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what do you guys think of bochum welt's music? have you checked out his latest release (good programs)?

 

also - are you guys making plans to play live soon? perhaps gigs in 2014? would you consider playing in the East of England on your next tour? For example, the Norwich Arts Centre (where Plaid have done several gigs - nice intimate space with decent sound system) would be an excellent place for you guys. Don't forget about your fans in the East!

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why don't people dance there? like, as far as i can tell, in order to dance there people have to get totally shitfaced first and it becomes this whole other thing

 

deep abiding shame

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Hi there!

 

I am part of a musical collective that have met monthly for five+ years. Each time dinner is shared and each participants musical (well, more or less) contribution is presented and scrutinised according to a 'dogm'.

 

The dogm could be like... Make music for this one minute mov clip or use 1 sec sampled voices only or FM synthesis. Often constraints.

 

My question: since we have passed dogma no 55 we now sometimes have problems finding a new and inspiring dogm.

What would you find to be an interesting dogm to force you out of your comfort zone?

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So are you guys enjoying your interaction with your fans so far?

 

Btw I agree that a good majority of 'mericans do not dance at the shows and just wave cellphones in your face, but come on give us another chance! Haven't seen you guys since quaristice tour!!!

its good

i wish journos had questions this good tbh, it would make that side of the biz a lot less tiresome

 

yeah we will be back of course

why don't people dance there? like, as far as i can tell, in order to dance there people have to get totally shitfaced first and it becomes this whole other thing

People are insecure. Don't like to be judged... Or they don't feel like tarnishing their hipster cred. It just takes a few people like myself to lead and others follow. I'll always be the first one dancing and people seem to think "oh look at this white buffoon with 2 left feet, if he can do it I can".... You could hire me to go on tour with you, for instance, pump me full of chemicals and plant me dead center on the dance floor. I'd also knock cellphones out of peoples hands "accidentally"... That'd definitely fix our problem...

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This next one is for Sean's eyes only. So please Rob, avert your eyes. Respect our privacy:

 

 

 

 

Phew, ok. Now that Rob's out of the way, I can't hurt his feelings. He named my acoustic guitar Rifdent Stroakes. It's not bad, but it's too obvious a reference to Diff'rent Strokes. Not dissociative enough. I was thinking what name you would give my dusty old acoustic guitar that I haven't touched in years? Maybe I'll mash those names together. Don't tell Rob, he might think I'm a jerk :'(

 

 

Also Rob gave a great review for this. Would you mind?

 

Sorry to be a pain guys, but I made a tune back in 2006 which another user on here recently made a video for (Triachus) and I was wondering if you guys would mind providing a critique, maybe a short review that I can use on the EP cover when it inevitably gets a vinyl release?

 

 

Hi Rob. I'm kidding about the whole Sean Eyes Only thing of course. Please don't hurt me.

 

 

 

 

 

this work is a tour-de-force of modern filmmaking. haunting abstract symbolism. puts me in mind of "winter of my despondency" by olof svensson

 

your guitar is now called 'squarepusher'

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This next one is for Sean's eyes only. So please Rob, avert your eyes. Respect our privacy:

 

 

 

 

Phew, ok. Now that Rob's out of the way, I can't hurt his feelings. He named my acoustic guitar Rifdent Stroakes. It's not bad, but it's too obvious a reference to Diff'rent Strokes. Not dissociative enough. I was thinking what name you would give my dusty old acoustic guitar that I haven't touched in years? Maybe I'll mash those names together. Don't tell Rob, he might think I'm a jerk :'(

 

 

Also Rob gave a great review for this. Would you mind?

 

Sorry to be a pain guys, but I made a tune back in 2006 which another user on here recently made a video for (Triachus) and I was wondering if you guys would mind providing a critique, maybe a short review that I can use on the EP cover when it inevitably gets a vinyl release?

 

 

Hi Rob. I'm kidding about the whole Sean Eyes Only thing of course. Please don't hurt me.

 

 

 

hey u jerk,

 

yeah ok np

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Saw you mentioned some drummer tastes a few pages back.

Tony Royster Jr. is one of the bright up & comers imo right now. This kid can kill it.

For your consumption. He has better cuts, but this one is brief & 2 the point.

 

edit: Thoughts on JoJo Mayer?

 

[youtubehd]5nC6-__vlUM[/youtubehd]

 

[youtubehd]gKve3TyC0Sk[/youtubehd]

 

not bad

the first one - i mean i prefer stuff with more subtle timing tbh, and not really into the sound of it much. its kind of impressive but some of them triplets were a bit unnecessary. i'm more into clyde stubblefield if that makes any sense

the second one i dunno its all a bit noodly for me really, I'm not really into jazz much

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This next one is for Sean's eyes only. So please Rob, avert your eyes. Respect our privacy:

 

 

 

 

Phew, ok. Now that Rob's out of the way, I can't hurt his feelings. He named my acoustic guitar Rifdent Stroakes. It's not bad, but it's too obvious a reference to Diff'rent Strokes. Not dissociative enough. I was thinking what name you would give my dusty old acoustic guitar that I haven't touched in years? Maybe I'll mash those names together. Don't tell Rob, he might think I'm a jerk :'(

 

 

Also Rob gave a great review for this. Would you mind?

 

Sorry to be a pain guys, but I made a tune back in 2006 which another user on here recently made a video for (Triachus) and I was wondering if you guys would mind providing a critique, maybe a short review that I can use on the EP cover when it inevitably gets a vinyl release?

 

 

Hi Rob. I'm kidding about the whole Sean Eyes Only thing of course. Please don't hurt me.

 

 

 

 

 

this work is a tour-de-force of modern filmmaking. haunting abstract symbolism. puts me in mind of "winter of my despondency" by olof svensson

 

your guitar is now called 'squarepusher'

 

go lad, thats my boy.

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How many of these are true about Draft7.30, or has some internetter gone nuts -

 

Xylin Room: Originally titled "Benk Chin"

IV VV IV VV VIII: Originally titled "nwnw8"

6IE.CR: Originally named "606.ie"

TAPR: Originally named "reppat"

Theme of Sudden Roundabout: Originally titled "Prince Moth Mothy Moth Moth"

VL AL 5: Originally titled "Vlimpton Alpha 5"

P.:NTIL: Originally titled "Foam Conduit".

v-proc: Originally titled "uprock"

reniform puls: Originally titled "kidney bean"

'Prince Moth Mothy Moth Moth' is a flipping incredible name for a track !

 

iirc it was actually 'Prince Moth Mothy Moth Mother' not as in yr mum, but as someone who does moths

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Saw you mentioned some drummer tastes a few pages back.

Tony Royster Jr. is one of the bright up & comers imo right now. This kid can kill it.

For your consumption. He has better cuts, but this one is brief & 2 the point.

 

edit: Thoughts on JoJo Mayer?

 

[youtubehd]5nC6-__vlUM[/youtubehd]

 

[youtubehd]gKve3TyC0Sk[/youtubehd]

 

not bad

the first one - i mean i prefer stuff with more subtle timing tbh, and not really into the sound of it much. its kind of impressive but some of them triplets were a bit unnecessary. i'm more into clyde stubblefield if that makes any sense

the second one i dunno its all a bit noodly for me really, I'm not really into jazz much

 

 

Well of course Clyde. James brown had a gun to his head half the time. If you weren't in the pocket you were out. Naw what i mean.

 

I feel you on Royster, he's a son of hiphop more so than crazy poly rhythms. That vid isn't his best, but for his age, he's gonna be something special I think.

 

I have to think you're into Bozzio to some degree.

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what do you guys think of bochum welt's music? have you checked out his latest release (good programs)?

 

also - are you guys making plans to play live soon? perhaps gigs in 2014? would you consider playing in the East of England on your next tour? For example, the Norwich Arts Centre (where Plaid have done several gigs - nice intimate space with decent sound system) would be an excellent place for you guys. Don't forget about your fans in the East!

 

bochum welt is alright but he's a bit like a happy shopper version of afx, i mean i like it quite a lot but i keep thinking 'is this richard? nah' which gets in the way a bit

 

we have fans in the east? i lived there like 5 years and i didn't meet one

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What is your favorite/most memorable "happy accident" moment in the studio?

 

It's been said Sean recorded numbers stations samples, specifically the samples heard in Gyroscope by Boards of Canada. Do you often record radio transmissions or participate in shortwave radio as a hobby, or was that just a small part of your general interest in field recording?

 

As producers who have used notably incorporated field recording into their productions, any recommendations of gear or general methods when it comes to field recording? Especially for someone starting off with a smaller budget?

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what do you guys think of bochum welt's music? have you checked out his latest release (good programs)?

 

also - are you guys making plans to play live soon? perhaps gigs in 2014? would you consider playing in the East of England on your next tour? For example, the Norwich Arts Centre (where Plaid have done several gigs - nice intimate space with decent sound system) would be an excellent place for you guys. Don't forget about your fans in the East!

feelings on a screen and asteroids over berlin are the finest of tunes. not heard newest stuff

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It might have been discussed before, but Exai & L'event : is it still half solo tracks & half tunes made by the two of us ?

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what do you guys think of bochum welt's music? have you checked out his latest release (good programs)?

 

also - are you guys making plans to play live soon? perhaps gigs in 2014? would you consider playing in the East of England on your next tour? For example, the Norwich Arts Centre (where Plaid have done several gigs - nice intimate space with decent sound system) would be an excellent place for you guys. Don't forget about your fans in the East!

 

bochum welt is alright but he's a bit like a happy shopper version of afx, i mean i like it quite a lot but i keep thinking 'is this richard? nah' which gets in the way a bit

 

we have fans in the east? i lived there like 5 years and i didn't meet one

 

lol - well, when Plaid play in Norwich, they have a pretty big attendance - and arguably you guys are more popular than them so I figured that you'd have no trouble selling quite a few tickets. Your previous tours haven't touched the East in recent years but bearing in mind the Norwich Arts Centre promotion team is part of the University of East Anglia, you'll get a large attendance I'm sure.

 

I saw you guys in Brighton during the Oversteps tour but had to drive from Ipswich to Brighton! Awesome set though - it was worth it.

 

what do you guys think of bochum welt's music? have you checked out his latest release (good programs)?

 

also - are you guys making plans to play live soon? perhaps gigs in 2014? would you consider playing in the East of England on your next tour? For example, the Norwich Arts Centre (where Plaid have done several gigs - nice intimate space with decent sound system) would be an excellent place for you guys. Don't forget about your fans in the East!

feelings on a screen and asteroids over berlin are the finest of tunes. not heard newest stuff

 

lush (new stuff):

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Hi there!

 

I am part of a musical collective that have met monthly for five+ years. Each time dinner is shared and each participants musical (well, more or less) contribution is presented and scrutinised according to a 'dogm'.

 

The dogm could be like... Make music for this one minute mov clip or use 1 sec sampled voices only or FM synthesis. Often constraints.

 

My question: since we have passed dogma no 55 we now sometimes have problems finding a new and inspiring dogm.

What would you find to be an interesting dogm to force you out of your comfort zone?

have you tried 'only ceramics' , thats a material I've always liked for many reasons

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I feel you on Royster, he's a son of hiphop more so than crazy poly rhythms. That vid isn't his best, but for his age, he's gonna be something special I think.

Royster is already nearing 30 and been involved with a number of acts, big and small. Surely you must have seen the video of him as 11-year old ripping it up.

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what was the best luls you both had while jamming? did you ever vreak down laughing during a liveset?

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Last night the washing machine was making the overhead vent in the kitchen rattle and it was laying out this really cool randomly generated beat. Do you guys ever get ideas for beats or whatever from stupid random things like that? Any of them make it into tracks?

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Dope you’re doing this guys, thanks

 

Long time fan here, since listening to incunabula on a long drive to wales in 94 (my brother, who was driving as I was only 14 at the time, picked it up from Phunk Chunk records in Ipswich), and like most on here I've continued to be blown away on each release.

 

Do you have any memories of playing at the Golden Lion pub in Ipswich in 95, with freeform? I still have second bad vilbel ringing my ears from that night, a real life changer for me.

 

I’m not asking you to name my stuff or any future children (ffs) but I’d like to know how you guys feel about the relationship between your work and space/architecture/ infrastructure.

 

I’m an artist making sculptural installations and work with the environment of gallery spaces all the time, I find your work extremely sculptural and each album seems to compliment a specific environment or space in a unique way, its like each album is a kind of exhibition in my mind, very weighty, very visual.

 

Not sure how to make this sound clear or how to ask a direct question but simply I wonder if it’s something you consider an important element of your work? Either through the construction of an individual track or when compiling tracks for an album.

 

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Are you interested in artificial intelligence in the realistic sense? Do you think machines can become conscious, if not very intelligent? It seems to me we are well on the way to machines learning pattern recognition and becoming smart. Check out "Qualcomm Zeroth", a neural processor. It actually doesn't have a von neumann architecture. It learns by feeding it info and it did image recognition without being programmed to do so. I wonder if in a few decades we'll have convincing robots etc.

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in your experience should you meet your heroes? is anyone you ever really wanted to cross paths with?

 

you spoke years ago about wanting to do a kraftwerk remix/collab, might this ever occur?

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What is your favorite/most memorable "happy accident" moment in the studio?

 

It's been said Sean recorded numbers stations samples, specifically the samples heard in Gyroscope by Boards of Canada. Do you often record radio transmissions or participate in shortwave radio as a hobby, or was that just a small part of your general interest in field recording?

 

As producers who have used notably incorporated field recording into their productions, any recommendations of gear or general methods when it comes to field recording? Especially for someone starting off with a smaller budget?

tbh we don't have much gear specific to recording outside. nothing fancy or expensive either. mbe try using really small scale stuff like micro setups and use cheap mics very close. change scale (perception of size) of it back in the studio.

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what do you guys think of bochum welt's music? have you checked out his latest release (good programs)?

 

also - are you guys making plans to play live soon? perhaps gigs in 2014? would you consider playing in the East of England on your next tour? For example, the Norwich Arts Centre (where Plaid have done several gigs - nice intimate space with decent sound system) would be an excellent place for you guys. Don't forget about your fans in the East!

 

bochum welt is alright but he's a bit like a happy shopper version of afx, i mean i like it quite a lot but i keep thinking 'is this richard? nah' which gets in the way a bit

 

we have fans in the east? i lived there like 5 years and i didn't meet one

 

lol - well, when Plaid play in Norwich, they have a pretty big attendance - and arguably you guys are more popular than them so I figured that you'd have no trouble selling quite a few tickets. Your previous tours haven't touched the East in recent years but bearing in mind the Norwich Arts Centre promotion team is part of the University of East Anglia, you'll get a large attendance I'm sure.

 

I saw you guys in Brighton during the Oversteps tour but had to drive from Ipswich to Brighton! Awesome set though - it was worth it.

 

what do you guys think of bochum welt's music? have you checked out his latest release (good programs)?

 

also - are you guys making plans to play live soon? perhaps gigs in 2014? would you consider playing in the East of England on your next tour? For example, the Norwich Arts Centre (where Plaid have done several gigs - nice intimate space with decent sound system) would be an excellent place for you guys. Don't forget about your fans in the East!

feelings on a screen and asteroids over berlin are the finest of tunes. not heard newest stuff

 

lush (new stuff):

 

 

i like that

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