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Anyone seen this? http://www.editorsofficial.com/streetview/
you're gonna have to spell this one out to me.
To celebrate the release of their third studio album, ‘In This Light And On This Evening’ this week, Editors have created a unique listening experience for their new album by appearing to 'hack' Google Street View.
The experience allows fans to use a version of Google Maps on the Editors website to travel to certain areas of London where the band have hacked in their own custom locations. The new additions consist of some gloriously moody 360 degree images, shot at night. Within each location the user will hear a track from the new album, which was inspired by the mood and magic of London at night.. The images feature the band and a group of their fans performing surreal activities which reportedly have hidden meanings relating to the songs.
The locations are normally unavailable on the regular Street View. Editors modified version of Google Maps allows users to enter into these locations and make the transition from light to dark so fans can explore the band's atmospheric vision of London at night. To access the Map go to :
‘In This Light And On This Evening’ is the follow up to Editors UK Number One album ‘An End Has A Start’. Embracing synthesisers for the album, the band were heavily influenced by the soundtracks to Terminator and Bladerunner in the early recording period whilst lyrically Tom Smith drew heavily on his new found appreciation of his ‘adopted home town’ of London for the stories that weave throughout the record. From the opening track, which also became the album title, referencing a view from Primrose Hill at dusk, through ‘The Boxer’ telling of the Friday night disturbances of London’s pub culture to the brutal imagery of a carnivorous House Of Commons on ‘Eat Raw Meat = Blood Drool’, the locations of London and its people are at the heart of the record.
Doesn't look like anything other than a normal set of StreetView locations from around London, to me.
Bobbins, unless I'm missing something else.
Hidden to the point of not being there?
Any screenshots, for reference?
Seeing as they've seen fit to graft said music onto a mapping application.
Which is fine in theory, I just can't see what they've actually done that matches their PR bumpf, other than to link some tracks to some pins in a map.
Which is kinda fine on it's own, I guess - first time I've seen it done, that's for sure, so a few points for originality there.
since before man evolved this was his/her ultimate desire for the music he/she made, to somehow attach it to google maps.
Fair play to whoever came up with the concept. Not bad, once you know what you're doing, I guess.
also the songs are crap.