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Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Video of the Day: Behind the Scenes with LCD Soundsystem

Posted By on Tue, Mar 2, 2010 at 11:56 AM

It's no secret that DFA label-head and the mastermind behind the critically-acclaimed LCD Soundsystem, James Murphy, has been hard at work crafting his band's latest pop masterpiece. He Twitters about it regularly. About a month ago, videos of the recording process began to surface through the DFA and LCD Web sites, each providing a short, artfully-made glimpse into the fun, frustrating, and occasionally beautiful creation process for LCD's upcoming record. We've brought together the three clips--filmed on location at a monstrous mansion in the Los Angeles hills--that have surfaced thus far for your viewing pleasure.

This first video is the most musical. It showcases a swinging drum-machine beat, piano melody, and synth bloops coming together. Murphy narrates the clip, explaining why he felt it necessary to seclude himself in a mansion to record his new record. Images of his gorgeous exterior and interior surroundings cut in and out of view.

More somber piano leads us into this second bit, which focuses more on interviewing the people who work with Murphy on LCD Soundsystem. You can tell the group has a blast together cracking jokes, recording jams, and living the musicians' dream.

This last piece is a brief musing on the possibility of ghosts haunting LCD's palacial abode. Images of the massive building are shown while we're regaled by the story of a ghoul encountering a sleeping musician. Maybe the new LCD Soundsystem album will feature some paranormal guests? We'll have to wait to find out until sometime later this month, when the record will supposedly be released.

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