This is an album to start the year with. It is a single piece, just under 45 minutes in length, of dense, shuddering wave forms that track at a sedate pace and bring your pulse and your thoughts into alignment. The variations of the tones are so slow in their passing that your mind’s eye sees not only the shape of the waves, but the shape of the modulations within, warpy rivulets that take the overarching drones and apply to them accordion-like patterning, not to mention sheer layers that glide atop each other.Read more about Evver’s work at Disquiet…
My favorite track from my favorite album of 2019.
New Year, new EP on Bandcamp.
Four fairly minimal rhythm centric tracks, with heavy analog textures, and more melody than I’ve typically used (at least on tracks 2-4).
Stream or download it for free on Bandcamp.
The beats came easy on these tracks. I’ve gotten to a point where I’m comfortable sequencing rhythms. They’ve become less work and more expression.
Melody and arrangement can be laborious though. I don’t have the tools or the confidence.
That’s going to be my biggest area of focus before next year’s EP.
Chill beat. Started in a hippie’d out Boulder Creek AirBnB, after a hike in Big Basin State Park. Finished back home with some modular drone gated into chord-like things. Plus a little Genesis B. P-Orridge vocal sample – for luck.
Music video by brownshoesonly.
Hell Is Round The Corner explores the contradictions of a music industry that was determined to profit from his outsider status in the wake of Maxinquaye’s release in 1995. It also displays his determination to maintain his autonomy in the face of shallow celebrity culture. But as well as being a finely-crafted document of several decades in the limelight, the book reveals how Tricky, now in his 50s, is a keen social observer, having spent his life mixing with gangsters, boxers and gunmen, as well as celebrities, models and intellectuals.Adam Quarshie for The Quietus
808s & Organs
Mantronix knows no equal.
I started this track when I had the Shingles. Octatrack + Virus particles in a single sensory ganglion.
over Missy Elliots “The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly)”
Rob Swift & Mista Sinista. Legends.
Ambient. Practicing imperfect modulation.
This is a pretty exhaustive and up-to-date basic comparison of fancy sequencers for Eurorack. There are many sequencer-related modules for Eurorack, and this comparison is rather picky, focusing on heavier-duty, melodic-oriented designs with fairly complete gate sequencing ability. It includes pretty much everything at the “high end” and excludes pretty much all simpler “utility sequencers”.
This 6-part series delves into every aspect of designing a modular system for taking out and performing with, from overall architecture and philosophy to the nitty gritty of the case, sequencers and timing, modules, layout and approaches to performance.