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  1. I do like the idea that someone, somewhere, is having a lovely glass of wine with Tom Jenkinson, possibly discussing astrophysics.
  2. Personally, no other artist has effectively conjured up memories of my childhood and teens in musical form. BoC takes me right back to playing outside as a kid, or being in fusty science rooms in school watching 70's VHS documentaries about volcanoes. I'm sure this resonates with a lot of other people too, hence the 'fandom'. That will obviously connect with me more than, say, My Bloody Valentine or Deerhunter, who I like just as much minus the nostalgia kick. The main reason for the BoC levels of popularity today would surely be the prevalence of what people now call 'Hauntology' (which I find incredibly wanky as a name). Concepts of lost futures, the nostalgia for the past, etc, are very in-vogue at the moment. Lots of artists were attempting this and citing BoC as an influence. BoC just happened to be doing this all in the late 90's, within a fairly niche corner of electronic music at the time. I'd actually hazard a guess that, with MHTRTC and earlier, they weren't particularly focused on the whole 'Hauntology' thing at all. There's loads of hip hop influence in that album, particularly with the beats & sampling from various sources. Like anything popular ever, they just managed to touch on something that a lot of people could relate to.
  3. Sure - I get the pellets just from the ooni website, but I think any eco friendly wood pellets will do (going to try some from Amazon.com next). Ooni say that it takes around 10 minutes to heat up, but I’ve found it’s more like 20 to reach a steady, optimal heat. You have to add the pellets until it fills up to a point, which can take longer than 10 minutes in my experience. The pizzas cook in like 90 seconds to 2 minutes though, as Squee mentioned, so you save time there. The new gas ones are probably easier to use, but I’m not sure you can take the ceramic stone out and flip it (the heat cleans the bottom of the stone). Our neighbours occasionally play loud music in their garden, which makes it the perfect time for me to crank up the Ooni and blow baking hot pellet smoke straight into their faces. I tend to overload it with pellets, which creates the thickest, most oppressive smoke clouds. I could ask them to turn it down, but this method results in less confrontation and a pizza.
  4. Bought an Ooni 3 just before lockdown. Also bought a wooden peel, as the stainless steel one was too faffy. Takes a bit of getting used to the cooking, but haven't any any disasters since switching to wooden peel.
  5. You’re probably right mate. I would describe my approach as ‘idiot optimist’ 😛
  6. The original post features the quote, "I would like to know a bit more, and the possibility of a Kickstarter is highly unlikely, but I'd like to know more." You've somehow become disappointed at your own made-up facts, then proceeded to adopt a pessimistic attitude towards the whole concept. That's quite the impressive mental odyssey, I must say.
  7. Let's face it, we're not getting any younger. It's time for Tom J to release his pension fund tracks!
  8. rev85

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    Give it 20 years, this will be true.
  9. Nice. The software editor for the TX81Z can make some crazy noises too. No real skill needed either - You can just mess around with all the parameters at random to get some serious FM twangy glitch shite going. I ran the attached sample through Ableton stock midi effects and the TX Software Editor. Sample wav attached - Feel free to use and abuse for your projects (check your volume before playing!!) ? TX_1_200bpm.wav
  10. Sounds rough Polytrix. Seems pretty crazy to redeploy a Speech and Language Therapist to a frontline pandemic situation. Almost like getting a car mechanic to work immediately on repairing a sinking cruise ship. As others have said, look after yourself & none of this was your responsibility.
  11. Try using ASIO4ALL http://www.asio4all.org/ Switch over to that in your Ableton preferences. Hopefully that may make a difference - worth a shot.
  12. Hi team - Some live hardware sets with edits done over three days - free to obtain; https://janehope.bandcamp.com/ https://prestonlogan.bandcamp.com/
  13. Selling a ticket at face value if anyone interested - Drop me a message
  14. 11:00 mins in is some great acid
  15. Last album I got was Hello everything, I'd def splurge the cash on a collection of stuff like this.
  16. 21 Minutes in sounds a lot like this from 1996 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xUoY2lRdUHo
  17. It’s the old disused railway station that you can see from Piccadilly Station platform 14. Popular with urbex types. Just signed up to WHP to the mailing list to await tickets. I was at the last one in 2011 on some seriously strong speed and pills. Pretty sure there was datamoshed scat videos that troubled my euphoric state... Vordhosdn live was sick though.
  18. its also a product of the 90´s i would say, nowadays no kid would have the patience to sit down take a manual and read it or even try something new. I'd agree it's a product of the 90's, but not because of attention span. It's a combination of different elements that coincided, which you are probably aware of; The popularity of rave culture and experimental electronic music at the time - pre-millenium optimism prevalent in pop culture. A good economy, relatively speaking, with a record industry that paid advances for its artists to live off. Major labels seeking out and nurturing such talent (Virgin hiring U-ziq for example, i think?) Digital audio software and technology taking off at rocket speed - The novelty of working with no defined hardware parameters (yeah yeah I know it was done on hardware, but generally speaking). So the culture was already there, allowing time and opportunity for these artists to develop and hone this particular style. Even if that meant slumming it for a while on a tiny money advance, there was always a chance that you'd 'succeed' in a sense that you could financially support yourself. Now that these factors don't apply to 2018, the same personality types that create this music are most probably developing their skills in other areas, simply due to the culture being different. So basically, what I'm trying to say in a roundabout way - Right place, right time! If this specific culture came about again, there's no doubt in my mind we would get a new generation of artists making similar music on the same technical, detailed level.
  19. I use it for the bass and the kick drum, but it's not for the pumping effect, just to tighten up the lower end a little. If the composition is correct, then it sounds really good, but if you're using it because you can't mix, or haven't thought things out in advance, then it then it sounds pretty bad.
  20. My focusrite Saffire USB soundcard is a little temperamental at times, especially when I wake the laptop up from sleep mode. Anyway, I loaded fairly standard bass guitar patch into Ableton and played a note on my bass, and what came out of the speakers was the most awesome FM sounding distortion, like a Yamaha TX/DX almost but via a live bass guitar. I wish I'd recorded a sample to be honest. Could anyone shed any light on what could have caused it, and how could I replicate it, if possible? The audio input was clipping in the red but not at the top of the volume bar, so some very squashed signal maybe? Possibly a buffer thing? Fuck knows but it sounded awesome.
  21. Is it me, or does this sound out of tune? Did they forget to tune their digital synths?
  22. Nice. I recorded some drums using an AKG mic set and was amazed at the quality, it made mixing tonnes easier also.
  23. Sounds great. What mic do you use, if you don't mind me asking?
  24. Great production chops! Am I right in hearing a lot of mic'd recording here?
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