Monday, January 25, 2010

Car Soundtrack / North Island, New Zealand, November 2008

One of one million beautiful spots just beside the road in the Waikato area. Click on photo to view on Flickr.

During some long car drives on the North Island I shot short movies out of the car window.
Actually I did it because the green hills reminded me of the Shire out of Lord of the Rings so much. The whole landscape looked like the desktop background image with the green hills you might still know from Windows XP.

While browsing through the movies a few days ago I realized that the music I was listening to is hearable in the footage.
I was using a little FM transmitter to listen to my iPod music via the car radio.

I was smiling when I heard the songs again because I really connect them to my New Zealand trip.

Usually my music is a bit more Indy-like with some loud noise involved. Here it was completely different.

I prepared a little compilation of some car-video-snippets to give you an idea of the landscape on the North Island and of my music as well. If you listen closely you can even hear me whistling in one scene.

Trips without music wouldn't last that long, would they?

Here is my video

PS: Driving on the left side of the road is scary, isn't it? Luckily the roads in New Zealand are almost empty.


  1. I enjoyed both the videos and the music. I think I might have been listening to the Lord of the Rings soundtrack, just for irony.
    Hey, can you recommend any good german bands I could listen to? I got a couple names from the video, but I was wondering if there are any specific bands you really like...
    Thanks! :)

  2. Of course I can share a few of my favorite German bands with you.

    What kind of German music do you mean?
    - Rock?
    - Pop?
    - Metal?
    - Independent?
    - Singer/Songwriter?
    - Electronic?

  3. just booked my flight ticket ;-) Actually, some friends of mine are living in NZ now. They send some stunning photos but your videos gave even more insight into this country.