Detritus 368

by Adrien M / Claire B


▶ love these: converting old cameras into desklamps


▶ Why self-driving cars must be programmed to kill


▶ I can’t feel my (fist in your) face!


▶ “Don’t have the stupid argument; don’t spend this day in a funk; and don’t waste it on all this nonsense. Just calm your ego to Hell, nothing else matters.” – great life advice from David Mitchell


▶ a book cover is like a great album cover – it alludes to the contents and when it really works it becomes iconic… and these beautifully animated minimalist book covers really (again) make me wonder why digital releases (music and books) dont offer more than a few crappy JPGs!? via open culture


▶ lots of live sets at ursss or on their vimeo account


▶ “a very quiet piece of architecture” – mini Tadao Ando doco on NOWNESS


The Lost Paradise is a new documentary about Arvo Pärt – more info here (thanks Stephen!)


▶ too much unobtanium in one place? perhaps, but one more week and the VEIMA synth/studio gear auction finishes… I mention this with the proviso you don’t bid against me 😉
Heres a direct link to a csv file of all listings & remember the 41st Vemia Auction closes Saturday November 7 (with Second Chance Sunday on November 8) & “lots are starting to close at 14:00 British time (15:00 CET)”
& mmmmm mint EMS Synthi previously owned by Pete Namlook (RIP)


▶ a great read about pioneering video artist Bill Violas early sound works


▶ “It’s strange to say, but the more often you do that, the better you actually are, even though it’s something new each time. You kind of have a ritual of how you get used to a new instrument.” – guess the artist?


TELEPRESENCE WIND by David Bowen – This installation consists of a series of 42 x/y tilting devices connected to thin dried plant stalks installed in the gallery and a dried plant stalk connected to an accelerometer installed outdoors. When the wind blows, it causes the stalk outside to sway. The accelerometer detects this movement transmitting it in real-time to the grouping of devices in the gallery. Therefore the stalks in the gallery space move in real-time and in unison based on the movement of the wind outside.




“You shape your tools and they shape you. Its a loop. You start out a consumer and you wind up consumed.”


To listen

▶ Pharoah Sanders – “Kazuko” – An Abandoned Tunnel


▶ this is adorable – kids cover Kraftwerks Robots via


▶ Christopher Ledger & Sten Ernald Hermundstad – Berlin – Oslo


▶ check out these intriguing hydrophone recordings by Audrius Simkunas – “Aqua Radio is a cut-up series of non-processed hydrophone recordings mixed and presented as a special kind of composition. All sound materials were collected with a DIY stereo hydrophone in a pond near Utena town, Lithuania.”


▶ beautiful deep music from ro noise dubplate


▶ its pretty rare I post a ‘rawk’ song, but this by locals The Phoenix Foundation is so freaking catchy!


That awkward moment…


…when you catch two trees doing the wild thing

(albeit in veeeeery slow motion)

testing 5.0


Did my first test recordings with my 5.0 mic rig to SD788 recorder – love this location, such strange acoustics in there


Everyone needs an unused train tunnel they can go listen to!


When I was finished in the tunnel, the rain had pretty much stopped… so I set up the mics & captured some of that lovely residual sound of rain drips, after the storm…



Due for release next week at HISSandaROAR this library has been accumulating over the last year or three – every time I rent a holiday home or travel anywhere I make a point of capturing any useful sounding doors… But it soon became apparent that I should expand the focus a bit, and so:

Music for a Tuesday

▶ Nils Frahm – full concert from Montreux Jazz Festival 2015


▶ music for 16 Korg Volca keys?


▶ kangding ray // acto


▶ OMG Japan: Rare & Experimental Japanese Pop 1980-1989 via Listen To This!

Chiemi Manabe – Untotooku
Miharu Koshi – L’amour…Ariuwa Kuro No Irony
Hiroshi Satoh – Say Goodbye
Colored Music – Heartbeat
Minako Yoshida – Tornado
Ryuichi Sakamoto – Kacha Kucha Nee
Mariah – Shinzo No Tobira
Yukihiro Takahashi – Drip Dry Eyes
Sandii – Zoot Kook
Haruomi Hosono – Ohenro-San
Osamu Shoji – Jinkou Station Ceres
Neo-Plant – Kisagari Koharu
Inoyama Land – Wässer
Aragon – Horridula
Asami Kado – Kagami No Naka No Zyugatsu
Tamao Koike & Haruomi Hosono – Automne Dans Un Miroir
Hiroyuki Namba – Hiru No Yume


▶ Guide (& Youtube playlist) to Dub Techno



Summer starts now


this is my favourite time of year, with all of summer in front of us!