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Ep. 122: 2012-04-08 – Indie Love

iM: Episode #122 features 23 tracks including new music from JAPANDROIDS, PS I LOVE YOU, BANQUET, CHAMPION LOVER, and OLD ENGLISH.


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iM Video Premiere: SNOW DAY STUDIOS [The Violet Sound Sessions] #2: JULIE DOIRON – I Woke Myself Up

January 29, 2013


iM presents THE VIOLET SOUND SESSIONS’ second episode premiere – this week featuring Juno Award-winning Monctonian JULIE DOIRON and her track I Woke Myself Up, the lead track from her 2007 Polaris Prize-shortlisted nearly-titular effort Woke Myself Up.

Rather than interspersing the video with stock footage cutaways as they did in Ep. 1, the folks at SNOW DAY STUDIOS went for a hand-animated approach this time around, adding emphatic effects to the scene as it plays out – check it out in the embed below.

THE VIOLET SOUND SESSIONS is a secret artist session video series that features a mix of live concert energy, acoustic session video intimacy, high-fidelity audio, and post-production animation in an effort to create a new music video viewing experience. Named for Russian painter and art theorist Wassily Kandinsky’s 18th century experimental colour-tone operas that explored synesthesia through a blending of art and media, The Violet Sound Sessions are a merging of live performance, recorded music, music video, and interactive visualization.

Special thanks to sponsor venue 3030 Dundas West and Stone Hammer Brewery for their support in this new video series.

About The Author
Ryan Stephenson Price is the co-host/producer of THE iNDiE MACHiNE; music video/commercial/feature director, photographer, designer, and journalist through his self-run STRATASFEAR PRODUCTIONS. A classically-trained & self-taught musician, Ryan is eagerly anticipating the debut of his sci-fi rock project TRIDIA which he claims will finally see the light of day in 2013 - he has been saying this every year since 2004.
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