Why is Richard D. James (aka Aphex Twin) smiling?
It could be because he’s got a new Aphex Twin album out.
It could be that he’s got a boatload of awesome gear.
Or it could be that he’s got 20+ modular trax for you to download and listen to. Check it out below! Continue reading
David Rees decided to make an album of Aphex Twin / Taylor Swift mashups, because they both have great production and, at least in his view, ‘Taylor Swift is as scary as Aphex Twin': Continue reading
Video game music label Pterodactyl Squad has released ELO: The Video Game OST – a free chiptune tribute to ELO.
The album features some of ELO’s best-known songs, arranged for Nintendo and Sega sound chips.
Here’s what Pterodactyl Squad has to say about the release: Continue reading
Free Music Friday: Earlier in the week, ambient/space music artist Steve Roach released a 70-minute piece inspired by this week’s Blood Moon occurrence.
Here’s what Roach has to say about the composition: Continue reading
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
The latest compilation of free music by experimental music label Futuresequence, Sequence8, is now available. Continue reading
This video captures a performance by Geert Bevin of composer Gustavo Santaolalla‘s The Choice from The Last Of Us.
Bevin performs the piece on LinnStrument, with the sound coming from Spectrasonics’ Trilian with an 8-part multitimbral setup (one for each row).
Bevin has been working with Roger Linn on the LinnStrument, now in development. The LinnStrument is a unique electronic controller that allows a wide range of expressiveness, including individual pitch and dynamic control, over time, of each note.
Here’s free download of the performance: Continue reading
Free Music Friday: German elektropop group Ex Machina has released four tracks as free downloads. The video for their track, No One, is embedded above. Continue reading