The Spanish musician Rick Brendan has launched his very own parody on Depeche Mode’s huge hit “Personal Jesus”. The “Personal Trainer” track even got an entertaining video.
We know – totally out of scope for this mag, but still awesome stuff ahead of us
The second in a trilogy of films adapting the enduringly popular masterpiece The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien, “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” continues the adventure of the title character Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) as he journeys with the Wizard Gandalf (Ian McKellen) and thirteen Dwarves, led by Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage) on an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor.
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A new genre within modular music perhaps
Who needs streaming music by the way
THE MAGNETIST is a short documentary about Micke, also known as ‘The Magnetist’, whose life revolves around cassette tapes.
Most of Micke’s time is spent on varius tape-related projects; he blogs about them, he makes music with them and he got a monthly tape club in his hometown Stockholm. Sometimes it’s a struggle. Here we get an insight to Micke’s life as a tapeologist and joins him to his tape-only club to find out the motivation behind his interest.
Usha Uthup & Bappi Lahiri – Auva Auva: Koi Yahan Nache
Oppenheimer Analysis – Radiance
Alhaji K. Frimpong – Rikia
Massinko – Arada
Pas de Deux – Cardiocleptomanie
Penny Penny – Shichangani
You can find a couple of tracks via awesometapes.com
Synth legend Vince Clarke is conducting a pretty unique “synth” competition, namely the first International Synth Gurning Competition. Synth Gurning is defined as the art of producing synth sounds or effects using just the voice whilst pulling a funny face.
The concept for this contest is simple: video yourself making your own synth sound or effect with just your voice. Clarke is also looking for ‘interesting facial expression’ (gurning), to enhance the performance. Upload the video to YouTube and tweet him (@thecabinstudio) the link before midnight (UK) on August 16th 2013.
Just in case you don’t know what this means, you can view a video of Vince Clarke below showing you how to do it.
Clarke will be giving away his own personally autographed, limited-edition, Mute Synth to the best performer, and will sign certificates of distinction for the runners up.
Erasure’s Vince Clarke demonstrates the art of ‘Synth Gurning’ as part of his introduction to The First International Synth Gurning Competition which is currently running on his website here…
Korg are now giving away nice little USB stick versions of the microKORG if you purchase a microKORG or microKORG XL+.
And if you are not into KORG stuff, then these may better fit your taste:
In the MooG for Love
Animation film tribute to Legend of Electronic music KLAUS SCHULZE.
Directed by James L. Frachon
These “cut-outs” are faithful counterparts paperboard kits * of some mythical synthezisers which make me dream since ages (I’m almost vintage too !).
I’m still dreaming…
A revised version of David Bowie’s Space Oddity, recorded by Commander Chris Hadfield on board the International Space Station.
With thanks to Emm Gryner, Joe Corcoran, Andrew Tidby and Evan Hadfield for all their hard work.
Captioning kindly provided by CHS (www.chs.ca)
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Here’s a nice new toy demo from Analog Audio, details below:
Are you tired of cold, digital sounding recordings? The fully analogue QuickShot Studio 4 allows you to bring back the warmth of analogue in your recordings. The Studio 4 contains a great mixing console, a tape recorder, a microphone and very useful effects for the daily studio work…
QuickShot has also produced other high quality studio equipment like the “Sound Machine”. This is a similar machine, just instead of the effects it contains a synthesizer .
It came with shoulder straps, microphone and headphones.
As a kid I always wanted it, but nobody wanted to buy it for me… my parents had no clue how important analog recording to me was