Walter Giers – Electronic Art (2017)

 

“Visual art and electronic music regularly intertwines and with DJs and live acts like Moderat, Richie Hawtin and Dubfire to name a few, continuing to push the envelope in this area, this connection is getting deeper. Telekom Electronic Beats TV looked into this relationship and stumbled upon the work of visual and electronic art pioneer, inventor, visionary and unsung hero Walter Giers, who sadly passed away in 2016. Travelling to Schwäbisch Gmünd we uncovered some of the life and work of this late, great artist and learned where some of today’s visual artists are taking their cues.” – Telekom Electronic Beats

Garip Ay – Van Gogh on Dark Water (2016)

 

Garip Ay was born in 1984 in Siirt (Turkey) – He Started painting in 2000 at High School of Fine Arts in Diyarbakir, then graduated with a degree in Traditional Turkish Arts from Mimar Sinan University in Istanbul. In his exploration as an Ebru artist, Ay revives the traditional Islamic art form with a contemporary touch, and has been invited to hold numerous exhibitions, workshops and seminars around the world, from his native Turkey and the Persian Gulf regions to Scandinavia, Russia, Singapore and the USA. He has also taken part in various filming and performing projects worldwide. Ay now lives and works in Istanbul.

Visit his site here: garipay.blogspot.de/

RSF Polykobol II demo (2013)

 

Beautiful realtime demo of the RSF Polykobol II synth

The Polykobol II is a synthesizer analog polyphonic manufactured by RSF and marketed in 1983. It has 8 voices and a 61-key keyboard and a backup K7 integrated interface. Used by Jean-Michel Jarre and Lightwave, it was quite complex (more than 500 components including 3 microprocessors, Motorola 6809 ) and unstable, and was never fully developed. However, it was appreciated for its warm and powerful sound.

RSF filed for bankruptcy before closing completely.

A VST recreation of the Polykobol is available from Xils Lab

John Lacey, Chris & Cosey – European Rendez-Vous (1984)

 

Eye of Sound: Those were the days: when the future wasn’t bright and dystopia was your daily bread; when apocalypse was just now and the winters cold as dead. Flower-power dreams withered, post-industrial gloom remained. Chris & Cosey’s rendez-vous is one with an era, a new stage in the history of gray when synth was to reign supreme paving Europe’s way to a new fantasy: the utopia of electric dreams. More details and videos available at ubu.com

Exclusive new cubus track on Touched 3 mega-compilation

 

Touched 3 logo

After much anticipation Touched Music has finally put out a new compilation titled ‘Touched 3’. The mammoth release contains 417 tracks, with some of the world’s most prominent electronic artists featured.

808 State, Amon Tobin, Autechre, Bibio, (cubus!), CJ Bolland, Future Sound Of London, Holly Herndon, Mark Broom, Mr Signout, Nils Frahm and Plaid represent a fraction of the wealth of talent featured on ‘Touched 3’.

All proceeds will be donated to Macmillan Cancer Support, a cause that Touch has already raised over £38,000 for since its launch in late 2013.

Speaking about the project, label founder Martin Boulton said: “After three years of running Touched, ‘Touched 3’ is the biggest and (I think) the best release to date. I’ve been overwhelmed from the start with the support and kindness of everyone who has contributed to, and been touched by, Touched Music. Not only can people feel good from giving to charity, they get a shitload of top tunes – a win-win in my book. Music can make a difference.”

(original words from Patrick Hinton of Mixmag.net)

Download here: https://touched.bandcamp.com/album/touched-3