1. Who Wakes Up from this Dream Does Not Bear My Name - 00:00:00
2. Cuarto del Alba - 00:11:10
3. L'ombre Errante - 00:18:21
4. Night on the Petrified Sea - 00:20:28
5. The Wandering Shadows - 00:31:27
6. Los Heraldos Negros - 00:39:01
7. Ojos Azules - 00:49:22
8. Calling - 00:52:28
9. Agua - 00:56:37
10. Light of Desert and the Shadows Inside - 00:58:37
N. America: http://bit.ly/hypno5ealbaNA
French post metal pioneers HYPNO5E have always been a borderline band, in the truest sense of the term: a band that transcend the borders and limitations of not only the genre of music which is commonly considered to be their territory, but the territory of music itself. Their conceptual, cinematic live show has always been built
upon a strong visual component... but that was just the beginning of a journey which is now reaching the next level.
Alba – Les Ombres Errantes is the first full length movie directed by singer and guitar player Emmanuel Jessua. And his band, HYPNO5E, has turned down their amps, or switched them off entirely, to provide the stunning 75 minutes soundtrack for this ambitious project.
Emmanuel Jessua grew up in Bolivia, where the movie was filmed with a team of 7 French and Bolivian volunteers, and a budget of only 22.000€. The result is a breathtaking visual and sonic journey through the otherworldly landscapes of one of the most intriguing places on earth... a journey that orbits around the memories and reflections of a man contemplating about the eternal loss of childhood.
“The idea of this movie was born in the Amazon forest, precisely in Rurenabaque, on the terrace of a small hotel on the Beni river shore”, tells Jessua. “I was only 10 years old and had been living with my family in Bolivia for more than five years. I was experiencing life with an incredible intensity, in a fantastic environment... with this film, I wanted to capture the constant exceeding of limits that I feel when I'm in Bolivia: the limits between the gods and the human, between sanity and madness, between the past and the present. It is in the religious and musical syncretism of the Oruro carnival (where my mother used to dance each year) that this exceeding of limits can be witnessed the best, where myth and reality mingle, and where the protagonists lose their sensation of time or space.
The soundtrack of the movie, performed by HYPNO5E's acoustic alter ego band A BACKWARD GLANCE ON A TRAVEL ROAD (featuring the exact same members as Hypno5e) captures the essence of that whirlwind which blurs and reunites age, dreams, and reality.
For fans who are used to the technical post metal that HYPNO5E have become known for, A BACKWARD GLANCE ON A TRAVEL ROAD might come as a surprise at first: but fans of the band are well aware that moments of folk and latin have always been present in HYPNO5E's epic take on contemporary metal.
Inspired by the author's travels through latin America, 'Alba – Les Ombres Errantes' is a movie, an album and a cinematic live show in its original form. Soon to be seen live across theaters and stages in Europe.
This site provides links to random videos hosted at YouTube, with the emphasis on random.
The original idea for this site actually stemmed from another idea to provide a way of benchmarking the popularity of a video against the general population of YouTube videos. There are probably sites that do this by now, but there wasn’t when we started out. Anyway, in order to figure out how popular any one video is, you need a pretty large sample of videos to rank it against. The challenge is that the sample needs to be very random in order to properly rank a video and YouTube doesn’t appear to provide a way to obtain large numbers of random video IDs.
Even if you search on YouTube for a random string, the set of results that will be returned will still be based on popularity, so if you’re using this approach to build up your sample, you’re already in trouble. It turns out there is a multitude of ways in which the YouTube search function makes it very difficult to retrieve truly random results.
So how can we provide truly random links to YouTube videos? It turns out that the YouTube programming interface (API) provides additional functions that allow the discovery of videos which, with the right approach, are much more random. Using a number of tricks, combined some subtle manipulation of the space-time fabric, we have managed to create a process that yields something very close to 100% random links to YouTube videos.
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