Brothers Paul and Phil Hartnoll announced today that they’re hanging up their iconic torch-glasses and parting ways, as Orbital, for the final time.
Having first broken up in 2004, the Hartnolls reunited to play the Big Chill, celebrating 20 years of their DIY techno track ‘Chime’ in 2009.This led to extended touring and a performance before millions at the opening of the Paralympics, with Professor Stephen Hawking on vocals.
Here’s their iconic track, Halcyon: Continue reading
Sound designer Diego Stocco has released a new video, Beachwood, that captures a short improvisation, created with a musical object he calls “Beachwood”.
In the beginning of the video, he explains that he started with a piece of wood he found at the beach. Then he added a contact mic and a lavalier mic and some metal resonators. Continue reading
Sunday Synth Jam: This video, via meecek, is a Berlin School style exploration of the capabilities of the Yamaha RS7000 Music Production System. Continue reading
Sunday Synth Jam: This video captures a modular synthesizer live performance by Dudadius.
The performance was part of a presentation on modular synthesis for Chicago Ideas Week. Continue reading
Sunday Synth Jam: This video, via millolab, captures a mellow synth improvisation, Broken Wave. Continue reading
Sunday Synth Jam: In this video, multi-instrumentalist Peter Pringle performs In Trutina, from Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana.
Here’s what he has to say about it: Continue reading
Sunday Synth Jam: This video, via alternatingbitmusic, captures a live techno jam, en-TRANCE. Continue reading
Sunday Synth Jam: This video captures a synth jam, Shades of Detroit, by UK producer A Guy Called Gerald (Gerald Rydel Simpson). Continue reading