne back in 2012, which you should check out right meow.)

(via mixtapeconversation)


LCD Soundsystem’s James Murphy at the Sundance Film Festival.


LCD Soundsystem’s James Murphy at the Sundance Film Festival.



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think i just dislocated my cheeks from the ubergrinning - fucking well brilliant…


love this: LCD Soundsystem video for “All My Friends” (in Lego)

(via nprmusic)

LCD Soundsystem - All My Friends (by emimusic)

just because…

came late to the party on these kids…even the afterglow blinds but good