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wish Bill Wurtz had been my teacher at school!

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I managed to buy an Octave Plateau Cat SRM duophonic synth locally – its apparently not in great condition so once I pick it up it will be going directly to my tech for some TLC… Found service manual etc here

When you consider what they sell for on eBay I got this one for a bargain, but similarly to buying a vintage car in need of restoration it is only viable if you have a great electronics/tech… So respect to Tim Prebble of Dogmatek (small world huh? I suspect us sharing the same name causes him more hassle than I, cos I arrived on planet earth first, by a decade or two 😉

But do check out his site as he has some very interesting audio products in development, the first of which the Arctic Wolf Twin Modulator is nearing release!

Pre-ordered!

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▶ rest in peace Else Marie Pade – article from The Wire

 

▶ seems like my dream of a cellular/modular recorder might become real thanks to digigrid
(via protools expert)

 


▶ new doorbell anyone?

 

 

▶ some of my best friends are gifs

 

▶ imagination, beautifully personified by Gabriel Levesque

 

▶ xkcd: birdsong

 


▶ love these floating bonsai via Colossal
(except if i got one it would be dead within a week… boohoo floating mini compost)

 

▶ these warped drone photos are almost vertigo inducing!

 

 

▶ Toni Vicsonti breaks down David Bowie’s ‘Heroes’ track-by-track from the original master tape – fascinating to hear the mic technique for recording the vocal (thanks Michael!)

 

Roto

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Bought this great set of four rototoms a month or two ago, secondhand off Trademe and really enjoy playing them but what is especially fascinating to me is microtuning – it really is one of the most accessible ways to explore micro intervals… and like a lot of props, they produce a huge range of sounds but especially when played gently

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Sunflower

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shot with Canon 5DmkIII and EF100L macro lens

Palliser Bay

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If it looks a little grey thats because it was – I purposefully waited for a southerly to almost pass, as needed the temperature to drop enough for the cicadas to stop their incessant singing… I took my tent & lights, thinking that failing all else I would wait until evening to do my recording… but luckily by about 4pm it cooled down enough for relative quiet… A successful mission and my new favourite camp site = Corner Creek – its managed by DOC and as you need a 4WD to get there it seems it is not very busy. On a grey Friday night there was only a few others there… (those popular camping sites packed full of families is a form of hell I want no part of – the aim is to get away from it all, not transplant suburbia!)

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Bliss waking up to the roar of the ocean… and the gentle patter of rain on my tent

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from my drone shoot at TeKauKau Point – I must have filmed for ten minutes before I realised there was a small mob of sheep sitting in the shade of the wreck, watching me! (I was sitting 100m down the beach)

Music please


▶ Alex Humann – Intrinsic Audio Sessions [IAS] #36 (free download)

 

▶ A guide to early african electronic music

 


▶ some wild techno! IS 167 – Peev [Haste] (free download)

 


▶ love GoGo Penguin – new album dropping Feb 5th on Blue Note, seriously love the track Unspeakable World which doesn’t seem to be online anywhere (Giles Petersen played it a few weeks back)

 

▶ new Ital Tek album Hollowed due 18th March

 


▶ new DeepChord vinyl/digital also due Feb 5th – Atmospherica Vol. 2

 


▶ new Hatti Vatti 10″ vinyl due 19.02.2016

 

 

▶ random Q: whats your favourite Ali Farka Toure track?

 

TeKauKau Point

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beautiful day today, revisited shipwreck at TeKauKau Point for the third time – first time didn’t have the drone, second time river was too high to cross… this time = success!

shot with DJI Phantom 3 Pro