How TE’s $59 Drum Machine Sounds – And How The Pocket Operators Work

January 21, 2015 // 0 Comments

Teenage Engineering have also shared with us their video tutorials on the PO (Pocket Operator) line. The basic stuff to know (having been playing around with today rather than doing NAMM work): This being Nintendo-inspired, yes, there’s a metronome and alarm clock function.Select one of sixteen patterns, and one of sixteen sounds, with the respective buttons.Toggle between playing notes with the buttons, or inputing them with the step sequencer, using the “write” button.Hold ......

This Is What Happens When Vintage Robot Voices Make an Album

January 15, 2015 // 0 Comments

We hope that music will always have tribes of people keeping esoteric traditions alive – your Renaissance musical ensemble, your Slovenian folk instrumentalists. It just happens that electronic technologies have attracted their own followings, cultivating knowledge of Texas Instruments chips found in specific arcade games the way some people might maintain a balalaika. Chip singers have never gotten the kind of attention synthesizers have. But if Moog – and the synth itself – ......

You Haven’t Heard of 30drop, But You Should Hear This New LP [Techno]

January 14, 2015 // 0 Comments

30drop has mysteriously arrived from Detroit Underground (aka “detund”), those purveyors of strange and wonderful techno and experimental music. You may think you’ve heard of 30drop, but apart from the release last week, you almost certainly haven’t. Oh, sure, there have been releases — a second EP showed up in December — but for the most part, this act has flown under the radar. As per usual, detund are digging up precisely what isn’t on trend or ......

Watch How Much Hardware You Can Jam With On a Budget

January 9, 2015 // 0 Comments

[embedded content] Who said electronic musical bliss required deep pockets? We’ve seen a steady flow of budget-minded gear over the last few years. What makes this equipment special isn’t just that it’s cheaper. It also has personality and produces distinctive sounds, loads of hands-on control, and fits compactly into carry-on luggage, meaning it’s a no-brainer on the road and in small live performance spaces. That’s encouraging more people to play live. MeeBlip owner Zachary Hollback ......

Techgnosis Vol. 1

December 31, 2014 // 0 Comments

Free Music | Minimal, Techno | December 31, 2014 | Released by Drumlore | Posted by Basilisk 01 – Dr. Strangefunk & Zepha – Broken Magic (125 BPM)02 – Zentrix – Hub Thumper (128 BPM)03 – Alic – Corrupted Audio (131 BPM)04 – Flembaz – Huwass (126 BPM)05 – Ben Rama – Memeplex (128 BPM)06 – Aerodrömme – Agoraphobia (127 BPM)07 – Xenoscapes – Nocturnal ......

A Pounding Free Download, A New Label, and Lots of Other Reasons to Love Paula Temple

December 22, 2014 // 0 Comments

Paula Temple. Photo: Julia Gunther. For me, one of the best things about 2014 was, simply, Paula Temple. The artist, on R&S Records, consistently demonstrates that you can combine a dedication to heavy, left-field but traditional techno with an expansive appetite for experimentation. And then there are her signature, over-the-top-in-a-good way bass detonations. Her DJ sets were each highlights – check out the Goûte Mes Mix below, heavily featuring her regular collaborations ......

Jeff Mills on Audiences, Techno’s “Who Cares If You Listen”

December 16, 2014 // 0 Comments

[embedded content] Techno legend Jeff Mills has a beautiful quote making the rounds on social media, responding to the question of audience. He’s still making music for them, he says – but doesn’t want to get pulled into simply giving them what he knows will work. Watch from about 8:30 for the video above, in its original context (a 2010 tugobot piece). It resonates for me with the Milton Babbitt’s “Who Cares if You Listen?” (That’s a title Babbitt claimed he never used; this is a ......

[CICUTA034] Alberto Morales – The Lost Thrill EP

December 16, 2014 // 0 Comments

http://archive.org/download/CICUTA034/CICUTA034_archive.torrent Alberto Morales – The Lost Thrill EP Catalog#: Cicuta034 Format: 4 × File, MP3, EP, 320 kbps Country: Spain Released: 15 Dec 2014 Genre: Electronic Style: Techno License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 3.0 1. Black Sky 2. Flooded Village 3. Menospreciate 4. The Lost Thrill Artwork: David Collado Fotografía: Remoto Welcome to the release number 34 of Cicuta Netlabel. We are at the gates of the Christmas season. Dates of ......
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