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We have reported before on field recordings and the growing popularity of using these recordings in music productions. Now we may see an ever growing library of natural sounds as Australia pulls off an ambitious project. The A2O will transform environmental science and assessment in Australia, and foster cross-disciplinary research […]

The Acoustic Observatory – Monitoring the unheard




After a 5 year abatement English electronic musician Tom Jenkinson, better known as Squarepusher is back with a new album “Be Up A Hello”, out on the 31st of January. Fans can enjoy a taster as the double-A side 12” Vortrack will be released on the 6th of December, featuring Squarepusher’s Fracture […]

Five years of silence has ended – Squarepusher’s back





The short video below, created by Erik Righetti & Device, animates a portion of synthesist and sound designer Richard Devine‘s speech at Sónar 2019. For those who don’t know about Richard he’s an Electronic Artist and Sound Designer specializing in Musical composition, sonic mnemonics, field recording, sound effects, and sound design specific for […]

Richard Devine at Sónar 2019 – Synthesis and Sound Design



Ryuichi Sakamoto & Alva Noto have announced a recorded version of ‘TWO’, the collaborative live show the duo performed at various venues, including Berlin’s Funkhaus and London’s Barbican Centre, throughout 2018. TWO captures their performance at the Sydney Opera House, which features a mixture of live improvisation and renditions of pieces taken from their […]

Two is here



The Store X The Vinyl Factory will present a new exhibition by United Visual Artists called Other Spaces at 180 The Strand this autumn, in collaboration with the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Paris. Other Spaces features three large-scale installations by the multi-disciplinary collective UVA – Our Time, The Great Animal Orchestra and Vanishing Point. Vanishing Point is an […]

Other Spaces – immersive experiences feat. Massive Attack and James ...



After putting a lot of effort into strengthening its hardware portfolio with the launches of the MC-707 and MC-101 grooveboxes, new Fantom workstation keyboards, Jupiter-X synthand JU-06A synth, Roland is now stepping back into the software realm with the launch of Zenbeats, a cross-platform production app that promises to “make music creation easy” Zenbeats […]

Roland goes soft with Zenbeats








There is a new 20-minute documentary out called Black to Techno and to be frank it is a stunning snapshot of the Detroit techno scene that reclaims the black origins of the genre’s innovative spirit and soul. Featuring a combination of vintage film and original footage, director Jenn Nkiru‘s film explores the roles […]

New impressive documentary – Black to Techno




808 State has announced their first album in nearly two decades, Transmission Suite. At 15 tracks, it will be released on October 11. Drawing on the rich history of Manchester’s electronic music scene, as well as certain members of the city’s new guard, the album is described as an immersion in “their […]

After 17 years – 808 State is back in business