I love watching videos on Vimeo, as it’s a streaming service that’s never done me wrong. One of the projects that’s caught my eye is the documentary Beautiful Noise, which is now on sale as a digital download on Video on Demand: vimeo.com/ondemand/
The documentary centers on a period of music in which musicians mixed their proverbial wall of sound in a unique fashion, infusing guitar instrumentation into seemingly conventional pop song driven melodies.
The documentary, directed by Eric Green, contains interviews with members of Cocteau Twins, The Jesus and Mary Chain, Slowdive, Ride, My Bloody Valentine, Chapterhouse, Swervedriver, Lush, Pale Saints, Curve, AR Kane, and Medicine. Music icons Trent Reznor, Robert Smith, and Billy Corgan are also featred in the doc.
Beautiful Noise premiered May 31, 2014 at the Seattle International Film Festival and globally June 8, 2014 at the Sheffield International Film Festival. Other fests which featured the documentary included the Don’t Knock the Rock Festival in Los Angeles and the Sound + Vision Festival at Lincoln Center.