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  1. CIIIGoff

    Moog Grandmother Semi-Modular Analog Synthesizer

    Mr. Hertz -- will be attending the M Fest? If so, will you be making a report(z) to the readers here? This piece of equipment is appealing; I love the Micromoog-ish presentation and the pretty colors -- if only you could get all the Encyclotronic members to chip in a little $ and hold a raffle... ah, there I am dreaming again...
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    Underview Of A Phenomenon

    On February 4, 2017, Michael LaGrega and C. Goff III got together at LaGrega's studio in Leawood, Kansas, to record some percussion improvisations. They planned to refine these recordings into edits akin to sonic skeletal supports, on which musical accompaniments could be hung at a later date. The battery of instrumentation used in this session included a wide variety of percussion instruments and non-instruments, some synthesized percussive sound generators, and a few electronic sound modifiers. Of all the recordings produced that day, only the one offered here possessed qualities that distinguished it as a complete work that could stand on its own. An edit of this piece was provided to Scott Raymond in June, 2017, for airplay on WVKR in Fishkill, New York. Goff produced the version presented here in April, 2018. Is this Fourth World music? Or perhaps Fifth World music? Only the listener will know...
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    Topic: Underview Of A Phenomenon

    On February 4, 2017, Michael LaGrega and C. Goff III got together at LaGrega's studio in Leawood, Kansas, to record some percussion improvisations. They planned to refine these recordings into edits akin to sonic skeletal supports, on which musical accompaniments could be hung at a later date. The battery of instrumentation used in this session included a wide variety of percussion instruments and non-instruments, some synthesized percussive sound generators, and a few electronic sound modifiers. Of all the recordings produced that day, only the one offered here possessed qualities that distinguished it as a complete work that could stand on its own. An edit of this piece was provided to Scott Raymond in June, 2017, for airplay on WVKR in Fishkill, New York. Goff produced the version presented here in April, 2018. Is this Fourth World music? Or perhaps Fifth World music? Only the listener will know... View full album
  4. Total non sequitur here... Here I am in a post-oral-surgery haze, reading today's Jack H. posts... This is what I saw when I read this one: Special Morphine Addictive Synthesizer. Made me think, yeah, back to the 1970's we go go go! Now it's back to reality; I know it's around here somewhere...
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    ARCHIVING! What, How, and Where do you back up your music?

    Ha! I really don't have much GOOD advice regarding your boxes, cabinets, wallets, shelves, etc. The sad facts are: 1) Whatever sort of wallets, sleeves, disk holders I have gotten fond of for durability, thickness, ease of including some sort of standard-sized paper insert, etc.... they seem to only be manufactured the same exact way by the same manufacturer for a couple of years -- so I got disks stuffed into all sorts of sleeves now -- top loading, side loading, two sided, one sided, flimsy, sturdy, different colors, you name it... The same is true for "wallet" designs -- I got lots of different sizes, shapes, capacities. A problem with all this variety is finding a storage place where they all can fit together and can be accessed with relative ease. And sadly, the one sort of storage thing that HAS survived over all the years is the absolutely crappiest of all -- the jewel case. The guy who designed this thing should be punished -- they break, crack, don't open well, are really a pain to add album art to, often the album art is ruined because it doesn't fit properly into the little niches, and they are way too thick compared to the disks themselves (so they take up a whole lot of space when stored). How this piece of dung design has remained popular for over 30 years is a true miracle of marketing power, because it's an awful example of engineering... 2) And no matter what I've tried to do with various organizing schemes, there's always a ton of exceptions. Put all the albums I've done with Person A in one zone, put the albums with Person B in another, -- then what about the ones that feature both Person A and Person B? Put all the albums with one recording group together, let's say Herd Of The Ether Space -- there's a lot of these -- organize them by year -- but some have been remastered, so whenever I make a new version, must I move some disks out of their original wallets to make room for the remastered disks to be stored with the originals? or should I put all the remastered albums together in a separate wallet? Do you remember where you put those remastered ones? Sometimes it's a real treasure hunt around here. So you see, I'm constantly challenged regarding organizing my recordings. I muddle through as best I can, but I have yet to find a true solution to this puzzle. I encourage anyone with some good advice on this matter to share it, PLEASE! Again, Good Luck Jack
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    ARCHIVING! What, How, and Where do you back up your music?

    Yes, lots of space, lots of time, is it worth it? When I moved to KS from CA back in 96, I left nearly every reel-to-reel tape (hundreds) and my reel-to-reel recorders with my CA collaborators -- big mistake... One died, sadly, and I don't know what happened to his collection. Another sold his set at a flea market... Sheesh... Anyway, I've still got many large boxes full of cassettes, including tapes with most of the raw materials from which albums were hatched. I still go back and find hidden gems in these, so YES, this is worth it. As for digital recordings, I do have disks with some raw materials on them, but most of that stuff now gets deleted once master edits are created from them. I have made about 300 albums over the years. All the master files, including cover art, out takes, etc., are stored on external hard drives and on DVDs (both places for each item). The albums themselves are also all backed up on CDRs. Same is true for videos and photographs/graphics and literature (I do a lot of types of art). Every year I go through my computer to make disk copies of everything I did over the previous 12 months or so. I'm actually working on this year's collection right now. It usually takes several hours of several days to complete. Also, most of my recordings and videos are available on the internet at archive.org in some form, so if the tornado hits my house, that's another safeguard for preserving my work in some way. I figure of all the places on the internet, the archive has been around the longest and seems like the best that the net offers in terms of longevity (it's also free to use, YEAH!). Yes, all the disks and tapes take up space, and sometimes I get confused about where things are, but I've got peace of mind about all this. I'm guessing that all the hard copies will be trashed after my passing, and some day the internet archive will become obsolete -- but I also know that in the big picture, the sun's gonna blow up like a balloon and swallow the earth one day, and I'm guessing the rest of the universe might be thinking "good riddance" when that happens. Good luck with your archiving! I hope whatever solution you come up with gives you peace of mind and leaves a little space in your house for you to live in too...
  7. CIIIGoff

    Visa by Duncan Mackay

    One of my fave keyboard twiddlers -- especially love his Cockney Rebel days...
  8. CIIIGoff

    The Raymond Scott Festival

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    Huh... synergy here... just last Friday I contacted the curator folks at the Raymond Scott collection in Kansas City to find out how I could make a visit to hear some rare recordings of his... I had no idea about the 110 birthday thing. September is a long way off. I hope to make a visit to the KC collection long before that. Very doubtful I'll make it to festival though, unfortunately, although it sounds like fun!
  9. CIIIGoff

    Korg DS-8 FM Synthesizer

    RAM or ROM... There is a card, looks like a super flexi (almost too fragile) credit card, that loads four big collections of synth sounds into the keyboard. That's what I'm referring to here. I don't see any enlighteningly descriptive references that detail this card in the description above, which seems a bit weird, since it's a pretty important piece of the puzzle to get this thing working. I don't even see a photo above of the slot in the front/left part of the keyboard where the card gets inserted... And... there is no where on my keyboard (nor detailed in any of the photos above either) to insert any sort of fatter, battery-powered "cartridge." Perhaps I'm just too tech-stoopid to interpret the KORG lingo here. So be it. What is important to me is that when I insert my own card a litttle off-center, miracles of noises are created that I'm pretty sure no one at the factory intended me to hear. This is a good thing from my perspective as an experimental artist. Try it if you have a DS-8.
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    Korg DS-8 FM Synthesizer

    I once found out quite by accident that if you do not insert the RAM card snuggly into the slot, a wide variety of non-factory-made, very unusual, sounds can be produced by this old gem. The reference here to a "battery powered" card, however, puzzles me. No batteries on my card, nor can I figure out where exactly a battery could possibly even be located on it. Hmmm...
  11. The name of this album translates to "God Bless America" in English. Each piece is an unrehearsed improvisation. The United States currently allows its citizens to create and share experimental audio artworks. One and all are encouraged to celebrate this album today, because who knows what might happen to it tomorrow? Track 1, English Translation: "the biggest crowd ever" Recorded January 2, 2018 Kansas City, Kansas, USA Track 2, English Translation: "very stable genius" Recorded January 17, 2018 Kansas City, Kansas, USA Track 3, English Translation: "no collusion" Recorded January 2, 2018 Kansas City, Kansas, USA Track 4, English Translation: "grab them by the pussy" Recorded January 5, 2018 Kansas City, Kansas, USA Instruments And Electronics: Korg R3 Vocoder/Synthesizer Micro Moog Analog Synthesizer Voice Five Below Modified Electronic Sound Generator Ibanez DM 1000 Digital Delay Boss RC-20XL Loop Station Loop Duplicator Diane The Mannequin Hand Copyright 2018 by Taped Rugs Productions www.tapedrugs.com
  12. The name of this album translates to "God Bless America" in English. Each piece is an unrehearsed improvisation. The United States currently allows its citizens to create and share experimental audio artworks. One and all are encouraged to celebrate this album today, because who knows what might happen to it tomorrow? Track 1, English Translation: "the biggest crowd ever" Recorded January 2, 2018 Kansas City, Kansas, USA Track 2, English Translation: "very stable genius" Recorded January 17, 2018 Kansas City, Kansas, USA Track 3, English Translation: "no collusion" Recorded January 2, 2018 Kansas City, Kansas, USA Track 4, English Translation: "grab them by the pussy" Recorded January 5, 2018 Kansas City, Kansas, USA Instruments And Electronics: Korg R3 Vocoder/Synthesizer Micro Moog Analog Synthesizer Voice Five Below Modified Electronic Sound Generator Ibanez DM 1000 Digital Delay Boss RC-20XL Loop Station Loop Duplicator Diane The Mannequin Hand Copyright 2018 by Taped Rugs Productions www.tapedrugs.com View full album
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    The Forgotten Sanctuary by JIHEL

    The five stars are meant to call the attention of fans of 1970's synth music in the style of Schulze, Tangerine Dream, Kraftwerk, etc. Berthelot was playing in their league back in those days, and this album should bring plenty of smiles to your ears. An exquisitely polished production. (Berthelot's still actively experimenting in sound today too, with impressive results.)
  14. Jean-Luc BERTHELOT special radio broadcast this weekend, KOWS, 92.5 FM in Occidental/Sebastopol, California. 

    12:00 AM USA PACIFIC TIME,  Saturday March 3rd (Friday Midnight) here: KOWS Listen

    (p)Replay anytime for the next month or so here: The Deprogramming Center #60

    Dig it!

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    Dans les pliures des rêves synclinaux by BERTHELOT

    Thanks again, that's perfect. I again very much appreciate your responses. I'm looking forward to sharing your sounds with my audience.
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