SOUND DESIGN:

Detritus 379


▶ Georgios Cherouvim: these soundscapes are generated solely by the data representing each object.
more info here

 

▶ download original Fairlight 8bit sound library disks here

 

▶ vinyl gifs? a site dedicated to vinyl visual loops

 

▶ the following video is for all the dialogue/ADR editors and voiceover recordists out there :/
brace yourself!!

 

▶ stream a dub workshop with Prince Fatty & Nick Manasseh

 


▶ intriguing sounds by Peter Speer: “Transforming a pulse stream into a variety of rainfall sounds: “Hurricane Under a Tarp” (starting at 0:02), “Rain On a Tin Shack” (starting at 0:40), “Carwash” (starting at 0:54), “Gutter Dripping on a Metal Plate” (starting at 1:12), “Rapidly Heating Pipes” (starting at 1:27) and finally “Storm At Sea” (starting at 2:03).”

 


▶ radioactive guitars? more info/pics here

 


▶ nice cardigan

 


▶ re-rain by Kouichi Okamoto – more info here

 


▶ #WordsOfData by Aleix Fernandez

 

What is THAT?

related to the ‘i want to believe’ meme I came across this video the other day, and as much as the idea of analogue video (analogig?) being somehow more ‘real’ than digital seems kind of odd, the funny/strangest aspect of these kinds of videos is often more in the dialogue – listen to the first guys repeated mantra: “What is that? What is thaaaaaat?? etc’

But not half as strange as the little girl in this 1994 story, where 62 school kids playing outside a school in Zimbabwe reported seeing a UFO close up!

“you heard a noise in the air? what was it like? like a roar or a buzz or a hum or what kind of noise?’

(the missing question: And you’re sure it wasn’t someone with a modular synth?)

Cactus Flower

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About a week ago I noticed a small knot growing on the top of one of my cactii, and didnt take much notice as it slowly grew bigger… and then yesterday it flowered!

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I did some searches to see how/why this happens – I’ve owned a bunch of these cactii for many years and dont remember ever seeing one flower before. One source mentioned that flowering is relatively rare, and that when they do flower they tend to bloom at night and they have a distinctive scent. So I grabbed a couple of LED lights & late last night went & took some photos…

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Such a sweetly strange scent….

I wasn’t going to post this timelapse as I messed it up, but guess its still interesting even though its mis-framed & out of focus! I was using a Moultrie camera which is really meant for security = wide lens…. I let it run for 2 days, shooting a frame every minute…. The interesting point is you can see the flower opening & then only fully bloom when the sun sets and the camera switches to infra red…

oh well, I tried… c’est la vie!

Green Point

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Green Point is a nice walk, down a narrow track from the water treatment facility near Pikarere, Porirua… couldn’t but help imagine what its like sitting on that yacht in a nice sheltered bay!
Track details and map here

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Another sunset…

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two 16×9 drone shots, auto stitched together in photoshop….
click image for fullscreen

Waiterere

I did the 90 minute drive to Palmerston north to pickup my new old Octave Cat SRM synth, and on the way back took a side trip out to Waiterere Beach as there used to be a big shipwreck there.. but I’d read how over the last decade it has completely disappeared under sand dunes… so I took some photos of the sign and then went for a fly….

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This stretch of beach is officially designated as a road, so its fine to drive along (although I’d be a bit nervy without 4WD)

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Apart from the surreal nature of cruising along a beach, it also made it easy to stop & take photos of the very sculptural driftwood & tree stumps scattered along the coast…

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top photo is DJI Phantom 3 Pro drone, middle is iPhone and bottom is my Canon 5DmkIII and Zeiss Distagon 18mm ZE lens, processed with SilverEFX

Made my day!

XFiles

thanks heaps Bob Arons! – the income from HISSandaROAR funds new libraries and projects, but hearing of the sounds being used in interesting projects is the best reward!

Muuuuuusic


▶ wow check this beautifully captured 50 minute Floating Points live set!! via – full screen + main monitors!

 


▶ beautiful modular music

 


▶ Stillheads new album Iceberg has just released: check it here

 


▶ say what you will, but this track has a great sense of ennui

 


▶ Jack Garratt

 

Tomoko Sauvage / Ríos de armónicos, resonancias y cerámica. by Espai Sonor / Eacc on Mixcloud

 


▶ Konono No 1 set to release new album – check out new track at The Wire

 

history of Japan

wish Bill Wurtz had been my teacher at school!