Virtual mix cd for you (79:40)

August 28, 2016


Blue Orchids – A Year With No Head
Suicide – Keep Your Dreams
Tubeway Army – It Must Have Been Years
Swell Maps – Full Moon In My Pocket
Josef K – Crazy To Exist
Japan – Television
Black Grape – Words
Demander – O Eleanor
American Pinup – Somewhere In Between
Letters To Cleo – You Dirty Rat
The Eames Era – Listen For The Sun
The Meow Twins – Paint
The Autocollants – Four And A Half
Nu Sensae – First Born
Candy Hearts – Brooklyn Bridge
Bad Religion – In The Night
Social Distortion – So Far Away
The Distillers – World Comes Tumblin’ Down
The Gits – Sign Of The Crab
Svetlanas – Double Agent
The Kirby Grips – Put Another Record On
Mecca Normal – I Walk Alone
La Luz – Black Hole, Weirdo Shrine
Kidneythieves – Crazy
The Corin Tucker Band – Dragon


August 13, 2016

Beatstep ‘n’ Microbrute

August 13, 2016

I’m having an inordinate amount of fun with these machines. On the left is the Arturia Beatstep, a sequencer and controller. On the right is the Arturia Microbrute analog synthesizer. The Microbrute has its own built-in sequencer but it doesn’t allow for the dynamic control that the Beatstep offers. I’ve been making multitrack pieces with these gadgets using my Tascam DP-008, a great little machine in the venerable Portastudio line. No computer necessary!


August 11, 2016

Opacity, humility, tenacity:
spark-gap vs. ”connection”—
everything in cycles,
everything emergent.

July 9, 2016

Genesis Breyer P-Orridge on life, art and the quest for pandrogeny

July 3, 2016

How do you feel about playing Russia in the future, with the current situation over the new anti-gay law? Some artists have said they would boycott the country, but perhaps you feel that wouldn’t be helpful?

Oh no, we’re going to go and confront it, that’s our job, that’s the nature of what we do. We have to take a stand on behalf of all proclivities, all various forms of sexual preference or social preference, basically freedom. It’s always under attack, has been for thousands of years, and it’s time our species woke up and spoke for itself. If everybody turned their backs on the cops and ignored them, and laughed at all the politicians and didn’t bother voting, it would collapse. But that would mean we would all have the responsibility of sharing, of being generous to each other, being kind, lending each other resources to make things work. We’d have to completely rethink how we related to our own species. It would be very, very chaotic for a while, but ultimately it’s the job of every species to maximise its non-damaging impact on the universe.

via Genesis Breyer P-Orridge on life, art and the quest for pandrogeny

June 29, 2016

I’m late to the Courtney Barnett fan club, but I’m definitely in it.