Monday, January 24, 2011

Surachai Plague Diagram

Plague Diagram is the latest release from Surachai of TRASH_AUDIO.

"The album is free to download, has a $3 Hi-Def download option, is available on 180 gram, clear vinyl (limited edition of 500) and there is a sick shirt – all physical orders come with stickers...

Some Plague Diagram Notes
(see TRASH_AUDIO for more)
Isolation (Featuring Alessandro Cortini, Richard Devine, Otto von Schirach)
Ashes (Featuring Nordvargr, Andre Sanabria)
Void (Featuring Otto von Schirach)
No Names (Featuring Richard Devine)

Friday, January 21, 2011

John Macedo - Clinical White (Excerpt)

John Macedo - Clinical White (Excerpt) by theblackplume
"Clinical White (Excerpt) from the C20 Cassette with Digital Download release 'Pastel Blue and Clinical White'"

C20 Cassette with Digital Download
(The Black Plume Editions)

Two 10 minute analogue improvisations performed on a Doepfer modular synthesizer. Pro-duplicated pale blue cassettes with textured white j-card sleeve and unique download code for high quality digital download.

Edition of 30 copies.

For more sound samples and info:"

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Huba & Silica ExitEP & Massiva Website Launch

"Massiva is a design, production and performance collective from Costa Rica. We work with shape, color, sound, light and motion; heavily involving synthesizers as a integral part of our creative exploration.

Massiva es un colectivo de diseño, producción y performance de Costa Rica. Trabajamos con formas, colores, sonidos, luces y movimientos, involucrando el uso de sintetizadores como parte de nuestra exploración creativa.

Photo: Huba&Silica x"

Always tomorrow

YouTube via canmarcvancouver | January 18, 2011 |

"An ambient piece using a Roland JP-8080, Waldorf micro-q, Oberheim Matrix 6, Kawai sx210, Tr-606, Tr-808, systech flanger, Korg DVP-1 vocoder. The video was created in Vegas and synced to ableton."

Update: a new track from The Passenger

The passenger - a warm winter by the passenger
"jupiter 4, matrix 6, cs30, cat srm, maxikorg, prophet 5, tr808 stage echo, and elan on the micromoog"

gghost rehab by Arcana Red

gghost rehab by Arcana Red

"gghost rehab is a track performed & recorded by Arcana Red, using mainly ipad/ipod apps and a Waldorf Blofeld. "I'd like to say that I know exactly what I'm doing, but these days in the current musical climate, that's not always a good thing. I used mainly ipad/ipod apps such as: Gliss, Reactable Mobile, Rain, Runxt Life, and Sound Scope Space, along with a Waldorf Blofeld for added texture and some added chords. I also used Axon by Audio Damage for added percussion. I wanted some generative elements that I could have some control over. I also manipulated and mangled many of the sounds that I thought were either too definable to their related programs, or needed a texture that was less smooth and clean sounding for this track. There is a part that sounds like novice violin playing where the bow is digging harshly into the strings. Surprisingly, to me at least, I was able to create this sound using Sound Scope Space. Perhaps playing in a sloppy way added a touch of realism. I also wanted the track to have a sense of location/space in its sound. It's a fairly long piece of music best enjoyed alone with a bottle of wine, or just 'zoning' out. If you decide to hit play, thank you." - Arcana Red.

SubtractiveLAD - Hello, Goodbye

YouTube via n5md | January 03, 2011 |

"Video by Tanner Volz, Britt Parrott and Robert Wall. From the n5MD album Kindred."

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Rosebruit — Lemon juice & chloroform

Rosebruit — Lemon juice & chloroform from Rosebruit on Vimeo.

""Lemon juice & chloroform"
A film by Rosebruit
Created & produced by Elvire Bastendorff & Franck Smith
© 2011

N.B.— Complete original soundtrack + unreleased audio material recorded for the film is available for free download via Moscow-based netlabel Clinical Archives:​details/​ca413_rfs
*See presentation on Matrix-C​search?q=Franck+Smith​rosebruit​pages/​Rosebruit/​160280597347414"

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

ex-machina by überLAB

""ex-machina" is überLAB's follow up EP. Most of it was written in 2009 right after "überwunder", but it was only recently finished.

About the title
ex-machina refers to the Latin phrase "Deus ex Machina", or "god out of the machine". This represents a plot device whereby a seemingly inextricable problem is suddenly and abruptly solved with the contrived and unexpected intervention of some new character, ability, or object.

My take on this concept was a bit more literal. "ex-machina" is a collection of songs that are by nature, "mechanical". It is a manifestation of organic warmth and analog elements expressed via a seemingly cold machine as its conduit.

Each song in this EP has a Latin title, representing a human idea: Risus (Laughter), Lacrima (Tear), Sidus (Star), Paradisus (Paradise), Somnium (Dream). I found it interesting that I could juxtapose these human ideas with a machine and come up with something new..and unique.

I took various "real" sound elements from my surroundings and transferred them into my music. Continuously shaping and refining them until these individual elements were infused with character and held meaningful positions within each song.

If überwunder was an introspective tribute to my childhood heroes, ex-machina explores the possibilities of überLAB as an evolving artist. I hope that you will enjoy this release."

"TON of analog synths as well as symbolic sound's Kyma."

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

The Banging Process by Toaster

"released 10 January 2011
Cover art - 'self portrait' by Sarah Safdar.

'I Think Everyone Has Gone' appeared on the Vacations EP, in a slightly different mix."

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Parallel Worlds live with In Trance 95 @ Bios. 20th of January 2011

"PW will present (alternate versions of) various tracks from their latest albums, plus unreleased material combined with the surreal background visuals of Jim D. Davakis. (plus there will be a Doepfer A100 modular synth on stage of course)

Ticket: 5 euros.
Doors open at 22:00

Pireos 84
10438 Athens

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Nicky Elite Minimix 2011

Nicky Elite Minimix 2011 by Tommy Walker 3
"EP available Mid February

Night Time Featuring Zoopsie
Entrenched Zealot Understatement
Well Sir
Prism Planet"

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Worm by Ben Butler & Mousepad

"Recorded during a residency at Worm / CEM Studios, Rotterdam, over the course of a week in June 2010, using Worm's all analogue equipment and mixing desk.
Almost everything was recorded live in the studio, with minimal edits and no programming.
We hope to release this EP on 7" vinyl, during the coming year.

Synthesizers used:
Korg Ms20
Arp 2500
Arp 2600
Serge Modular System
Analogue Solutions Modular Drum Synthesizer
EMS VCS3 'Putney'

Thanks to Lawrence and Kumi for lending us their voices.

Thanks to Henk & Sasha for setting us up with the residency!
released 01 January 2011
Synthesizers by Joe Howe & Bastian Hagedorn.
Drums & Recording by Bastian Hagedorn.
Mixing & Editing by Joe Howe.
Vox on Track 1 by Lawrence Abu Hamdan.
Vox on Track 3 by Kumi Solo.
Artwork by Shex."

Monday, January 3, 2011

The Fizzing Funksters - Rhythm Songbook

"The Fizzing Funksters have released their new album "Rhythm Songbook".

12 tracks of Beats, Groove Journeys, Funk, Electric Hip Hop Instrumentals, Minimal Breaks, Production Library Music, Rhythm Salads & Desserts.

Unlike our first, self titled, Album in which all the production was done on an Atari 1040ste and hardware synthesizers and drum machines, this album was initially conceived on a PC with software that was included on the DVD on the cover of Computer Music magazine, and edited on a MAC in Logic Pro 9, Bias Peak Le and Soundtrack Pro..." More details here.

Audio below.

The Ice Desert

The Ice Desert by Nathan Vice
"Slower, dark, moody italo / 80's soundtrack vibes in this one.

Gear used:
Dave Smith Instruments MoPho Keyboard
Dave Smith Instruments Tetra
Akai MPC2000XL (channeling MXR 185)
U-he Zebra 2
Ableton Live 8"

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Yip-Yip - Been Caught Stealing

YouTube via YipYip | January 01, 2011 |

"This is our cover of the song 'Been Caught Stealing' by Jane's Addiction.
It was recorded in December of 2010 and released January 1st, 2011.
Performed, recorded, and mixed by Yip-Yip. Mastered by Jon Kraft.
Download this song for FREE here:"

"Korg MS-10, Moog Micromoog, ARP Odyssey, Korg Mono/Poly, Korg M1R, Suzuki Omnichord, Simmons Multimallet, Korg Rhythm 55B, Roland TR-707, Alesis D4, Vocoder, and Saxophone."

Saturday, January 1, 2011