Eloise over at verb/re/verb just posted up this absolutely incredible project today:
Wabi - Sabi is the Japanese concept surrounding transience. Wabi - Sabi is the beauty of decay. This project is meant to depict the elegance in decay, the artistry in revitalization, and the reinvention of deterioration. For this project, 5 electronic based artists covered older non-electronic songs. The songs were then sent to the prolific videographers, Wooden Lens, who took 30 seconds of each track and paired each track with archival footage from the same year of the original composition of the song covered. In the video, the songs go chronologically from the oldest release date to the most recent. A brief encompass of history in video, in technology, and in the exquisiteness in transience. While the video only includes 30 seconds from each song, the tracks in there entirety are available for download here.Catch the full tracklist after the jump.
1 Pressed And - Can the Circle be Unbroken (The Carter Family)
2 WHITE HORSE - S.H.O.U.T. (Boswell Sisters)
3 Galapagos - Earth Angel (The Temptations)
4 Ghilbi - Little Bitty Pretty One (Thurston Harris)
5 Option Command - You and I (Stevie Wonder)