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  2. Topic: OB-X Neo

    The OB-X Neo appears to be a pending modern clone of the Oberheim OB-X in a module format. Just a teaser has been released. More news to be added as soon as it is available. View full synthesizer
  3. OB-X Neo

    The OB-X Neo appears to be a pending modern clone of the Oberheim OB-X in a module format. Just a teaser has been released. More news to be added as soon as it is available.
  4. Topic: Yamaha VOCALOID VKB-100

    VOCALOID is a voice synthesis technology and software developed by Yamaha. Just put in a melody and lyrics and your virtual singer will sing for you. Adjust the detailed settings to change the singing style however you like. There's also a wonderful variety of Voice Banks. Choose a voice and character you like to match the music you want to make. View full synthesizer
  5. Yamaha VOCALOID VKB-100

    VOCALOID is a voice synthesis technology and software developed by Yamaha. Just put in a melody and lyrics and your virtual singer will sing for you. Adjust the detailed settings to change the singing style however you like. There's also a wonderful variety of Voice Banks. Choose a voice and character you like to match the music you want to make.
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  9. Eliminating The Competition

    Eliminating The Competition by Charles Rice Goff III "Eliminating The Competition" is Volume Forty-Six of the Taped Rugs "Uncooked" series of productions. All sounds on this album were recorded by Charles Rice Goff III alone and alive in the Taped Rugs studio in Kansas City, Kansas. Each piece is an unrehearsed improvisation. They are presented here without the addition of effects nor overdubbed materials. Some portions of the original recordings were deleted. Manipulations of voices and language are looped and effected throughout, creating not only atmospheric moods, but also offering enough coherent verbiage to lead listeners on imaginative audio adventures. No chemical enhancements were employed in the creation of this work, but they may enhance the experience for listeners. Recording Dates: Track 1: August 4, 2017 Track 2: August 14, 2017 The audio tools employed to create these recordings include: Korg R3 Vocoder/Synthesizer Hello Kitty Stratocaster Electronic Guitar Micro Moog Analog Synthesizer Five Below Modified Electronic Sound Generator Voice Sony Walkman Portable Cassette Player Pre-Recorded Cassettes Ibanez DM 1000 Digital Delay Boss PH-1 Phaser Boss DB-5 Driver Distortion DOD FX56 American Metal Distortion MXR Distortion + (Plus) Distortion Morley Power Wah Boost Ernie Ball Wah Pedal Boss RC-20XL Loop Station Loop Duplicator Diane The Mannequin Hand The following devices were input into the sound mix through the guitar pick-ups: Electronic Toys, Vibrators The following were used as guitar string preparations: Metal Slide, Beaver Jaw/Teeth, Plectrums (Acetate, Felt, Metal), Vibrators
  10. This program profiles the innovative musician Brian Eno. Originally a member of the band Roxy Music, Eno turned his visionary sights on the art world. Using his talents to create electronically generated music video art, Eno produced works that have been featured in art museums throughout the world. An in-depth interview with the artist is interspersed with a sampling of his mind-expanding works. View full movie
  11. This program profiles the innovative musician Brian Eno. Originally a member of the band Roxy Music, Eno turned his visionary sights on the art world. Using his talents to create electronically generated music video art, Eno produced works that have been featured in art museums throughout the world. An in-depth interview with the artist is interspersed with a sampling of his mind-expanding works.
  12. FRIPP & ENO - No Pussyfooting

    (No Pussyfooting) is the debut studio album by the British musicians Robert Fripp and Brian Eno (credited as Fripp & Eno). The album was released in 1973. (No Pussyfooting) was the first of three major collaborations between the musicians, growing out of Eno's early tape recording loop experiments and Fripp's "Frippertronics" electric guitar technique. Brian Eno invited Robert Fripp to his London home studio in September 1972. Eno was experimenting with a tape system developed by Terry Riley and Pauline Oliveros where two reel-to-reel tape recorders were set up side-by side. Sounds recorded on the first deck would be played back by the second deck, and then routed back into the first deck to create a long looping tape delay. Fripp played guitar over Eno's loops, while Eno selectively looped or recorded Fripp's guitar without looping it. The result is a dense, multi-layered piece of ambient music. This technique later came to be known as "Frippertronics". (No Pussyfooting) 's first track, which fills one side, is a 21-minute piece titled "The Heavenly Music Corporation". Fripp originally wanted the track titled "The Transcendental Music Corporation", which Eno didn't allow as he feared it would make people "think they were serious". It was recorded in two takes, first creating the background looping track, then adding an extended non-looped guitar solo over the backing track. This track features Fripp's electric guitar as the sole sound source. The second track "Swastika Girls", which fills the other side, was recorded almost a year after "The Heavenly Music Corporation" in August 1973 at Command Studios at 201 Piccadilly in London. The track employed the same technique as "The Heavenly Music Corporation" except Fripp played to a background electronic loop created by Eno on VCS3. Fripp and Eno took the tapes of "Swastika Girls" to British record producer George Martin's Air Studios at Oxford Circus to continue mixing and assembling the track there.[6] The track's title refers to an image of nude women performing a Nazi salute that was ripped from a discarded pornographic film magazine found by Eno at AIR studios. Eno stuck the image on the recording console while recording the track with Fripp and it became the title of the track. (No Pussyfooting) was released in November 1973 and failed to chart on either the American or British charts. It was met with negative reaction from the record label itself, Island Records, who were actively opposed to it. The album was released in the same year as Eno's more rock-based solo album Here Come the Warm Jets. Eno was attempting to launch a solo career, having just left Roxy Music, and his management bemoaned the confusion caused by the release of two albums with such different styles. Robert Fripp's bandmates in King Crimson also disliked the album. The mainstream rock press also did not pay the album much attention compared to Fripp's work with King Crimson and to Eno's solo album. In the UK, the album was released at a large discount compared to normal album prices and was regarded as something of a musical novelty.
  13. Crystal Peaks (Single)

    EugeneKha & West Remi (INKHE Project) – Crystal Peaks (Free Digital Single 2017) Note: "Crystal Peaks", the first promo single from their third joint album , who is currently in the process of creating. The album is scheduled for late 2017 — early 2018. ‘Crystal Peaks’ - A new journey into the mysterious world of the planet INKHE. INKHE Project is the result of cooperation between the Russian (EugeneKha) and Ukrainian (West Remi) music projects. In 2015, they have teamed up to create a series of concept albums in the genres of space and sci-Fi electronics. The music of Evgenij V. Kharitonov (EugeneKha) And Ivan Nischun (West Remi) — a string of interconnected science-fiction stories about the conquest of the fictional planet INKHE (in the name of the planet and project encrypted the real names of the musicians).
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    Underground EXperts Waveman & Noby on-air friday 22th September 20.00 - 0.00 CET / 7 - 11pm (UK Time) 2 + 2 http://www.underground-aexpaerten.de/Radio1.html or www.radiosunrise.de be our guest !! NOTE !! All tracks in 128 -192kbps ! You are welcome in the chat.----"Musicians from London(UK) only"---- Playlist John 20.00: Miquette Giraudy & Steve Hillage Live @ Glastonbury 1979 (*), Bernard Szajner, Caroline Lavelle, Renaissance Live(feat. Annie Haslam), Bob Hedger(aka Jah Buddha), Mark Jenkins & Chris, Node, Antara Annemarie Borg, last but not least,Colin Rayment (*) cover and album Colins(Architects Of Orion) is brand new......soon on SynGate Label, (*)see photo'sPlaylist Noby 22.00: Can 1975 with Holger Czukay, Bernhard Wöstheinrich & Volker Lankow & Michael Brückner (Session Bärlin 2017), Gerd Weyhing(Live in Koblenz 2016), Hagen von Bergen, Christian Fiesel
  15. The Delian Mode is a short experimental documentary revolving around the life and work of electronic music pioneer Delia Derbyshire, best known for her groundbreaking sound treatment of the Doctor Who theme music. A collage of sound and image created in the spirit of Derbyshire’s unique approach to audio creation and manipulation, this film illuminates such soundscapes onscreen while paying tribute to a woman whose work has influenced electronic musicians for decades. The film features interviews with Brian Hodgson and Dick Mills of the now defunct BBC Radiophonic Workshop, the founder of Electronic Music Studios Peter Zinovieff, musicians Peter Kember (Sonic Boom), Adrian Utley (Portishead) and Ann Shenton (Add N to X) as well as other friends and colleagues of Delia. Featuring Mark Ayres Ayres has been composing music for film and television since 1984 and is best known for his work on the most recent Doctor Who programs. He has been responsible for cataloguing, restoring and archiving the work of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop since its closure in 1998. Clive Blackburn Blackburn met Delia in 1980 and became her life partner until her death in 2001. Brian Hodgson Hodgson was employed at the BBC Radiophonic Workshop at the same time as Derbyshire and later became the department’s organizer. He and Delia collaborated on several projects outside the BBC and maintained a life-long friendship. Peter Kember Kember is a musician who has worked under the names Spectrum, Sonic Boom and E.A.R. (Experimental Audio Research). As a result of Kember contacting Derbyshire in the early 1990’s he encouraged her return to music and was one of the last people to collaborate with Delia creatively. Dick Mills One of the first staff of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop, Mills worked there for 40 years creating sound effects for radio and television. He assisted Delia in the realization of the Doctor Who theme. Ann Shenton Part of the now defunct London based electronic band Add N to (X), Shenton currently performs music with the group Large Number. Shenton curates a compilation CD series entitled The Electronic Bible which included the collaborative piece by Derbyshire and Kember recorded in 2000. Alan Sutcliffe Sutcliffe is one of the founding members of the Computer Arts Society, established to promote the creative use of computers and met Delia at a music conference in the 1960s. Adrian Utley Ultey is a revered artist in the music world and one of the driving forces behind the popular band Portishead. David Vorhaus Vorhaus became Derbyshire’s protégé after hearing her lecture on electronic music. The two, along with Brian Hodgson formed the first incarnation of the band White Noise in 1969. The band’s first release was the groundbreaking album An Electric Storm featuring a variety of tape manipulation techniques and use of the VCS3 synthesizer developed by EMS. Peter Zinovieff Founder of the company EMS (Electronic Music Studios), Zinovieff is a musician and inventor. EMS was at the forefront of using the first computer technology for musical applications and was responsible for the creation of early synthesizers like the VCS3 used by the Radiophonic Workshop and many musical acts including Pink Floyd. Zinovieff briefly collaborated with Brian Hodgson and Delia under the name Unit Delta Plus. View full movie
  16. The Delian Mode is a short experimental documentary revolving around the life and work of electronic music pioneer Delia Derbyshire, best known for her groundbreaking sound treatment of the Doctor Who theme music. A collage of sound and image created in the spirit of Derbyshire’s unique approach to audio creation and manipulation, this film illuminates such soundscapes onscreen while paying tribute to a woman whose work has influenced electronic musicians for decades. The film features interviews with Brian Hodgson and Dick Mills of the now defunct BBC Radiophonic Workshop, the founder of Electronic Music Studios Peter Zinovieff, musicians Peter Kember (Sonic Boom), Adrian Utley (Portishead) and Ann Shenton (Add N to X) as well as other friends and colleagues of Delia. Featuring Mark Ayres Ayres has been composing music for film and television since 1984 and is best known for his work on the most recent Doctor Who programs. He has been responsible for cataloguing, restoring and archiving the work of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop since its closure in 1998. Clive Blackburn Blackburn met Delia in 1980 and became her life partner until her death in 2001. Brian Hodgson Hodgson was employed at the BBC Radiophonic Workshop at the same time as Derbyshire and later became the department’s organizer. He and Delia collaborated on several projects outside the BBC and maintained a life-long friendship. Peter Kember Kember is a musician who has worked under the names Spectrum, Sonic Boom and E.A.R. (Experimental Audio Research). As a result of Kember contacting Derbyshire in the early 1990’s he encouraged her return to music and was one of the last people to collaborate with Delia creatively. Dick Mills One of the first staff of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop, Mills worked there for 40 years creating sound effects for radio and television. He assisted Delia in the realization of the Doctor Who theme. Ann Shenton Part of the now defunct London based electronic band Add N to (X), Shenton currently performs music with the group Large Number. Shenton curates a compilation CD series entitled The Electronic Bible which included the collaborative piece by Derbyshire and Kember recorded in 2000. Alan Sutcliffe Sutcliffe is one of the founding members of the Computer Arts Society, established to promote the creative use of computers and met Delia at a music conference in the 1960s. Adrian Utley Ultey is a revered artist in the music world and one of the driving forces behind the popular band Portishead. David Vorhaus Vorhaus became Derbyshire’s protégé after hearing her lecture on electronic music. The two, along with Brian Hodgson formed the first incarnation of the band White Noise in 1969. The band’s first release was the groundbreaking album An Electric Storm featuring a variety of tape manipulation techniques and use of the VCS3 synthesizer developed by EMS. Peter Zinovieff Founder of the company EMS (Electronic Music Studios), Zinovieff is a musician and inventor. EMS was at the forefront of using the first computer technology for musical applications and was responsible for the creation of early synthesizers like the VCS3 used by the Radiophonic Workshop and many musical acts including Pink Floyd. Zinovieff briefly collaborated with Brian Hodgson and Delia under the name Unit Delta Plus.
  17. Note: This is a radio show that is too valuable a document not to include. The broadcaster and Doctor Who fan MATTHEW SWEET travels to The University of Manchester - home of Delia Derbyshire's private collection of audio recordings - to learn more about the wider career and working methods of the woman who realised Ron Grainer's original theme to Doctor Who. Delia's collection of tapes was, until recently, in the safekeeping of MARK AYRES, archivist for the BBC Radiophonic Workshop. Matthew meets up at Manchester University with Mark, along with Delia's former colleagues from the BBC Radiophonic Workshop, BRIAN HODGSON and DICK MILLS - plus former 'White Noise' band member DAVID VORHAUS - to hear extracts from the archive, discuss their memories of Delia and the creative process behind some of her material. Her realisation of the Doctor Who theme is just one small example of her genius and we'll demonstrate how the music was originally created as well as hearing individual tracks from Delia's aborted 70's version. We'll also feature the make up tapes for her celebrated piece 'Blue Veils and Golden Sands', and hear Delia being interviewed on a previously 'lost' BBC recording from the 1960s. Matthew's journey of discovery will take in work with the influential poet Barry Bermange, as well as her 1971 piece marking the centenary of the Institution of Electrical Engineers. This Archive on 4 is brought up to date with an individual track from 'The Dance' from the children's programme 'Noah'. Recorded in the late 1960s this remarkable tape sounds like a contemporary dance track which wouldn't be out of place in today's most 'happening' trance clubs. View full movie
  18. Note: This is a radio show that is too valuable a document not to include. The broadcaster and Doctor Who fan MATTHEW SWEET travels to The University of Manchester - home of Delia Derbyshire's private collection of audio recordings - to learn more about the wider career and working methods of the woman who realised Ron Grainer's original theme to Doctor Who. Delia's collection of tapes was, until recently, in the safekeeping of MARK AYRES, archivist for the BBC Radiophonic Workshop. Matthew meets up at Manchester University with Mark, along with Delia's former colleagues from the BBC Radiophonic Workshop, BRIAN HODGSON and DICK MILLS - plus former 'White Noise' band member DAVID VORHAUS - to hear extracts from the archive, discuss their memories of Delia and the creative process behind some of her material. Her realisation of the Doctor Who theme is just one small example of her genius and we'll demonstrate how the music was originally created as well as hearing individual tracks from Delia's aborted 70's version. We'll also feature the make up tapes for her celebrated piece 'Blue Veils and Golden Sands', and hear Delia being interviewed on a previously 'lost' BBC recording from the 1960s. Matthew's journey of discovery will take in work with the influential poet Barry Bermange, as well as her 1971 piece marking the centenary of the Institution of Electrical Engineers. This Archive on 4 is brought up to date with an individual track from 'The Dance' from the children's programme 'Noah'. Recorded in the late 1960s this remarkable tape sounds like a contemporary dance track which wouldn't be out of place in today's most 'happening' trance clubs.
  19. Topic: Shbobo Shtar

    The neck is marked, with neutral intervals in brass and power chords in steel. 33 frets control computer music, with heart transducer (sensing pressure) and bridge pickup. Two knobs aux Eurorack inputs. Three modes of production: acoustic; add computer music; multiply by computer music (stereo ring mod). USB interfaces to host as does the SHNTH. There is a red light. View full synthesizer
  20. Shbobo Shtar

    The neck is marked, with neutral intervals in brass and power chords in steel. 33 frets control computer music, with heart transducer (sensing pressure) and bridge pickup. Two knobs aux Eurorack inputs. Three modes of production: acoustic; add computer music; multiply by computer music (stereo ring mod). USB interfaces to host as does the SHNTH. There is a red light.
  21. Filmmusik 2 by Conrad Schnitzler

    n the year 1975 Conrad Schnitzler recorded various pieces of music to accompany films which had yet to be made. Fittingly, he labelled this collection of songs "Filmmusik". The music is extraordinarily accessible for Schnitzler: hypnotic bass lines, stoic drum rhythms, dark drones, crystalline shards of melody. "Filmmusik 2" features five tracks from the 1975 recordings plus one 23 minute track called "Lichtpunkte und schwarze Zeichen", recorded in 1978 for Schnitzler's film project of the same name.
  22. Filmmusik 1 by Conrad Schnitzler

    In the sprawling archive of German avant garde electronic musician Conrad Schnitzler (1937–2011), there are two tapes marked "Filmmusik 1975 A" and "Filmmusik 1980 B". It is hard to say which videos this music belongs to, particularly as the pieces have been left untitled. "Filmmusik 1" presents an initial selection of these finds, presented to us by Schnitzler's musical partner for many years and guardian of the archive, Wolfgang Seidel. The music on the "Filmmusik" tapes is extraordinarily accessible for Schnitzler: hypnotic bass lines, stoic drum rhythms, dark drones, crystalline shards of melody.
  23. M​.​NOMIZED - The Last City

    THE LAST CITY A city almost like any other on the planet, if not the atmosphere that prevails ... And the laughter, children's games punctuate the course of days. Life is peaceful, pleasant. Between people and nature is a real communion. Nothing could change that fullness coming .... The horror abruptly degrades the exhilaration, all around, city after city the destruction becomes fruitful. Across the Invader took power, one word manages the world: ... Destruction! The sky is black ash on the ground run rivers of blood. What seems to be the remains of bodies scattered litter the earth ... This is the most total desolation ... Miraculously only one last city to resist such atrocities: "The last city ..." as people call him ... They are certain to be alone on this planet, they bind themselves to protect themselves. They have never been welded. But what will happen to them, them the last survivors? How to deal with this fear is no longer their air ... Do they still believe in a tomorrow? Despair becomes a force as if to say that we must believe whatever the cost. But doubt is powerful. Think, try to think they were spared ... as protected by someone or something intangible almost unreal ... Meanwhile, children play with simple stones, one says laughing ... Life is stronger ...! The adults look, meet ... we see as a breath to rise more and more dense in a complete meditation. They must believe in a future in them. Rebuild to move ... Yes, but differently. To stop living the horror. Unite in the true values. That of being for and with the Other. Everyone is aware of the new opportunity they have given them. The future becomes possible ... step by step, minute by minute, day after day the fly ash, dry blood, a new World is born ...! (Catherine Deschamps de Boishébert 2012)
  24. Roland give us a 2nd dip of #FreeSynthFirday with this offer of 30 days FREE use of the #D50 #synthesizer plugin and others in the Roland Cloud. More info and signup here - www.rolandcloud.com
  25. Way To M31

    "Way to M31" is the story of a complicated experimental travel 2.5 million light years in the direction of the galaxy M31.
  26. Challenge 29 by Michael Brückner

    Blend of beat driven contemporary and more classic electronica, with some ambient moments. Some tracks are rather experimental, others more accessible and melodic.
  27. Topic: Challenge 29 by Michael Brückner

    Blend of beat driven contemporary and more classic electronica, with some ambient moments. Some tracks are rather experimental, others more accessible and melodic. View full album
  28. FreeSynthFriday this week's Synth is for those modular fans. The #Nord G2 Demo lets you build #synthesizers, drum machines and effects block by block. If you can think of it, the G2 will probably do it. Get the unlimited use mono voice, with some modules disabled, from Nord to be amazed at http://www.nordkeyboards.com/downloads/legacy/nord-modular-g2
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    • Jack Hertz

      Tomorrow is here -> ENTROPIA!
       
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    • Mystified

      Now that most of Thomas Park's solo audio projects have been officially closed, including Mystified, Mister Vapor, AutoCad and others, Thomas has embarked on a multi-phase archiving process.
      First, Thomas amassed and created copies of his complete collection of files-- nearly 1 TB of data.
      Second, Thomas has made available in one convenient place high-quality selections of his various works. Thomas calls these "Archival Selections". They are available at the site that was so pivotal to his career-- The Internet Archive. Archival Selections 1-28 appear as a sub-collection of Treetrunk Records, a netlabel at The Internet Archive.
      You can access these selections at the online hub for Treetrunk Records:
      https://archive.org/details/treetrunk
      Here are direct links to the selected releases:
      Aluminum Fly (mystified): http://www.archive.org/details/ArchivalSelections001
      AutoCad Reclaimed Disc One (AutoCad): http://www.archive.org/details/ArchivalSelections002
      AutoCad Reclaimed Disc Two (AutoCad): http://www.archive.org/details/ArchivalSelections003
      Cereal For Dinner (mystified): http://www.archive.org/details/ArchivalSelections004
      Coming Days (mystified): http://www.archive.org/details/ArchivalSelections005
      D-Program (mystified): http://www.archive.org/details/ArchivalSelections006
      Eldritch Steps (mystified): http://www.archive.org/details/ArchivalSelections007
      Elemental Dub (mystified): http://www.archive.org/details/ArchivalSelections008
      Fragment, Compress (mystified): http://www.archive.org/details/ArchivalSelections009
      Haiku 01 (mystified): http://www.archive.org/details/ArchivalSelections010
      Knowing Memphis (mystified): http://www.archive.org/details/ArchivalSelections011
      Machines 2 (mystified): http://www.archive.org/details/ArchivalSelections012
      Night Wheel (mystified): http://www.archive.org/details/ArchivalSelections013
      Overtone Drones (mystified): http://www.archive.org/details/ArchivalSelections014
      Skywatchers 2 (mystified): http://www.archive.org/details/ArchivalSelections015
      Stellar Fugue (Thomas Park): http://www.archive.org/details/ArchivalSelections016
      The U.F.O. Hoax (mystified): http://www.archive.org/details/ArchivalSelections017
      Tropical Depression (mystified): http://www.archive.org/details/ArchivalSelections018
      Urbscape (mystified): http://www.archive.org/details/ArchivalSelections019
      Urgent Cells (mystified): http://www.archive.org/details/ArchivalSelections020
      Endless Flutter (mystified): http://www.archive.org/details/ArchivalSelections021
      In A Haze (mystified): http://www.archive.org/details/ArchivalSelections022
      Moonshine (mystified): http://www.archive.org/details/ArchivalSelections023
      Still Dreaming (mystified): http://www.archive.org/details/ArchivalSelections024
      The Luminous Deep (mystified): http://www.archive.org/details/ArchivalSelections025
      The Murk (Digital Mass): http://www.archive.org/details/ArchivalSelections026
      Constant (Mystified): http://www.archive.org/details/ArchivalSelections027
      Thomas Park and Various Artists- Full Album Videos: http://www.archive.org/details/ArchivalSelections028
      Especially of note is this last selection, number 028. Number 028 contains a large set of high-definition videos that each contain an entire album. These are not all of Thomas' albums or videos, but they represent a good portion of the releases that featured Thomas as composer-in-chief.
      Archive.org, and these collections, represent the best available set of archived material by Thomas Park over the last 2 decades.
      There are a few other collections to note:
      YouTube features 2 archival playlists, the "Full Albums" Playlist, and the "Longform Videos" Playlist:
      https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL9TuK-wqyd1Sh1sLWWmkoWhjYpV7XGuVf
      https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL9TuK-wqyd1Tm3GQXAn_3n4bHIbPzsKuM
      Another site useful for finding Thomas' music is his Bandcamp Page:
      https://mystified.bandcamp.com/
      Finally, looking up information or release links on Discogs.com and/or Google.com can be very useful.
      Thank you for your interest in Thomas' creative projects! It is appreciated.
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    • Mystified

      https://archive.org/details/GridResistorOmega
      Technology is advancing at an exponential rate. Cities are beginning to resemble the Byzantine monstrosities depicted in Ridley Scott's "Blade Runner". We now can communicate with nearly anyone in the globe, with great immediacy-- often with visuals. We can kill thousands, even millions of people using unmanned weaponry. We have become better and better at treating illnesses and disease, often using medical technology.
      What to say? Some suggest we have entered a new paradigm-- a "Second Machine Age". Others cling to the notion that machines are unnecessary-- avoiding computers, the internet and cell phones. The future of people may depend on what side of the technological divide they stand-- those who use tech and those who avoid it or can't afford it.
      I conceived of "Grid Resistor" in 2017, upon retiring my act "Mystified". I thought of a music that reflected today's (and tomorrow's) technology-- containing only the sounds of machines. I used a contact microphone and other means of capturing to record dozens of machines in the highest audio quality possible. Some sounds were treated with random effects processing, while others were dubbed directly into pieces.
      Each track was named after the date of its composition and the number within the various tracks that day that were written. Very little reverberation was added, in order to emphasize texture and avoid distortion and sound loss. Songs were comprised of many layers, usually using sounds collected from different devices.
      To what end? Here, in "Omega", we have the sum total of solo Grid Resistor tracks. MP3s of the highest quality were uploaded (lossless files would have been too cumbersome). These mp3s are all on one release page so that listeners can move through the totality of Grid Resistor tracks, or cue them up in a playlist and set them on "shuffle" and "repeat"-- and so for your ears, the future is here, or quickly approaching. Do you accept the assistance of machines? Use them as tools? Or destroy them, sending them to the trash heap?
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    • Jack Hertz

      Wait for the little creatures to come out...
       
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    • Mystified

       
      From the debut release of Model 201, a musical act by Thomas Park that only uses sounds extracted from old analog cassettes as source material. Get the audio here: https://mystified.bandcamp.com/album/series-1-model-201
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