More info at Transponder’s site.
In this video, Live Prog’s Marcel Haster offers his perspective on ‘a progger’s journey into EM’.
This isn’t intended to be a comprehensive look at electronic music, but primarily synth music/space music that shares some elements with prog.
The video for Ultraista’s, Bad Insect combines psychedelic visuals with a hypnotic groove, bringing to mind some of the early Chemical Brothers videos.
Bad Insect is the debut single from Ultraista, a trio comprised of vocalist/artist Laura Bettinson and multi-instrumentalist/producers Nigel Godrich and Joey Waronker.
Sound For Good – a record label that publishes and promote new music as a means to support good causes – has released a new album, Oceans.
Oceans features 60 tracks, by a variety of electronic music artists, and is available for digital download for $1 or more. The artists have donated their work, all funds go to the Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society.
Here’s another classitronica style arrangement by Daniel Philipp Stotz, a switched on rendition of Handel Fuga F-major HWV 611.
Is dubstep avant garde musical genius?
Or did PBS just give conservatives the ultimate ammo for nuking the National Endowment For The Arts?
This video, via the PBS Idea Channel, makes the case that dubstep is the most recent member of the long-established Avant Garde community:
There is a long history of avant garde musicians and thinkers promoting the concept of noise and non-instrumental sounds as MUSIC, much to the horror of their audience. But over the past century, changes in technology and music genres have primed listeners, allowing mainstream audiences to enjoy the beautiful noise of Skrillex, Bassnectar & the whole Dubstep movement.
Give it a look and then weigh in below!