CINEMETROPOLIS: Studio Session 2010-11-01

Added on by Alexei Mohajerjasbi.

Fall touring schedule is in the books, time to get back to making music. This past week, we went back to work on this Cinemetropolis record in cold, rainy-ass mid-autumn Seattle. Perfect weather for daylong crib-studio sessions with the minimal set-up, occasional internet breaks, and movies playing muted on the big screen. Rapping while watching movies. Who does that?

We do. Seven Samurai (Akira Kurosawa, 1954), Chunking Express (Wong Kar-Wai, 1994), The Debut (Gene Cajayon, 2000) and Week End (Jean-Luc Godard, 1967) played silently through the sessions. They had nothing to do with the songs recorded. Except maybe for Week End, which played as we recorded the closing song of the album. Four songs, four films. Guess that means we’re about 3 more films away from completing this album.

So as we enter the home stretch, we need your suggestions: what films should we consider as the visual backdrop for the last few sessions? And, in three words, why?