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Cloudwalk CD's Available

Posted by Cloudwalk on August 28, 2014 at 12:00am 0 Comments

I've been a little slow in moving forward on my latest album, Age of Discovery.  I released it on Bandcamp back in May, but I didn't get around to setting up a sales page for CD's until now.  I kept thinking I'd order a box full and have them ready for a live show, but the show didn't pan out this summer.  But, I just got my personal copies of the CD in the mail today from Kunaki.  The printing looks great! So, if you would like the extra-special look and feel of a real disc with printed jewel case, and liner notes, all shrink-wrapped and shipped to your door, you can check out the Cloudwalk CD sales page at:

http://Kunaki.com/MSales.asp?PublisherId=137294&PP=1

You can also order my first album Skyscapes on the site as well.

Revisiting my random piano playing from last month...

Posted by John K-N on August 27, 2014 at 11:52am 0 Comments

I think I like c and d... and elements of the other three.  All quick easy listens... basically me, my phone, my piano, and just playing (and over playing in places). Older improvs at the link as well.

https://www.youtube.com/user/301johei/videos

New Jaja space

Posted by Jaja on August 26, 2014 at 2:37pm 4 Comments

we created a new web space for me and you are invited to visit. the site is in german and english, please select your language on top of the page (D/E).

http://www.cyan-music.com/jaja/

chaotic

Posted by Allen Fehr on August 26, 2014 at 2:30pm 1 Comment

Relaxed machinery member releases - Section II

Posted by Jaja on August 26, 2014 at 1:09pm 14 Comments

Aug 26 2014

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

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

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

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FINNISH SUPER-PRODUCER JORI HULKKONEN’S TOP 7 TIPS FOR MIXING

Posted by John K-N on August 26, 2014 at 11:56am 2 Comments

The 7 tips aren't bad - worth a skim.  I have one of his solo albums and some stuff of his with Laurent Garnier.  - John

The Finnish Know How to Finish

Jori Hulkkonen is a renowned Finnish producer and musician. Whether making music under his own name, as a member of Sin Cos Tan or as the director of The Acid Symphonic Orchestra, he’s always creating. We were lucky enough to get his top tips for finishing tracks.

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Jori directing the ASO, which boasts ten Roland TB-303 bassline synthesizers and either a TR-808 or a TR-707 drum machine.

One of the reasons I got into electronic music in the first place was the concept of doing everything by myself. The idea of a one ­man operation sounds great and kinda romantic (and it is!), it does suggest that you actually master all these different stages; writing, playing the instruments, the actual production and mixing (we’ll leave mastering out for now).

I’ve always mixed my own records, and for better or for worse, you can usually hear it. As a self-­educated musician and engineer with my roots dating back to the pre-­internet era, I’ve had to learn all these aspects by trial and error. On a couple occasions I’ve had my songs mixed by someone else, just to hear what the difference would be. I’ve always hated the end result, although some might argue that…

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Palimpsest: Canticum I

Posted by Dave Seidel on August 26, 2014 at 7:42am 0 Comments

Palimpsest is a new improvising duo consisting of me and the great vocalist Laurie Amat (who has worked with the Residents among others, and is now a live looping master). This is our first track, Canticum I. Hope you like it.

We have a couple of upcoming gigs in Northern New England:

  • At the Sonorium series in Salem, MA on September 6, 2014
  • At the Frontiers of Music series in Brunswick, ME on September 16, 2014

Palimpsest: Canticum I

Pausebox 0101 - I'm in Robot heaven!

Posted by John K-N on August 26, 2014 at 7:34am 3 Comments

I found the below article here:  http://www.ufunk.net/en/artistes/robots-retro-donuts-eric-joyner/

But the real joy is the artist's website and all of his galleries over the years - many including pencil sketches before the final artwork.  Yay!  Great stuff!  http://ericjoyner.com/  - John

The creations made ??from retro robots and donuts of the artist Eric Joyner. Based in San Francisco, Eric Joyner is an american freelance illustrator / artist with quite impressive charts. In addition to clients such as Electronic Arts, Mattel Toys, Warner Brothers, Hasbro, Microsoft and so on, he has to his credit numerous exhibitions and received numerous awards for his work.…

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Bedlam by MAGOTIV

Posted by Madlen Korps on August 26, 2014 at 3:25am 2 Comments

Ludum Dare 30 Postmortem

Posted by Ben Burnes on August 25, 2014 at 11:30pm 0 Comments

TL;DR version: I wrote nine music loops over the weekend for a video game challenge. This is my thoughts on the process. It is a copy/paste from my blog here: http://btothethree.tumblr.com/post/95797466702/ludum-dare-30-postmortem ;

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Another Ludum Dare has come to pass. Overall, I am pleased with how this challenge has gone for me. There were things that went well, but other things I could have done much better.

For those unaware, the Ludum Dare is a game development competition focused on creating a video game in 48 hours (solo) or 72 hours (team). Back in December I participated in the challenge and created 8 songs over the course of 48 hours. This time around I ended up writing another 8 songs within the 48 hour limit, and then an extra one the following day.

You can hear all of the songs I’ve created for the Ludum Dare challenge on my soundcloud page here:

https://soundcloud.com/abstraction/sets/ludum-dare-28

Overall, the process went well. Doing postmortems is something I’m notoriously bad at and I need to get this information down while it’s still fresh in my mind.

Preparation

Going into the challenge, I didn’t have much prepared. I did my best to schedule out my weekend to allow the most time to focus on creating. I spent a few hours messing around with some audio given to me by a friend. That warmup was definitely needed since I had been running into a bit of a dry spell the past month or so.

I had many second thoughts moving into this. I hadn’t been doing well with creating anything and it was starting to get under my skin. I was seriously worried I would sit down and just flounder for 48 hours with nothing to come out of it.

Execution

Following the same…

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