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ENDLESS RIVER by Roy Mattson now available at bandcamp!

Posted by Roy Mattson on September 22, 2014 at 12:56pm 2 Comments

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Posted by Rudy Ensueno on September 22, 2014 at 11:09am 0 Comments

50 years of Moog, the analog synth that still beats 1s and 0s - Ars Technica

Posted by John K-N on September 22, 2014 at 10:30am 0 Comments

http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2014/09/50-years-of-moog-the-analog-synth-that-still-beats-1s-and-0s/

A look back at Bob Moog's industry-altering invention.

Behold, the Teenage Engineering OP-1, a modern descendant of Bob Moog's pioneering work.


This time last year, I walked into a Toronto store called Moog Audio and walked out with a Teenage Engineering OP-1—a curious little portable digital synthesizer that looks, at first glance, like a child’s toy. It has a row of just four candy-colored knobs as primary input controls, and there are only enough keys for an octave-and-a-half's worth of range. But damn does it ever sound cool. Its tiny OLED screen uses all sorts of clever visual conceits to convey otherwise complex audio transformations. Colors and animations explain the differences between synthesizer engines, changes to modulation and frequency, and attack and decay. And it's done in a way that’s easy for anyone with little synthesizer knowledge to understand while still being powerful in more experienced hands. This is a synthesizer, drum machine, and four-track recorder all-in-one—all in a device that fits inside a purse or messenger bag with ease.

It wasn’t always like this. In fact, it was 50 years ago this year that, in 1964, a man by the name…

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Open Canvas - Relics of the Sun - cd/digital release - Ethno-tronica side project of Alpha Wave Movement

Posted by Greg - H.R.R. on September 22, 2014 at 6:09am 0 Comments

A new cd/digital album of archival music from my world music project Open Canvas is now available. This is a limited run of cd's once gone there will not be a repress.


History of Open Canvas:

Open Canvas was an alias I recorded under that explored ethnic music from the eastern regions of the globe fusing melodic and rhythmic ingredients into an electronic setting. The project drew its inspiration mainly from Middle Eastern and Indian music with a subtle dash of Jamaican dub. Open Canvas was never conceived to be an approximation or assimilation of tradition. The project was however an "open' forum for me to hybridize elements that where not present in my ambient/space music project Alpha Wave Movement.


There where three Open Canvas releases with the genesis being Nomadic Impressions (Waveform Records 1998) followed by Indumani (Waveform 2000) and…
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Radio.

Posted by Phase47 on September 22, 2014 at 12:41am 1 Comment

Radio. Real Radio.

I've heard my work (on other's music) on the radio for over 20 years. All over the place. Not just on the radio, but MTV, TV commercials, Movies, the Grammys, you name it. Walk into Trader Joe's or Starbucks and my kids get bored with, "oh I worked on that..."

And we've had Ascendant play on the radio before. Huge spins on Hearts of Space, Star's End, and other major players in the ambient, down-tempo & psychill space. We've been hugely fortunate with that support from all over the world, especially since we're doing this all independently...

But something happened tonight. 

We had a new track play on Alien Air on KXLU in Los Angeles.

Okay, if you're not in LA, this means nothing to you, but that show has been on the air for 30 years here. And when I was a wee teen here in the suburbs of LA (before the internet, kiddo) KXLU is the only place we looked for new music: punk, new wave, electronic or otherwise. That was the place. And tonight, they played Ascendant.

I guess I share this because, with the internet, we take so much for granted, and even though most stations have a 24/7 webcast, as does KXLU now, I have never been been so buzzed to hear music come out of a little mono portable radio. 

Feeling fortunate and humble.

Terrestrial radio. (The new exclusive.)

Thought Radio Playlist for September 20, 2014.

Posted by Bill Fox on September 21, 2014 at 7:57pm 0 Comments

Thought Radio Playlist for September 20, 2014.
http://soundscapes.us/thoughtradio/playlists/2014/140920.html
http://billfox.blogspot.com/2014/09/thought-radio-playlist-for-september-20.html

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In Phase 1, I continued the special on Sequences electronic music magazine. In Phase 3, the Artist of the Month is Klaatu. I played music from Sir Army Suit.

Relaxed machinery member releases - Section II

Posted by Jaja on September 21, 2014 at 6:23am 14 Comments

Sep 21 2014

Updated the member release section with all releases from August, Jana

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Updated the member release section with all releases from July, Jana

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Galactic Travels Playlist #911 for September 18, 2014.

Posted by Bill Fox on September 20, 2014 at 4:40pm 0 Comments

Galactic Travels Playlist #911 for September 18, 2014.
http://soundscapes.us/gt/playlists/2014/140918.html
http://billfox.blogspot.com/2014/09/galactic-travels-playlist-911-for.html

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On this show, I continued the month-long focus on Dreamwind. The Featured CD at Midnight was "Warp Date."

Having Undergone Further Modification

Posted by Avery Mann on September 20, 2014 at 12:39pm 0 Comments

Decided to swap out some of the hardware on the main body of the SG in order to more closely match the earlier modifications done by swapping out the nut for brass and the black Kluson tuners for gold Kluson Wafflebacks.  Here are the photos.

And, yes, there will be further customization in the future, such as the selector switch and the cable jack.  Not sure yet if I want to switch to gold speed knobs, or not, but time will tell.  I will also be modding the fingerboard dots to custom SG trapezoid dots of abalone shell design.  Pics will be forthcoming with each mod.  Comments and questions…

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Listen to Thought Radio

Posted by Bill Fox on September 20, 2014 at 3:11am 0 Comments

THOUGHT RADIO
http://soundscapes.us/thoughtradio
Please SHARE so that more people can listen to and support the artists.

Thought Radio, the Saturday edition of The AM/FM Show, is on at 6 am EDT/GMT-4.  In Phase One, I will continue the special on Sequences Electronic Music Magazine's sampler CDs and play new music from Dirk Serries and others.  In Phase 3, the Artist of the Month is Klaatu.  You'll also hear music from the new Hugh Hopper retrospective and new Moonjune releases.

The show features electronic, ambient, and spacemusic at the beginning, an eclectic mix of genres in the middle, and winds up with Progressive Rock.

Tune in at 91.7 FM or on the internet at http://muhlenberg.edu/wmuh/stream.html

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