Synthesizers

Affordable DIY synth kit aimed at all ages needs crowdfunding help

<b>A new DIY synth kit has launched on Indiegogo called makeAsynth, and the maker needs your help in reaching the $1,000 goal.</b><p>The chief aim of the …

Music Technology

Sonicsmith Squaver P1+ & Convertor+ review

<b>We took a look at the Sonicsmith Modulor A1 synth a few months back.</b><p>This diminutive synth module was restricted to a simple combination of VCO, VCA …

Music Technology

The Distinct Soundtrack of Films Made in the 1980s

In a nostalgic video essay, Julian Palmer of The Discarded Image took a look at the rather distinctive film soundtracks of the 1980s, how they were …

Offbeat News

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Like William Basinski or Grouper, Emily A. Sprague knows how to find the sublime in repetition. The Florist bandleader’s solo work tends to home in on a single musical phrase, then unspool it carefully until all of its dimensions come to light. Her latest piece, “Piano 2 (Mount Vision),” taken from …

Keyboards

‘Halloween’ Soundtrack: John Carpenter’s New Score Nods to His Horror Classic and Teases ‘The Shape Returns’ — Listen

Michael Myers is back, and he's got a reworked jam to prove it.<p>When original “Halloween” director offered remake director David Gordon Green some …

Michael Myers

Chosen One of the Day: Sarah Brightman and Hot Gossip's "I Fell in Love with a Starship Trooper"

Space disco (disco, but <i>IN SPACE</i>!) was a brief but white-hot musical genre in the late seventies, inspired by the wave of genre films taking over the …

Star Trek

Madge Is a DIY Electro Pop Wizard

Alongside her new track “How to Play”, we spoke to the LA-based artist about going from strict Mormonism to eclectic beatmaker.<p>What were you doing as a teenager? The answer to that question probably depends on your background. If you grew up in Britain, chances are you were busy drinking WKD at the …

Songwriting

EHX's Mod Rex offers a world of polyrhythmic modulation possibilities

<b>Electro-harmonix has revealed Mod Rex, an all-new polyrhythmic modulator which they're calling 'a kinetic tour-de-force'.</b><p>It's built around four …

Music Technology

Tiptop Audio's new Forbidden Planet module is a sci-fi filter for Eurorack

<b>A multi-mode filter inspired by the Steiner-Parker Synthacon.</b><p>Tiptop Audio’s next Eurorack module is a sci-fi themed multi-mode filter called …

Synthesizers

Synth City: Sep 18th 2018 on Phoenix 98 FM

This is Synth City (ROT) the rerun, taken from the live radio show; broadcast on Phoenix 98FM: On Sep 11th 2018 <br>We had new tracks this week from The …

Synthesizers

Moebial Studios Details Aquamarine, Kickstarter Pushed Back To October 2

Moebial Studios Details Aquamarine, Kickstarter Pushed Back To October 2<p>/ September 19, 2018 at 10:00 AM / Gaming, Gaming News<p><i>Aquamarine</i> is an …

Keyboards

Inbox Jukebox Track of the Day: The Transcendent Motorik Jam "Alt" by Seattle Bliss-Rockers somesurprises

The title track to somesurprises' <i>Alt</i> EP is one of the most sublime krautrock homages Seattle has ever produced. by Dave Segalsomesurprises show some …

Bands

Premiere: Strategy - Forgotten Encounter

Portland producer Strategy has clocked up over 20 years in the dance music game, and has to be considered as one of the most versatile producers out …

Dance Music

Villagers Are Modern Day Adult Contemporary Music

The Art of Pretending to Swim<p>Domino<p>21 September 2018<p>In the recent past, maybe before 2010 or so, Villagers (neé Conor O'Brien) could conceivably be …

Adam Levine

Meditate with Laraaji

Call Edward Larry Gordon (Laraaji) New Age, but he’s not new to music. Since the late Seventies, the Philly native has performed aural meditations on …

Austin

Christine and the Queens Is Boldly Reimagining Pop

Christine and the Queens, the pop project that’s the brainchild of French singer-choreographer-producer Hélöise Letissier, has always been about …

Synthpop

Intertwine return with the ocean blue gleam of “Let Go”

Having already started making up for the gap between 2015's Goraikoo album with June's "Tokyo" single, Tarjei Ekelund's project (now a trio with …

Synthesizers

10 albums to listen to in fall 2018

A secretly recorded live album, an indie rock supergroup and Lil Wayne’s long-awaited release are among our most anticipated this season.

Lil Wayne

Brits in Hot Weather #6: Fröst, Peter Ibbetson, Vulgarians, Dahlia Sleeps, Freddie Frampton

Welcome one and all to another brand-spanking new edition of Brits in Hot Weather. If you thought the last edition was good, then this one is …

Post Punk

Check Out John Carpenter’s Reworked Theme for the New HALLOWEEN

The recent world premiere of David Gordon Green’s <i>Halloween</i> at TIFF (our review here) has us very excited. The general buzz afterward was extremely …

Michael Myers

Major Lazer Honor South Africa With New Song, Video ‘Okrant/Balance Pon It’

Major Lazer recruited South African singer Babes Wodumo for their booming new song “Orkant/Balance Pon It,” highlighted by auto-tuned choruses, …

New Singles

John Carpenter Revisits His 'Halloween' Theme With "The Shape Returns": Listen

You could make a decent case that John Carpenter’s original 1978 horror classic <i>Halloween</i> is one of the two or three most influential American movies …

John Carpenter

Neur(o)n Live Jacophonic Festival 2018 Portbou (Walter Benjamin Memorial)

Neur(o)n Live Jacophonic Festival 2018 Portbou (Walter Benjamin Memorial) with modular synth only

Synthesizers

Nicole Moudaber Makes Moby's 'Mere Anarchy' Clubbier and More Haunting

We live in strange times, plagued by luxurious escape and ever-present anxieties. Dance music services both those masks when it's done right, and …

Moby

Take a listen to 'The Shape Returns' from the Halloween soundtrack

Michael Myers is back, and he’s bringing his killer theme music back with him. This October, horror fans will get to see a “back to basics” approach …

Michael Myers

Prince fans petition federal authorities to open grand jury investigation into 2016 death

MINNEAPOLIS – Thousands of Prince fans are asking federal authorities to open a grand jury investigation into his death.<p>The petition to the U.S. Attorney’s Office has been signed by more than 6,000 people. One of the petition’s organizers, Nicole Welage, says more answers are needed about the rock …

Miami Beach

Menace Beach Pick Up Where They Left Off with 'Black Rainbow Sound'

Using indie rock as their main platform, Menace Beach has been exploring the trajectories of the genre with adjacent sounds in noise rock and …

Post Punk

A Cyberpunk Detective Game About Finding Rogue Androids

In <i>Subserial Network</i>, humanity as we know it doesn’t exist. Instead, synthetic beings populate the world. They live mostly normal lives. There’s only …

Gaming (UK)

Georgia Anne Muldrow shares "Aerosol" ahead of new album

<b>Georgia Anne Muldrow</b> might finally get the recognition she deserves. The Los Angeles-bred producer and singer has a new album called <i>Overload</i> arriving …

New Albums

String Machines 2 – Warm Vintage Sounds by UVI Review

String Machines 2 – Warm Vintage Sounds by UVI ReviewString Machines 2 is an organic, warm sounding library which comes with that cheap factor as …

Keyboards