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  1. Great mix of Fog Music tracks found on youtube.


  2. This just arrived. Interested to see how it measures up.



    1. Shane Morris

      Shane Morris

      So it works with a smart phone as a contact mic? Looks cool!

  3. When good synths go bad, things can only get rrrrrrandomerrrrr. Play this at differrrrrrrrrent speeds for morrrrrrrre.


  4. Japan's Electronic Music scene was way ahead of is time. If you're not familar with Yellow Magic Orchestra and the many solo albums by their members, you are in a for treat.


  5. Tomorrow is here -> ENTROPIA!


  6. Wait for the little creatures to come out...


    1. CIIIGoff


      A tripod set up at the Fitzgerald Marine Reserve perhaps???  Lovely music, Love the crabs!

    2. Jack Hertz

      Jack Hertz

      :omg: Precisely! Cannot put anything over on you.

      :hmm: <goes back to drawing board>

  7. Remember the Klaus Schilze video we used to dream about seeing? The one that a lot of his album covers used stills from, well here it is on YouTube:


  8. Tonight - Twin Peaks returns! Get you some of  MHZ soundtracks with Mr Honeycult.

    25 Peaks

    The Angels Have All Gone Away


  9. Tomorrow will be as happy as music...


    1. CIIIGoff


      Wow, thanks for sharing, Mr. H!  There's a lot I could say about this one...  The beach in the opening scene is the same beach that appears in the last scenes of Planet Of The Apes...  hmmmm...  that's foreshadowing...

      And "Dad" -- WINK MARTINDALE, waow, how did the host of Tic Tac Dough get a gig as an astro physicist botanist?!  "Mom", of course, is Marj Dusay, who all Star Trekkers remember as the ditz who needed to put on a helmet to become intelligent enough to remove Spock's brain.  I'm a little surprised that there wasn't such a helmet in this Philco Ford foreshadow of the future...  Mom sure understands how to program the food synthesizer, although obviously is stuck in the past when it comes to her fine art technique.  Of course, I'm sure that all the Encyclotronicians are particularly interested in the synth duet that Mom and Sonny play near the end of the show -- jamming around with that old-timey muzak is still, here in 2017, something I personally love doing to this very day!

    2. Jack Hertz

      Jack Hertz

      This one is quite impressive. Surprising how much of it has come true, though not in 1999. I queued the video link at the Synth part. Go back to 00:00 and see the kitchen. Its wonderful.

    3. Jack Hertz

      Jack Hertz

      I love that they are having a party and watch the music video. I was thinking the other day, it would fun to do music listening parties again.

  10. RIP Ikutaro Kakehashi, the founder of Roland. :(

    1. Jon Johnson
    2. Jon Johnson

      Jon Johnson

      I bought his biography a long time ago. haven't finished it yet. It's pretty comprehensive of his life and at times not very appealing. i haven't gotten to the Roland stuff yet. He was a survivor through a horrible time with tuberculosis while being and learning to be an engineer. Which is where i left off. Plus he had to deal with some of the WWII bullshit as a child. He put a B/W pic of one of the first NAMM's in 1965 in an LA hotel lobby. There's like 10 vendors or so all hand written signs too.

  11. A new Slow TV video. Set a'spell, take yer shoes off...


  12. 2012-03-01 - 5 years ago today my album "TIme" was released on the Free Floating music label. This has been one of my most noted recordings. Sincere thanks to Brad, and all you who have supported this endeavor. You don't know how much it means to me. read on.

    Time - Jack Hertz

    That said, its worth sharing the real story behind this album - one that I have not shared with the public before. In September of 2012, I was all set to fly to the East Coast to play the Electro-Music fest, Sonic Circuits fest, and other shows. When just two days before. I found out my cat Boo had terminal Cancer. I was devastated. Not knowing how long we had left. I didn't want to give up 2 weeks on tour to be away from her, so cancelled everything. I work from home, so the next few months were spent with her 24/7. Doing everything I could to make things comfortable, knowing that another day was not guaranteed. In those last 2-3 months, the tracks for this album were recorded. Every one of them is about our "Time" we had left - Drawn from the intense despair, and love that I had for one of my closest friends. Her name was "Boo" and she was such a brave, darling, sweet cat, with a heavy proclivity for mischief. I once found her up in the tree in our backyard, hanging out with two Raccoons, if that tells you anything. I will share a photo in the comments below for you see her.

    Please download a FREE (required) copy for yourself before "Time" passes by. Think of your loved ones when you listen, and be with them in the now, for me and for Boo. 



    1. CIIIGoff


      Listening now, quite thoughtful moods, very nice, thanks for sharing.  I very much can relate to the experience too.  My friend Loofie (a cat who lived in my neighborhood for years, whom I often fed and sheltered and doctored, but who could never be anyone's "pet,"), was suffering  similarly during the recording of my Electric LeLe Land album (the electronic ukulele Hendrix thing).  The album notes include this paragraph:

      This collection of recordings is dedicated to all the deceased souls who have ever offered inspiration to living artists, especially to Loofie The Cat, whose loving last weeks were very much a part of this album.

    2. Jack Hertz

      Jack Hertz

      Oh and here's my baby girl, Boo. She was a real beauty.


  13. Surf Gazer returns...


  14. Been working on this for a while. VERY excited about an actual soundtrack release from Thollem Electric coming to Aural Films on 2/23. Read all about the project on his Web site at http://thollem.com/who-are-us.html



  15. Chris Cutler's Probes program is pure genius:

  16. I'm down to just the G2 for live. Warning: extreme West Coast ahead.


  17. The WinTour continues this Sunday Feb 5th with a special VooDoo show streamed live to the world on DMU.FM


    1. CIIIGoff


      Zombie Salvador Hello Dolly Lamas gonna shake calabash rattles and shrink my head!  The pipes, the pipes are calling...

  18. A bit of midnight noodling with the 0-Coast and KP3. They compliment each nicely for effects, loops, tempo control, and you can use the pad motion for MIDI B modulation.


  19. Whoa, PatchBase is HUGE. Looks like someone finally did patch editing on the IPad, right.



  20. Behind the masks...


  21. Fish & Chips @ 8:18


  22. It begins tonight...


    1. CIIIGoff


      Huh, didn't know about this.  The description I read online says a bunch of "high end" speakers in the Victoria Theater, composers "shaping" the sound live with the audience sitting in the dark.  This sounds very much like what they do over at the Audium every weekend.  The Audium Audium at Bush and Franklin streets in SF might be a good topic for a review by some Encyclotronician...  I'd review it myself, but I haven't been there in at least 25 years... I used to go all the time back in the 1970's/early 1980's. 

      Also, regards this venue, the Victoria Theater in the SF Mission District.. it was the main venue (among many) during the Inter Dada Festival in 1984.  -Ing (a TAPE MUSIC project that did live Frippertronics-style loop compositions) played it's final gig there (an affair filled with all sorts of challenges which had some bad effects on the performance, but which went off with considerable audience support nonetheless).  Audio documented here in beautiful Lo Fi:

      -Ing Live At Inter Dada '84

    2. Jack Hertz

      Jack Hertz

      They pack that little hall with 25+ speakers mounted all around and above and play stuff in 16 channels with the lights turned off. Its totally tantalizing to the ears and brain. I always get the festival pass and go to all of them if I have the energy. 

      Audium is still around. I do plan to check it out one day, and most certainly will post about my experience.

      Cool, you mentioned that before. I will check it out for sure. I love it when these roads traveled, cross paths.