Peter Baumann’s ‘Machines Of Desire’ (Sneak Preview)

peter-baumannPeter Baumann, right, has shared some new previews for his upcoming album, Machines Of Desire, embedded below.

Baumann was a member of Tangerine Dream from 1971 to 1977, the group’s most important period, for many fans.

In addition to his work with Tangerine Dream, Baumann produced records by Conrad Schnitzler, Cluster and Hans-Joachim Roedelius;, released several successful solo albums; and founded the new age music label Private Music. Continue reading

Bebe Barron Interview On The Sounds of Forbidden Planet

louis_and_bebe_barron_againThis interview with electronic music pioneer Bebe Barron (June 16, 1925 – April 20, 2008), by KFAI radio’s Jerry Modjeski, was recorded in 2000.

Barron, was co-composer with her husband Louis Barron, of the soundtrack for the 1956 sci-fi movie Forbidden Planet. The soundtrack is considered to be the first entirely electronic score for a film.

Here’s how Louis and Bebe explained the creation of Forbidden Planet soundtrack: Continue reading

Tangerine Dream Documentary Announced

tangerine-dream-documentary TAG/TRAUM has announced plans for the first feature-length documentary about Edgar Froese & Tangerine Dream.

The film promises to include rare footage of Tangerine Dream; interviews with famous artists and collaborators, including Michael Mann, Volker Schloendorff, Brian May, Paul Brickman, Jean-Michel Jarre and Jim Rakete; and both current and former members of the band.

The filmmakers plan to fund production of the Tangerine Documentary via a Kickstarter project, which is expected to kick off May 1st. Continue reading

Ian Boddy – Tone Science

ian-boddy-tone-scienceElectronic music label DiN has released a new album by Ian Boddy, Tone Science.

According to the label, Tone Science could be his most experimental album to date. Here’s what they have to say about the new album:

Boddy…has always been fascinated by the random qualities of natural phenomena such as streams, waves, the leaves on a tree or the clouds in the sky. Whilst they seem, on the one hand to always be the same, they are in fact constantly changing and their patterns never exactly repeat.

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SuperBooth 16 Electronic Music Gear Exhibition Coming To The Funkhaus, March 31-April 2 In Berlin

superbooth-modularSuperBooth 16: The first annual SUPERBOOTH16 – a new electronic music & gear exhibition, held in Berlin – will be taking place from March 31st – April 2nd.

What started as a small stand on the Musikmesse in Frankfurt, will now be presented in Berlin as a broadly programmed Culture festival, organized by Berlin music gear retailer SchneidersBuero.

The exhibition will take place at the historic Funkhaus, which is a former German radio station.

Organizers say that SUPERBOOTH16 will be a ‘large format presentation’ of the stand which has been seen at the Frankfurter Musikmesse over the last 15 years.

Over 100 exhibitors are registered for the event, including: Continue reading

ROLI RISE Fusion Synth Jam At The 2016 NAMM Show

Sunday Synth Jam: This series of videos, via ROLI, captures a fusion jam session at the 2016 NAMM Show.

The ROLI booth featured a series of performances, featuring their new Seaboard RISE controllers. This jam session featured Snarky Puppy and The Funk Apostles star Cory Henry, along with Marco Parisi and Larnell Lewis. 

Watch for extensive use of pitch bend and slides in both Henry and Parisi’s RISE solos, and also the contrast between Henry’s use of a standard keyboard and the RISE. Continue reading