Tim Exile Explaining His Phallus Controller
A short video taken from a four part Youtube extravaganza of Tim Exile demonstrating his live setup for The London College of Music & Media in 2007. In this clip that I've edited, Exile demonstrates how he uses a strap-on joystick to control effects on his voice. I love the part near the end where he runs amuck through the audience whacking his controller much to the mortification of the onlookers. "Piggy time! Love Pigs!"
As you've probably noticed, there's a lot of Tim Exile love going on with this blog, a big part of that has to do with Tim's use of voice in his compositions. Voice to me is the ultimate instrument. Lyrics are largely irrelevant, but the timbre of a vocal track can make even the simplest of tune come alive. Another thing that I like about Exile (there are many) is the fact that he's not a hardware snob. There are so many others with less talent who bang on about how shit Alesis, M-Audio, Mackie and Behringer are, and how a "real" musician wouldn't touch them with a 10 foot joystick. Throughout Tim's career he has constantly proven that these snobs to be nothing more than arrogant cunts, who wouldn't know music if an F sharp major got rammed up their hole! These are the same people who rave about Liam Howlett and yet are totally ignorant to the fact that all the The Prodigy's early albums were mixed on a Mackie mixer.
I was planning on using this video in a post titled "The Voice As An Instrument" where I included a few other videos and musicians that impressed me with their unique use of their voice. I've not gotten around to finishing off those yet, so I'll just do them one at a time in future posts.
[The lecture parts can be found here : Part 1 : Part 2 : Part 3 : Part 4]
Theres some major jungle going on in part 3 and part 4 is fucking massive!
For completeness... I mentioned lots of Tim Exile love going on in the body of the post which relates to the now missing little advertising badge I had up for months before his album "Listening Tree" came out. It must say a lot about an album when someone puts up advertising for it for free :)
Posted at 00:15