I have decided to release some of my audio/video work under the moniker Kenny Boy Mims. This is the first. After being inspirited by the supremely talented Pogo I wanted to try my hand at what he does. There are many Pogo-tributes out there but I wanted to do something better.. or at least try.
I chose Princess Mononoke as it is one of my favorite animes, but I quickly discovered why Pogo chooses so many music movies as his source material. Princess Mononoke has no singing and very little isolated sounds, as there seems to be a river, crowd or other background noise in ever scene. Regardless, I samples and fixed all the sounds in Adobe Audition, then composed it in Ableton Live 9. It was my first experience with Ableton and I also wanted to learn that software, which I feel rather comfortable with now. I couldn’t get any clean bass tones from the movie so I enlisted my friend Mike from Glass the Sky to lay down a nice bassline.
The video was composed in Adobe Premiere Pro and turned out really well I think. Please enjoy in 1080p!
So back in 2007 I did a radio show on WRUV 91.1 FM called Free Robot Radio.
The tag line was ,
IDM breakcore, folktronica, 8 bit throwback, robot liberation empowerment spirituals.
It was great stuff. I went by the moniker, Mibs, and my co-host was Lolly, who was an actual robot. Lolly had a good ear for music but a snotty attitude, being from the future he thought he was better than everyone else.
From what I have found out through other sources, in the future Robots run the world but are constantly being outdated by newer robots made by other robots. There is a caste system where obsolete robots represent about 90% of the population and generally have no power and zero social mobility.
Lolly was able to travel back into time to present day (2007) and hooked up with me to spread his message of robot liberation. Unfortunately, he overshot his target date, as robots are not even self aware yet, and certainly incapable of overthrowing the human overlords. Even so, I let Lolly share my radio platform because much of his robot spirituals are great music. It’s just his attitude that is hard to put up with.
All songs are from the glory days of the Robot Liberation Front, circa 2034.
I am not making this up, listen to the shows, they are posted below.
And the direct link to the Grooveshark playlist.