Scattered Light 101

Little Huia

shot Friday 7th February with Canon 5DmkIII and Canon 100-400 F4.5-5.6 lens

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the Monkeys have been released!



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Detritus 289

> a mortally dangerous sound system? why? science (thanks Jay)


available here – is this the answer for every kid who asks their parents for a pony?


> music app volunteers to “correct wrong notes as you are playing them” – really? scary orwellian thought…


> Tragic news of Philip Semour Hoffmans death…

Q&A With Philip Seymour Hoffman – Tribeca Flashpoint Academy from Tribeca Flashpoint Academy on Vimeo.


> a spectral tumblr gallery of sorts


> parents/breeders flying anywhere with babies/tiny kids/little people: please see #2 (i am an uncle of nine, so don’t take this the wrong way, but there is no worse sound, especially in an enclosed & confined space)


> interview with Angelo Badalamenti



> 10 legendary samples & the story behind them


> fascinating idea: “…two songs, “Life” and “Death”, split onto the two sides of a record. When played together these two songs form a third song, “Duality”


> & more wild vinyl! unfortunately its sold out already

Plastic Infinite from Sculpture on Vimeo.

> 120 answers to the question: What are some of the most important, iconic, and/or beautiful scientific and/or technological images?


> Scuzzy theremin in your browser


> How music hijacks our perception of time



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Music Friday 01

> another local blog Public address does a weekly post of music so I thought I’d start doing the same, based on what I’ve been listening to this week.. feel free to comment with links to new music you’ve found this week & loved, or old music that you’ve refound & reloved…




Chris Watson
> A LIfe in Sound: A selection of progammes and soundscapes featuring sound recordist Chris Watson via BBC (thanks Richard!)


Little Huia
really love this tranquil new album by The Green Kingdom – Expanses, listen/buy it at bandcamp “As indicated by the title, these pieces are meant to evoke vast and expansive environments, either real or imagined. These landscapes can often provide a sense of calm and wonder at our relative insignificance in comparison to the majestic grandeur of the larger universe all around us….”


A norwegian train ride set to Deepchord presents Echospace’s Liumin – via


(you’ll need to provide your own soundtrack for this)


beautiful new album by Ryuichi Sakamoto – Three (iTunes link) or (Amazon link) the title referring presumably to himself, Jaques Morelenbaum (cello) and Judy Kang (violin)



STL – At disconnected Moments available at boomkat


> and maybe file this one under juvenile/#shred – Lorde performing at Grammys without Autotune? (no embed, it got pulled from YT by humourless Grammy people)


(Marcus Miller trying to channel Sly& Robbie?) of course thats the hand of Miles Davis at the start of this post, from the inner sleeve of Tutu, which I cranked up on vinyl last night while organising my studio downstairs… Check this site for a lovely reminder of the LP artwork from his lifetime of music



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Freaky sound of the day

Some somewhat freaky vocals, from upcoming MONKEY VOCALS library
recored at 192kHz with MKH8040 microphones & then pitched down 2 octaves…

And a quite strange ambience, pitched down 1 octave…


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