As most of you probably already know I am big fan of KORG and therefore when I saw this on Youtube I just had to make a mirror of it here on my blog, enjoy!
Here’s what the authour has to say about it:
“This is my first attempt at creating a program for the microkorg, so I picked up a sound that is easily recognizable. This is certainly not the best Synthex “laser harp” sound recreation around, but it should provide a good start for tweaks and improvements. The idea should work with any two-oscillator analog or analog-modeled synthesizer with oscillator sync, filtering and some kind of pitch envelope for the sync sweep. Actual values used in each parameter are shown in parentheses.”
And here is JM Jarre’s take on it:
While I’m at it making lists of noteworthy album from 2008 here’s a list of electronica/IDM/glitch albums:
Alva Noto – Unitxt. Less noisy landscapes, more beats! Carsten is back to the Trans series and moving on.
Lexaunculpt – The Blurring Of Trees. Finaly on mp3 release.
Nautilis – Sketches
Byetone – Death Of A Typographer
Benge – I am 9
Signal – Robotron (ok, released 2007). Need I say I love the Raster Noton label.
Autechre – Quaristice. Hard to avoid the superstars of electronica.
Venetian Snares – Detrimentalist. Maybe not innovative as so many other releases by AaronFunk but it has got a special place on my mp3 player.
Bitstream – Steeljacket. why can’t the Connor brother release more!!!
Xanopticon – Liminal Space. Finaly on mp3 release
Sorry I am a bit late coming out with the annual list of the best albums in 2008, it’s the 2nd of February now, hehe. I will definately shape up for next year.
Please note that their are of course more records that should have shown up on the list, but 11 is maximum, feel free to add your comments if there are others you believe deserves to be on the list, and most importantly I have not ranked them, since it is very much based on your current mode what you feel like listening to, since they are quite different beasts:
System – Self Organizing Systems
Sebastien Tellier – Sexuality
Run Level Zero – Arctic Noise
Bomb the bass – Future Chaos
Cut Copy – In ghost colours
David Byrne and Brian Eno – Everything that happens will happen today
Steelberry Clones – Dig’it
Senor Coconut - Around the world
Elegant machinery – A soft exchange
Clark – Turning Dragon
The composer Benge has released and album called twenty systems. Twenty pieces are included and each piece is created using only one synthesizer. As there are 20 pieces there twenty different synthesizers are used. The synthesizers are selected one for each year 1968 to 1988 – twenty years. The idea was to demonstrate the development of the synthesizers from the first commercial available system up to the fully digital systems in the late 1980s.
1968 Moog Modular 3C
1969 EMS VCS3
1970 ARP 2500
1971 ARP 2600
1972 Serge Modular
1973 Roland SH2000
1974 Oberheim SEM
1975 Moog Polymoog
1976 Yamaha CS80
1977 Yamaha CS30
1978 Roland 100M
1979 Korg Lambda
1980 Korg Trident
1981 Yamaha CS70M
1982 PPG Wave
1983 Fairlight CMI
1984 Oberheim Xpander
1985 Yamaha CX5M
1986 NED Synclavier
1987 Kawai K5M
Brian Eno called the album ”a brilliant contribution to the archaeology of electronic music” .
Make sure to check her out and support her new electro album which from a pure electro music perspective has a very nice production going and the choice of sounds is really nice. Maybe a bit too sweet for many of you, but then again at some time point you will need to do some chilling when the EBM smoke has faded..
Btw It seems that her stay in Berlin has made some impressions – to the better, hehe
Have a great weekend
…and a big thanks to karmaloop who gave me the opportunity to show it here
Due to WordPress policy this movie will re-direct to a different site , but make sure to come back when you are done watching the interview
And for toki doki fans like me and for those into urban clothing check out Karmaloop’s site
…and better yet do not miss out on mind.in.a.box’ new C64 remix – it is strkingly cool, God I wish I could getmake such a nice crispy bass line. The original song was called Lightforce and was made by Ron Hubbard.
Not only is Adrian Recordings continually stretching into new genres, they’re also entering new territories! Printer is a 4-piece electronic/techno act from Denmark and this is their full-length debut.
Printer is a 4-piece band formed as a regular post-rock band but after the first two weeks, the drummer was up behind a keyboard and the guy brought in as guitar player never left his laptop. Getting more and more integrated as a band by interconnecting instruments through the computer, the name Printer became the best way to parallel this merge between digital and analogue.
On recent works the band has taken a more dirty and danceable, say techno, approach, although still maintaining the emotional and intellectual focus. It’s music to be moved by whether it’ll be on the dance floor or in your couch. It’s electronic pop music at its best. And it’s got power and depth. In addition to that the band really throws on sweaty live shows. They claim to be tired of starring at the floor while playing and instead they raise their heads, lift their hands in the air and lose themselves to the floor. Numerous shows in Denmark, at the Norberg Festival and recently in Malmö together with Familjen, have strengthened them to a full proofed elegant transcendental party banger.
Swedish duo Herr A and Herr B aka System was nominated for best electronic album in 2006 for their album “Sample and Hold”. March 26 marks the release of their third CD “Self Organising System” (will also be released as a double CD in a limited edition).
SYSTEM was formed in the early nineties from the ashes of the group Die von Kempelens (DvK). DvK took their name from a hungarian inventor from the 18th century and programmed up-beat minimal synth pop. DvK never released anything officially but got a small underground hit with their song “Machines in Love” which was played rather frequently at the clubs in Stockholm at the time.
Later DvK slowly shifted into SYSTEM and Herr A and Herr B, the two former members of DvK and now, the members of SYSTEM, started working in a slightly different direction. Where DvK was a hobby band, SYSTEM was for real. And where DvK songs, although being very good, were badly and sometimes sloppily produced and thought through, SYSTEMs songs were the opposite.
The two gentlemen A and B locked themselves in their laboratory for quite some time and soon a couple of demoes saw the light of day. The demoes were called (in chronological order): “Music for machines”, “Artificial intelligence”, “Human/Machine interface”, “Fuzzy logic” and “Silicon based EP”. These demoes were, however, not distributed commercially in any way and the number of copies of each is very low (probably below 10 copies/demo). Then suddenly one day someone who was organising a concert happened to hear one of the demos and he got so excited with what he had heard that he insisted on that SYSTEM should come and play at his venue – which they did.
Since this last release SYSTEM has been busy with touring and has also contributed tracks to a number of compilations both in Sweden and abroad.
The boy Jay plays the Yamaha Electone
More on Kitaro
Back in Japan Kitaro started his solo career in 1977. The first two albums Ten Kai and From the Full Moon Story became cult favorites of fans of the nascent New Age movement. He performed his first symphonic concert at the ‘Small Hall’ of the Kosei Nenkin Kaikan in Shinjuku, Tokyo. During this concert Kitaro used a synthesizer to recreate the sounds of 40 different instruments, a world’s first. But it was his famous soundtrack for the NHK series “Silk Road” which brought him the international attention.
He struck a worldwide distribution arrangement with Geffen Records in 1986; in 1987 he collaborated with different musicians, e.g. with Micky Hart (Grateful Dead) and Jon Anderson (Yes). In 1988 his record sales soared to 10 million worldwide. He was nominated twice for a Grammy award and his soundtrack for the movie “Heaven & Earth” won the award for best original score. He won another grammy award for his album Thinking of You in 2001.