The Apples in stereo: Vintage Graphics Meet New Musical Scale in “CPU” Video

The Apples in stereo: Vintage Graphics Meet New Musical Scale in “CPU” Video

The Apples in stereo released a new video today for the song “CPU” from the recent album Travellers in Space and Time. The VHS-saturated video is directed by artist and experimental musician Robert Beatty (Hair Police, Three Legged Race, Ulysses), who made the video using a vintage broadcast camera, cellular automata software, screen projections, found glass objects and other lo-fi techniques.

The fuzzy garage-rock track is evidently the first pop song ever to incorporate the mathematically derived Non-Pythagorean musical scale invented by Apples leader Robert Schneider, a math major in his down-time from producing records and touring. Schneider relates, “The organ lines and thick chords and blips and bleeps are played in the new scale, while the vocal melody is in the traditional tuning.”

Watch “CPU” here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sjGMji0Zzis