It's been a while! We've moved to a new location which means I have a new space. I like this one much better than the previous. Acoustically it is likely not as reliable but it's certainly more comfortable and inspiring. I have been busy with moving, setting up and teaching sound design, acoustics and academic… Continue reading New spaces
After a month of back and forth I've finally got the K-Mix working. Kudos to Evan from K.M.I. for his technical support. Go buy his awesome Max For Live device. So now the box looks like this: I'm still using the Macbook to run the Axoloti editor for now but hoping I won't need it… Continue reading Forming Thoughts
On hearing that Trumpy Mc Trump-face shot his load (of rockets) at a barren Syrian airfield I couldn't help but feel that the world deserved another hour of comforting experimental music... so here it is... pay what you feel. Using up all my CloudBounce credits I plopped this algorithmic monster out. I figured I'd rather rely… Continue reading One Last Gasp is out just in time for W.W.III (v5.15beta)
The latest addition to my black box of synthesis is a small but powerful wonder. It arrived on my birthday after taking only 5 days to travel from Belgium to Australia. I've had packages from Melbourne take longer. The Axoloti Core is the brainchild of Johannes Taelman. It's a PCB DSP with AUDIO I/O, USB… Continue reading Axoloti Love
Musgrove Barrett are playing at the first Small Black Box in the returning series. This happening will eventuate at: East Brisbane Bowls Club - 38 Lytton Rd, East Brisbane QLD 4169 4pm - 9pm (Acts start at 6pm) $10 entry Here is a sampling of what to expect from one of our recent rehearsals. I've been… Continue reading Relatively small black box
Hey, we're not dead yet! During the usual record-breaking heat of Brisbane summer it's not easy to be productive but i've managed to work towards a few things. I've joined the Electronic Music Philosophy FB group which is an interesting forum for stimulating ideas not stifled by an academic setting. The convenor Andrew Lloyd runs an excellent blog… Continue reading (Trying to) K.I.S.S.
Very sad to hear about the death of Mark Fisher. Having read occasional K-Punk articles as well as his books Capitalist Realism and Ghosts of My Life which most eloquently express a frustration with the political and economic aspects of modernity that encourage even less-poetic souls to recoil in horror, shrinking back into a nostalgic echo… Continue reading The weird and the sad