Icognito song by chris and tina ( from the talking heads. video by laura and isabella sfez
Intro text from Electronic Sound:
The first five Talking Heads albums are, of course, essential. The band’s development from uptight post-punk for the smarter CBGB set to the world-conquering weird pop giants of ‘Remain In Light’ and ‘Speaking In Tongues’, with the peerless ‘Fear Of Music’ along the way, is breathtaking. Internally, however, relations got a bit fractious, largely due to what bass player Tina Weymouth once acerbically described as the ‘love affair’ between Heads frontman David Byrne and producer Brian Eno. As that relationship blossomed , drummer Chris Frantz and Tina Weymouth formed their groovy side-project Tom Tom Club and scored several hits themselves. And now there is evidence that the Chris and Tina mojo is at work again with a (sort of) new all-electronic project called Chris und Tina soundtracking a short film, ‘Incognito’ for Los Angeles fashion house L’ecole Des Femmes. With its sophisticated dark electronics, it has an irresistible groove matched by the sexy visuals. We got in touch with Chris Frantz to find out more about the Chris und Tina electronic project, and were pretty pleased with what we discovered…
typedrummer was created by Kyle Stetz.
available at https://gofight.bandcamp.com
Legislators and pundits get up on stages all the time and make plans, make laws, make giant sweeping statements about policy and politics that sometimes don’t do anything at all. But they sure are loud. Today, in Russia, some of the loudest voices are calling homosexuality an abomination and restricting simple human conversation about one of the diverse ways that humans consensually and- joyfully- love each other.
Through the suit and bad man haircuts it’s easy to get caught up in the political spectacle of it all and miss the human collateral. Every law restricting homosexuality is a bomb in the face of a young person growing up and right now discovering who they are. Every great profound, pompous statement unsourced and scientifically illiterate about the dangers of homosexuality is a drone missile across the bow of a boy or girl waiting for the right moment to come out.
We wanted to look past the politics and tell the Russian GLBTQ community something simple. You are beautiful. In the middle of the bombing, in the heart of the wreckage of nonsensical punditry and quasi-religious character assault, you are amazing. You are the beautiful things that will make a difference tomorrow and, one day, stand up in front of these crowds and bring them something liberating and good.
You are stronger than you think, you are more important than you know. You are part of our love story today.
You are beautiful.
Waves Audio has announced it is now shipping the H-Reverb effect plug-in, a pioneering reverb based on innovative algorithmic FIR (Finite Impulse Response) reverberation technology, providing richer, deeper reverb tails that sit beautifully in the mix while breathing crisp air into your tracks.
The FIR engine that powers H-Reverb lets you shape and customize the reverb decay envelope beyond the standard linear forms, resulting in perfectly gated, real reverse, and dense reverb tails that don’t muddy up the mix. Taking things one step further, H-Reverb incorporates Waves’ advanced analog modeling along with a drive control, offering signal behavior that until now was found exclusively in high-end hardware reverb devices. This unique design also enables input drive, a technique favored by many top engineers.
To top it off, H-Reverb includes an impressive library of artist presets from the industry’s leading mixing engineers (including Toni Maserati, Brad Divens, Daniel Green, Dave Darlington, Dave Stagl, James Ebdon, Ken “Pooch” Van Druten, Kevin Madigan, Pete Keppler, Ross Hogarth and Yoad Nevo, to name just a few). Their personal settings may be the perfect space you’re looking for, or simply the perfect point to start from.
By fusing classic reverb concepts with forward-thinking features that break new ground in digital reverb processing, H-Reverb provides uncompromising sound quality and boundless creative control.
- Impulse-variable resonant filtering for creating unfamiliar and advanced reverb effects.
- EQ and dynamics module for compression, ducking and de-essing.
- ADA analog modeling and drive control for input clipping.
- Full buildup timing and shaping.
- Pre-delay BPM sync.
- Artist presets from the industry’s leading mixing engineers.
- Support for full 5.1-channel surround setups.
H-Reverb is available for purchase for the introductory price of $199 USD (regular $349 USD).
Introduced by Matt Berry, this is the legendary Radiophonic workshop live at the UK launch of the ARP Odyssey.
The video features Radiophonic Workshop – a group made up of members of the original BBC Radiophonic Workshop. The group features original members Peter Howell, Roger Limb, Dick Mills and Paddy Kingsland, along with archivist Mark Ayres and Kieron Pepper (The Prodigy).
This video demonstrates the sound of the vintage Roland SH-09 monophonic analog synthesizer. Enjoy!
A very stripped down monosynth from Roland’s classic SH-series. Its single oscillator only has PWM, ramp, square and noise waveforms. It has a similar architecture to the SH-101, the VCA can switch between gate or envelope, the VCF is pretty standard, and there is a sample-hold function which is great for voltage controlled filtering into acid and back! Another cool feature is its external input which will allow you to filter external audio through its VCF. Because they are pretty old now they will most likely have some functional problems like sticky keys, and noisy knobs and signal.
This is “Synt5´s” take on reconstructing the influential synthpop track Situation by Yazoo.
Every synth line was played live, with no computers involved and no syncing other than our ears :). The drums were reconstructed from scratch using Reaper, and then bounced to audio and imported to the Sp404. The only sample was the notorious Alison Moyet’s laughter, as we were able to remake the “Move Out” choir with our own voices. The projection is Simian Mobile Disco’s Put Your Hand Together video, we thought it would somehow match the song – and it really did.
Please forgive the grainy quality, the shaky cameras and the few mistakes, we were just having fun.
From left to right, gear list and synth players were:
Roland Juno Gi – João Marcos – Synth lead #1
Sequential Sixtrak, Sp404 – Guillermo Caceres – Bass
Korg Microkorg – Tchesco Oliveira – Rhythmic synth
Yamaha An1x – George Frederick – Main synth riffs
Clavia Nord Lead 2x – Raul Guimaraes – Synth lead #2
Vocals – Zeca Filho
Playing all presets of Roland JD-Xi — Bank A. No tweaking. Just to give an overview of this machine.The display was tricking my camera so the color grading of the video is a quite dark to recover the least bit of readability — sorry! Bank B will hopefully be better
Sequential Session with Elektron Analog Four and Moog Little Phatty.