Please Stand By… CDP rising

Radio Silence Immanent
Radio Silence Immanent

I have a sizeable academic workload this semester – three of the subjects are about experimental and electronic music though which is great!  I fear that due to the resultant work radio silence may descend on this blog for the next couple of months.

It is possible there will be a performance sometime in March and i’ll blog about that when it is confirmed.  For now I wanted to mention something old that is new again… after the jump…
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This is the August of our loop content

So I ended up pulling the Samson Graphite 49 MIDI keyboard out of the cupboard, dusting it off and putting it to work.

SKONLoopLab
SKONLoopLab

The Graphite is split into 4 zones, one octave per NM slot.  I’m using Numerology for routing and controlling 4 Expert Sleepers Augustus Loop plugins.

So that’s 4 mono channels of NM1 with an octave of triggerable notes that I can loop, pan, manipulate.  It’s very old school but I think might be a nice change (plus I can always use the onboard Nord Sequencers if needed).

Going to play with this setup for a bit and see how it goes but this is the first attempt using 4 instances of my faux MicroBrut patch.

Neo Kosmische Musik bonanza (and RPM2014 update)

Finally after two decades Node have decided to grace us with an epic slab of arp-driven electronica.  And it’s released on bandcamp via Ian Boddy’s spaced out DiN imprint! Node is Flood, Ed Buller, Dave Bessell and Mel Wesson – all known and notable producers in popular music and sound design circles.

Node use their laptops for Skype only
Node use their laptops for Skype only

Like the space music equivalent of a road movie it’s all about the journey.  Tracks are often lengthy and semi-improvised – floating free until they latch onto a pulse or arpeggiated pattern which builds to a climax while squeals and squalls dance around the headphone space.   Whatever you call it… Berlin School, Progressive Electronica – I tend to like the term Neo-Kosmische Musik –  this kind of music is the reason I make music and I could listen to it all day, everyday. More after the jump… Continue reading “Neo Kosmische Musik bonanza (and RPM2014 update)”