Saturday, 19 January 2013

Wilder Mann

Our good friend Teho Teardo has a beautiful new album out on his own Specula label. More info here and check out the hairy video:

Thursday, 17 January 2013

Wednesday, 16 January 2013


Here is a video made by the excellent Quietus folk. Its a discussion about identity, fear of future, mechanical takeover and apocalyptic ends from electronical sparks. Its nice to see the studio shot with a good camera

John Foxx & Friends Discuss Identity Amidst The Machines from theQuietus on Vimeo.

Tuesday, 15 January 2013


Right, the wooden cabinet arrived and I put the buchla 200e modules safely in it so no more cardboard boxes / fire hazards which is good especially here. So I made a patch with the 100 series modules (including the 190 spring reverb, for which I have been awaiting the spring tanks) going through the delay. I worked out how to use it as a stereo unit - like all good Buchla-format modules theres a lot of features but no instructions! The patch uses an LFO to bend the delay time around - woozy!

Longer / hi-res audio version here:

Silver Lake Style

I've been exploring a bit this week and one thing I found was the house that one of my favourite architects ever in the whole world built for himself. Richard Neutra. Its in Silver Lake and you can go and wander about inside, like he probably used to do. What is so amazing about this place is the way he fitted such a spacious feeling house on such a small plot, which is surrounded by other houses and streets. The plot is only something like 70 x 60 feet, but it has so much privacy and light and amazing views. Here are some snaps I took:

Moon-Tan Nocturnal

Phil, thanks mate this is awesome - now I can do techno properly..

And just to be clear, here is a transcript of what this guy actually says:

“The idea is to get the vibe going. Then you maintain the vibe with a trance inducing bass and the right lights. We’re primal, heading for cosmic, and just when you think we’re in galactic ecstasy, we go acid. It’s hardcore nutronic mutilation. Now we get serious. See, we’re going on a psychotically calibrated and electronically executed, digitally compressed, pus-excreting journey to sonic grooviness! The world is coming to an end, but we don’t care, because we’re moon-tan nocturnal, vinyl consuming animals drifting easy through friendly space. An analog trance, nothing can doom this groove; we’re controlling the vibe, manipulating the madness, sucking in the energy and we’ve cosmic nerving endings, telling us how to move, what to do, where to go and then we know, that it’s time to let go!”