Inspiration: Gustav Balderdash
Fri, 07/04/2008 - 16:04
We've already featured Gustav Balderdash's work in Wallpaper of the Week #8, and he's such a nice talented artist that we've asked him to write a little bit about his latest work, the Natural Selection mixtape.
The author says:
Natural Selection is a mixtape that I have been working on with drum n bass producer friend of mine NLB for the last two or three months. I chose to name it after the most important idea anyone has ever had. The name also suits the way that out of the tracks that I had chosen for the mix, only a few fitted together in tempo and feel, so it almost made istelf.
I have been into Hip-Hop since I had a music taste and I love the way it can mix with drum n bass, so originally I just wanted to put together a few of my favourite instrumentals and acapellas into a single mix that I could give to my friends for the summer.
I have recently become engrossed in the work of Richard Dawkins, Christopher Hitchens, Daniel Dennett, and Sam Harris, all of whom have transformed my world view within the last 6 months. I decided to sprinkle the music with snippets of their wisdom, amongst others like Charles Bukowski, and Sir David Attenborough. I am pleased with how Natural Selection has turned out, but there are still plenty of leftovers from this project and I have found quite a bit of material since finishing this, Nuff respect to NLB for his technical expertise on this project, the next one is going to be twice as nice!
You may download the mixtape by clicking HERE.