A glimpse into the way Giorgia Angiuli’s brain works. How she relates sound to color. How she studies paintings…Drawing inspiration from the overall mood and finding sounds in tiny details.
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
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.
Easy to follow explanation of the synthesis techniques used in Make Noise’s semi-modular 0-Coast synth.
“If I had to boil down my take on all of this, it’s about wanting to have people’s boundaries expanded somehow. They would come in with a certain idea about things and leave with that widened. That’s the aim of music and performance for me, to open people’s heads up, to give them an experience outside their normal routine or life, to make them think there’s something else out there. To reconsider the boundaries they set on the world they live in. Maybe these boundaries and ideas are not so fixed and solid? They’re really very loose, I believe. That’s the whole idea of music, to transmit that idea, to make them bend their idea of the world.”
What the 808 does for your soul, the 909 does for your chakras.Sunshine Jones
They sold a car to cover the cost of recording the strings.
It’s not easy pinning down Rephlex, the label founded in the early ’90s by Richard D. James, AKA Aphex Twin, and Grant Wilson-Claridge. While many labels have clear aesthetics—consistent visual design, a focused signature sound—Rephlex, in its 23-year run, swerved from nosebleed techno to luxuriant lounge pop, musique concrète to blown-out ragga, and of course, lots and lots of acid.
In this week’s Esoteric Modulation we talk to Berlin-based electronic music composer and performer HAINBACH. We talk the beautiful world of test equipment and its creative flow, limitations and minimalism, we all lust after the Cocoquantus and we talk about HAINBACH’s latest release Old Suns!
Dave Brubeck’s ground breaking use of uncommon time signatures on his album Time Out.