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Moog Drum Machine Prototype

Posted by Scott

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Great shots of this beautiful 1970 Moog prototype. I love the pragmatic minimalism of these early designs. I think Moog Music are doing some great things right now — particularyly with the new Sub 37 Tribute — good to see them shifting their design more back in this direction.

Bob Moog built this drum machine machine for TV Theme / Jingle composer Eric Siday. Moog’s Analog Drum Machine consisted of prototype modules for drum and percussion synthesis.

- Via Synthtopia

Lone + Lamin Fofana + Terekke + Nils Frahm

Posted by Jakub

By Robert Morris, Mirror Cubes, 1965

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.

Brabham [1972-1987]

Posted by Rory

The 1970′s and 80′s were an exciting time for F1, largely because constructors had less of a grasp on aerodynamic behaviour. As consequence, there were some fairly unique and extreme design discrepencies between competitors during that period, Brabham being one team who’s radical attempts may have achieved mixed results, but they always certainly looked fast. They were collectively memorable due to their distinctive liveries, my preference leaning towards the Alfa/Parmalat era.

Makelberge + Doldrums + Dark Sky + Prins

Posted by Jakub

Photograph by Francis Anderson

Photograph by Francis Anderson



Monday is the best day for this kind of music, proper New Age updated, I hope to hear more from Nicolas Makelberge, composition wise he’s fusing together some real beauties.

A real gentle one from Doldrums, loving the second half, I was expecting something more harsh or poppy after his huge touring stretch in 2013.

I posted this song before by Dark Sky but it was only a clip, needed to share and revisit the full version, this sort of defines the best of the deep tech-house genre for me.

Prins Thomas remixing Komon & Appleblim, stellar as always, opens up really nicely.

New Son Lux: Lost it to Trying

Posted by Navis

Son Lux (aka: Ryan Lott) has just released his newest video for his upcoming album Laterns. I had the honor to work with Ryan to create new photos for this album (top photo of post with all the hands is an example. The rest are here).

The video and the three other images that are stills from the video were created by the dark minded mastermind Anthony Ciannamea.

Available for download on iTunes.

Anna Fisher

Posted by Rob

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Apparently this photo went viral a few months back, but I’ve just stumbled upon it and had to share it. There’s something about it that is truly mesmerizing. She’s certainly not hard on the eyes, but when you consider the NASA era it’s from, the photo takes on an especially inspiring and poignant tone.

Anna holds the title of “first mother in space.” She joined NASA as an astronaut candidate in 1978, and a little over a year prior to the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster, Anna flew aboard Discovery on it’s second flight on November 8, 1984. The photo was taken for a Life Magazine story.

After the Challenger explosion she did not fly again, but she continues to work to this day at NASA as a station CAPCOM (Capsule Communicator) on the Orion Project.

Danny Heller New Works & Exhibition

Posted by Navis

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Oil painter Danny Heller is back and has created a new, breathtaking series titled “City Modernism”. I’ve been following Danny for almost seven years now and as he keeps tacking on the years of experience, one can see the subtle growth and maturity in his works. I cannot praise Danny’s work enough. I never really understood what people meant when they talked about finding art that hits your soul in a way that you must own it until I saw Danny’s work for the first time. His work is really something to see in person. Speaking of which…

Danny will be presenting his new works at the George Billis gallery here in Los Angeles this weekend. If you live in the Los Angeles area, drop by the opening reception and check his work out, meet Danny and I’ll be there as well on Saturday. Details for Danny’s “City Modernism” are listed below:

Opening Reception: Saturday October 19, 5-8 pm
October 19 – November 26

George Billis Gallery
2716 La Cienega Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90034