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ART SEX MUSIC: in conversation with Cosey Fanni Tutti

Cosey Fanni Tutti, 2017, © Ross Trevail It deals with that most basic part of us, which is our sexuality… I mean it can cripple people Cosey Fanni …

Mind

The Gristleizer: 4 modules emerge from the sound of Throbbing Gristle

Future Sound Systems The Gristleizer · Source: Future Sound Systems<p><b>Future Sounds Systems (FSS) announced a new range of Eurorack modules at</b> …

Guitar

It Begins...

I finished setting up my second PG52B. Well it's actually my third, but that's a long story. The PG52 system is pretty close in many respects to a …

A Hoarder Vindicated (Part Two)

I collect springs. It's what I do. When my gel pen runs out I remove the spring before chucking the barrel into the recycling basket (oh yes we have …

!!VURT!!

Mentioned in an incoherent Matrixsynth post in 2009 and almost ignored since then. As far as we can find, it was made in 1958 and uses twelve Tesla …

Tesla

MODULAR WALL PERFORMANCE - Junkie XL (Studio Time: Season 2)

Modular

Why Every DJ Should Understand The 5 Rhythms Dance System

Imagine there was a DJ who could reliably get a group of people to dance wildly for several hours on a Sunday morning with no drugs or alcohol. You'd …

All Over the World

Researchers shut down AI that invented its own language

An artificial intelligence system being developed at Facebook has created its own language. It developed a system of code words to make communication …

Artificial Intelligence

The best new free VST/AU plugin effects to download in 2017

Free FX<p><b>We’ve already told you about some of</b> <b>the best free plugin synths</b> <b>of the past 12 months, and now our look back at the year in freeware moves on</b> …

Guitar

Will we be able to control the killer robots of tomorrow?

From ship-hunting Tomahawk missiles and sub-spying drone ships to semi-autonomous UAV swarms and situationally-aware reconnaissance robots, the Pentagon has long sought to protect its human forces with the use of robotic weapons. But as these systems gain ever-greater degrees of intelligence and …

Intelligence

Life in Hell Archives

Trent Reznor’s Soundtrack To The Apocalypse

“Is drinking apricot LaCroix going to harm my credibility?” asks Trent Reznor, taking a sip of his fancy seltzer, eyebrow raised. He’s sitting in the …

Nine Inch Nails

Ravens have paranoid, abstract thoughts about other minds

Cementing their status as the most terrifying of all the birds, a new study has found that ravens are able to imagine being spied upon -- a level of …

Birds

Free Texts : Download & Streaming

Aphex Twin Speaks To Ex. Korg Engineer Tatsuya Takahashi

TT: Any chance you could share the tracks separately? There might be something we could do with that and a lot of people will be interested in seeing …

Music

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An Army grunt's astonishing 1970 photos capture a hellish Vietnam firefight

Trying to kill a sniper<p>An entire Army base versus a lone Viet Cong<p>In April 1970, 22-year-old James Speed Hensinger, an enlisted man in the U.S. Army’s 173rd Airborne Brigade, was stationed at a compound in Phu Tai, west of the coastal city of Qui Nhon, Vietnam.<p>Over the course of several nights, a …

War

Vactrol Folks (Part Two)

The vactrol project mutated into a triple passive VCA/Low Pass Gate with selectable filters on each LPG. On top of that I seem to have developed a …

The creators of SparkNotes

...Chris asks to hear another ghost story. The narrator tells him about a man named <b>Phaedrus</b>, who spent his life hunting for a ghost, only to become a …

Augmenting Ableton: 5 Creative Tips With External Devices

One of the most fun ways to use a DAW is to add outboard devices - synths, MIDI controllers, and more. Today's article is a guest post from Ableton …

Tutorials

Making sounds with Suzanne Ciani, America's first female synth hero

She was one of the few women working in sound design during the 1970s and here she talks about a long career, from appearing on Letterman to how she ended up making the famous Coke noise<p>It might not seem so much of a stretch any more, but imagine spending your entire life in a tempestuous …

Industrial legend Drew McDowall on Coil and confronting global crisis

<i>Drew McDowall is legendary for his contributions to experimental greats Coil and Psychic TV, but over the past few years he’s forged his own path,</i> …

Music

A neuroscientist explains the radical theory that our free will is just an illusion

Dean Buonomano, a professor at UCLA and author of "Your Brain Is a Time Machine: The Neuroscience and Physics of Time", gives a simple explanation of the theory of eternalism. Following is a transcript of the video.<p><i>It seems that everything in the universe has already happened under eternalism.</i><p><i>In</i> …

Consciousness

Noam Chomsky: The GOP Is Still the Most Dangerous Organization in Human History

In a new interview with BBC Newsnight, Professor Noam Chomsky repeated his previous claim that the Republican Party is the most dangerous …

Sounds Natural [EPISODE]

In 1999, a nature documentary called Wolves came out in IMAX theaters. The film was designed to combat the misinformation campaigns of the ranching …

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Repeating, Shouting, Pointing: Fixmer/McCarthy Interviewed

As Terence Fixmer and Douglas McCarthy ex of Nitzer Ebb prepare to bring their full-throttling collaboration Fixmer/McCarthy to the UK this weekend, …

9 things that every Eurorack beginner should know

<b>A modular synth is a one whose components come as individual modules, enabling the user to define the functions and layouts of the system, and the</b> …

West Coast

Attack of the clones: Is Behringer's Minimoog a synth replica too far?

<i>Budget gear manufacturer Behringer has been both criticized and lauded for its decision to clone several classic synthesizers. The practice is legal,</i> …

Star Wars Prequel Trilogy