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Mike Schommer Feat. Milly James – Breathe from Come Home EP





Little Dragon – ‘Hold On’



Khruangbin – Evan Finds The Third Room







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▶ ambient TV: Live Royal Albatross Cam – egg due to hatch any day now….



▶ Polish Radio Experimental Studio Free Sound Library via TipTop



▶ looking forward to seeing Terence Malick: A Hidden Life, interesting article about creation of the film



▶ Nifty use of a Youtube feature I didnt know existed: go to this youtube video and hits keys from 0-9 to skip around the vid like its a buffer/sampler



▶ love the sound of shuddering water @1’22” and WHOAH!! @2’00”







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Tiana Major9 and EARTHGANG – Collide (so great, live on Colbert)





Bleep Mix #92 – Emptyset



King Missile – Sensitive Artist





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▶ How to follow the complete output of journalists and other writers?



▶ Playing bar codes? #electronicosfantasticos
Check out this twitter video



@northworksmusic: “I’ve just seen this news story, about how one of the promoters of the late 80s Sunrise acid house raves was recently busted after doing bank fraud using a DIY device based around a Boss looper pedal!”



▶ BIGGER THAN A SHIP HORN OR TRAIN HORN! (N.A.S.A. Reverberant chamber HORN) + many more on his fickr (thanks @Jenn1fer_A)



▶ interesting interview with Bong Joon-ho (the whole ‘blockbuster’ angle in that interview seems irrelevant, “Blockbusters made everyone feel like an American” = WTF?! None of his big CGI films really work for me, but his second film MOTHER was brilliant, as is PARASITE)



Youtube: Device Orchestra





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▶ it really is a time of synth reissues: Korg re-release their MS20 full size (As a kid in the 80s I distinctly remember seeing the MS20 in the window of a music store on Colombo Street in Christchurch… Got a copy of the brochure & despite reading it a million times had no idea what or how to use an MS20… Years later my first two synths were an MS20 and a Sequential Circuits Pro One – sold both when I committed to sound editing & ceased all music for half a decade)



▶ NY Times: How to Stop Freaking Out and Tackle Climate Change – good, practical advice



▶ via designboom: a robot bird built using 40 pigeon feathers flies like the real thing
wow!!! this (Pigeonbot video doumentation) is amazing!!



i could live here, briefly….



▶ The 10 laws of simplicity



if only we could hear them: 24 manipulated musical instruments go on view in Berlin







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Jan Boerman – Komposite (1972)



Forest Drive West – Parallel Space (Conforce Remix) [ECHOCORD084]





Music: Igorrr | Video: MeatDept.





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▶ wow! or more correctly “woooooooooooooooooooooooooow!”



▶ Youtube: Wolf Conservation Center
thanks Francesco!



▶ interesting article re music streaming: “I wanted people to see the difference between all of the services,” Keating said. “Down at the lower levels, no one knows what everyone else makes and no one knows what services pay. How can you make decisions if you don’t know what the numbers are?”

Bizzare isn’t it, that tech renders almost all profit for itself, before it drops a few crumbs to the artists…

Keating: “One alternative is a user-centric system, which means that if one user pays $US9.99 a month for Spotify Premium but only listens to independent cellist Zoë Keating, that user’s $US9.99 would be paid exclusively to Keating.”



▶ The alarming homogeneity of instagram travel photos: Hyperallergenic talk to InstaRepeat



▶ Applying digital effects to physical objects by Masashi Murakami



▶ Crunch Island = totally plausible module



▶ K-MIC is “a microphone and speaker system that you can put entirely in your mouth, that connects to a Bluetooth device such as a mobile phone or a recorder” – strange but fascinating to see what is available… ditto for the WAND-II, a through-the-wall listening device!



▶ “Aspect ratios have fluctuated throughout film history. Silents were generally shown at 1.33:1. But the addition of a soundtrack on the film strip cut into the available image area…. ” – wow I never realised the advent of sound also changed aspect ratio (for the better IMHO 4×3 feels like CRT TV to me)
That quote is from a film review of The Lighthouse (shot on Kodak 5222 Double X – hopefully will get to experience it in a cinema at NZIFF 2020






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▶ as mentioned in vid above: Ondomo



▶ fascinating guide to using Reverse Image Search for investigations



“It’s like touching history”



“They don’t have the ability to win, but they have the ability to cause so much pain”



▶ It’s got a great beat, and you can file a lawsuit to it



▶ How the very first programmable drum machine changed the sound of reggae music – “The Eko ComputerRhythm had a 6 row push-button matrix that allowed users to enter a pattern manually, or to push punch cards with pre-programmed rhythms through a reader slot on the unit.”



▶ EKO ComputeRhythm demo at Synthtopia











Ferrania have started selling their first proper run of P30, but only to the USA and Canada (& max ten rolls per order) so this film had a brief holiday on its way here… More info & order here


In Homer Simpson voice: “mmmmmm silver content….”





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Moses Boyd – Stranger Than Fiction



love the plate verb + dadamachine setup later in the vid…



Tōru Takemitsu: And then I knew t’was wind (1992)



FKA twigs – Mirrored Heart



Mariachi Mexteca feat. Hugh Cornwell – Golden Brown



Amiina – Tvistur (Live at Sydney Festival, 2013)
(I caught Amiina live in Auckland, before and with Sigur Ros, in 2006 – so good!)