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    Welcome to one of the internet's longest-running (20 years!) sites for electronic music - those who enjoy it, and those who make it!

    Our community of music fans and makers welcomes you to join us in varied discussions about electronic music, the making of electronic music, tips, and techniques as well as other discussions about popular media and news today. We're a varied bunch from all over the globe, from many different age groups and backgrounds.

    Whether a search for a particular artist brought you here or you stumbled upon us by accident, you'll find a community of like-minded individuals to share your thoughts and passions about electronic music with here.

    We'd love for you to join us, so simply use the links to do so and you'll be on your way!

    Please note that all new or renewing accounts require a paid annual subscription for as little as 3.00 USD a year, and we have several packages to choose from. You can pay via PayPal using your debit or credit card, or PayPal account.

    Have a browse around, and once you're ready to join, use the links on the site to do so. We've got a lot planned for our anniversary year, so it's a great time to sign up!

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  1. General Discussion

    1. Music Discussion

      For discussing music (not the creation of; that's for the EKT forums), artists, and tracks, for artists OTHER than the ones in our Featured Artists forum. Off-topic threads/posts will be moved and/or deleted.

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    2. WATMM Featured Artists

      The best place to keep up on news and information about your favourite WATMM featured artists, or to discuss their music with fellow fans.

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    3. General Banter

      Discuss anything and everything here, but please keep discussions about any of the featured WATMM artists to their appropriate subforums, or new music releases or live shows and dates to theirs.

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  2. Expert Knob Twiddlers

    1. EKT General Discussion

      Like to twiddle knobs (virtual or otherwise)? Talk about the music making experience here and share some tips and tricks you've picked up along the way.

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    2. Your Latest Creations

      Got a new track you'd like to share with everyone? A work in progress you're quite not sure which way to take? Here's the place for 'em.

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    3. EKT New Releases

      Just finished a new EP or LP you'd like to share or announce to your fellow EKTers? This is the place for it! Please only post about "finished" works, no one-off tracks or WIPs - that's better suited for YLC or EKT General Discussion. Also, if your works appear on a compilation, be sure to get the permission of the compilation owner before posting any links to download tracks - yours or the compilation in general.

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  • Our picks

    • Happy 25th anniversary, WATMM.
      Happy 25th anniversary, WATMM.
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    • Post in Dostrotime [2024]
      Listening party next Thursday, RSVP on Bandcamp. 

      https://squarepusher.bandcamp.com/merch/dostrotime-listening-party

       
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    • Dostrotime [2024]
      Purchase link will be added when it is available.

      Catalog number is WARPDD366. Album length is 59:09.

      Release date: 01 March 2024

      Will be available as:

      Vinyl 2xLP, Coloured Vinyl (Neon Pink vinyl)


      Vinyl 2xLP (Black vinyl)


      CD


      WAV 24bit (24-bit lossless)


      WAV/FLAC (16-bit lossless)


      MP3 (320kbps, LAME Encoded)




      Tracklist:

      Arkteon 1 [03:00]


      Enbounce [06:30]


      Wendorlan [06:19] [If the YouTube link doesn't work, click here.]


      Duneray [06:29]


      Kronmec [04:37]


      Arkteon 2 [02:33]


      Holorform [04:44]


      Akkranen [05:29]


      Stromcor [05:02]


      Domelash [06:18]


      Heliobat [03:47]


      Arkteon 3 [04:21]




      How the album was teased/found:
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    • Blackbox Life Recorder Album Art Template
      I wasn't originally planning on doing this, but I really like the album art for Blackbox Life Recorder and the more I looked at it the more I wanted to see if I could recreate it like I did with the Collapse artwork. I came up with something that I thought was half decent and I would be remiss if I did not share it with fellow fans in case at least one person might want to use it.

      Just like the Collapse template, I've made it so that you can upload any image that you want and it will automatically adhere to the 3d cube (just make sure the image is a square, otherwise it will be stretched). This template unfortunately uses the more resource-intensive rendering engine in order to mimic the lighting and shadows more closely, so your computer will chug along a bit as it renders. It shouldn't take any more than a few minutes unless you have a really old computer. If you have a laptop, the fans will most likely kick on quite loudly. The file is in the .zip attached and you can download Blender for free to use it.

      I've included a screenshot with instructions in the file. It's not completely foolproof for people who have never used Blender for modeling and rendering, but I've tried my best to make it as easy as possible for anyone to try it out. If you want to live preview the image before rendering, hold the Z button and slide up to Rendered in the viewport section with the cube in it. To switch back, hold the Z button and slide to the right to Solid. If you keep it on the Rendered screen for too long it will eat up resources, so I would do that only to see briefly what it looks like and then switch back to the Solid view.

      I've attached some test renders, one with a similar texture to the album art as well as others with different tones and colors just to see how they would look:




      aphex_blackbox_template.zip
        • Big Brain
        • Burger
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    • Aphex Twin - Blackbox Life Recorder 21f / in a room7 F760 [WAP480C] (July 28, 2023)
      Blackbox Life Recorder 21f / in a room7 F760 by Aphex Twin

       
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