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  1. just re-reading some of the news articles going around in 2010 when richard casually announced that he "has six albums already completed". everyone on the techno scene was hyped, and there were loads of threads about it in here. if you were here in 2010, you'll remember just how exciting this was. we were all running around guessing what these albums could be, what they sounded like. and of course it was impossible to know - that was the magic of it. well, here we are. how do we fare? this material has surfaced in various places. first we had the Noyzelab Interview Tracks - released alongside richard's SYROBONKUS article...
    18 points
  2. "I’ve been approached several times to “make an NFT.” So far, nothing has convinced me that there is anything worth making in that arena. “Worth making” for me implies bringing something into existence that adds value to the world, not just to a bank account. If I had primarily wanted to make money, I would have had a different career as a different kind of person. I probably wouldn’t have chosen to be an artist. NFTs seem to me just a way for artists to get a little piece of the action from global capitalism, our own cute little version of financialization. How sweet — now artists can become little...
    16 points
  3. I've been cancelled by my wife's entire family for sending her unvaccinated antivax cousin the dancing african pallbearers gif after hearing the news that she has covid. The joke didn't go over as I'd expected
    15 points
  4. i'm definitely not in the camp of people who think burial is a genius and sometimes when i read stuff like mark fisher or simon reynolds i think they're going full boomer cringe on how seriously they take burial's music. we're completely immersed in the era of "takes" where people can't like things without claiming how Important and Very Serious it all is. this isn't burial's fault as far as i can tell, it's just people hear something and feel a mood from it and get all excited and then go post about how it's the most important shit that has ever happened in history. from my perspective this new...
    13 points
  5. I promised myself that I wouldn't get caught up in any of the hot-button conversations in here anymore, but I can't not comment on this: one is an artificially scarce piece of data, a digital certificate of ownership of sorts - not even the original artwork - with extremely speculative valuation which no-one pays for with actual money, but with other pieces of data with similar speculative value; the other is a way to almost directly support labels and artists whose music is being appreciated, with actual money, with no artificial scarcity, with infinite reproducibility and oftentimes with actual artistic value and creativity behind them. Most NFTs are a travesty...
    13 points
  6. finally got around to making my list. great thread - and a great year of new music. downstairs J - basement, etc… (Incienso) Ross From Friends - Tread (Brainfeeder) Martinou - Rift (Nous'klaer Audio) Lone - Always Inside Your Head (Greco-Roman) Facta - Blush (Wisdom Teeth) Skee Mask - Pool (Ilian Tape) Holy Other - Lieve (ホ) Hoavi - Invariant (peak oil) Hoavi - Music for Six Rooms (Balmat) Overmono - fabric presents Overmono (fabric Records) xphresh - xephon (3XL) DJ Seinfeld - Mirrors (Ninja Tune) Reptant - Return To Planet X'trapolis (LKR Records) Joy Orbison - still slipping vol. 1 (XL Recordings) CFCF - memoryland (BGM Solutions) DARKSIDE -...
    12 points
  7. hi guys, around this time last year I reached out to the forum while conducting my thesis research to try and better understand the history and online essence of idm culture I framed idm as a disorganized online idm subculture, situating its history in rave culture and the impact that the UK rave movement and internet had on the formation of similar communities. I talked about self-identity, authenticity, social capital, cultural practices, the mainstream & underground, and some critical issues in race/gender inclusion that are quite general in the context of popular electronic music I'm happy to share this final product with you - I graduated in september and I...
    11 points
  8. https://musikausstrom.bandcamp.com/music Exciting stuff. Much of this was formative to me.
    11 points
  9. Here's a selection of albums from Bandcamp that caught my attention and ear in 2021; with the exception of the first one, I've culled compilations. I bought almost a thousand releases (I don't do single tracks) during the year, about 20 % physical (CDs and vinyl), but a third was disqualified because they were not released in 2021. The list is not exhaustive or in any particular order, and I apologise for filter failure - I hate making preference-based ordered lists.
    11 points
  10. there is definitely a difference between most pieces of art, be they physical or digital (or whatever) and an NFT. NFTs are not ownership of...anything. they're a receipt that says you own a thing that you do not own in any traditional sense of the word. a stupid physical turntable that costs 11k can be picked up, used, held, broken, thrown into a lake, looked at, resold, etc. you can create one million NFTs that all say 'i own the picture of Aphex Twin that someone took in an airplane where he's dropping a USB drive" and sell it to one million different people and they all have the exact...
    11 points
  11. This thread has been so awesome to read. I'm turbo-fortunate enough to have been helping Michael with the MAS™ relaunch (the 15 year old 90s Funkstörung fan-boi in me is still a bit gobsmacked too, to be honest). He's been totally bowled over by the love and everyone reconnecting with the catalogue and sends his biggest danke to everyone so far. He's digging through more old DATs as we speak for hopefully the next batch of split-label re-issues and more classics... and he just sent me previews for the next 6 (!) all-new releases, and (no spoilers, but) holy crap... this stuff is insane! 😵
    10 points
  12. There's some beautiful moments in it, but they're fleeting moments with no real connection to each other. If I was to guess, this is a collection of 30-60 second loops that he has made/collected over the years (perhaps as prototypes for longer tracks that never materialised) and rather than using them for outros at the end of "proper" tunes like he usually does, he has made an LP-length collage of them, using the familiar vinyl crackle to separate each section. It's sort of a Burial ambient compilation, which is still cool, but it feels so fractured that it's hard to really connect with, because by the time you're invested emotionally...
    10 points
  13. the 10 best releases i heard this year in a vaguely most-listened-to order: Tom Hall - Failed Attempts At Silence Bisk - Vacation Package Rime Trails - Youth Blush to the Snow - Nightfall / The Golden Hour DJ Stingray 313 - Molecular Level Solutions Andy Stott - Never The Right Time Datassette - Zetex Barker - BARKER002 Tony Jaguar - No Return Taylor Deupree - Mur and honorable mentions that i listened to a lot but not as much as those^ (or only recently heard) and are also very good, in no particular order: Synalegg - Patchwork-02 exm - Post Acuem Owen Gilbride - I heard the sound of...
    10 points
  14. Well, you can't just inject any old shit into your body.
    10 points
  15. all i'll say is that aleksi has brought me more musical joy and good feelings than anyone else on the new releases front page so why would i stop listening now
    10 points
  16. Removal Equation has floated around on my neglected soundcloud for ages. this version is mastered. It began in 2004-ish as an Audiomulch patch i used for playing some ambient shows in Portland. Eventually I made a recording. these 2 tracks are the result. free/name your price. please share via your social media if you feel like it. credits released December 22, 2021 mastered at Panic Studios by John McCaig Disencumber is all random stuff from the hard drive. some pretty old some more recent. modular, software, all sorts. this is collection of tracks that were oddballs and didn't fit w/any other release or were sitting on the hard drive too...
    9 points
  17. "WATMM users can use one of eight reactions to communicate value: ‘Like’, ‘Thanks’, ‘Haha’, ‘Confused’, ‘Sad’, ‘Facepalm’, ‘Burger’, ‘Farnsworth’, or ‘Big Brain’. While the first five reactions are self-explanatory, the other four remain ambiguous, even to some users (2021)" I can hardly express how much I love knowing that this text was read by whomever was tasked with reviewing your thesis. I'm only that far, but it already wins the entire internet and also most of cyberspace. 🍻
    9 points
  18. This might already well known but was news to me. A ton of samples from this are in deco Loc Right down to that little smash sound at 0:19, which appears at 3:00 in deco Loc (one of my favourite moments on the record). Thought this was really cool. Found by someone on the autechre subreddit
    9 points
  19. It’s like an encyclopedia of depressed-looking hipsters.
    9 points
  20. NFT’s are what gives me hope thaT my brain stroked out during a whopper acid/mdma combo on New Year’s Eve 2014. every time I smell burnt toast I just know that someone has minted a slack-jawed monkey wearing the zippered clothing from MJ’s ‘Bad’ music video and it sold for 134k in online pedo dubloons is this heaven or did I fuck up somewhere?
    9 points
  21. ENG Synalegg is a French computer artist. I discovered his work when “Beating the Odds” was released on Conditional, and have been obsessed with his music since then. Raw yet refined and deliberate, concise and luxuriant all at once, what I heard teemed personality and singularity. “Computer Series”, released last September via OOH Sound, was another musical slap in my face. A proper technical tour de force : for that record, Synalegg has built his own generative compositional system (using Pure Data) and has used it exclusively for all his audio needs. To oversimplify a complex process, his custom patch can synthesize, compose and produce a fully fledged, release-ready piece...
    8 points
  22. The rhythmic rustling around eight minutes into The PlcCpC is so fucking masterful. Having a relisten to Quaristice (versions) to christen my new last.fm account/new computer. The springy bell sound starting around 4:13 in Perlence range 3. Fuuuuuuuuuck. This shit gets better and better and it's already 14 years old and remains leaps and bounds ahead of a lot of other things. I am grateful Tankakern gets the "triple feature" treatment appearing on the main LP, the dubs (Tankraken), and Quadrange (Tkakanren). How physical some of these sounds are for something so digitally produced is in itself a mindfuck like no other. This applies to a lot more than just...
    8 points
  23. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2-LDT8J14PR2kSRIZLDWiA
    8 points
  24. ^ that's a 4/4 beat though lol
    8 points
  25. So is it common knowledge 'round here that "Port Rhombus" is a reference to wine gums? I just realized it last night... while eating wine gums.
    8 points
  26. spent christmas eve with my synths, thought i'd share a cozy moment here 🙂 merry berry
    8 points
  27. Finally some new Monolith, been waiting for this one for a while. About 45:00 into this mix I believe
    7 points
  28. o u t n o w MMLXXVII | exm (bandcamp.com)
    7 points
  29. Taken aback by No Country for Old Men. Just watched it for the first time.
    7 points
  30. https://schematicmusiccompany.bandcamp.com/album/xiz10s Melted_Self returns with an EP consisting of 6 tracks. For an optimal listening experience, listen to each track one at a time in the prescribed order. Side effects include but are not limited to: dizziness, irritation, euphoria, headaches, and in some cases, mild amusement. Synthesis and Sequencing: Iridium, T1, Digitone, Cubase. Artwork: Andrew Bates Mastering: Roc Jiménez de Cisneros
    7 points
  31. 7 points
  32. good. fuck Spotify. Long live Bandcamp.
    7 points
  33. @species8472 those hoavi records are both so good. even tho it came out like a month ago, music for six rooms is one of my most listened to records this year i think.
    7 points
  34. For me, it's been another great year of new artist and label discovery, with some excellent releases by staple artists. Special Shout Outs Tom Hall: discovered via WATMM and totally hooked (thank you @auxien) Failed Attempts at Silence is an amazing album Miho Hatori: Been picking up the Cibo Matto re-issues this year, so she'e been back on my radar. Between Isekai and Slice of Life is a kick ass album. Shame there isn't a physical release. Makes me want to go out and dance. Axis Records: Too much to keep up with, still working my way through the releases, but Jeroen Search's Alpha Centauri (thank you @brian trageskin), Jeff...
    7 points
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