Border Blaster

S5 E4 | FULL EPISODE

Synesthetics

"Synesthetics" features music videos from Japanese indie band Mitsume, German group Lali Puna, French artist Magic Island, Cuban rapper el tipo este, Congolese group Konono No. 1, Argentine singer Juana Molina, and US artist Visible Cloaks.

AIRED: October 24, 2017 | 0:26:29
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TRANSCRIPT

[GULLS SQUAWKING]

[RADIO STATIC]

[MAN SPEAKING FOREIGN LANGUAGE]

[MUSIC PLAYING]

ANNOUNCER: "BORDER BLASTER,"

SOULFUL MUSICAL AND VISUAL

TRAVELS ACROSS THE GLOBE.

IN THIS EPISODE, JAPANESE INDIE

BAND MITSUME YEARN FOR THE

NINETIES,

GERMAN GROUP LALI PUNA MAKES

MUSIC THAT MATCHES A HEARTBEAT,

FRENCH ARTIST MAGIC ISLAND MAKES

DELIRIOUSLY COOL POP,

CUBAN RAPPER EL TIPO ESTE

CHRONICLES HIS HAVANA

NEIGHBORHOOD,

CONGOLESE GROUP KONONO NO. 1

EXPERIMENT WITH FOLK MUSIC,

ARGENTINE SINGER JUANA MOLINA

CREATES A VIDEO-GAME REALITY,

AND U.S. ARTIST VISIBLE CLOAKS

VISUALIZES IN 3-D ROY G. BIV

ON "BORDER BLASTER."

["AKOGARE" PLAYING]

MITSUME: ♪ AH AH

DOO DOO DOO DOO DOO DOO

AH AH

DOO DOO DOO DOO DOO DOO

AH AH

DOO DOO DOO DOO DOO DOO ♪

KAWABE: [SINGING IN JAPANESE]

MITSUME: ♪ AH AH

DOO DOO DOO DOO DOO DOO

AH AH

DOO DOO DOO DOO DOO DOO

AH AH

DOO DOO DOO DOO DOO DOO ♪

KAWABE: [SINGING IN JAPANESE]

MITSUME: ♪ AH AH

DOO DOO DOO DOO DOO DOO

AH AH

DOO DOO DOO DOO DOO DOO

AH AH

DOO DOO DOO DOO DOO DOO

AH AH

DOO DOO DOO DOO DOO DOO ♪

["THE BUCKET" PLAYING]

TREBELJAHR: ♪ I'LL BE THE ONE

TO SHOW YOU THE WAY

YOU'LL BE THE ONE

TO ALWAYS COMPLAIN

3:00 IN THE MORNING

COME A-BANG-BANG-BANG

ALL OUT OF FAGS

AND I JUST CAN'T WAIT

CANCEL THE THING

THAT I SAID I'D DO

I DON'T FEEL COMFORTABLE

TALKING TO YOU

UNLESS YOU GOT THE ZIPPER

FIXED ON MY SHOE

THEN I'LL BE IN THE LOBBY

DRINKING FOR TWO

EIGHTEEN

BALDING

STAR ♪

♪ GOLDEN

FALLEN

HEART ♪

♪ LOOK AT THE SHAKIES

WHAT'S WITH THE BLUSH?

FRESH OFF THE PLANE

IN MY FUZZY RUSH

EVERYONE'S GATHERED

TO IDOLIZE ME

I HATE THE WAY YOU TALK

YOUR HYSTERICAL SCREAM

IT'S BEEN TOO LONG

SINCE I LEFT THE SHED

YOU KICK THE BUCKET

AND I'LL SWING MY LEGS

ALWAYS REMEMBER THE PACT

THAT WE MADE

TOO YOUNG TO DIE

BUT OLD IS THE GRAVE

EIGHTEEN

BALDING

STAR ♪

♪ GOLDEN

FALLEN

HEART ♪

♪ I'MA GONNA SHOW THE WAY

I'MA GONNA SHOW THE WAY

I'MA GONNA SHOW THE WAY

I'MA GONNA SHOW THE WAY

I'MA GONNA SHOW THE WAY

I'MA GONNA SHOW THE WAY

I'MA GONNA SHOW THE WAY

I'MA GONNA SHOW THE WAY ♪

♪ EIGHTEEN

BALDING

STAR ♪

["LIKE WATER" PLAYING]

CZERNY: ♪ THE LIGHTS, THEY FALL

COVER YOUR HEAD

WE THOUGHT WE'D LIVE

BUT STILL WE'RE DEAD

I'M WAITING UP, I'M WAITING UP

I'M WAITING FOR YOU

THE LIGHTS, THEY FALL

I STAY BEHIND

I STAY BEHIND

OH, I STAY BEHIND ♪

♪ DO YOU REALLY WANT

TO GET WITH ME?

YOUR WORDS ARE LIKE WATER

SHOWING A WAY

DO YOU REALLY WANT

TO GET WITH ME?

YOUR WORDS ARE LIKE WATER

FLOWING AWAY ♪

♪ FLOWING AWAY

[VOCALIZING]

♪ YOUR WORDS ARE LIKE WATER

WATER, WATER

THEY'RE FLOWING

THEY'RE FLOWING, THEY'RE FLOWING

THEY'RE FLOWING AWAY

THEY'RE FLOWING AWAY

I STAND ON THE PATH ♪

♪ I SEE BREAKING GLASS

I AM FADING FAST

I SEE BREAKING GLASS

AND YOUR WORDS ARE LIKE WATER

YOUR WORDS ARE LIKE WATER

THEY'RE FLOWING AWAY

THEY'RE FLOWING AWAY

THEY'RE FLOWING ♪

["REGLA" PLAYING]

SIGRID: ♪ REGLA, REGLA

EL TIPO ESTE: ♪ YO

[RAPPING IN SPANISH]

ORLY 1: [RAPPING IN SPANISH]

EL TIPO ESTE: ♪ IT'S DOPE

ORLY 1: [RAPPING IN SPANISH]

EL TIPO ESTE: ♪ NO, NO

[RAPPING IN SPANISH]

SIGRID: ♪ REGLA, REGLA

ORLY 1: ♪ SI

[RAPPING IN SPANISH]

SIGRID: ♪ REGLA, REGLA

EL TIPO ESTE: ♪ YEAH

[RAPPING IN SPANISH]

♪ YAY, DILLA

[RAPPING IN SPANISH]

♪ YAY, DILLA

[RAPPING IN SPANISH]

♪ DON'T SLEEP, Y'ALL

[RAPPING IN SPANISH]

♪ YAY, DILLA

[RAPPING IN SPANISH]

ORLY 1: [RAPPING IN SPANISH]

EL TIPO ESTE: ♪ SI

[RAPPING IN SPANISH]

["YAMBADI MAMA" PLAYING]

NSIALA: [SINGING

IN FOREIGN LANGUAGE]

[CRICKETS CHIRPING]

[8-BIT BEEPS]

["IN THE LASSA" PLAYING]

MOLINA: [VOCALIZING]

♪ IN THE LASSA

IN THE LASSA, CANTERA

IN THE LASSA

IN THE LASSA, CANTERA

IN THE LASSA

IN THE LASSA, CANTERA

IN THE LASSA

IN THE LASSA, CANTERA ♪

[SINGS IN SPANISH]

[VOCALIZING]

♪ IN THE LASSA

IN THE LASSA, CANTERA

IN THE LASSA

IN THE LASSA, CANTERA

IN THE LASSA

IN THE LASSA, CANTERA

IN THE LASSA

IN THE LASSA, CANTERA

IN THE LASSA

IN THE LASSA, CANTERA

IN THE LASSA

IN THE LASSA, CANTERA ♪

[SINGING IN SPANISH]

["NEUME" PLAYING]

[GULLS SQUAWKING]

[RADIO STATIC]

[MAN SPEAKING FOREIGN LANGUAGE]

[MUSIC PLAYING]

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