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Aphex Twin: Collapse EP Album Review

Just four years into Aphex Twin’s post-comeback career, Richard D. James is making some of the best music of his life. Maybe that sounds like hyperbole or provocation. He’s got a formidable track record, after all: Between 1991 and 2001, he turned electronic music on its ear more than once, giving …

Aphex Twin

Lavalier Microphone Techniques For Field Recording

Back on my first ever recording trip to Iceland in 2013, it was environmental recordist Chris Watson who first taught me that you can simply mount a …

Mad Max

The Breakaway Day Run

A solar observatory in New Mexico is evacuated for a week and the FBI is investigating. No one will say why.

SUNSPOT, N.M. — At a small solar observatory tucked away in the woods of a national forest here, scientists and other personnel were commanded last week to leave at once. A week later, the facility remains vacant, and no one is willing to say why.<p>The mysterious and lengthy evacuation, in a state …

New Mexico

Roland's latest keytar is more 80s than ever: AX-Edge

“Shoulder synthesizer”? “Strap-on keyboard?” No, Roland is calling their latest keytar a keytar – and giving into 80s retro vibes. And it’s a …

Music Production

This Side of Nowhere with Veronica Vasicka – The Women of French ’80s Synth Pop

Artwork by Henrik Büren<p>We dive into music from leading women in France’s underground synthpop scene, featuring Nini Raviolette, Deux, and X-Ray …

Synthpop

American Psycho Author Bret Easton Ellis Tells Us Where Patrick Bateman Would Be Today

After 25 years I'm occasionally and increasingly asked by readers of a book I published in 1991 called <i>American Psycho</i> (later made into a movie in …

Manhattan

Stranded Astronauts Orbit Earth as Nuclear War Rages in This Stunning Short

With a stark black-and-white palette that resembles manga art come to life, Tomasz Popakul’s <i>Black</i> tells a <i>Twilight Zone</i>-ish tale of two astronauts who …

Loneliness

Jurassic World Toys Alpha Training Blue

This fits your .<p>by entering your model number.<p>Train your own interactive dinosaur with Alpha Training Blue, based on fan-favorite Velociraptor Blue …

A monstrous primer on the works of H.P. Lovecraft

Your guide to the fantasy author’s nightmarish must-reads<p>In the realm where science fiction, horror and fantasy meet lives the work of Howard Phillips Lovecraft, who endures as one of the world’s most imaginative writers. His mythos of interstellar deities and sinister forces has inspired …

Books

Scientists finally observed ‘God Particle’ behavior that supports our understanding of physics

It’s been over half a decade since scientists working with the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) managed to capture what they believed was the elusive “God …

Physics

Amazing Photos from the Inside of a Cello

Adrian Borda is an artist (surrealist painter) and photographer from Reghin, Romania. Inspired by an old print campaign for the Berlin Philharmonic, …

Photography

There’s a new global ranking of gun deaths. Here’s where the U.S. stands

In 2016, more than 250,000 people worldwide died as a result of firearms, and half of all of those deaths came from six nations, including the …

Public Health

Join in the chant: Inside the cult of EBM

Holly Dicker goes deep on the 30-year tradition that's infiltrated modern dance music.

THE GREAT COMPOSERS CV-LONDON-92 https://t.co/9nQadXu7FH

RA Sessions: Suzanne Ciani - Improvisation on Four Sequences for RA

YouTube

Part 1: Quadraphonic Master Class with Suzanne Ciani

Audio Recording

How I Recorded My First Ever Ambience Library

How to Perform a Reverse Image Search the Easy Way

If you’ve stumbled across an image on the internet—perhaps on your favorite social media site—and you want to know more about it, you can always ask …

Pin 1 Problem

The purpose of this site is to share information about what is known or more accurately "UNKNOWN" as a PIN 1 PROBLEM in the audio industry. The term …

Watch Reddit's Favorite Worldwide Webcams

Kitten Academy Live Stream<p>Webcams make the world feel magic, and that’s why they’ve survived 17 years on the internet. The webcam has evolved from …

Times Square

Blue Light Is Causing The Human Eye to Attack Itself

Not good.<p>Excessive exposure to blue light isn't great for our eyes, contributing to a slow loss of vision over the course of a lifetime.<p>Scientists …

Age-Related Macular Degeneration

8 Lessons Ansel Adams Can Teach You About Photography

Ansel Adams is one of the titans of photographic history. When I started as a photographer, I was primarily interested in landscape photography. I …

Chris Watson and Jana Winderen in the interview with Robert Dornhelm

10 Excellent New Sci-Fi and Fantasy Shorts You Need to Check Out

Sometimes, you’ve got the bandwidth for watching the extended cut of a superhero movie plus all its special features, or binge-watching an entire TV …

Behemoth, bully, thief: how the English language is taking over the planet

No language in history has dominated the world quite like English does today. Is there any point in resisting? By Jacob Mikanowski<p>On 16 May, a lawyer named Aaron Schlossberg was in a New York cafe when he heard several members of staff speaking Spanish. He reacted with immediate fury, threatening …

Trump Administration

628-year-old fake news: Scientists prove Turin Shroud not genuine (again)

The Turin Shroud is a fake.<p>That is the verdict of Catholic Bishop Pierre d’Arcis who has written to tell the Pope it was “a clever sleight of hand” …

30 years of Akira – teenage kicks, anime-style

When Akira was released in 1988 it sent shockwaves through the film world – both in Japan and in the west. Audiences hadn’t seen anything quite like …

Test: Behringer Model D, un nuovo Moog??

Moog Minimoog Model D. Questo è il nome del sintetizzatore analogico per antonomasia divenuto, nei decenni, un’autentica icona. Inimitabile nella …