January-February 2013 AUDs & ENDs
DEM is: New electronic music mixes/news • Anniversaries in music history
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(A “sticky” added-to all month long)
* The music of Washington, DC duo Bluebrain adapts to the location it’s playing at through the use of GPS. Not quite create-your-own-mix yet, but a step on the way.
MIX DJ Mag offers a new tech house mix from duo Donewrong.
MIX A mix by Chris Carter (of Throbbing Gristle) is a guaranteed NOVEL experience, and a kick-ass one can be found here. (57m) Made for the Ninja Tune Solid Steel Radio series (started in ’88 on KISS in London), which has over 100 shows online. How about, oh say, Coldcut meets the Orb? (71m) [via Feuilleton]
MP3 Solace (link to the .zip tops the BB interview) is a synthesized album called a “soundtrack for a game that doesn’t exist” by artist Tettix. (with artwork, 77m)
The great majority of these 22 tracks were put together “in-box” using Propellerhead’s Reason software.
MIX XLR8R’s #282 is a fine house mix by London duo Dusky.
While ur at it you might check their best of 2012 reader’s poll. The artist list is topped by duo Disclosure, which won a UK#2 this month with White Noise. (Their first album’ll be out in March.)
MIX Silent Thirteen #54 is a fine Hearts of Space-style ambient mix as mysterious as Easter Island. Biosphere (Norwegian Geir Jenssen) does a fine job of recreating a Pete Namlook-like atmosphere. (60m)
The mixes on the Silent Thirteen site are chosen “to companion you through your journey in finding your passage on a higher level of existence.” Bon voyage.
Off topic The Street Kids of San Francisco
POD Tank Riot episode 133 is part one of a punk rock history. (136m) Earlier episodes include 112 Link Wray, 93 Great Music, 88 Les Paul, 54 Devo, 48 Leon Theremin … and more on a wide range of topics, one to two hours+ each.
MIX An uptempo dance mix from Mat Zo. Have a ball. (get it?) (119m)
* She won a bid on … Greta’s Records. And started a blog. [via MeFi]
* Forbes: The world’s highest-paid DJs.
(They’d better keep working hard at it, because 17-year-olds like TheLateDecember ain’t exactly sitting on their hands.)
* How Elton John infuriated Chinese authorities. (I’m guessing Sorry will remain the hardest word. P.S. I did not hear about: “Björk shouted “Tibet! Tibet!” … during a performance in Shanghai” in 2008. )
MIX CDM has put up, for the adventurous, several electronic experimental mixes, from Norwegian artist Biosphere, Berlin-based Bill Kouligas, and UK-born Samuel Kerridge … many trax are from artists playing CTM.
* If I’ve mentioned it before, it’s been a while. The International Music Score Library Project has put over 228,000 classical music scores online. It has taken many years. These are PDFs – some are scans of original publications! If a piece was written before 1900, there are very good odds you’ll find it. Good for learning the innermost secrets of your favorite music. A rich treasure chest for which the Petrucchi Music Library and their many contributors deserve long international applause.
* Pressing records on old x-ray plastic? Da … verrrrry limited edition … just like old Soviet Union.
* Motherboard shares A brief history of the wah-wah, a musical accident.
* How the 808 drum machine got its cymbal (w/pix fm NAMM) [via MeFi]
POD XLR8R’s #280 offers some mid-90s DnB freshly assembled by Ulrich Schnauss. (78m)
* Variety: SoCal’s Amoeba.com sells digitized vinyl and shellac rarities. Site includes “4,500 artist bios and 6,500 record reviews.”
* Gearheads: CDM pictures from NAMM 2013
MIX Audio blog Aquarium Drunkard, at a new location, has put up Sidecar Transmission #10. 28 welcome m.
MIX Getcher red hot, recent, NSFW DJ Shadow mix here here. (86m)
* Vice magazine has taken it upon itself to hire Clive Martin to Explain Rave Culture to Americans.
POD Montreal Igloofest launches today, and they’ve put together a whole series of podcasts from past and upcoming acts.
* Wolfgang Palm, founder of PPG (1975-87), inventor of wavetable synthesis, maker of the PPG Wave line of synths, tells the story of those heady days at some length in the “History” section of his blog. “Today, nearly every digital synthesizer implements wavetable synthesis in some form.”
* Chris Roberts has an opinion on Bowie’s upcoming (March) album.
* BoingBoing visits the Library of Congress’ audiovisual archive.
* How (from almost nothing!) Guitar Hero became a Billion-Dollar business
* Even after 5 years, WogBlog continues to find things to say about the Beatles. Roger says: “if we hear about something that has yet to be reported by other Beatles news services, we tend to write about it.”
………………… December 2012 AUDs & ENDs