Lustmord Interview

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In this episode of the DubSpot Wireless interview series, Brian Williams, a.k.a. Lustmord, sits down with Raz Mesinai f.k.a. Badawi for an interview that touches on experimental and extreme creative processes in electronic music, sound design and composition techniques, live performances, visual composition, and more.

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Ran Kirlian – Pluto

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Ran Kirlian – Pluto

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Improvisation with Doepfer System & Roland Jupiter 4

Doepfer sequence done only with VCO (A-111) + quad LFO (A-143-2) + Xtreme filter (A-106-1) while JP4 goes into Doepfer XP Multimode Filter (A-106-6)

It sounds just as it was recorded directly to minidisc with Kaoss Pad 3 on the echoes.

Steve Roach Live Concert

Steve Roach Concert

Deep ambient artist Steve Roach has announced his only 2008 performance:

DEEP SKY DREAMING — October 25, 2008 in Flagstaff, Arizona. This concert is sponsored by the Flagstaff Dark Skies Coalition and will be presented in an intimate 200-seat theater at the Coconino Center for the Arts.

Tickets will go on sale by late April for this special event at this beautiful destination locale.

I haven’t had the chance to see Roach live – because he never seems to come anywhere near the Midwest – but this should be a great opportunity to see one of the ambient/space music masters in action.

Steve Roach Live In San Francisco: Mystic Chords and Deep Immersions

Steve Roach Concert

A forum member sent me info about an upcoming performance by ambient space music master Steve Roach, being held at at Grace Cathedral: Mystic Chords and Deep Immersions.

Roach plans to present an evening of pure, expansive soundscapes. His atmospheric works should be a perfect match for the reverberant acoustics and sacred space of the Cathedral.

Lynn Augstein (Cobalt Sun) is handling lighting and video art.

Sounds like it will be a great concert. Here are the details:

Grace Cathedral
1100 California Street (at Taylor, atop Nob Hill)
San Francisco, California
(415) 749-6300

Friday, June 29, 2007
8pm (doors open at 7pm)
E-tickets $25 (NO tickets will be mailed; show your photo ID at the door.)
There will be tickets at the door.

You can find out about future Steve Roach concerts at his site.

Note to Steve – it’s time to perform a concert somewhere in the Midwest….

Free Dark Ambient CD – Pieces for a Condemned Piano

pieces for a condemned pianoFormication has released its latest project, Pieces for a Condemned Piano, as a free download.

According to Formication,  the music “came about when we discovered an abandoned piano in a car park. The piano was unplayable but we managed to obtain 13 samples from the remains. These samples became the 45 minutes of music presented as the eulogy of a tragically neglected instrument.”

The entire CD is available for download, including the track Exit.

Steve Roach & Roger King – Dust to Dust

Dust to Dust blazes a new trail for Steve Roach. On many of his albums, he has explored integrating electronically generated sounds with acoustic percussion and didgerido to create tribal electronica. On Dust to Dust, he collaborates with guitarist Roger King to create music inspired by the dreams and memories of the people that have lived in the American West.

Careful listeners will hear echoes of many the peoples of the West. Some of the vocal work sounds like Native American singing. Roach’s harmonica seems like it could be coming from a ghostly cowboy. King’s guitar work captures the sounds of blues players, Spanish guitarists, and cowboys.

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