Fuck Yuo I Am a Robot
are offering their album Compensator for the Accelerator for free download from their site. Infectious ass-shakin' Estonian electro-pop. Lyrics to track 2 NSFW, likewise sleeve art jpgs if you opt for the .zip download. You can sample one of the tracks, Hydraulic
, on YouTube if you don't know them and would like to check them out first, though personally I can't get enough of Zukunft
(direct mp3 link).
posted by nthdegx
on Jul 12, 2007 -
Get in on the stream while there's space,
because Autechre is doing a boomtastic live DJ set full of 80s electronica, mashed up weirdness and god knows what else... more links posted in the thread as I think of them but I have to hit post now because it's time sensitive.
posted by fleetmouse
on Dec 29, 2006 -
Imagine a massively multiplayer music studio,
connected worldwide over the Internet
. Log in, and everyone sees a set of synths
, effects, sequencers,
or other custom patches.
Everyone’s looking at essentially the same screen, and can add beats, trip out effects
, slide the bpm up and down
, and reprogram synths
— all at once. That’s the basic idea of netpd.
posted by bigmusic
on Oct 25, 2006 -
- an excellent source for free downloads and streams of original electronic music mixes of all sorts, from seasoned pros to beginning bedroom amatuers, all told numbering in the hundreds or thousands. My current brand new favorite is the very diverse and well-versed Detriot/Chicago techno stylings of DJ Rubsilent
. Recomended mix: Future Funk 23: (Direct MP3 link) (Streaming mp3 link)
But don't let me divert you - search for your favorite local DJ or browse for new ones.
posted by loquacious
on Oct 11, 2006 -
[O]ne muggy day in mid-August , [Diebold consultant Chris] Hood was surprised to see the president of Diebold's election unit, Bob Urosevich, arrive in Georgia from his headquarters in Texas. With the primaries looming, Urosevich was personally distributing a "patch," a little piece of software designed to correct glitches in the computer program. "We were told that it was intended to fix the clock in the system, which it didn't do," Hood says. "The curious thing is the very swift, covert way this was done. . . . It was an unauthorized patch, and they were trying to keep it secret from the state," Hood told me. "We were told not to talk to county personnel about it. I received instructions directly from Urosevich. It was very unusual that a president of the company would give an order like that and be involved at that level."
- Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., Will the Next Election be Hacked?
posted by Saucy Intruder
on Sep 22, 2006 -
has built the worlds first billboard using a type of e-ink, similar to the display technology used in the coveted Sony Reader
devices - except it is 10'x20' and in full color. Advertisers nirvana and a colorized glimpse of the future of electronic ink devices.
posted by stbalbach
on Sep 8, 2006 -
To work around the proprietary whims of digital audio software developers and laptop processor limitations during the mid- and late-1990s, a small band of technically-minded people, including the electronic musician Blitter
, pulled together in the late 1990s to engineer the open-source OPEN DSP
EZ-Kit platform, a 16-bit computer designed entirely with a focus on low cost and extensible control and DSP arithmetic capabilities. While this project and similar commercial offerings
never seemed to gain the critical mass needed to sustain long-term interest, perhaps the new Arduino hardware
project from MIT's Processing hardware group
may gain a foothold with Processing
and Pure Data
audio software hobbyists and artists alike, allowing the creative community to extend, enhance and share inventive uses of new technology. Arduino's use has already begun
in fascinating museum installations
around the world, and has become a part of this year's SONAR
and Ars Electronica
posted by Blazecock Pileon
on Aug 12, 2006 -
A video broadcast of György Ligeti's Poème Symphonique for 100 metronomes
(AVI, French), with helpful background on the controversial piece located here
. For those who know French, you may also be interested in 1993's György Ligeti: Portrait, A Documentary by Michel Follin
, showing Ligeti as "the displaced cosmopolitan", through the metaphor of train ride through the European countryside. These and many other avant-garde films can be found at Ubuweb
, including features with William Burroughs
, a recent "performance
" of Cage's 4'33", and Varése and Le Corbusier's 1958 World Fair collaboration Poême électronique
, a 400-speaker soundspace installation predating later, more experimental feedback pieces
posted by Blazecock Pileon
on Jul 2, 2006 -
"Emergency Broadcast Network" has been mentioned before (EBN
), but you have to see it for yourself: YouTube -->
We Will Rock You
, Get Up Get Down
, Psychoactive Drugs
, and even Homicidal Schizophrenic
has something to do with MBM
posted by hypersloth
on Jun 1, 2006 -
is the godfather of electronica, the inventor of ambient music, and producer of the best work by bands like the Talking Heads and U2. Tchad Blake
has helmed the mixing board for Elvis Costello, Tom Waits, Soul Coughing and the Bad Plus, to name just a few. Paul Simon
is one of the most recognized names in pop music both for his work with Art Garfunkel and for his fusion of American pop music with African and South American music. Surprise
is the the album they collaborated on, the new Paul Simon record featuring Eno's signature sonic landscapes all over it, and the entire lovely thing, complete with liner notes, is available to listen to
on Simon's website.
posted by eustacescrubb
on May 9, 2006 -
Nam June Paik
passed away on Sunday
. We'll read educated commentaries
in the next few days, but what I most affectionately remember about him is how his work made me laugh happily during the 70s and 80s. A precursor of video art, he was the first to use plugged tv sets as building blocks in the most playful
ways. His TV Buddha
is arguably an unsurpassed classic (a motionless moving image, an outside observation of an inner meditation, even -why not?- a premonition of a blogger) (this last one is a joke: I told you Paik made me laugh). R.I.P.
posted by bru
on Jan 30, 2006 -
Hippocamp Ruins Sgt Pepper's
A group of electronic artists have worked on a "ruined" version of the Beatles Sgt Pepper's classic. Designed to accompany and contrast with the ".... Ruins Pet Sounds" release from earlier in the year
.... this ruined release exists to be compared and contrasted to the original album and its artistic competitor Pet Sounds.
The original classic is recontextualised through the humour and vision of these artists whose approaches to the tracks aims to re-examine Pepper's through a filter of 2005 technology.
posted by room
on Dec 10, 2005 -
is a often overlooked genre of dance music that is very influential for many genres of dance music that came around it and after it, including Hip-Hop, Dance, Disco, Electric Boogie, Freestyle, Techno and Drum and Bass.
One of the most prominent Electro-Funk DJs was Greg Wilson
, who has set up electrofunkroots.co.uk
to document the history
of Electro-Funk. Wilson interviews Quentin Leo Cook
, (a.k.a. Norman Cook
, a.k.a. Fatboy Slim
) on Cook's impressions of Electro-Funk and how it has influenced him as a music producer and DJ.
Wilson has also provided a personal history
and retrospective mix
of top Electro-Funk songs to A Guy Called Gerald
posted by gen
on Nov 29, 2005 -
looks pretty neat, although I'm skeptical they could produce it for less than traditional paper anytime soon. Such inventions could even be better for our environment
in the long run, although it appears to boil down to personal preference when it comes to Paper vs. Plastic
posted by Guerilla
on Jul 28, 2005 -
Rock has its electric guitar, hip-hop has its turntable/mic, and electronic music has its Roland TB-303. One of the few single instruments that can claim to define the entire genre, its history is an interesting one: "Bassline Baseline is a video essay that investigates the invention, failure and subsequent resurrection of the mythic Roland TB-303 Bass Line music machine in the last two decades of the 20th century."
posted by afx114
on Jul 18, 2005 -
: a family of electronic instruments ‘which hazard unpredictable behaviors and self playing tendencies.’ See, for example, the Alphatron
, the Dual-Primate Console
, and the Courtesy Modulator
. Besides his work as an instrument- and furniture-maker, the Dewanatrons’ co-creator, Brian Dewan
, is a musician
who has collaborated with They Might Be Giants
, among others. He is also a visual artist, who has created numerous filmstrips
, and who was responsible for the ‘flying victrola’ design for the the Neutral Milk Hotel album ‘In The Aeroplane Over the Sea.’
posted by misteraitch
on Apr 21, 2005 -
- Sounds like Autechre
will be doing a radio broadcast of experimental sound on Sunday, April 10th from 3 PM EST until late. The feed already connects to some really weird stuff. Stay tuned, should be fun!
posted by AlexReynolds
on Apr 7, 2005 -
By a weird coincidence, after reading this interview
in New Scientist with three of the engineers who made electronic music possible, I walked by a poster for a documentary film
about Bob Moog. One of my earliest memories of electronic music in the 1970s was an elementary school music teacher who was really into Wendy Carlos'
and Isao Tomita's
early arrangements of classical works for synthesizer. Of course, electronic music history goes back to the 1920s with the theremin
developed as a classical instrument. It has its own web portal
filled with lots of good stuff. And now for something slightly different, Conlon Nancarrow
wrote piano compositions that could not be performed by human hands, demanding the use of a player piano.
posted by KirkJobSluder
on Apr 4, 2005 -
Back in the day reverbs were created using speakers set up in a chamber
to make a studio recording sound like it was in a bigger space. Then springs and plates
were used to record the reverberations from electricity bouncing around metal. Eventually these were modelled in electronics
with varying degrees of success.
But now, as we see, the more things change the more they stay the same and you can participate in the world's first truly global reverb.
posted by klik99
on Feb 24, 2005 -
comprehensive electronic music guide
[flash required] Lists the major electronic music genres with a large number of sub genres and each sub genre has about three to five samples from different artists. Maybe this will get you guys to stop calling paul oakenfold's music 'trance'.
posted by EvilKenji
on Feb 16, 2005 -
Electronic music buffs cite Radiohead's Kid A as their best work. How many know that Idioteque, arguably the stand-out track owes a debt
to Paul Lansky
, sampling as it does Lansky's Mild Und Leise
[mp3 file], a track composed in 1973 on an IBM 360/91 mainframe
. I didn't. Should you find your interest piqued, you might want to read an interview with Lansky
. If that was then, this is now: The excellent music video to Zeal
[Quicktime] by Plaid
, which, although a very different beast, is an excellent indicator of how far electronic music has come. [Probably NSFW].
posted by nthdegx
on Feb 9, 2004 -
"If voting could really change things, it would be illegal."
More fun from Diebold: on Tuesday, two PA-based student groups announced they will engage in "electronic civil disobedience" by ignoring Diebold's demands to remove public access to leaked memos from Diebold offices, which indicate among other things "...that Diebold, which counts the votes in 37 states, knowingly created an electronic system which allows anyone with access to the machines to add and delete votes without detection."
posted by XQUZYPHYR
on Oct 22, 2003 -
"e-filing" your land transactions - could it streamline
a process that is quite cumbersome? 11 of the 21 counties in New Jersey are working to convert their current paper-based system of filings to an electronic format. Some say it would lower mortgage costs and time constraints because of the movement of paper. Some say it's a disaster waiting to happen. I think it would be an excellent move and would give NJ some first mover status (I think?) to be proud of.
posted by djspicerack
on Dec 23, 2002 -
is a great collection of amazing electronic and ambient mp3s(try the Cerebellum
, Red Lines
for good examples), mostly from unknown artists. The mp3s rotate monthly, and there's a mailing list you can join to remind you when the music changes. You've already missed the previous seven installments, but there's plenty more to go around...
posted by 40 Watt
on Sep 26, 2002 -
Coming soon to a supermarket checkout lane near you --
E Ink Corporation's "Ink in Motion" displays will look like a piece of cardboard (like the back of a chewing gum display box), but will flash a graphic
at you. To follow: larger indoor and outdoor signage, screens on PDA devices, etc. Better angle visibility, brightness, contrast, than electronic screens; runs forever on a small battery. Comprehensive and informative site
about technology that has gotten little attention but could revolutionize display technology, the sign business, point-of-purchase marketing, and publishing. (Previous 2001 MeFi mention in a comment but much new info.)
posted by beagle
on May 23, 2002 -