Thursday, January 21, 2016

Hot Sugars Cold World (2015) New York Jewish Film Festival 2016

Portrait of Nick Koenig  who records under the name of Hot Sugar. Koenig uses sound samples that he records himself as the basis for the music he makes.

While I like the music that Koenig makes I was largely bored by this fly on the wall film which follows Koenig around as he records sounds, makes music and records more sounds. We watch him inter act with various people and then record more sounds and that's about it. I'm sure that is going to be rapturous for some people but for me after about 20 minutes I tuned out and waited for something exciting to happen.

It never did.

A large part of the problem is that Koenig is a low key guy and hisspeaking voice while emotive is also very monotone. There isn't excitment in it. Worse a bunch of what he says is more teacher explaining to student, not to mention being reptative. If he explained how the sounds he records are unlike anything else one more time I ould have willed myself to go teleport to where ever he was and beat him senseless with the severed arms of the director Ho many times is he going to say the same thing in 90 minutes?

Don't get me wrong this would have been an awesome short but 90 minutes is much too much.

The film plays Saturday. For tickets and more information go here.

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