Producer and performer Daniel Lanois has a new album out, Flesh And Machine.
According to label Anti-, Lanois has ‘truly deployed every sonic weapon in his arsenal’, creating the ‘headphone album of the year’ in the process.
Flesh And Machine was initially conceived as an ambient album, building on his work with Brian Eno on classics like Ambient 4: On Land (1982) and Apollo: Atmospheres And Soundtracks (1983). But the album also explores Lanois’ idea of taking the ‘studio as an instrument’ concept to the world of live performance.
Here’s a live studio performance of Opera, from the new album: Continue reading
Shit Audio Guys Say, via WEWILLKILLTV, brings the ‘Shit People Say’ meme to the world of audio.
Brothers Paul and Phil Hartnoll announced today that they’re hanging up their iconic torch-glasses and parting ways, as Orbital, for the final time.
Having first broken up in 2004, the Hartnolls reunited to play the Big Chill, celebrating 20 years of their DIY techno track ‘Chime’ in 2009.This led to extended touring and a performance before millions at the opening of the Paralympics, with Professor Stephen Hawking on vocals.
Here’s their iconic track, Halcyon: Continue reading
Professor David Wessel, Director of the Center for New Music and Audio Technologies (CNMAT) at the University of California at Berkeley, passed away on October 13, 2014, at the age of 73.
Wessel was a musician, composer and mentor to many electronic and computer musicians. He was also known to some as “The Patron Saint of MaxMSP”.
CNMAT invites those in the Bay Area to come by on Friday, October 17, between the hours of 1 p.m. to 6 p.m., to share stories and celebrate Wessel’s life. The Main Room at CNMAT will be open to all those who wish to visit.
Friends and colleagues are leaving their memories of Wessel on his Facebook page.
“He shaped the lives of so many of the graduate students at Berkeley with his tremendous generosity as a thinker, interlocutor, listener, teacher, performer, and cook,” notes Yale assistant professor of music Brian Kane. “The great, electronic music studio in the sky just got a new director.” Continue reading
Warp Records reports that UK producer Mark Bell has died:
It’s with great sadness that we announce the untimely passing of Mark Bell of LFO who died last week from complications after an operation.
Mark’s family & friends request privacy at this difficult time.
British music producer and label founder Daniel Miller is featured in this Electronic Beats video profile. Continue reading
In this Aspen Institute video, producer/DJ Moby offers a personal perspective on the role of music in his life and his perspective on the benefits and future of music therapy. Continue reading
In this video, CBS This Morning talks with Trent Reznor (Nine Inch Nails) about his life and career and the creative process behind scoring the suspense thriller Gone Girl with Atticus Ross. Continue reading