SunVox is a powerful modular synthesizer and pattern-based sequencer (tracker). SunVox Library is the main part of the SunVox engine without a graphical interface. It's available for Windows, macOS, Linux, Android, iOS and JS. You can freely use it in your own products (even commercial ones).
Music writer John Doran ventures into the strange world of Richard D James. Over the course of three decades James, known to his legion of hardcore fans as Aphex Twin, has achieved the primary but evasive aim of most serious musicians - the invention, exploration and curation of a truly unique and inimitable sound.
I remember growing up with many of the myths, such as Richard D James drove around in a tank. I also once met a DJ who told me he was a part of a tour in the 90’s where Richard D James spent a whole gig just playing ping pong on the computer.
What is most intriguing about Richard D James is his ability to push back on expectation. I remember when I saw him perform in 2004.
It was like nothing I had ever experienced before and since. Where some dance/electronic acts have a certain rhythm and structure of highs and lows, the whole set was just intense music with no transitions. A musical journalist I went with actually left the gig early.
There is something about both Richard D James and his music that drags the listener in only to spit them out once again. There is a constant teasing of order never quite achieved.
Jon Hopkins is an electronic music producer whose been nominated twice for the UK’s Mercury Prize. Along with his frequent collaborator, Brian Eno, he co-produced Coldplay‘s Grammy-award winning album, Viva la Vida. In May 2018, Jon Hopkins released his fifth album, Singularity. It was named Best New Music by Pitchfork. In this episode, Jon Hopkins takes apart the song “Luminous Beings,” which was inspired in part by the meditative and therapeutic effects of psilocybin, the psychedelic compound found in magic mushrooms. Jon talks about his own experience with drug, and how it shaped this song. He also details the less magical moments where he hated the music was he making, and had to destroy it as part of the creative process.
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Hi Viz (typeset as HI VIZ) is the fourth studio album by Australian electronic duo The Presets. The album was released in Australia by Modular Recordings on 1 June 2018.
I would place this on the shelf between Jacques Lu Cont and the Chemical Brothers.
God's Favorite Customer (or Mr Tillman's Wild Ride) is the fourth studio album by American musician Josh Tillman under the stage name Father John Misty. It was released by Sub Pop and Bella Union on June 1, 2018.
I would place it on the shelf between Augie March and Mercury Rev.
Where Britpop had been largely backward- and inward-looking, Gorillaz looked forward and outward. The sound ingeniously combined dub, electronica, hip-hop, and anything else Mr Albarn felt like using. But it was Mr Hewlett’s character designs that held it all together, and made not just the songs but the concept a hit.
On her long-awaited debut album, the Gold Coast success shows off different sides to her sound and showcases the songwriting that's made her such a relatable success.
Being her first full length album I wonder if this mix of styles and sounds is a consequence of time. I would probably put it on the shelf somewhere between Of Monsters and Men and Lorde.