Master synthesist Robert Rich is featured in the latest interview from Red Bull Music Academy Tokyo 2014.
In the nearly 2 hour discussion, Rich talks about music as ritual, modular synths, mastering advice, magic, sampling tree frogs and psytrance raves. Continue reading
Film director John Carpenter (Halloween, Escape From New York, The Thing) has announced plans to release his debut album, Lost Themes.
While Carpenter is best known for his filmmaking, he has also scored most of his films, creating iconic themes and an iconic soundtrack style along the way.
Here’s what Carpenter has to say about his new album: Continue reading
LA producer/DJ Tokimonsta (Jennifer Lee) is featured in the latest interview/lecture from the 2014 Red Bull Music Academy Tokyo: Continue reading
Today is the 70th birthday of prog rock keyboard pioneer Keith Emerson, born Nov 2nd, 1944. Continue reading
“What we do is inhabit the extreme edges of the known sonic universe….”
Electronic music pioneer Laurie Spiegel is featured in this new video interview by Frank J. Oteri, via NewMusicbox. Continue reading
Composer/sound artist Holly Herndon is featured in the latest interview via Red Bull Music Academy.
Her work is techno-infused music in the electroacoustic tradition. She uses her voice prominently as a sound source, but transforms it almost beyond recognition, using a laptop & Max/MSP. Continue reading
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.