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▶ Bernard Parmegiani: De Natura Sonorum (1975)



▶ Rainforest Spiritual Enslavement – Flying Fish Ambience [HOS-670]





▶ John Cooper Clarke – Evidently Chickentown 2012





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Constance Demby playing her Space Bass



this cat does not exist



Metabunk and a great thread there:
How do you stage UFO photos and videos? Let us count the ways



▶ The Droid Olympics: When Editing was a Competitive Sport



▶ Where VIMEO is headed? Videos third wave



▶ hah there is a solution for everything: LightDIMS – for those modules with bright LEDs…
or nail polish? tiny bits of gaffer tape? wax?
or maybe people could stop using stupidly bright LEDS!?



▶ super tiny sequencer!



▶ Using the Internet Archive’s Wayback Machine



▶ podcast interview with film sound legend Randy Thom



▶ #nocontext





Youtube allow sampling by default?



Thanks to this thread on VI Forum: “WHoaa, everyone go check your Youtube Channels because due to their new TikTok-like feature called, Shorts, they are allowing users to sample creator’s videos!!”

So I check my youtube videos and a new option has been added to every video I have ever uplaoded, and by default it is enabled!?!


Since it is an apparently new feature I checked some of my older videos, and every video has been set to allow sampling. From what I read this is to enable TikTok like creation of derivative videos, which I would specifically disallow. But the only way to do that is to manually open each video, click edit, scroll down to the new option and disable it. How the FCK is that legal?

And they state some content is not allowed to opt out?





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apparently it is now #nzmusicmonth
so here are a few excellent nz tunes…


▶ Signer – Interior Dub



▶ Micronism – Constructing Space



▶ Micronism – First Reflections



▶ son.sine – Evident Topology



▶ Unitone Hi-Fi – Guiding star (Funki Porcini Remix)



▶ From Scratch : GUNG HO 1,2,3d



▶ Douglas Lilburn – The Return







HISSandaROAR METAL IR Library Released




Impulse Response library number two is finished!
Sweeps were captured in 43 metal objects, ranging in scale from a soda can to an empty grain silo, along with 3 waterphones and 8 vintage gas tanks. Check the making of vid for some funny verby breakbeat action… Trainspotters tip: play it on youtube at 125% speed and it almost becomes melodic jungle!





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▶ Leon Vynehall – Rare, Forever – NinjaTune



▶ Babe Roots feat. IXM – Jah Nuh Dub









Ever since I was a kid I’ve loved getting mail!
Today = The Wire and Éliane Radigue – Espaces intermédiaires (english version from here)
“In the long interview that forms the body of this publication, Éliane Radigue talks about her work, her reflections and underlying research, as well as her historical context. The publication also contains a commented list of works and Radigue’s programmatic text on The Mysterious Power of the Infinitesimal.”




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▶ Tomas Nordmark – EXIT via



▶ Mode Selektor – Mean Friend (Telefon Tel Aviv Remix)



▶ Andy Stott – Answers



▶ The Chemical Brothers – The Darkness That You Fear





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▶ more dumb sh+t Big Sur OSX11 tries to do:

Sorry apple but (1) my ‘best photos’ are not taken with a dumb phone camera app and
(2) WTF algorithm do you think you are using to decide what my “best photos” even are?

Good grief. It is as similarly bad as Faecebook ‘memories’
“We (an algorithm) have decided what is best for you (based on potential ad sell)”



▶ “Technical awards are given to people who design equipment. The people who edit films and do visual effects and do sound for films are judged on their artistic judgment, not on how fast they can turn knobs or how well they use software. . . . What I want to hear about is what sounds are in the film and how well they propel the story, and how well they’re integrated into the story.”
Randy Thom re the Oscars

“All of us who work in movie sound know that it’s a fool’s gambit to rely too much on minutiae, or on tiny, subtle nuances because we know very well that in most normal movie theaters, most of those will be lost. So I think it makes a lot more sense to judge on more broadly based criteria and not feel like you have to listen to a movie with a stethoscope to know whether [it’s] been done well”



▶ 15 fantastic DIY Cameras – mmmm Brancopan!



▶ Alan Lomax’s field recordings are available on a newly-redesigned site



▶ intriguing: noise cancelling for drones enables two way conversations! The demo video seems actually quite good at hearing what the person is saying, but less so what the drone speaker is replying – is the speaker not powerful enough? or it isn’t/can’t use the noise cancelling?

That speaker could be useful with COVID Vaccine deploying drones:
“Drop your pants & bend over! You are about to be vaccinated!”



▶ In the new digital economy, are Artists creators?



▶ podcasts – when they are good they are excellent, but imho it is a rare event. Of all the music/music tech podcasts I have tried to listen to, the best so far was this ep of Art + Music + Technology with Alessandro Cortini… wise words!



▶ “I’ve asked my 3rd year illustration students at @sva to come up with a post-pandemic New Yorker magazine cover. Here is what they sent in



▶ 11 rolls of film dropped off to the lab today! That is the sign of a great road trip – every shot is a commitment to the moment. (Well, apart from one shot where I accidentally pocket triggered my XPAN with the lens cap still on… That one might be a little underexposed!)



▶ watch ya head!