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