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▶ #nocontext



DIY Autoglockenspiel #instructables



▶ Max for Live Buchla Program Manager
▶ Max for Live MI Grids



▶ lol Tom Whitwell:
The entire Teenage Engineering aesthetic seems to come from one Syd Mead illustration for Playboy



Walter Murch iv x BBC



▶ What’s my place in the world population? How long will I live?



▶ How to Title Your Art



How does Shazam work?











▶ @bjork “a long dormant dream of mine to narrate a nature documentary has come to fruition .
and i am blessed it is not just any but featuring the magnificent merlin sheldrake
and about fungi . i hope you will enjoy this”

The cinematic narrative explores the ways that fungi have shaped life on earth for over a billion years. The film showcases captivating time-lapse photography capturing the nature of these organisms. FUNGI is scheduled for release in January of the upcoming year.

Suspect they had fun on this project:



Acoustic Location and Sound Mirrors
I’d seen a few photos of sound radar but this is a more comprehensive collection.



Pitchforks best electronic Music 2023



▶ Glen Hansard and Lisa O’Neill Perform “Fairytale of New York” at Shane MacGowan’s Funeral #RIP





MT Hutt

Mt Hutt
Fujifilm TX2/XPAN2 with Kodak Tmax100

Funny with this photo. The road up Mt Hutt usually requires chains as it rapidly becomes alpine leading up to a great ski field. But in Summer, its a dirt road which is easy enough to drive up (pending weather of course) There is a network of mountainbike tracks on the lower levels but maybe two thirds of the way to the skifield there is this avalanche control area, with huge poles. As I drove up I passed these two people, really working hard training for alpine hiking. I got to the avalanche control area and shot a few rolls of film and saw them coming… I framed & focused the shot, and 20 seconds before the guy walked out into the open I shouted ‘ok to take a photo?’ silence… then ‘yep!’ puff puff…. i shoot a few frames… they disappear out of shot left… and then… ‘thanks for asking…’

Mt Hutt Road is a fantastic scenic drive in Canterbury – lots of MTB tracks… During winter it often requires chains but whether its winter or summer, the view out to the Canterbury Plains is spectacular! Some vertigo may also be involved…

Mt Hutt google maps link
Mt Hutt Road topomaps link



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▶ Autechre – Japan Bonus Tracks
A compilation of Japanese bonus tracks published by Autechre between 1995 (tri repetae) and 2020 (PLUS)

cued to: 28:22 18 (Keyosc) (Exai)

cued to: 43:09 p1p2 (PLUS)



▶ Ryoji Ikeda – Supercodex
cued to 6:20 Supercodex 04







Welcome to the future – pay to have your data harvested

XLN released a new plugin & app recently, called LIFE
I own & quite like their drum machine plugin XO so I checked out LIFE and even installed the demo. So what does LIFE do?

Well it does two seperate things.

First, it provides an easy means of capture via a ‘field recorder’ app for your phone or a plugin for your DAW. And you then transfer the recordings to the LIFE app and it creates beats using your recordings as source material. At a glance it seems automagical – click random until you hear a beat you like & then proceed…
Cost US$109

So whats the second thing it does?
Well you wouldn’t know unless you read the T&C:

So the second thing it does, which you pay US$109 for, is that LIFE acts as a data harvester. By PAYING to use their plugin XLN obtain the right to harvest and use your recordings for AI training. So thats strike 1 and makes LIFE unuseable for me. But it gets worse, read that 7(a) clause again. They assume the rights to everything you make with their app!??

So this is one way around the legal issue of training AI with copyright material: slip a clause into your app granting all rights AND make the user pay for it!


UPDATE: I tagged XLN on Twitter asking WTF

And this morning the T&C have been updated!



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▶ A good book for field recordists & photographers: Eric Sloane’s Weather book



▶ Aardman is running out of clay and have only got enough to make the next ‘WALLACE & GROMIT’ film. The studio that usually provides them with clay has been shut down.



▶ Bandcamp Just Trying To ‘Keep The Lights On’ Following Epic Sale, Layoffs



Prince Far I Tribute site





▶ what a joke!
Spotify will end service in Uruguay due to bill requiring fair pay for artists



“Intersect” by Photographer Winni Wintermeyer
#boyracers #fragilemasculinity



Sampha x Song Exploder



▶ We don’t know how to contain or align a FOOMing AGI



▶ great perspective drawing by bkartchitect01







Roses from my Mothers Garden

Title sounds like a schmaltzy UK drama… With my Dads passing & my Mum being in a carehome, their home is on the market and my last road trip down South was partly to help clear it out. Being Spring their garden is looking stunning, so I shot some photos of my Mums roses…
These were shot with iPhone:

Isn’t this one mesmerizing!! I looked at it for a while before I realised it is upside down..

and a Fuschia!

The iPhone does well, only issue was its close focus is not close… so its easy to take out of focus close photos, when I had to back off a bit, focus & then zoom a bit…

These were shot at dusk, with Canon 5D3 and Zeiss 50mm F1.4 lens wide open:

Totally different feel to the iPhone photos – can’t say any are better due to them being so different but the iPhone does a great job of a quick snapshot without much focus control. Shooting through a fast lens wide open in lower light means totally different approach to composition… Only conclusion: nature is beautiful!




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▶ Freddie McGregor – Big Ship Sailing



▶ Protoje – Late at Night Ft. Lila Iké



▶ Mungo’s Hi Fi ft Lady Ann – Good Lovin



▶ Bob Marley – So Much Trouble In The World (Bill Laswell Remix)




Moritz von Oswald – Silencio

“This short documentary accompanies Moritz von Oswald on the journey to his album Silencio and searches for an answer to the question if synthesizers can sing.

The compositions were written in Moritz von Oswald’s Berlin studio on classic synthesizers, such as the EMS VCS3 and the Moog Model 15. These abstract recordings were transcribed to sheet music for choir by Berlin-based Finnish composer and pianist, Jarkko Riihimäki and performed by Vocalconsort Berlin in Ölberg church in the city’s Kreuzberg district, only few meters down the road from where Dubplates & Mastering and Hard Wax opened their doors for music enthusiasts for many years so long.

The recordings of the choral versions were then incorporated into the synthesized parts….”



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via plus photos



▶ fascinating read: The secret history of our (NZ) nuclear-free policy



▶ new hearing aid customers self identifying at 0.12



The Larry Katz collection, 1980-2005 consists of interviews recorded on audiocassettes conducted by Larry Katz, a reporter, critic, columnist and editor at Real Paper (1980-1981), The Boston Herald (1981-2011) and the resulting publications. For decades he interviewed some of the most established names in music as well as overlooked pioneers, talented newcomers and Boston-area legends. Most of the interviews are with musicians and singers, but there are also many with persons involved in the recording, film, theater, television and literary industries.
me: downloading interviews with Lee Scratch Perry, Junior Marvin, Bob Marley



▶ learning to shoot manual exposure? this DOF simulator helps!



▶ Brian Eno – Imaginary Landscapes 1989



▶ lol








Two new HISSandaROAR libraries just released!

Worldizing analog synth sub bass
with Buchla Easel, SH101, MS10, Cat SRM, Livewire AFG
via 300W Trace Elliot Bass Amp, Dayton Bass Shakers + IR4 Speakers

Note: its not a vid for your phone
Please listen on studio speakers, prefably with sub!

Recorded for a film back in 2012 before RNZAF retired their fleet