The Dark Side of the Rainbow: A Lesson in Synchronicity

Nice writeup of a peculiar legend:

“One of the things any audio professional will tell you is that the scope for the drift between the video and the record is enormous; it could be anything up to twenty seconds by the time the record’s finished. And anyway, if you play any record with the sound turned down on the TV, you will find things that work.”

And that’s exactly what others have done. In the vein of Dark Side/“Oz,” fans have matched up countless other films and albums: Pink Floyd’s song “Echoes” (from 1971’s Meddle), supposedly matches up with 2001: A Space Odyssey’s fourth act, “Jupiter and Beyond the Infinite;” Pixar’s WALL-E can similarly be synchronized with The Wall (1979). The strain isn’t Pink Floyd exclusive — according to several “stoner fan sites,” Metallica’s “The Black Album” perfectly accompanies “The Matrix,” just as Nirvana’s “Nevermind” matches 2001 thriller “Memento.”

via priceonomics.

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