Free Music Friday: Scanner’s ‘Phenol Time’

Free Music Friday: Scanner (Robin Rimbaud) shared this track, Phenol Time, as a free download, via SoundCloud.

In the track, Rimbaud explores the abstracted emotional quality of processed vocals, along with the sound of the recently introduced Kilpatrick Audio Phenol synthesizer.

Here’s what he has to say about the track: Continue reading

Free Music Friday: The Sonic Encounters Podcast

sonic-encounters-podcastFree Music Friday: The Sonic Encounters podcast features ‘soundscapes synthesized from sounds around us.’

With the Sonic Encounters podcast, synthesist Mark Mosher explores his experimental side Each episode features a soundscape that falls somewhere between ambient music and experimental electro-acoustic music.

In the most recent episode, Mosher credits the ground-breaking work of Louis and Bebe Barron on the film Forbidden Planet for inspiration. Continue reading

Free Music Friday: New Music From Robert Rich

Robert-Rich_Hiding-In-Daylight_EPMoog Music this week released a free EP of music by synthesist Robert Rich.

The EP, Hiding In Daylight, was created to commemorate the retirement of the Minimoog Voyager Rack Mount Edition (Voyager RME) analog synthesizer.

Hiding in Daylight is a 3-song EP, embedded below, of evolving soundscapes. Moog describes the EP as “a meditative exploration of organic analog sound, drawing on the rich tonal palette of the Minimoog Voyager RME.” Continue reading

40 Years Of Women In Electronic Music

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Avant-garde and outsider arts site UbuWeb has shared a 40+ year audio retrospective of women in electronic music.

Women In Electronic Music 1938-1982, originally broadcast on April 1, 2010, features the work of Clara Rockmore, Bebe & Louis Barron, Daphne Oram, Delia Derbyshire, Pauline Oliveros, Laurie Spiegel, Eliane Radigue (above), Suzanne Ciani and many others.  Continue reading

Steve Roach – Invisible

steve-roach-invisibleAmbient electronic artist Steve Roach has released a new album, Invisible, as a name-your-price download via Bandcamp.

Here’s what Roach has to say about the new album:

With the momentum of the past year still churning, I hunkered down in the Timeroom over the past few cold and rain infused days and created a new long-form piece, featured on Bandcamp only for the time being.

A New Year’s gift to you; freshly cooked from the Timeroom to you on short order.

You can preview Invisible below or at his Bandcamp pageContinue reading

Free Music Friday: A 30th Anniversary Tribute to Steve Roach’s Structures From Silence

Free Music Friday: Free Floating Music has released Quiet Friends – a 30th anniversary  tribute to the Steve Roach classic, Structures From Silence.

Quiet Friends is a collection of ambient music that is ‘inspired by the blueprint of Structures From Silence.

“I’m sure I first heard the hypnotic pulse of Structures From Silence while listening to Stars End on WXPN radio,” says Free Floating Music label head Brad Ross-MacLeod. “That was it. That was the sound of that place I was seeking.”

“This collection is dedicated with deep gratitude to him,” adds Ross-MacLeod, “for inspiring us stop and listen in that world and to make our own music there with him.”

Here’s what Steve Roach has to say about the album: Continue reading