Since yesterday the series of Youtube mash-ups of Israeli musician and artist Kutiman are spreading like wildfire through the net. The original Thru-You-site, where the videos are hosted is currently down, but some people have captured the clips and put them up on Youtube.
Kutiman takes small parts out of Youtube videos of amateur musicians and instrument presentations. He loops them and creates new songs out of the bits and pieces. It´s audio-visual sampling in its purest form and the results are simply amazing! The idea is not new but the artful and musical expertise with which it is done is stunning and very impressive.
"Babylon Band" gives a good impression on how the music and the video works.
"This is what it became", on a reggae tip
"Just a Lady" is just beautiful!
You can watch all seven videos and a short "how-it-was-done"-clip by Kutiman here.