Graham Dunning and the Mechanical Techno Turntable (2015)

 

“Multiple layers of modified records rotate on the turntable. Some of the vinyl has been sliced and bent, while others have little nuts and bolts drilled in or are covered in stickers to blank out certain sections. A ring stand—normally used to clamp test tubes in laboratories—holds a few contact mics. The tonearm is precariously held in place, tethered by a string leash. With every revolution, analog synths and drum machines are triggered. A beat even gets tapped out on a cowbell, without any human touch. This is Mechanical Techno.” – Nara Shin

Full interview here – http://www.coolhunting.com/culture/interview-graham-dunning-mechanical-techno-turntable-machine

Memories Overlooked: A Tribute To The Caretaker

 

Album cover

Memories Overlooked: A Tribute To The Caretaker”, is a collaborative effort of over 90 artists (including a new one from cubus), paying tribute to the visionary works of Leyland Kirby — in particular his Caretaker project, a long-running ambient affair exploring memory, nostalgia, and more recently, the effects of dementia. In proper fashion, this compilation was diagnosed with having early onset dementia, and is mixed and arranged in accordance with the advancement of the disease. Every passing hour, to quote Mr. Kirby in regards to his ‘Everywhere At The End Of Time’ series, “will reveal new points of progression, loss and disintegration. Progressively falling further and further towards the abyss of complete memory loss and nothingness.” The project began as a compilation for the fans, by the fans – yet upon receiving numerous submissions from artists whose family members had battled with dementia, it seemed to take on a more meaningful purpose.

100% of the digital proceeds of this compilation will be donated to the Alzheimer’s Association (www.alz.org), who for 37 years, have been advancing research to end Alzheimer’s and dementia while enhancing care for those living with the disease. The prestigious No Problema Tapes will be releasing an exclusive run of 4x cassette box sets before the end of the year. (stay sharp…)

Tonight, let’s all raise a golden drink to Leyland Kirby, aka The Caretaker. We know the score.

Listen and download here – https://caretakertribute.bandcamp.com/

Fox And The Whale (2017)

 

A short film by Robin Joseph – A curious fox goes in search of an elusive whale. “Fox and the Whale” has played at more than 40 festivals around the world, won awards at the Sene Film Festival, the Oxford Film Festival and the VIEW Conference, and has been submitted for Academy consideration.

Directed and Produced by : Robin Joseph
Character Animation, Models, Rigs : Kim Leow
Character Rig ( Fox ) : Louis Vottero
Music : John Poon
Design, Storyboards, Backgrounds, 2D anim, VFX
Comp, Edit, Foley & Sound Design : Robin Joseph

DOOM: Behind the Music (2017)

 

In this 2017 session, Doom composer Mick Gordon provides a detailed look into the compositional process, production techniques and creative philosophies behind the hell-raising soundtrack to the 4th installment of the seminal first-person shooter franchise, Doom.

GDC talks cover a range of developmental topics including game design, programming, audio, visual arts, business management, production, online games, and much more.

For more details and talks visit the GDC site – http://ubm.io/2ctNvqZ

Bob Katz – Loudness War and Peace (2017)

 

“Step into my Time Machine. This 20 minute video takes you from the quiet beginnings of the Compact Disc in 1980 through to Loudness Peace by the year 2020. It includes demonstrations of the loudest master I have ever had to make and paints a picture of what the art of audio mastering will be like once the loudness war has been settled.”

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