Timo Maas – Tantra

December 3, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Beatport: http://www.beatport.com/release/tantr…
iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/tan…
Amazon: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Tantra-EP-Tim…

‘Tantra’ is the new single from Timo Maas. Taken from his latest artist album, ‘Lifer’, the release comes during a vintage year for the acclaimed German DJ and producer. The video for the single presents a fascinating nexus between human ingenuity, electronic music and mechanical design — whereby the ‘audio’ for ‘Tantra’ programmes a purpose built machine and brings it to ‘life’.

The machinery that forms the art installation at the centre of the piece was designed, built, operated and then filmed by a group of Japanese artists and creatives, including Daito Manabe. Motoi Ishibashi, Muryo Homma and Youichi Sakamoto. They spent weeks researching and testing materials before building the final installation from Arduino controlled ball dispensers, motorised rotating steel plates and LED lights for filming.

‘Tantra’ was then deconstructed into MIDI parts (the computer code that runs the synths, drum machines and samplers in the musical composition), the data that specified notation, pitch and velocity, control signals for parameters such as volume, vibrato, audio panning, and cues from were then run through the machine to control its movement.

Daito Manabe explains:
“The first time I listened to ‘Tantra’, I imagined someone producing something endlessly in a base, deep underground. With this image in mind, we started testing different machines, systems and so on, and then we finally figured out the structure and how we’d control the machine — and the motion of the balls — with the music. We felt that this would give it a sense of reality and beauty that is impossible to realise with CGI.

Remixers on ‘Tantra’ include Tom Demac (who’s about to drop a forthcoming collaboration with Will Saul on Aus), James Teej (the My Favourite Robot boss returns the favour for Timo’s reworking of ‘Liking Your Disorder’), Atelier Francesco (a new project and accompanying pseudonym from an already eclectic Italian producer) and Wolfgang Haffner (the ECHO music award-winning German drummer famous for his work with Nightmares On Wax and beyond).

Creative director/ Software engineer: Daito Manabe
Hardware engineer: Motoi Ishibashi
Video director: Muryo Homma
Installation designer: Youichi Sakamoto

https://www.timomaas.com
https://www.facebook.com/timomaasfans
https://www.twitter.com/timomaaslive
https://www.soundcloud/timo-maas
https://www.youtube.com/timomaasofficial

Monday morning electro / ambient music from Pantaleimon and Junksista

November 4, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Make sure to listen to Junksista, very cool electro pop :-)

Official Music Video for PANTALEIMON ‘ANOTHER WORLD’ from the new album ‘The Butterfly Ate The Pearl’. Out Now. Available from Grass Girl Music: http://grassgirlmusic.greedbag.com

Video directed by Enrique Verdugo www.enriquever.com. Produced by Grass Girl Music 2012.

Song taken from the album BAD CASE OF FABULOUS, 8.11.13 – Alfa Matrix

Video directed by Noemie Alazard & Fabio Soares

Dancer – Luisa Raukopf
Costume Designer – Lady Mabelicious
Make Up – Kathy Brischar

Official website: http://www.junksista.de
Facebook: http://facebook.com/junksista
Alfa Matrix: http://www.alfa-matrix.com/bio-Junksi…
Fabio Soares: http://www.fabio.fr
Noemie Alazard: https://www.facebook.com/noemie.alaza…
Luisa Raukopf: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Loui-S…
Lady Mabellicious: https://www.facebook.com/LadyMabelici…

Get the music here:
http://www.alfa-matrix.com/shop_comme…
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/bad…
http://www.amazon.de/Case-Fabulous-De…
http://alfamatrix.bandcamp.com/album/…

Demo featuring the Waldorf MicroWAVE XT synthesizer

October 15, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Waldorf Microwave XT synthesizer demo — playing a dreamy ambient electronica music soundscape on Microwave XT wavetable synth from Waldorf. Headphones recommended!

This ambient synth demo was created using 2 wavetables, delay, tremolo, filter/envelope adjustments and more.

Performed live, no external processing. Excerpt from a longer session.

New material from Conceptual Dance Machine – Inceptive minds

October 6, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Experimental electro, enjoy

Electro track from Noblesse Oblige – Hotel California

September 12, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Soft chill electronica from Noblesse, details below:

Director & concept: Carmen Lidia Vidu
Cristina Baciu: VFX
Horatiu Lazar: Photography

Special thanks to Oana Dorobantu, Cornelia & Raluna

Hotel California appears on the Noblesse Oblige Album “Affair of the Heart”
(RepoRecords, release date: May 24th 2013)

Buy the album:
Germany: http://www.amazon.de/Affair-heart-Nob…
UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Affair-The-He…
USA / Canada: http://www.stormingthebase.com/nobles…
France: http://www.amazon.fr/Affair-heart-Nob…
Italy: http://www.amazon.it/Affair-Heart-Nob…

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/album/affair…

Original version by The Eagles, written by Don Felder, Glenn Frey, Don Henley.

More infos on:

www.noblesseoblige.co.uk
www.facebook.com/noblesseobligemusic

Continuum – new abstract House/Minimal Techno soundset for Massive

August 13, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

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Humanoid Sound Systems has announced the release of Continuum, a new Abstract House/Minimal Techno soundset for the Massive software synthesizer by Native Instruments.

Continuum offers 64 inspirational patches for Native Instruments Massive, perfect for Abstract House, and Minimal Techno. You may also find this sound set perfect for chillout, and atmospheric music.

Special care was taken in designing these patches with forward abstract thinking in mind. We hope you find that little bit of character in each and every patch.

Continuum features

  • 64 patches for Massive (NMSV).
  • Includes 18 basses, 9 FX, 11 leads, 5 pads, 21 sequences.
  • Suitable for Abstract House, Minimal Techno
  • Sounds designed by Hermie.
  • Requires NI Massive 1.3.0.

The soundset costs $19.95 USD.

Get it here >>

Byetone speaks on mimimalism and Raster Noton

July 11, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Video details below:

“I like it when music makes you nervous or agressive.”—BYETONE feature, taken from Slices Issue 4-12. Available in 1080p full HD video.

More info: http://www.electronicbeats.net/videop…

About the artist:

olaf benders (aka byetone) experimental work with film material started during school time.  the casual finding of a complete 16mm movie equipment gave the initiation. from this time on started an intensive dealing with the medium »film« as well as the raw material »film«.

technical limitations forced special methods: he scratched directly on the footage with objects to create geometrical figures. the results were archaic motion patterns. due to the experiments he came into contact with the east-german underground band AG-Geige.

in 1988 he became a permanent member of AG-Geige.

by working with this group he got into musical aspects. home computer made it possible for autodidacts like him to work multimedial without knowledge of practical musical skills.

after the falldown of berlin wall in 1989 he was working with a music distributor. the work experiences he collected there led to the idea of publishing own musical projects by himself.
together with frank bretschneider he founded the recordlabel rastermusic in 1996. rastermusic wanted to publish their own electronic music projects and those of other similar working artists. the special process of creating electronic sound should be reflected also in the graphical presentation of the label and his products.

one of the earliest rastermusic productions was the project signal, which olaf bender has been continuing together with bretschneider and nicolai until today. nicolai owned the sublabel noton, which finally merged with rastermusic to raster-noton in 1999.

beside the management of raster-noton he is responsible  for graphic design and public appearance of the label. additionally bender performs solo under the pseudonym byetone.

bender creates his music digitally. he assembles sine tones to complex sound fabrics. digital clicks and effect plug-ins are essential to create the rhythms. all this is brought in a timely relation and so a track is born — an artificial world without any physical effort.

computer music is often hard to perform in front of an audience. although possibilities seem almost unlimited it is difficult to present this music in a concert setting without an immense deal of technology.

bender therefore uses visuals in the sense of animated light. abstract animations support the abstract pieces of music — in this way the rhythm of music is transformed into a graphic equivalent. by using the computer bender controls the animations in realtime. in connection with sound effect processing this enables him to interact live on stage.

1968 born in karl-marx-stadt / GDR
1974 – 87 secondary school and apprenticeship as tailor
1990 – 93 work as graphik designer with different agencys
1993 – 95 agent in mediadistribution
1996 founded rastermusic, works independently in chemnitz
1999 rastermusic and noton, merged in raster-noton

for more information and releases see http://www.myspace.com/benderbyetone

Sound project: Kyma Ambiences – vol. 1 [USO003]

May 27, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

24-bit/96kHz Royalty-free Sound Design Collection

Kyma Ambiences is the third sound effects bundle created by Matteo Milani (U.S.O. Project). The generation of these “Artificial Reality Ambiences” starts entirely in Symbolic Sound Kyma – during the development of projectgenesismovie.com – from the processing of white and pink noise by filtering – in the time/spectral domains – and convolving these sources with custom FM, additive, formant and granular synthesis. The composition’s resource of sound material is drawn solely from these processed stochastic sound elements: coloured noise is a raw material already full of life and can be sculpted into a variety of temporal forms, movements and textures. The interaction with Kyma was typical of a composer who explored a device’s potential for sound transformation like a musical instrument. The goal was to obtain an organic and acoustic quality using only a restricted sound source, in order to evoke real spatial characteristics attached to each invented sound.

The sound effects collection will be released on May 25th @ 96kHz (native), plus publishing a budget version @ 48kHz (resampled). Kyma Ambiences is not only available in these two packages, but also as dual-layer separated “Elements”, suitable for recombinant stratification, varispeed and spatial positioning in the surround field:

usoproject.blogspot.it/p/sfx-libraries.html

All of the audio files have been embedded with metadata for detailed and accurate searches in your asset management software.
As the previous libraries, loudness normalization helped me to match the gain of multiple sound files to the target level of -23 LUFS (tech.ebu.ch/loudness).

Gazelle Twin – Heartbeat

January 17, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Nice ambient piece :-)

Official video for ‘Heartbeat’ by Gazelle Twin. On Mammal EP, released by Sugarcane Recordings 28-01-2013.

Film directed by Gazelle Twin.

Original song written by Colin Newman (Wire), 1979.

sugarcanerecordings.com
gazelletwin.com

The most minimal record ever made

December 1, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

WOW is a vinyl record containing a single ultra-low frequency which will alter slightly depending on the mechanical components of your record player. Use more than one system to play several records simultaneously and the air around you will start pulsating.

Play 33 ⅓ Hz on 33 ⅓ rpm or 45 Hz on 45 rpm. Feel free to use the pitch wheel or even touch the record to control the sub-sonic wave field. Your choice of record players, the number of records and the character of your room create your individual listening experience.

Get it here >> http://heavylistening.com/wow

Both sides of WOW contain just a single sine tone, the most simple sound there is. Its frequency is directly proportional to the rotation speed of the record player. This means on a standard setting of 33 ⅓ rounds per minute (rpm) you’ll hear an extremely low tone of 33 ⅓ cycles per second (Hz). Play it at 45 rpm and you’ll hear a slightly higher bass tone of 45 Hz.

These frequencies are very close to the lower limit of human hearing and will be more felt than heard. This sensation can be irritating for some, pleasant for others.

Move around and you will experience your room’s reaction to the sound – some spaces will be shaking, others may be still.

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