Chris Burke was originally interviewed by Chaos Control way back in 1994, when he and his brother Dan comprised the band Glorified Magnified. Chris is still doing music, notably chiptune under the name Glomag, but he’s also doing a very unique ‘machinima’ series called ‘This Spartan Life.’ It’s a talk show where interviews are conducted … Read more Chris Burke interviewed about the machinima talk show “This Spartan Life”
Found on YouTube, here is a video of “Bohemian Rhapsody” being played on various pieces of old electronic equipment. While some of the items could be considered at least semi-musical (Atari 800XL and Texas Instruments TI-99/4 computers), it’s crazy to see/hear floppy drives used as ‘bass’ and HP Scanjets as ‘vocals’!
“8-Bit Operators – An 8-Bit Tribute to Kraftwerk” is a new collection of Kraftwerk covers created primarily on old computer equipment and gaming consoles. It was conceived/compiled by Jeremy Kolosine, who under the name Receptors contributed a rendition of “Trans-Europe Express” to the disc. In an email interview, Kolosine explained a bit about the release: … Read more 8-Bit Operators – An 8-Bit Tribute to Kraftwerk
Boston’s Freezepop have a new song, “Less Talk More Rokk,” in the recently released video game “Guitar Hero II.” They’ve put out a limited edition CD single that pairs the track with “Get Ready 2 Rokk,” their contribution to the original “Guitar Hero” game. For info on ordering the disc, check out the official Freezepop … Read more Freezepop release limited-edition CD of their “Guitar Hero” tracks
Coldcut are running a remix contest for their latest release “Walk a Mile in My Shoes.” The group will be picking 3 winners to receive a copy of their album “Sound Mirrors.” While this may seem like a lot of work to get a CD, contest entrants are not being asked to do traditional remixes. … Read more Coldcut remix contest at yourspins.com
Bringing together tips and interviews from Keyboard magazine, Francis Preve’s “The Remixer’s Bible” is a highly informative guide to electronic music production that should be of interest to pros and novices alike. Case studies are used extensively to provide real-world examples of various production techniques, and the explanations are always clear and easy to understand. … Read more Book Review : The Remixer’s Bible
Mike Goldstein of RockPoP Gallery (rockpopgallery.com) just tipped us off about an interesting Devo video now on YouTube. Created by Mr. Bonzai, the video was shot during a 2002 rehearsal and features “all the hits in less than 7 minutes.” It also includes an interview with Mark Mothersbaugh. The YouTube settings for the clip prevent … Read more Interesting DEVO Video On YouTube
The The have begun a trial of their MicroFidelity download system, enabling the purchase of high quality songs playable on any MP3 compatible device. The first song being made available is the very limited edition ‘GunSluts’ single (previously only available during the last The The world tour.) Check it out at thethe.com (go to SHOWROOM … Read more The The launch MicroFidelity® mp3 download system
Recently, we published an interview with Ghostigital (the new project from Einar Örn from the Sugarcubes.) Right before showtime that night, band member Curver explained a bit about the Ghostigital live set-up. We caught it on video and have posted it below.
Chiptune music / experimental musician Bubblyfish has alerted us to a short documentary about the 2006 Bent Festival held last month in New York. The focus of the yearly festival is ‘circuit bending’ – creating musical instruments by creatively modifying small electronic devices such as toys, battery powered synthesizers and cheap effects units. In addition … Read more Documentary About Circuit Bending Festival