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

A Tribute To Edgar Froese Of Tangerine Dream (Free Download)

musical-tribute-to-Edgar-FroeseNetlabel Spheredelic has released a tribute to Edgar Froese of Tangerine Dream as a free download (Creative Commons License 3.0 Germany-BY-NC-ND).

The music “reflects Edgar Froese´s work in various facets, partly continuing the tradition of Tangerine Dream, partly seeking new ways. This way Edgar Froese remains alive in the collective musical memory.” Continue reading

Free Scanner Ringtones

scanner-robin-rimbaudComposer & sound designer Robin Rimbaud, aka Scanner, let us know about a collection of ringtones that he’s released as a free download.

Here’s what he has to say about the Scanner ringtone collection:

I was recently commissioned to compose a series of ringtones for a new mobile phone.

Having spent months back and forth with the company the entire commission was cancelled in March, leaving a wealth of unused and unheard ringtones sitting on my hard drive. My sound work was rejected for being ‘too Scanner’.

Rather than let these rot on a hard drive, here they are all in mono, low resolution for your own delight. Playful, fun little tunes to brighten up your smart phone :-)

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