Midlake: Loving this video and single, I hope this band keeps it together somehow, would be a shame if they quit.
Blonde Redhead: Some serious music as the first single from the new Blonde Redhead. The treatment though touches on Monty Python’s Holy Grail, just sayin’/
Washed Out: I grabbed this from his Instagram, seems to be a few new songs?
Nils Frahm: I know i’m addicted, for those that missed the premiere of this video, I thought i’d post it for you.
I knew right away that i’ve fallen in love with an album when I can’t even get past the first 2 songs because i’ve put them on repeat. Go deep with this one, its a very rewarding listen.
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Real Lies have grabbed the essence of what I adore about music from England and how do revival of a retro sound.
1:24 and on, I can’t get enough of that wild girl voice. Trust is back and I couldn’t be happier.’Joyland’ will be released by Arts & Crafts on March 4, 2014.
What amazing vibes from the new Tomas Barfod / Nina K. single. Its like a less flashy Little Dragon with pop touch that doesn’t force anything. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
White Rainbow throws out a release here and there on his bandcamp, he’s been veering away from hypnotic which i’m curious to hear the rest of this record will sound like, either way i’m always a fan.
By Robert Morris, Mirror Cubes, 1965
We’ll never stop posting new Lone, its always an inviting listen, you may recognize it from a Rustie mix from 2012.
Titled “Homage (Until the lions have their own historians, the history of the hunt will always glorify the hunter.)” this single from Lamin Fofana had me in a trance this morning.
Terekke is true to the deep end of techno/house, he has a few 12″ out, hoping 2014 will be his breakout year.
I’ve been on a Nils Frahm kick over break, just pressing play and letting his whole LP after LP play through, really rewarding listening sessions.
I’ve been addicted to 1 mix this year and its been this on repeat. I HIGHLY RECOMMENDED it for tomorrow morning or just preparing for tonights countdown. Happy New Year ISO50 readers!
For those people that have been on the fence about buying a modular, I think this is that piece that might put you in buying mode.
Intellijel Designs has introduced a new Eurorack synth module, the Atlantis, inspired by the classic Roland SH-101 synthesizer.
The Atlantis is heavily inspired by the architecture and sound of the Roland SH-101, but offers several enhancements:
Triangle core vcos (with far better tracking and Hard sync) instead of saw core
Primary vco has linear FM (not just exp)
MOD Vco can be linked to the primary VCO pitch CV.
Modulation oscillator switchable from LFO to VCO
Filter is multimode, 2/4pole switchable and has a special LP boost mode
Filter allows for selection of inverted ADSR mod source
Filter tracks 1V/oct
Mixer section includes and external source which is normalled to a sinewave
Filter has built in soft clipping
Envelope has looping option, re-trigger and selectable time range
Output VCA has two stage clipping circuit
External clock input for the S&H
Patch points for every synthesis section
Todd Osborn shares another free gift during the holiday, this time its all covers made on old computers. Anyone remember his gem from 2010?
Superstructure is yet another alias of Todd Osborn (Osborne, Soundmurderer, TNT, Starski & Clutch, etc). Continuing the tradition of intellectually undemanding Formula Fresh releases this release is a special holiday giveaway of cover versions made with older computer/game systems (ZX Spectrum, C64, NES).
This free album is also a precursor to Todd’s upcoming Drip.fm channel that will start subscriptions in 2014.
1 Telephone Line
2 Sweet Baby
3 Minute by Minute
4 Sharing the Night Together
5 Feels So Good
6 Sentimental Lady
7 Your Wildest Dreams
9 BLT (Bonus Track)
Machinedrum and Ninja Tune have expanded nicely on the continuation of keeping Vapor City an experience beyond just an album release with a release date.
Introducing “Vapor City“, sort of looks like Africa broken up into boroughs. I’m guessing you sign up and join as a citizen and once a month for the new few months new boroughs unlock and i’m sure new music will be given away like today. Vizion Center just went live which is a above, its a really special collection of ambient tracks from Travis.