Tech & Music Thursday, which is steadily dropping its first topic. You know the drill.
This week, we have the intense pleasure of listening to the latest musical genius of Noah Lennox, otherwise known as Panda Bear. You know him from Animal Collective, the band behind the earth-shattering 2009 record Merriweather Post Pavillion, as well as his pseudonym’s debut album Person Pitch.
There are obvious connections among all of Lennox’s projects: dreamlike harmonies, techno influences, and lyrics that transcend the conventions of popular musicians today. Lennox has the ability to transform electronic music from an abrasive, unnatural sample of sound to a combination that sounds to me like pure inspiration.
Rainn Wilson, actor and creator of Soul Pancake, discusses creativity, blocks, and how to find inspiration.
“We’re so focused on the externals about like well he did this and he already did this and tons of people are already doing that, I need to do something new and you’re just looking outwards all the time and you’re not taking that time and that is what… a trap of technology is to just always have our vision somewhere else, somewhere else, in the future, looking outside of ourselves. And I think taking the time in the morning to connect with your breath, that’s where the purest impulse comes from. “