Friday, July 31, 2009

LibLab "Deep Space" - Sound

YouTube via machineheadusa

'INTERFERENCE" exists as a result of MACHINE HEAD extending it's sound bending activities into the realm of light. Having created the LibLab (Library Laboratory) soundscapes we wanted to visualize the sounds with materials created to not just accompany the sound pieces, but be actually modified by them.

Using Max5, custom video processing patches were devised by Machine Head to use the sonic information within the LibLab pieces to cause distortions to the visual elements. The visuals are made up of two layers of film produced by Machine Head. Stephen Dewey's film "I Live In LA" was shot in thirty second bursts using the original Visor modular camera. The overlay footage was shot by Trevor Thorpe@MH. The net result is an intertwining of the two elements from within their own fabric.

MACHINE HEAD will continue to release FIVE SENSES: INTERFERENCE throughout the coming months."

LibLab "Gust" - Sound

Synths Used:
Yamaha CS15
Electric Western Phantastron
Roland SH-1000
Native Instruments Reaktor
Native Instruments Kontakt
cSound Cecelia

Visuals: Max/MSP/Jitter

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Nightsatan live at ilmiö 2009

YouTube via jjuup

"Orbital meets Iron Maiden meets Jan Hammer meets Judas Priest meets Jeff Koons"

The prodigal chart topping lasermetal wonder Nightsatan performing "Steel Diamond" live 25.7.2009 at ilmiö festival in Turku, Finland.

Published by request and with permission of Nightsatan.

Cameraman: Conrad Jackson"

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

What Happened?!

New free album from pc muñoz available at Talking House Records here.

"It's a little known fact: pc muñoz, San Francisco's genre-defying artist, producer of Joan Jeanrenaud's 2008 Grammy®-nominated contemporary classical cello album Strange Toys, creator of the award-winning twenty haiku multimedia project, and the man behind albums featuring everyone from rock legend Jackson Browne to Prince keyboardist Dr. Fink, started out as a DIY drummer/rapper named Giant Step.

'My Giant Step project (no relation to the NY-based label) was totally hip-hop. All rapping and original beats. A natural place for me to begin," muñoz notes. "I got encouragement from the start. The San Francisco Bay Guardian wrote me up, local clubs starting calling, I garnered some attention from little indie labels, and I was a finalist in a local rap contest. But just as things got interesting, I decided that presenting myself exclusively as a hip-hop MC wouldn't be the right (or sincere) path for me to pursue. Although I loved hip-hop, I had strong interests in other genres, and I wanted to cultivate a musical persona which could move fluidly between genres.'"

via pc muñoz on some of the instruments on the album: "I used a lot of vintage synths and toys, the Bee Gees Rhythm Machine, as well iphone apps, on this album."

Saturday, July 25, 2009


YouTube via vivipedraglio
"gear used: Roland SP-555, Kaolimba japanese Instrument, Roland SH-201, Numark PT-01, Iphone Audioboo APP.
was recording into my sp-555, 3 boos from my AudioBoo channel, recording directly from my Iphone and mixing with the original video sound."

D4Rk P4rTy

YouTube via axc909
"Son bien gloque
Vision apocaliptik et suréalist
Cardiaque,passez votre chemin :)"

The artists are axc909 & Ant1
the title is D4rK P4rTy
& the group is the artefacts

Friday, July 24, 2009

Lainhart/Hakobune Limited Edition Release

via Richard Lainhart on the forum
"Friends: I'm pleased to announce that my first vinyl recording has just been released on Tobira Records in Japan:

It's a limited-edition 10" clear vinyl record, each with a unique, hand-painted rice-paper cover. Hakobune (Takahiro Yorifuji) and I offer one side each of spacious drone/ambient music for processed electric guitar. Digital downloads of these tracks will follow soon.

Please check it out, and thanks!"
Update: excerpts from the release available here.

Monday, July 20, 2009

INFORMATION SOCIETY - Running (Vocal Remix) - 1986

YouTube via infodisco

And live in 2008. The audio distorts but you can get the gist of it. The voice is still there.

Information Society - Running (feat. Murat Konar) live in SF

YouTube via incrementalist
"Murat Konar was the original vocalist on Information Society's first hit "Running". Murat made a cameo appearance during their show in San Francisco on January 13, 2008, to reprise that ..."

Sunday, July 19, 2009

The Hot Season

YouTube via ldtregent
"LDT: Moog Little Phatty Stage II, Korg Kaoss Pad 3, Korg Kaossilator, Korg Mini Kaoss Pad, Digitech DigiDelay, Zoom MRS8, assembled and mixed in Sony Acid Pro. Video shot in Bangkok Thailand by LD Thomson, additional still images by Pariyakorn Kaew. Video assembled by LD Thomson in Sony Vegas with final video mastering by Jeff Howard."

Friday, July 17, 2009

Classitronic Soundcloud

via paulshillito on the forum

"I have created a group on soundcloud for anyone who makes electronic classical music like Tomita, Wendy Carlos, william orbit etc.

It's called classitonic (there's some deep thought for you Confused ) and the url is , so come on, i know your out there - somewhere.

Hope to see you there..


Thursday, July 16, 2009

HAROLD - Friday the 13th

YouTube via dubharold
"a live improvisation investigating the origins of Friday the 13th. recorded on a Friday the 13th. warning: may contains holographic synths.

random videos:
live performances:
official web site:"

"Synths used are the Novation Xio synth, Korg Kaossilator, and the Emu Vintage Keys Plus. The drums are Alesis E-drums."


YouTube via stretta
"Download the track for free from

More cool stuff at
Felix the Cat tries to have a picnic but the weather does not agree."

Latinsizer - Touch / video by Martin Steinberg

YouTube via pepemogt
"A Experimental Film i Directed, edited and shoot on Mini DV with a 35 mm by Martin Steinberg.

Music by Latinsizer (Pepe Mogt, Nortec Collective, Fussible)
Equipment used:
Dr-110, Oberheim Four Voice, Sequential Drumtrax, Maschine, 2 Gutars and Vocoder."

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Mon Seigneur!

YouTube via axc909
"Merci a lui-le-funeste ^^
et a Louis de Funes,
Innimitable Inegalable"


Watcha Clan

YouTube via Reshapemusic. sent my way via brian c.

WATCHA CLAN "Nomads are Free men" LIVE

"here's "les hommes libres" from the Watcha Clan concert
in Odonien ( on may 31th 2008!
Completly madness!"

WATCHA CLAN "GOUMARI" part 2 LIVE @ la Maroquinerie Paris

YouTube via watchaclan13
"here's the final part of "Goumari" by Watcha Clan @ la Maroquinerie/Paris on 16th
april 2008!"


YouTube via watchaclan13
"here's a part of the Watcha Clan concert on may 31th at Odonien (artist squat in Koln, Germany)!!!! great place great concert great people!!! thanx to Odonien, Balkan Xpress, Kompott and the audience!!!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

eqav performance edit july 2009

YouTube via zambari
"Korg ES-1 and Korg Kaptivator. Pads are being fed into the ES-1 through Motu ultralite and then back to the mix with software effects."

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Atlantic Storm - mono-poly

You might remember mono-poly from his modular noodles featuring various modular gear including Buchla, Elby Designs, Serge, Metalbox, Wiard, the Blippo Box, Cynthia, RSF, Klee and more.

He now has a new album out titled Atlantic Storm. The following is a blurb on the album from Strange Life Records, where you can pick it up.

"Monopoly's second album after releasing the ZOND3 CD on the Japanese Doppelganger records in 2008. Think of the great rural ambient sounds of Brian Eno's On Land mixed with dark isolationist dronescapes from the 1980s. Using rare modular synthesizers such as ancient EMS synthi's, Buchla's, Serge's etc. Atlantic Storm is the perfect music for a cold rainy day on the outer hebrides' atlantic shores...and that is ofcourse, just the way we like it. Probably one of the most essential rural ambient albums on strange life records so far! Comes in a DVD box with a Monopoly postcard. Check out the soundbytes here."

Wait in the Wild - Muzik 4 Machines Brand new Song

wait in the wild, 127BPM instead of 97, 4 on the floor

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Fade to grey

YouTube via Peter30studio. via fischek.
"Fade to grey, Visage, Peter30studio, Korg PA2x pro, roland Juno-G,"

Oxygène 8

"Peter30studio, Oxygène 8, Jean Michel Jarre, Korg PA2x pro, Korg 01W/fd, pédale EC-5"

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

THE VX-323 - Chansons

You might remember the Bitnotic VX-323 voice synthesizer from this post.

THE VX-323 is also a music project, "I am The VX-323, singer, songwriter, speech synthesizer. My debut CD, Chansons, is out now. The CD is packed with robo-electronica like you've never heard before. Some of you will really dig my music, while there will be some who just don't get it. That's cool...

You can listen to tracks at MySpace or The links are at the top of the page, next to my name. The album is available NOW through Amazon, iTunes, CD Baby, Napster, and Lala."

You can find more info at

I was on the fence on whether to post this here or on MATRIXSYNTH-C. MATRIXSYNTH is about the gear and MATRIXSYNTH-C is about the artists. I decided to post it on both as the album features the synth. I received a copy of the CD as a thank you for my prior post and I must say that I really like it so far. It's surprisingly soothing to the senses - great to unwind to.

Cool in the Cool Way - Invasion of the Hipster Bodysnatchers

YouTube via myfirstearthquake
"Download the song here:
Music Video off My First Earthquake's first full-length album! Music video directed and edited by Katie Gillum. Camera: Blake Wiers. Stills: Braden Kowitz. Effects: Angus Durocher"