A new album is on the way from Skinny Puppy, Weapon.
“With the theme of a full circle return to our electronic roots and equipment, everything seemed right, and like the buzz of something new it brought us back,” Skinny Puppy’s cEvin Key told Rolling Stone.
A new track from the Skinny Puppy album, saLvo, is available as a free download at the Rolling Stone site. You can preview it below:
Here’s a belated Free Music Friday post: Ambient/atmospheric artist Daniel Davis (who has released previously under the moniker Carl Sagan’s Ghost) has a new album out, That Old Highway. Continue reading →
Free Music Friday: Patrick Flanagan, band leader of the mostly robot band Jazari, let us know that he’s released a new EP, The Human Element, that’s available as a free download. Flanagan leads and controls Jazari, but his ‘bandmates’ are electroacoustic music robots.
According to Flanagan, The Human Element “synthesizes three years of research into the possibilities of musical human-machine interaction.” The music on Jazari’s debut EP melds custom code, music robots, live performance and vocal effect processing via Flanagan’s iOS app, Vio.
Here’s a video preview of Jazari and its music:
“This band is an argument that there is a lot of new territory left to explore,” says Flanagan. “By building physical drum machines and writing my own software, I can recover the subtle variations of live drums while transforming their sounds into different dimensions.” Continue reading →