user48736353001, aka Aphex Twin (Richard D. James), has released more tracks on SoundCloud, bring the total number of tracks available to download to over 170. Continue reading
In recent interviews, Richard D James has mentioned that he has reams of unreleased Aphex Twin music and that he needed to get it out there so he could move on to creating something new.
Now a huge set of tracks has been made available for free download from Soundcloud.
It’s not immediately clear if these are legitimately from Aphex Twin. Check them out and let us know what you think.
You can preview the tracks below. Continue reading
Ambient electronic artist Steve Roach has released a new album, Invisible, as a name-your-price download via Bandcamp.
Here’s what Roach has to say about the new album:
With the momentum of the past year still churning, I hunkered down in the Timeroom over the past few cold and rain infused days and created a new long-form piece, featured on Bandcamp only for the time being.
A New Year’s gift to you; freshly cooked from the Timeroom to you on short order.
Plogue has introduced Chipspeech – a new speech synthesizer, for Mac & Windows, that recreates the sound of famous 80’s voice synthesis chips.
It features 7 different voices, each with its own characteristic timbre. It is tailored for musical applications – type in lyrics, and then you can play them on a MIDI keyboard.
Chipspeech is also a true synthesizer – the sound can be extensively modified. The app also features a circuit bending emulation, letting you not only recreate the ‘insane and chaotic sound’ of a circuit bent TI speaking device, but also use it in a controlled, musical way. Continue reading
“I want to start a new tradition of making a synth heavy, personal arrangement of a classic carol song every year,” notes Waters. “I hope you enjoy this years Synth Carol, one of my personal favorites.” Continue reading
David Rees decided to make an album of Aphex Twin / Taylor Swift mashups, because they both have great production and, at least in his view, ‘Taylor Swift is as scary as Aphex Twin': Continue reading
Video game music label Pterodactyl Squad has released ELO: The Video Game OST – a free chiptune tribute to ELO.
The album features some of ELO’s best-known songs, arranged for Nintendo and Sega sound chips.
Here’s what Pterodactyl Squad has to say about the release: Continue reading