Behind-The-Scenes Notes for My 2010-2015 Dark Sci-Fi Techno Show + 2013 Cover of Daft Punk”Derezzed” (Mile High Edit)

What follows is a rather detailed journal of my 2010-2015 Dark Sci-Fi Techno Show. What Motivated Me to Write this Post... While I was working on a playlist for the upcoming Rocky Mountain Synthesizer Meetup 7th Birthday Party at Tilt Arcade I thought about Tron which made me think about a cover I'd done back... Continue Reading →

New Single & Video: “Space-Time Distortion Near Track Number 8”

Sometimes when gear acquisition syndrome calls, I take a pause in the action and recommit myself to the gear I already own. I was recently kind of lusting after something bleepy and and perhaps an analogish instrument with self-contained sequencing. Then I thought, hey, I can just live sequence the Nord Lead 4 slots from... Continue Reading →

New Cinematic Ambient Album “Sonic Encounters Volume 01” @Bandcamp Exclusive #Ambient #CinematicAmbient #DarkAmbient #MusiqueConcrète #Synthesis

Sonic Encounters Volume 01 Now Available The album contains 14 tracks and 2 hours of Cinematic Ambient Soundscapes. You can listen and buy here or from the embedded player below. I you like Krell music - you'll love this album! If you enjoy the album consider a buy and please tell your friends. About This Release Sonic... Continue Reading →

Experimental Music Concert Sunday April 30th for Doors Open Denver + Synthesis Notes

Synthesizer Sunday, a Union of Architecture and Sound The city of Denver has invited me and four other local electronic music artists to perform Sunday April 30th. This is part of the larger Door Open Denver Event. Like architecture, which starts from basic elements - glass, sand, and stone to create a building - synthesizers... Continue Reading →

The Return of Nine Inch Nails in 2013

Just saw a post on statement from Trent Reznor over on pitchfork. Looks pretty real since the NIN web site had this banner on it. NOTE FROM TRENT: Nine Inch Nails are touring this year. I was working with Adrian Belew on some musical ideas, which led to some discussion on performing, which led to... Continue Reading →

Music Monday: Take to the Trees Arbor Day Music Collaboration

Artist Jack Hertz has pulled together a fantastic collaboration album Take to the Trees for charity. Donate and download here http://sound4good.bandcamp.com/. In celebration of Arbor Day on April 27th 2012. Sound for Good is giving you a lot of great music for your donation of just $1 USD (or more) to help plant more trees.... Continue Reading →

Great Interview with Gary Numan on NPR World Cafe

I just finished listening to this awesome interview with Gary Numan on NPR. Lots of back-story and industry insight. You also get to hear his refreshingly optimistic views on being an artist in the internet age. They also discuss Gary’s new album Dead Son Rising which I did a Music Monday post on in September.... Continue Reading →

Videos from The Chemical Brothers Live Show 2011

I was surfing around and found some of these videos shot by fans at shows for the current Chemical Brothers tour. The lighting and visual effects are pretty fantastic. This first three clips are via thorstendiel. First is “Galvanize” in Esch-sur-Alzette (Luxemburg) 13.01.11. It doesn’t get going till around 2:20. http://www.youtube.com/v/dFEVkkmKvLQ?hl=en&hd=1</embed></object></div>&quot;;" src="https://modulatethis.files.wordpress.com/2011/08/7373d-6a00d83451cae869e2015434beeb27970c-pi.jpg" style="border-style: none" />... Continue Reading →

Teenage Engineering OP-1 & Moog Little Phatty Sightings in NPR “Yacht: Tiny Desk Concert” Video

Watch embedded video I actually had not heard about the Tiny Desk Concert series on NPR before I saw a post about it on the Moog Music Facebook page. It's a pretty cool idea. In this video - a fun performance by Yacht and some synth action on withThe Moog Little Phatty is clearly visible.... Continue Reading →

“Move Like This” – A New Album by The Cars Drops

This year, the founding members of The Cars reunited. Their new album from Move Like This just dropped. Links to the album are here http://thecars.org/movelikethis.html. The band is now out on tour to support the album - http://thecars.org/concerts.html. After a quick preview of some of the tracks I’m happy to report that Greg Hawkes has... Continue Reading →

New Music Monday: “History of Modern” by Orchestral Maneuvers in the Dark

This album released in September but I missed it so I thought I’d do a post on it in case you missed it as well. History of Modern is Orchestral Maneuvers in the Dark’s (OMD) 11th studio album and their first studio album in 15 years. It features the original “classic 4 piece lineup” of... Continue Reading →

Thomas Dolby Releases New EP ‘Oceana’

Thomas Dolby is releasing his new album in EP segments to members of his fan club the Flat Earth Society. Membership is free and you can join up here. He’s said on his blog that each segment will have different styles. The first EP was Amerkana which released in June and had a bluegrass vibe.... Continue Reading →

Show Report: Howard Jones & Duncan Sheik at the Boulton Centre for the Performing Arts, NY 10/22/2010

Last Friday I attended Howard Jones concert at the Boulton Center or the Performing Arts in New York. Here are a notes from the show. Duncan Sheik Duncan Sheik was the opening act. He sang and played his own accompaniment on acoustic guitar with some stories in between. Note - Duncan collaborated on Howard’s song,... Continue Reading →

DEVO Tour Postponed, Get Well Bob 1, Mark Mothersbaugh and Gerald Casale Will Still Attend Moogfest

Just saw on DEVO’s blog that DEVO has had to postpone the tour due to the fact that Bob Mothersbuagh is injured. From their site: DEVO deeply regret that they have had to postpone all of their upcoming live dates for 2010 due to a serious hand injury sustained by guitarist Bob Mothersbaugh. A glass... Continue Reading →

New Album by Stretta – A Funneled Stone

Stretta has released a new album called Funneled Stone on iTunes and on Bandcamp. Here is the description from the about page. When I see a photo of a modular synthesizer, I wonder, as I believe many others do, what the thing sounds like. What possibilities lurk within this strange hardware? I want to hear... Continue Reading →

Show Report: Two Days in Denver with Robert Henke (aka Monolake)

Photo: DMNS Gates Planetarium Robert Henke of Monolake and one of the creators of Ableton live came through Denver and performed his work "Intersection" on Monday and then delivered a lecture at Denver University on Tuesday. This invitation only event was hosted by The Digital Media Studies program at the University of Denver. This was... Continue Reading →

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