Pioneering Dutch electronic/tape composer Dick Raaijmakers has died.
Raaijmakers was an early adopter of electronic technology for music production, and his work in the field expanded far beyond the laboratory to include film, theater, installations and visual art, and literature. He wrote for orchestras, percussion ensembles, educational and industrial films, Satie-inspired ambient and background environments, and unorthodox "musical" objects such as tractors and bicycles. He was also a noted essayist and author on new concepts and applications related to sound. [more inside]
posted by mykescipark
on Sep 6, 2013 -
"Back in the golden age of the compact disc, 1994, Jos Smolders [discogs.com link
] released Music for CD Player
, a collection of 99 short tracks intended for the listener to sequence.
He’s now released a sequel in the form of an 1,100-track album, titled Music for FLAC Player. Yes, that is 1,100 tracks, the overwhelming majority of which are one second or less in length, and all but 30 or so of which are under 45 seconds. [more inside]
posted by Doleful Creature
on Jul 10, 2013 -
“When I was doing my Post-Doc at UCL I used to go to the British Museum to relax, and work in the beautiful library there, so I chose the space for the mix. I wanted to capture the ambient atmosphere in the central courtyard, so I did some binaural recording to include in the mix. I also wanted to make the mix something of an exploration through history and ideas in line with the contents of the museum, so I brought in lots of disparate music spanning the centuries and continents. I also mixed it in a way to be like a journey though the museum, turning corners and regularly coming across something totally different and unexpected, with each track being like a different exhibit. Hence the name of the mix, in that, each piece of music almost has a visual content.”
-- Max Cooper & The British Museum [more inside]
posted by empath
on Apr 21, 2013 -
In the spirit of Halloween and scary movies: a remix of Mr. Sandman set to a supercut of some of the spookiest scenes from horror cinema: Full-On Lovemaking
. Warning, NSFW. Further warnings for the squeamish below the jump. [more inside]
posted by codacorolla
on Oct 26, 2012 -
The Groundbreaking Japanese Electronic band, Yellow Magic Orchestra
, has been mentioned
on the Blue before
, and, not too long ago, the band’s most famous album, Solid State Survivor, was noticed as something every science fiction fan should listen to
(#98 on list).
But if one really wants forward looking and innovative it is worth taking a closer look at the career of YMO’s most prolific member, Ryuichi Sakamoto. [more inside]
posted by sendai sleep master
on Aug 9, 2012 -
Contrary to popular belief, cats can make great DJs
. It's just a small sample, but it's nice to see him really get into it as the set progresses.
posted by gman
on Jan 27, 2012 -
for a generation raised on late night television and B-movie VHS tapes. It's long form entertainment for short attention spans. An hour long VJ odyssey, it will move your body and warp your mind. A nostalgic look back at a half remembered childhood growing up in the 80s and early 90s, Skinemax
takes a close look at the culture of that era. The images that motivated, delighted, and terrified us on the silver screen, set to propulsive modern music that pines for a simpler time.
posted by naju
on Nov 2, 2011 -
, died today, here in San Francisco. One of the fathers of electronic music, whose early voice synthesis project became a centerpiece in 2001: A Space Odyssey - HAL singing that old tune "Daisy Bell."
posted by njohnson23
on Apr 21, 2011 -
It’s maybe a little
early yet for year’s end retrospectives, but who cares: we’ve got 157 songs, 10.5 hours, 1.12 GB of “some of the best and most notable music from 2010... covering indie, pop, rock, punk, folk, rap, R&B, soul, dance, country, modern classical, ambient and electronic music, and in many cases, hard-to-classify genre hybrids.”
—Curated by FluxBlog’s own Matthew Perpetua.
posted by kipmanley
on Dec 3, 2010 -
The Works of Swede Mason
: "Jeremy Clarkson,
" "Get in the Back of the Van,
" "Jungle All The Way,
" "Bill Wyman's Metal Detector,
" "Put the Lotion in the Basket, *
" "Got The Sucka,
" "The Gobshite, *
" "Squashed Thingy,
" "Spare Me The Madness,
" and the pair of tracks based on Neighbors
deaths "Coffee And Croissants
" and "Todd....Dead.
" [more inside]
posted by flatluigi
on Oct 13, 2009 -
Former member of The Orb
and electronic musician Andy Hughes passed away June 12th after a short illness
. While he may not have been the most well-known member of The Orb, he definitely added a unique sound to many of their albums and remixes, including their groundbreaking Live 93
albums. In addition to his work with The Orb as well as his own solo material, Hughes also worked with Basement Jaxx, The Pet Shop Boys, Tina Turner, and David Bowie.
posted by 40 Watt
on Jun 24, 2009 -