Artist and experimental musician Graham Dunning’s Mechanical Techno Demonstration is exactly what it sounds like! Dunning demonstrates his incredible hand-made method for making techno music: layering locked records, analogue synths, even mechanically triggered percussion. Watch how it all comes together below!
This doesn’t exist as a real product (yet) but let’s hope it moves from the prototype phase soon! Designed by Ben Bengler and Fiore Martin, the Collidoscope is a double granular synthesiser. Basically it lets two people play together at the same time (facing each other). Microphones and instant playback features would also allow sound to be manipulated in real time and in all kinds of ways. Really cool! Check out the demo video below!
Demoscene production by Hungarian group Conspiracy won first place in the 64K category at the recent Revision Demoparty held at Saarbrücken, Germany. For those that do not know, the demoscene produce audio/visual experiences with code that run on your PC, and in some cases, try to get fantastic results with as little resouces as possible. This demo is 64K in size (to compare, the BOOOOOOOM! header logo above is 22K) and should for best results be seen on your computer, but embedded below is a video to demonstrate what can be possible (and apparently looks fantastic on 4K screens).
“People ask me when my tape is comin’ out yall well here it is yall and its clout!” I was gonna continue the Beastie Boys Live series and then I decided to switch things up this week and share some demo songs with you! Specifically demos from Paul’s Boutique! 12 tracks including Full Clout which is an early version of Shake Your Rump.
This album is widely regarded as Beastie Boys best work to date, and one of the greatest albums of all time. I agree with half of that statement. It is one of the greatest albums of all time, but I don’t feel like it can be considered their best work. They are simply rapping over other people’s work (in this case brilliant production from the Dust Brothers) so in that sense it’s no different than License to Ill. To me, their next three albums (Check Your Head, Ill Communication, and Hello Nasty) have to be their best work as they most accurately describe their talent as actual musicians. I personally like Ill Communication the best, feel free to disagree (just know that you are wrong).
Let’s just get to the music shall we? You probably skipped that entire paragraph anyways…