October 12, 2011

Artist Showcase: Mr. Oizo

[tweetmeme source=”bucentral” only_single=false]Guten Tag readers,

If you are an avid reader of the BU Central blog, you may have heard the name Mr. Oizo mentioned in one of my posts before. If you are any other person, it is probably unlikely. Mr. Oizo is a French DJ known for his song “Flat Beat”. The video (below) features Flat Eric, the most adorable head banging hand puppet I know.

 

Mr.Oizo (from the french word oiseau, meaning “bird”) is a strange guy, and it certainly shows in his music. Especially in his second album, Mustache (Half a Scissor), which is mostly made up of random noises. Interestingly however, the entire album was created digitally, using no analog equipment (like mixers or turntables etc.) He certainly makes up for it with his latest album, Lambs Anger. My favorite songs are the ones that use samples from random French films (I’m assuming that they’re films) like these:

Pourriture 2 https://bucentral.files.wordpress.com/2011/10/02-pourriture-2-original-mix.mp3″

Positif https://bucentral.files.wordpress.com/2011/10/09-positif-original-mix.mp3″

Still, Mr.Oizo manages to slip in some of his strangeness, with songs like “Bruce Willis is Dead” and “Gay Dentists”. These are titles that make you say…”huh?”

Anywhoozles, I hope you enjoyed some… different… music. I don’t see Mr. Oizo hitting the main stream anytime soon, but he is still one of my favorites!

Enjoy the rest of your week,

Tim

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