More confusing than Memento

Ben Lacker, one of our leading computational remixologists here at the Echo Nest has been improving the video remix capabilities of the Echo Nest remix API.   On Friday, he remixed this mind blower.  It’s Coldplay’s music video for ‘The Scientist’ – beat reversed, which means that song is played in reverse order beat by beat (but each  beat is still played in forward order).    Since Coldplay’s video is already shot in reverse order, the resulting video has a story that unfolds in proper chronological order, but where every second of video runs backwards, while the music unfolds in reverse chronological order while every beat runs forward.  I get a little bit of a stomachache watching this video.

Ben has committed the code for this remix to the Echo Nest remix code samples so feel free to check it out and hack on it.    I hope to see some more interesting music and video remixes coming out of the upcoming Music Hackday.

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  1. #1 by brian on June 20, 2009 - 1:08 pm

    I also get a stomachache watching this video, but for very different reasons. I do think the beginning notes of this remix is some of the best coldplay I’ve ever heard.

  2. #2 by Coox on June 21, 2009 - 6:52 am

    And they add to the general confusion by driving on the wrong side of the road…

  3. #3 by grubernd on June 22, 2009 - 5:00 am

    yes, best coldplay in years. still too much whining going on. ;)
    now my ears long for some nice smooth Autechre.

  4. #4 by dominikus on June 22, 2009 - 9:00 am

    My god! Radiohead is Coldplay reversed – it all makes sense now ;)

  5. #5 by zazi on July 15, 2009 - 9:32 am

    Can’t watch the video. Is it down?

    Cheers zazi

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