Synth DIY Guru Ray Wilson Of Music From Outer Space Has Cancer And Needs Help

ray-wilson-music-from-outer-spaceThe family of Music From Outer Space founder Ray Wilson has announced that he is fighting Stage 4 cancer and that he could use the help of the synth community.

Wilson has been a leader in synth DIY for years – offering a variety of projects via his Music From Outer Space (MFOS) site. His DIY designs include a complete line of analog synth modules, lo fi noise boxes, sequencers, the Sound Lab Mini-Synth and the Weird Sound Generator. He is also the author of the book Make: Analog SynthesizersContinue reading

Jean-Michel Jarre’s ‘Electronica 1’ Traces 60 Years Of Electronic Music


Jean-Michel Jarre today released his first album in eight years, Electronica 1: The Time Machine.

The album is the first half of a double-album of collaborations with other electronic music artists, with the second half set for release the spring of 2016.

The project was conceived with Jarre’s desire to explore the history of electronic music in his lifetime, with the participation of electronic music artists of different generations.

Here’s the Jarre’s album trailer for Electronica 1: The Time Machine: Continue reading

Ian Boddy Interview On The Art + Music + Technology Podcast


The latest episode of the Art + Music + Technology podcast is an interview with synthesist and DiN label head Ian Boddy.

Boddy keeps busy with a solo career, collaborations with other electronic music artists, sound design and running ambient electronic music label DiN.

Here’s what host Darwin Grosse has to say about the interview: Continue reading

Buchla Artist Charles Cohen Charged With Unlawful Contact With A Minor

charles-cohenThe Montgomery County PA District Attorney’s Office has announced the September 28, 2015 arrest of jazz musician and synthesist Charles L. Cohen, 69, of Philadelphia for Criminal Attempt of Involuntary Deviant Sexual Intercourse with a child under the age of 16, Unlawful Contact with a Minor and Criminal Use of a Communication Facility.

Cohen was arrested as part of a sting operation targeting Internet sexual predators. Continue reading