The Sound Design of Swiss Army Man

At Sundance, directing duo Daniels discuss how their lush soundscapes keep things weird but authentic

One week ago, just an hour after we disembarked a plane, we sat in Park City, Utah’s Eccles Theater for the world premiere of “Swiss Army Man” at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. No viewer knew exactly what to expect, and even now it’s not easy to explain. Ultimately, however, it’s a highbrow dark comedy, albeit occasionally steered by potty humor—all of which ultimately supports …

Matmos: Ultimate Care II Excerpt Five

Conceptual electronic duo Matmos have created a whole album from sounds sampled from the (now discontinued) Whirlpool Ultimate Care™ II washing machine in their Baltimore basement—and the results (industrial music meets musique concrète, with dance and drone sprinkled in) will have you considering dirty laundry (and spin cycles) in an entirely new light. The semi-psychedelic music video for “Ultimate Care II Excerpt Five” is a …

Klipsch Audio Outfits the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

The iconic venue gets a thorough, uniform sonic upgrade

For years now, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame has honored the greatest in the industry while inviting fans into their iconic building filled with rare remnants of musical history. This year, that facility is getting an upgrade thanks to partner Klipsch Audio. At a location where the live music experience (and preserving recordings of the live music experience) reigns supreme, the brand is …