jueves, 18 de noviembre de 2010
All the way from Westport, Connecticut, Father LongLegs is the enigmatic work of an individual who has been producing music videos for the likes of Solar Bears, Tobacco, fol Chen and Black Moth Super Rainbow. What I hadn’t realised is that the dude makes some pretty exciting boom bap electronica himself. Thankfully, this was rectified with the release of the Intergalactic Double Dutch EP for free recently.
The official video directed by Andreas Nilsson (Fever Ray ‘If I Had a Heart‘, Yeasayer ‘Madder Red’) for the Converse-curated track. The clip also features Stephen Morris (New Order / Joy Division) on drums. You can download the track at the Converse site.
martes, 16 de noviembre de 2010
The techno-punk trio returns with a fierce album and views on creepy synths, the Thai Elephant Orchestra and sex in the internet age
The recent resurrection of early nineties Berlin-based cult band Atari Teenage Riot casts frenetic techno-punk music upon a new generation. Their anarchist-libertarian attitude pervades: dissect everything, bypass limitations. Digital hardcore innovators Alec Empire, Nic Endo, and MC CX Kidtronik spoke to Dazed to share their fascinations and motivations.
Dazed Digital: You mentioned that someone wearing a suit to a punk rock club could be the most punk rock person there because he is not conforming to what everyone else is doing. What influences your personal style?
Alec Empire: Some of our fans would kill me for saying this, but I find that fashion is way more exciting than the music scene. Designers take risks, most musicians can't. When I go to the Comme des Garcons store in Paris, I have ideas for 10 new songs. I love what Hedi Slimane did for Dior. Ann Demeulemeester… Alexander McQueen… Vivienne Westwood pieces work well on stage. It is important that the audience doesn't pay too much attention to what I wear, or it immediately takes away from the 'musical credibility'. In our time if you look bad and have a beard, people assume you're a genius. I'd never give into that marketing approach.
DD: Who are your favourite authors and visual artists?
Nic Endo: Guy Bourdin, Maya Deren, Stanley Kubrick, Simone de Beauvoir.
CX Kidtronik: Ramm:Ell:Zee (R.I.P !)
DD: What influences the ATR visuals?
Nic Endo: I began doing all the graphics and photos by accident. The previous designer had a nervous breakdown… I focus on bringing out sides that are not seen by most. For example, New York in the early eighties, old-school hip-hop, Afrika Bambaataa, Jonzun Crew, Bad Brains, CBGB’s, Blondie, Sonic Youth have more to do with ATR than nineties Berlin.
DD: What was the most unusual space where you recorded music?
Alec Empire: I recorded the album "Low On Ice" in Iceland in a tent in the nineties when we played there with Björk. It was freezing. Certain places make you create in a different way, if you're open to it.
DD: What are your favourite lesser-known music festivals around the world?
Alec Empire: Offset Festival in the UK and Berlin Festival in Germany. You are not treated like a cow on its march to the slaughterhouse. I am talking as a music fan.
DD: What are your favourite music blogs?
Alec Empire: Big Stereo.
DD: What are your guilty pleasures?
CX Kidtronik: Miami Vice television series, 1984-1989. Laphroaig single malt Scotch whiskey.
Nic Endo: Watching Mad Men and listening to Faith No More.
DD: You’re throwing a themed party. What’s the theme?
Alec Empire: Nibelungen.
Nic Endo: Belle De Jour.
DD: What synthesizers would you describe as the creepiest, the sexiest, or as otherwise distinctive-sounding?
Alec Empire: The Memorymoog is creepy. It makes you think of the darkest Portishead songs that haven't been written yet, those grey Sunday afternoons. The ARP 2600 is sexy, and it still sounds so modern! A new synth I love is the Metasonix Wretch Machine… love in the middle of a firefight.
DD: Which musical influences have you recently crossbred with unlikely genres?
CX Kidtronik: Nineties style horrorcore rap and Thai Elephant Orchestra music… a song that bounces back and forth from slow hardcore rap to gabber.
DD: Which ATR production techniques have changed since the nineties?
Alec Empire: In the nineties samplers played a major role. Now, software like Ableton, Melodyne, Waves adds to that. The goal is to make music more exciting, more alive, more physical. Create new worlds, instead of just creating the old world faster and easier.
DD: What are the current issues that ATR plans to confront?
Alec Empire: The most obvious one is Obama's politics. CX is perfect to criticize what goes on in the US. It is not as simple as it is often covered in the media. Important issues are cyberwars, sex in the internet age, human trafficking, the concept of government, nation states in a globalized world, and the death of the mainstream music industry.
lunes, 15 de noviembre de 2010
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Directed by Sam Boyd who provided the band with their brilliant ‘We Are Men’ video. Cap Pas Cap launch their album Haunted Light (available on vinyl, cassette & digital, no CD) this Saturday in The Workman’s Club with support from Meljoann and Catscars.
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at least we have a signal of life of this project, very rare combination
The second release on Venetian Snares' Timesig imprint:
We each come in with many drum machines, synths, modulars, fx, mixers etc. Our process is based on listening to each other's programming as we go, and reacting to that as we each program our own parts. Playing off each other in every stage as we write. We record live to stereo and as a rule with these, there are no overdubs and no edits. We don't know who will drop which of our many parts over what other parts which makes it a really exciting way to jam out a piece of music. This can result in drastically different versions of the same track.
These two tracks were recorded back to back during a Speed Dealer Moms session in early 2010. We noticed that we kept listening to these in the order we had recorded them as though they were already a 12 inch. This is how our first Speed Dealer Moms release accidentally came to be. Speed Dealer Moms is John Frusciante, Aaron Funk and Chris McDonald with many cats.
Montreal’s Suuns released their debut album Zeroes QC through Secretly Canadian last month. ‘Up Past The Nursery’ is my introduction to them and it certainly is reminiscent of Clinic.
domingo, 31 de octubre de 2010
miércoles, 27 de octubre de 2010
martes, 26 de octubre de 2010
Dance Music Manual, Second Edition: Tools. toys and techniques
Publisher: Focal Press; 2 edition (October 27, 2008) | ISBN: 0240521072 | Pages: 528 | PDF | 8,15 MB
Whatever your level of experience, the Dance Music Manual is packed with sound advice, techniques and practical examples to help you achieve professional results. Written by a professional producer and remixer, this book offers a comprehensive approach to music production, including knowledge of the tools, equipment and different dance genres.
Get more advice and resources from the books official website, www.dancemusicproduction.com.
* Included in the new edition are sections on recording instruments alongside new chapters covering more dance music genres.
* Examines all aspects of music production, from sound design, compression & effect to mixing & mastering to publishing & promoting, to help you become a better producer.
* The companion CD provides sample and example tracks, demonstrating the techniques used in the book.
domingo, 24 de octubre de 2010
La Roux - In For the Kill
LA ROUX | Myspace Music Videos
La Roux's latest video is about pimps, ladies of the night, hairspray, product placement (Belvedere vodka), room service and La Roux singing as high as she possibly can in a charismatic nouveau-Eurythmics bid while roaming around the Hotel Chelsea. In short, awesome. This is La Roux's second single following summer's "Bulletproof," and the video was directed by LEGS, who also did Golfrapp's recent video for "Alive." La Roux is touring the U.S. this fall with support from Francis and the Lights and Far East Movement.
La Roux on MySpace
The short film "THE HOLY CHICKEN OF LIFE AND MUSIC" tells the story of the Holy Chicken, a magnificent beast,
worshiped and exploited, in a tale of love and regret, art and science, Life and Music.
viernes, 22 de octubre de 2010
Sound and Recording By Francis Rumsey
Publisher: Focal Press 2009 | 656 Pages | ISBN: 0240521633 | PDF | 16 MB
This bestselling book introduces you to the principles of sound, perception, audio technology and systems. Providing vital reading for audio students and trainee engineers, this guide is ideal for anyone concerned with audio, sound and recording who wants a really good grounding in theory and industry practice.
Now with numerous updates, including a new chapter on sound quality, expanded information on sequencing and synchronization, and updated chapters on digital audio, loudspeakers and mixers.
Best-selling text provides more than an introduction to audio and sound recording in an easily digestible format.
"Fact Files" give succinct information on the areas covered, addressing key points to aid the learning process
Covers the latest digital recording technology, formats , and computer based interfaces
Stereo and surround sound principles described in detail
jueves, 21 de octubre de 2010
miércoles, 20 de octubre de 2010
martes, 19 de octubre de 2010
Electronic Musician - November 2010
True PDF | 68 pages | English | 19.04 MB
Electronic Musician is the #1 magazine in the U.S. for musicians who record and produce music in a home or personal studio environment.
lunes, 18 de octubre de 2010
Future Music - November 2010
English | 132 pages | PDF | 38.50 Mb
Future Music brings you the most in-depth news and reviews from respected industry professionals. We'll also give you all the advice you need to get the most from your current set-up, and interviews with musicians at the cutting-edge of technology.
The Rapper's Handbook: A Guide to Freestyling, Writing Rhymes, and Battling
Publisher: Flocabulary Press; 1st edition (July 14, 2006) | ISBN: 0976829215 | Pages: 224 | PDF | 1,35 MB
Whether you're a beginner who's never spit a verse in your life, or a veteran trying to expand your lyrical mastery. Flocabulary gets your rhymes to the next level. From wordplay to punchlines, from metaphors to multisyllable rhymes, The Rapper's Handbook covers all the crucial elements of freestyling, writing rhymes and battling. Each chapter features lyrical examples and advice from professional rappers. Lyrics are analyzed under a microscope to figure out exactly how the best emcees craft their lines. Written by the creators of Flocabulary, whose innovative hip-hop has been featured in press throughout the world, the tips in this book have helped thousands of emcees gain the confidence and skills to rock the microphone.
The track from this vid is taken from Fly Lo’s recent Pattern+Grid World EP and the video, by Beeple sees a robot parade turn on the kill switch. Everything is alright in the end though.
sábado, 16 de octubre de 2010
Mixing Audio: Concepts, Practices and Tools
Publisher: Focal Press | ISBN : 0240520688 | January 3, 2008 | 584 pages | PDF | 20.7MB
Mixing remains one of the most illusive arts of recording practice and can take a life time to master. Looking at practices, concepts, tools and mixing instruments the author provides a comprehensive insight to the art and science of mixing.
Composition for Computer Musicians (book+cd content)
English | Publisher: Delmar | 220 pages | ISBN-13: 978-1598638615 | PDF | 107.29 MB
You might be extremely knowledgeable about the software that you use, have a good understanding of your own genre, and even have a good basic understanding of music theory. However, this does not necessarily mean that you can write effective music tracks. You need another kind of knowledge as well â€” the knowledge of composition. This friendly guide explains the basics of composing songs and music on the computer using any music using any music creation and recording program, whether you choose Reason, Live, Cubase, Logic, Pro Tools, Digital Performer, Finale, Sibelius, FL Studio, SONAR, or anything else. Its not as hard as it sounds,
and this book eases the learning curve so youll be making music in no time. Youll quickly learn how to program rhythm and drums, create basslines and melodic leads, and use FX and samples. Youll also learn about mixing and mastering your track and distributing it to a mass audience. Composition for Computer Musicians explains it all while showing you the basics of music theory throughout so youll be sure youre not just making noise on the computer â€” youre using your computer to make
viernes, 15 de octubre de 2010
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martes, 12 de octubre de 2010
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Computer Music Specials is a bi-monthly magazine from the creators of Computer Music . Computer Music Specials help you get to grips with wide ranging music topics, including top production techniques, sampling, popular software, sequencers, and tips on how to make it in the music industry. Computer Music Specials surrounds you in musical knowledge and inspiration from all genres, whether you DJ or play guitar and no matter your level, you'll find invaluable tips to help you create your best music yet.
domingo, 10 de octubre de 2010
sábado, 9 de octubre de 2010
Recorded a few weeks ago and to be released as a new single on November 22nd. Featuring Daley on vocals. Inspiration for the title comes from The Donca Matic – the Japanese-designed drum machine which started the Korg Company in 1963.
viernes, 8 de octubre de 2010
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martes, 28 de septiembre de 2010
jueves, 23 de septiembre de 2010
citrus music recomends you this time this album made by trent reznor and atticus
you can download it free at
just enter your e-mail and they send you a link to download it :)
this is part of the soundtrack of the movie about facebook
miércoles, 22 de septiembre de 2010
martes, 21 de septiembre de 2010
sábado, 18 de septiembre de 2010
Q & A with Squarepusher:
1. What is Shobaleader One?
Shobaleader One is my band. Last summer a bunch of kids got in contact with me. They were talking about forming an ensemble, which I thought was a ridiculous idea but I was impressed by their perseverance so we met up. Their idea was that they wanted the ‘fantasy group’ I had written about in connection with ‘Just A Souvenir’ to become a real entity that would record and tour. So we had a go at doing some recording and the story so far is documented on this record.
2. Who is in the band?
Basically a bunch of people who you may or may not have heard of from other bands and projects. Part of their idea is that this music is a completely clean break with whatever they’ve done in the past so I’m not allowed to mention any names. I can tell you that they are pretty frightening players.
3. What are the aims of Shobaleader One?
The overall aim is to articulate my music through the medium of a band. I always thought that a band would be a limiting thing. I’ve got very used to being able to make music by programming or playing without having to explain anything to anyone, and I assumed it would slow everything down if I had to. Actually it has made it quicker because I’m not trying to be four people simultaneously any more. I’m not over-explaining anything to them as they’ve got strong ideas of their own and I want to hear that in the final results.
4. Do you have live plans?
At the moment the plan is to tour next year after we have recorded more material. Playing live is part of the focus of this music. I’m really excited about playing live as this group of musicians is an extremely potent mixture. I’ve no idea what it’s going to be like touring with them as not one of us is what you’d call easy going. Every member of this band is a high-tension freak so who knows what’ll end up happening!
5. How did the Mr Oizo remix come about?
That was Pedro’s idea from Ed Banger. I’ve always had respect for that bunch. I thought it would be great because Oizo is on quite a different tip to Shobaleader One.
6. What’s next?
I’m writing more material for the band to record. It’s an ongoing experiment. Each one of us is trying to develop the sound of their instrument. It’s really exciting to be involved with instrumental players who are as into sonic experimentation as much as the actual music. I’ve also been in contact with Andre from Outkast recently.
7. How would you describe the sound of Shobaleader One and are there any
specific sounds, artists or albums that have influenced this new
We are playing my compositions, so in that respect it relates quite clearly to what I’ve done before, but as I’m not doing much playing or programming it is sonically quite different. It sounds more focused. Lots of musos end up just making their music a platform to display their skill. The great thing about this lot is that although they are great players they keep 99% of that hidden and just use it to give a very acute delivery of the songs.
Musically speaking these kids come from a metal background but they’re all bang into really slick R&B which I found quite funny at first but it’s making more sense as we go on. The basic premise at the outset was ‘space pop’ -a utopian pop music hallucination. It’s a stand against the affectation of knowing indifference in urban life and its corollary in music. I’ve always wanted to sabotage coolness as for me music is about laughing and crying, not about standing around smoking cigarettes.
jueves, 16 de septiembre de 2010
miércoles, 15 de septiembre de 2010
martes, 14 de septiembre de 2010
The third single taken from 2008s critically acclaimed album Knowle West Boy, Puppy Toy is a sardonic smoky bar-room blues track featuring a cascading piano riff and an infectious chorus, but most notably some pointed banter between Tricky and Leeds vocalist Alex Mills (signed to Tricky and Chris Blackwells label, Brown Punk). There may be a playful exterior, but lurking between the lines theres plenty of mercenary femininity and damaged goods to get your teeth into.
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Bernard Parmegiani (born 27 October 1927 in Paris, France) is an electronic or acousmatic composer who trained under Pierre Schaeffer.
1967-1968 L’Instant mobile, Capture éphémère
1970 L'Œil écoute
1971 L’Enfer (based on La Divine Comédie)
1972 Pour en finir avec le pouvoir d’Orphée
1974 Chants Magnétiques
1975 De Natura Sonorum
1980 L’Echo du miroir
1984 La Création du monde
1985-1986 Exercismes 1 - 2 - 3
1991 Le Présent composé
sábado, 21 de agosto de 2010
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"We made it more intense and faster to fit our eccentric percussionists and energetic live musicians. It is a monotone track but we worked with the dynamics trying to make it sparkle. I listened to it a lot when I was around 15, and it still moves me. It made me start reading Anne Sexton too.” (said fever ray)
here the song :
Mercy Street mp3
jueves, 19 de agosto de 2010
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jueves, 12 de agosto de 2010
England based "Freedom" have a new production, called Ruptured Skies. Triphop meets dub you can say in this one. It has a very steady opening with obscure vocals and the sound of rain untill at one point a very deep sub bass kicks in (make sure you use a subwoofer). Reminds a bit of Massive Attack’s darkness at times! The perfect song to drive back in your car at night without your headlights on and just let your mind wander…