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Hello FM, My Old Friend!

Posted by Cloudwalk on April 17, 2014 at 9:30pm 0 Comments

There is nothing cooler than coming home from work to find a shipping box on your doorstep containing a new synthesizer.  A few weeks ago I acquired a used Yamaha DX27 off of Ebay and after much anticipation, it finally arrived! Excitedly, I removed the keyboard from loads of balled-up plastic Walmart bags that were padding it in the box.  Gradually, as it came out of the box, I could make out the familiar dark brown casing and deep green buttons, so classic with these 1980’s synths.  After a quick headphone test and a few slick snapshots of it for Facebook, I happily toted it downstairs to the studio and plugged it into the speakers.  My face lit up! There it was! That classic digital sound I had been missing! The sound of FM synthesis! So where had this old friend been for so long? To see that, we need to take a history lesson, a lesson in the changing tastes of electronic sound.

 

If you are not familiar, FM, or Frequency Modulation Synthesis, is a digital technique used in synthesizers, most notably in Yamaha’s DX line from the 1980’s.  If that sounds tech-geeky unfamiliar to you, don’t worry! It’s the sounds of FM that will be familiar.  Perhaps you would recognize FM from countless cocktail piano sounds that made the Yamaha DX7 Famous, or chunky digi-bass sounds that drove…

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Listen to Galactic Travels

Posted by Bill Fox on April 17, 2014 at 3:32pm 1 Comment

GALACTIC TRAVELS ON WDIY
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Tonight at 11 pm EDT/GMT-4 on Galactic Travels, I'll continue the month-long Special Focus on Steve Roach.  The Featured CD at Midnight will be disk three from the 30th anniversary reissue of "Structures from Silence" on Projekt Records.  The Special Focus page is at http://soundscapes.us/gt/playlists/2014/focus.html#apr

Galactic Travels is an electronic, ambient, and space music show that airs each Thursday at 11:04 pm on WDIY 88.1 FM, Allentown and Bethlehem, 93.9 FM in Easton and Phillipsburg, 93.7 FM in Fogelsville and Trexlertown, on the internet, and in High Definition Radio at 88.1 FM.  Listen at http://wdiy.org on the internet.

Become a WDIY member now! http://ow.ly/pJhCf

One release from us: Analogrunner

Posted by Stroboskop on April 17, 2014 at 1:48pm 0 Comments

Hi there everybody,

I've just registered to this community today and am very pleased there is a place for like-minded people with love for easy listening music like myself.

I don't really know how it works around here but let me present to you one of our release from a music project called Analogrunner. He released his first EP months ago on Slovakian label Stroboskop (digital download) and you can download/purchase it here:

http://www.stroboskop.sk/?p=2239

Tucson Weekly continues their article on Steve Roach...

Posted by John K-N on April 17, 2014 at 11:41am 0 Comments

More From Our Interview With Steve Roach

POSTED BY  ON WED, APR 16, 2014 AT 11:00 AM

http://www.tucsonweekly.com/TheRange/archives/2014/04/16/more-from-our-interview-with-steve-roach

Steve Roach in the Timeroom, circa 1982.
  • Steve Roach in the Timeroom, circa 1982.

In last week’s issue, we spoke with ambient composer Steve Roach about the 30th anniversary of his landmark album Structures from Silence.Originally issued in DIY fashion on cassette by Roach himself, the three-song suite quickly gained notice. On April 15th, the album sees deluxe treatment courtesy Projekt Records. In addition to a clarity-enriching remastering job, the new edition features 2012 and ‘13 recordings by Roach that find him exploring theStructures sound and style from his Timeroom studio in the Sonoran desert south of Tucson.We ended up with more material than we could fit into the feature, so enjoy this extended Q&A with Roach and a sneak peek at his next project.



Tucson Weekly: I understand that you drove race cars in your youth?



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 Growing up in Southern California in that era of…

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n is for...#ATOZChallenge

Posted by Scott Lawlor on April 16, 2014 at 10:32pm 0 Comments

wow, am I getting lazy, posting favorite songs that begin with whatever the letter is?

 

Maybe, but some days are just like that.  So with no further introduction, here are some favorite songs by artists that begin with the 14th letter of the alphabet.

 

Nina Gordon - Tonight And The Rest Of My Life (from the cd of the same name)

When I first heard this song around the turn of the 21st century, I thought, for some strange reason, that it was a ballad by Madonna.  it took me a while to figure out who this was but it's a great track.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z29Wq7vWKDI

 

Nurse with Wound - Close to you (from their cd The Surveillance Lounge)

This is a pretty spooky track, listen in the dark at your own peril.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ihcKHYN7pE

 

Natalie Grant - Held.

This is one of those songs that makes me want to cry every time I hear it. …

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n is for...#ATOZChallenge

Posted by Scott Lawlor on April 16, 2014 at 10:28pm 0 Comments

wow, am I getting lazy, posting favorite songs that begin with whatever the letter is?

 

Maybe, but some days are just like that.  So with no further introduction, here are some favorite songs by artists that begin with the 14th letter of the alphabet.

 

Nina Gordon - Tonight And The Rest Of My Life (from the cd of the same name)

When I first heard this song around the turn of the 21st century, I thought, for some strange reason, that it was a balad by Madonna.  it took me a while to figure out who this was but it's a great track.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z29Wq7vWKDI

 

Nurse with Wound - Close to you (from their cd The Surveillance Lounge)

This is a pretty spooky track, listen in the dark at your own paril.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ihcKHYN7pE

 

Natalie Grant - Held.

This is one of those songs that makes me want to cry every time I hear it.  That's not an easy task and I'm not sure why this song always makes me sad.  It's still a great track.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iOufqWodFNo

 

Nichole Nordeman No…

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new track released: an absence of light in the afterlife

Posted by Scott Lawlor on April 16, 2014 at 3:05pm 0 Comments

Hello.

 

I have a new track on the drone download project.

 

I'd like to thank stephen Philips for releasing this new drone.

The download link is below.

http://darkduck.net/store_ddp.html

 

Giant Lego Machine Generates Churning House Tracks

Posted by Nathan Youngblood on April 16, 2014 at 1:00pm 0 Comments

http://thecreatorsproject.vice.com/blog/giant-lego-machine-generates-churning-house-tracks

Alex Allmont's Play House gives new meaning to PLUR, subbing the "love" in Peace, Love, United, Respect for... LEGOs. Using LEGO Technic, the Chris Burden-meets-Phuture installation was made for AudioGraft 2014 (with a commission from Oxford Contemporary Music) and mechanically computes and emits "hooky and hypnotic acid house." We definitely agree with the hypnotic bit. 

Allmont describes the piece in comparison to a generative musical loom, as a sole drive turns a sequences of LEGO gears and levers to yield rythms (though it's light on the squelching bass noises that typically characterize the dance music sub-genre). The sculpture is connected to analog drums and synths, and we wouldn't be surprised if there was a Roland TB-303 somewhere in the mix. 

Watch a video clip of the installation above. This LEGO is definitely not geared towards your kid's entertainment, but our minds would be blown if Armando or DJ Pierre brought this bad boy out during a b2b set. 

See more of Alex Allmont's work on his site here.

h/t Prosthetic Knowledge

@zachsokol

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Cinchel - Reign Water Remix album (Subterranean Tide)

Posted by Mathieu Lamontagne on April 16, 2014 at 9:30am 1 Comment

Hello rM people,

recently, Cinchel released Water Reign on the Subterranean Netlabel. it is a really great album. Le Berger started his ITTOTM project which is a montly challenge. the latest one was to do a remix of a Water Reign track and explain it with a Haiku.

I did my best to do a remix and it ended up in the final release, which came out yesterday. there a great remixes on there and it works pretty nicely.

You can stream here:

http://subterraneantide.bandcamp.com/album/reign-water-remix

Ambientesque now on TuneIn Radio

Posted by Cliff Marshall on April 16, 2014 at 12:51am 0 Comments

Listen to Ambientesque on TuneIn http://tun.in/sfcuA

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