Howard Jones Classic Albums Tour – Fall 2011 North America

Howard Jones is playing a series of dates in North America this fall . On most of the dates, he’ll be performing Humans Lib & Dream Into Action albums in their entirety. I’ve copied the basic info from his tour page and pasted it below. Both albums were remastered in 2010by Howard Jones and Robbie... Continue Reading →

2nd Fridays at Art Institute California/Sunnyvale: October 14th, 7:00 PM Jack Hertz and Robert Edgar

An FYI for my bay area, Palo Alto, Sunnyvale readers - my friends Robert Edgar and Jack Hertz will appear Friday October 14th at the Art Institute of California/Sunnyvale at 7:00 pm. Visit the Facebook page for more info. If you live in the area stop by and support this great series. Mark Mosher Electronic/Experimental... Continue Reading →

Music Monday: Armen Ra “Plays The Theremin”

I was first introduced to Armen Ra’s music through the radio show and podcast Spellbound, a brief program of music for theremin where I heard the song “Dle Yaman”. The song is both beautiful and haunting. I immediately bought his album Plays the Theremin which is simply fantastic. Most of the songs have sparse accompaniment... Continue Reading →

A First Look at the DSI Tempest Drum Machine with Sound Designer James Kojac (Syndicate Synthetique)

Early last week I got a message from Denver Sound Designer James Kojac of Syndicate Synthetique."I happen to have a pre release DSI/Linn Tempest sitting in front of me… I figured you may want to swing by and check it out.” Duh! Of course I jumped at the chance to see one of the first... Continue Reading →

Music Monday: Tara Busch “The Rocket Wife EP” A Benefit for the Bob Moog Foundation + Remix Contest

Back in late August Tara Busch (http://analogsuicide.com/)  released The Rocket Wife EP. Sales of the album benefit the Bob Moog Foundation. The album is available on bandcamp and I’ve embedded a preview below. It’s a great EP with some cool ethereal tracks featuring Tara’s awesome synth work and vocal stylings. Give it a listen below and please... Continue Reading →

Richard Lainhart’s Sound Design Work with Puremagnetik

Puremagnetik just released a new sound library of high quality multisampled wooden marimba instruments called MalletPak One. This Micropak was created in collaboration with Richard Lainhart. In addition to being an award-winning composer, author, and filmmaker – Richard also spent a number of years as a jazz vibraphonist. Puremagnetik conducted a great interview on the... Continue Reading →

Music Monday: Speakeasy by dRachEmUsiK

I picked up the Speakeasy CD by dRachEmUsiK at the merch table at Electro-Music 2011 and it’s now in my favorites playlist. dRachEmUsiK is the most recent project by international, award wining electronic musician, sound designer and producer Charles Shriner. I first met Charles last year at EM2010 and really enjoyed seeing his live performances... Continue Reading →

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