Category Archives: music

Knives out

Sacred Modernity, a forthcoming look at the best of European church architecture (via Wallpaper*) / see also this collection of abandoned churches / can you count Ten Seconds (via Spark Edition) / 45 of the best shoegaze songs / Top … Continue reading

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Deep underground

Bassist Guy Pratt gives the run-down on the bassline for Like a Prayer / farewell to Cathal Coughlan / The Vast Career of Tara Jane O’Neil / Who Sampled Who? / at home with the late Ken Adam, 2016, photographs … Continue reading

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The devil’s jukebox

A round-up of the battered and forgotten devices that were the iPod’s failed competitors (via tmn) / excellent music by Pocket Sun / Flummox Industries / music by Dreamweapon / a traumatic update on the life and work of the … Continue reading

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Music and memories

The lost soundtracks of Fire Island (via MeFi) / also via MF, Bartosz Ciechanowski delves into the workings of the Mechanical Watch / illustrations by Varguy / a large collection of live gigs at East London venue Biddle Bros. Many … Continue reading

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The sounds of space

Lewis Hackett creates 70s sci-fi covers using AI. Great tumblr too. Alternatively, you could always do some virtual shoots in No Man’s Sky / PaperPaul presents memes as physical pop-ups. Certainly beats NFTs / Angi offers tours of unbuilt Frank … Continue reading

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Sound and Vision

Wired’s Artifacts from the Future (from the past), a comprehensive round-up / Hearing Birdsong, a speculative app that ‘explores people’s relationship with the health of their hearing’ (via w*) / sound art by Ruth Fox / Music for Architecture by … Continue reading

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I walked right out of the machinery

The marvellous The Mario Rivoli Lifetime Collection of Bakelite / a couple of MeFi things: Favorite Maps of 2021; remastered Thingu / create an Endless Acid Banger in a browser (via Synthanatomy) / try recreating Manuel Göttsching’s amazing E2-E4, from … Continue reading

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Seasonal round-up collection

Create glitchy sequences with Tahti Studio (via Bedroom Producers Blog) / A Conversation With Jean-Michel Jarre / the Loumavox, the synthesizer that time forgot / explore a landscape of sound with Forester (via CDM) / psychedelic Lego at Pen and … Continue reading

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Sound reasoning

The new issue of Paperboy Magazine is out now / The Library of Misremembered Books / a full copy of Cartoon Modern: Style and Design in Fifties Animation from 2006 / Pavel builds Kalimbas / Studio Drift’s Materialism, reverse engineeringthe … Continue reading

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All paintings great and small

Honey, We Shrunk the Art! The Return of the Micro Gallery / creative year zero, with shades of Chris Burden’s ‘Samson‘: Commodity Fetishism, a switch that ‘in all likelyhood will destroy your power supply and, depending on a wide variety … Continue reading

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Noise annoys

Marc Ribot Makes the Case for Loud Music at Lithub (via tmn) / the Washington Tunnels, an underground atlas of DC / Sunday Suns, 100 suns by Tad Carpenter / minimalist techno at Naiad Records / music from The Catenary … Continue reading

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Quirky follies and spooky geology

The Obelisk aka Conolly’s Folly, which still exists / Wendy Carlos demonstrates her Moog Synthesizer in 1970. A pretty comprehensive explanation of synthesis for the layperson / beautiful ceramic urns by artist John Booth / ambient soundscapes and new electronica … Continue reading

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Hang and Twang

Buy art prints at Hang Together Studio, including work by Petra Eriksson, Mitch Payne and Baker & Evans / another new creative venture of note: Paper Boy Magazine / robot Tricks by Mario the Maker Magician / music by MR-63 … Continue reading

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Art and music Monday bonanza

‘The wannabe food influencer who’s wanted by the FBI‘ / The McMansion Hell Yearbook reaches 1979 / illegally demolished London pub is rebuilt, brick by brick / bee stories / documenting the torture of writing, Douglas Adams’s 42, coming soon … Continue reading

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Sounds of the oceans

Phantom Islands, a soundtrack project. ‘During centuries of ocean exploration these phantom islands were sighted, charted, described and even explored – but their existence has never been ultimately verified. Poised somewhere between cartographical fact and maritime fiction, they haunted seafarers’ … Continue reading

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Deep dives

The wisdom of whales / it’s all about the pixels: The National Video Game Museum / turn your iPhone into a 90s pocket organiser (bonus links, Is the Psion 5 still usable in 2017? and a history of Psion) / … Continue reading

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Bleeps in the aether

The Google AR Synth is fun but fiddly (via Gear News). Possibly less fiddly in actual AR? See also Modulia Studio, Jam Studio VR and the much-vaunted Korg Gadget VR /art by Heidi Lanino / art by Jack McGarrity / … Continue reading

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The infinite playlist

Marcus Dobbs creates medieval map mash-ups of London / The Ultimate List of Weapons Astronauts Have Carried Into Orbit (via Fanfare) / An Ice-Covered Russian Ghost Town, photographs by Maria Passer at The Atlantic / car thoughts by Serge Bellu … Continue reading

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Noises off

The Sound of Mars / Heron, post rocky sounds / music from Machinefabriek / Paso Viejo, music from Argentina / music by Burning Bones / Sail into Night, slowcore shoegaze from Dubai / a fan site of Peter Saville’s sleeve … Continue reading

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Lazy Sunday sounds

From The Morgue, a site about movies / Vyomm is a new online estate agent portal, joining Domus Nova, Wowhaus and The Modern House as idle daydream click destinations / somehow we have managed to make 4,000 posts to the … Continue reading

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