Get Strange Records 003 - Glory Beauty Supply by SiP

This is a music video I created by for SiP for his song Glory Beauty Supply released on Get Strange Records based out of Chicago. The video was created with one live take consisting of video i shot in Washington State, video synthesis, video feedback, running audio into the single, and animating this all live by wiggling: nobs, sliders, and T bars.

 

SiP is the working name for musician/producer Jimmy Lacy out of Chicago, USA. SiP's sequencing and music-making highlight the imperfection and earth-bound quality of pieces of hardware and synthesis designed to give otherwise perfect patterns and tones. Anachronistically the electronics create a space more from a folk music background, with folk as music with tradition and with meaning for a community of people. SiP's music looks to create moments of communal space and contemplation as well as participate and contribute to the rich musical community of Chicago.

Glory Beauty Supply by SiP is Get Strange Records third release. Part of the Get Strange Records visual music collection. Please experience the visual music video first for best experience.

Featuring: Gabriel Perez Diaz - Guitar, Carlos Chavarria - Saxophone

 
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Bandcamp = https://sip-groop.bandcamp.com/album/glory-beauty-supply

YouTube = https://youtu.be/ol1kbjHtQmI

Spotify = https://open.spotify.com/track/16TdavP48UkPGfgsxVQyDi?si=k07r8m49T0uSW0WnDM1PkA

iTunes = https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/album/glory-beauty-supply-single/1466175310?app=itunes

Apple Music = https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/album/glory-beauty-supply-single/1466175310?mt=1&app=music

Copy of Get Strange Records 002 - Augural by Benjamin Mauch

This is a music video I created by for Benjamin Mauch for his song Augural releases on Get Strange Records based out of Chicago. The video was created with one live take consisting of video synthesis, video feedback, running audio into the single, and animating this all live by wiggling: nobs, sliders, and T bars.

 

“I wanted this piece to be a dramatic rendering of taking flight as a bird and examining my surroundings in whatever cognitive capacity a bird is able to. I have always been fascinated by birds and their unique ability to escape the earth for a time and live among the clouds. An augur was a type of Roman prophet who would be able to examine birds and their flight patterns in order to interpret the will of the gods. I imagined myself as a bird and becoming part of this augural process, not knowing what would be foretold by the prophet, but feeling some innate sense of pleasure knowing that I was a part of something more important than just myself. The track builds slightly in the beginning but rests in the mood that is created, much like a bird would when riding thermals across the sky.” Benjamin Mauch

Benjamin Mauch is a musician and teacher from Richmond, VA. He uses modular synthesizer and tape loops to create slow moving and emotive soundscapes.

Augural by Benjamin Mauch is Get Strange Records second release. Part of the Get Strange Records visual music collection. Please experience the visual music video first for best experience.

Bandcamp = https://bensmusic1.bandcamp.com/album/augura

YouTube = https://youtu.be/gWyvngKwedY

Spotify = https://open.spotify.com/track/1kB9FmkA9vJUsAOi9ROLXq?si=CJMzIJ8PS_KKJbRjhdOsDQ

iTunes = https://music.apple.com/us/album/augural/1463632387?i=1463632390&app=itunes

Apple Music = hhttps://music.apple.com/us/album/augural/1463632387?i=1463632390&mt=1&app=music

 

Get Strange Records 001 - dust and shadows by prettyhowtown

Get Strange Records is a Bandcamp label that I started that is focused on electronic music. My goal is to give artists a place to experiment, collaborate, get exposure, and be supported by other like minded artists. I am starting with singles with visual video to accompany the song. A sort of visual music label. The first release is dust and shadows by prettyhowtown. We are excited for you to experience this with us.

dust and shadows by prettyhowtown is Get Strange Records first release. We love this song and think of colors and movement while listening to it. We home you will love it as much as we do.

prettyhowtown is electronic music, performed live on a modular synthesizer and presented without edits or overdubs.

 
 

postcards from slow places. A 34 hour ambient album.

From idea to reality postcards from slow places was a project conceived on llllllll, pronounced lines, a forum of like minded creators. An open call to the community asked for ambient long form compositions to build a purposefully long album. No one would be turned away and it was up to you to interpreted and create what you thought was an ambient long form composition. postcards from slow places is 34 hours long and is comprised of 55 songs each from a different artist.

The lines forum post can be seen here 👇🏻

 https://llllllll.co/t/postcards-from-slow-places-a-lines-compilation-of-long-form-ambient-music/16689/367

 

 

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Rory Khan Mohon “Monochromatic”

This is a music video I created by for Rory Khan Mohon for his song Monochromatic. The visuals for this video where created by using a single photo that April Staso took of Rory. I took the photo and made some new compositions out of it and fed it to my video feedback system. I was happy to listen to this song over and over while each time it sounded a bit better. I think this came out delightfully weird.

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Pose by naomi smalls

I produced some visual effects for “Pose” the new music video by Naomi Smalls. I was blown away on how this video looked before before I had a chance to work on it. The video was directed by Todd Diederich who also is the creator of Smalls World(Naomi’s YouTub series) that is also great and a great glimpse into the life of Naomi. The song is head bobbin vibe that you can blast in your cover while cutting threw the fog at night.

PAQ "AIRMALTA" music video by Robotboot

PAQ "AIRMALTA"

PAQ(based out of Rimini, Italy) asked me to make a music video featuring found footage based on the idea of taking a trip to his song Airmalta. We chatted and came up with the idea based on found footage from the 70’s of commercial airline promotional footage and footage generated to look like a sunset over the ocean. The music is very chill and meditative wile keeping a good head nodding vibe to keep you entertained.

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Liquid Light Lab x Robotboot - Live Liquid Light Show

Liquid Light Lab

Liquid Light Lab created a liquid light show live via a livestream to some of my more abstract minimal tracks.

Liquid light shows

Liquid light shows (or psychedelic light shows) are a form of light art that surfaced in the early 1960s as accompaniment to electronic music and avant-garde theatre performances. They were later adapted for performances of rock or psychedelic music.

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I could not be more happy as a musician having my music selected to carry on the tradition of liquid light shows in its new place of old technologies bonded with new technologies. It is very fascinating and mirrors the music so well. It is very meditative and relaxing and not in your face crazy…gives you that time to lit your brain turn of and do its own thing. Liquid Light Lab has an expressive set up that you can see in the recorded livestream.

The weekend was lit. Tomorrow is Monday. Wind down and chillax before doing it all again. Live experimental video performance, streamed right to you. Featuring the music of Robotboot.

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Spool’s Out Radio #152: Late-Year Cul-De-Sac

I was very lucky to be included on Spool’s Out Radio’s 152nd podcast. A Cassette-based radio show on Resonance 104.4FM, presented by Tristan Bath in association with The Quietus out of London, United Kingdom. The podcast features other electronic musicians that are releasing there music on cassette. I know a lot of people say why release a cassette and there is a plethora of answers. Options for releasing music are Vinyl, CD, Digital, and Cassette. In this day and age computer don’t have CD players anymore and most people have previously tossed there cd players and ether never had or tossed their record players slash cassette decks. I mean we are getting to the point where some people haven't ever listed to music on a home speaker system. So when it come time to release music now no one wants a CD it just adds to the garage and people don’t want to have to rip the cd to listen to it on the computer or even have a cd drive to do that. Releasing digital is a no brainer and a bit lack lustered slash hard to get noticed with all the other noise in the digital domain. Algorithms don’t want to find new music they just want to make money for the compony who made the algorithm, much less do you really want all of your music taste to be defined by a computer and an algorithm that has alternative means. Computers cant truly pick random numbers or shuffle you music library randomly it cant just pick the music you're going to like. Vinyl is a great option, people probable have a record player and don’t have a CD player or a cassette player. Vinyl is the most expensive investment form an independent artist. You're looking at $1,500 investment for 250 records, plus the cost of making the music and mastering it. Cassettes on the other hand can be made DIY at any number or at lo runs of just 25 making it a go to option for a physical release. Problem is most people have tossed their cassette decks. But with music trends and cassette decks being the best $ option for an independent artist slash small music label to get there music out it is on the rise. Did I answer a question? Did I know what I was going to write before I did this? I don’t have those answers. Im not much of a word person so listen to the podcast because thats why you came here. Thanks have a great day.

From Spool's Out

“2018 won’t let up. The postman keeps piling cassettes through the letterbox. The binman keeps stamping piles of cardboard packaging into piles of recycled matter. The ideas keep flowing, and the buzz of the hive mind still makes little sense. Aptly, this week’s selection of tapes blends freak out noise and weirdo pop with conceptual art and bacchanal beats. Happy Movember tapeheadz.

(Broadcast as always on Resonance 104.4fm last night)

Competition – cul de sac (Slip)

Paula Matthusen and Olivia Valentine – VII 07_21_16, 4_38 pm, Steuben, WI (real-time [insects, birds, bobbins, feedback]) (Carrier Records)

Energy ☆ – ~ (Galtta Tapes)

Langham Research Centre – Gateshead Multi-storey Car Park (Econore)

Metoronori メトロノリ – Good Morning, Night (Orange Milk Records)

In The Abyssity Of The Grounds – Improvisation 2 (Feathered Coyote Records)

Purelle – Gotta Have It! (Galtta Tapes)

Qarafa – Tape I, SIDE B

Patrick Shiroishi – Grasshopper Tactics (Fort Evil Fruit)

FACS – Acteurs Inversion, Side One

The Casual Sexists – Strange Motives

sofheso – 0104 (First Terrace Records)

Robotboot – Bio (Aerozine 50)”

The New York City Breakers.

A special time in the world where breakdancing was televised, people where not starring at there phones, no one had earbuds, VCRs where the only way to rewatch something, records where the norm, and everything was about being awesome.  Do your stretches, touch your toes, turn your speakers up as load as that go, and press play on this video.

2 Erotic horror soundtracks to get your sexy halloween jams on.

2 Erotic horror soundtracks to get your sexy halloween jams on.

Bandcamp and Spotify links below. 🔪👇🏻🔪

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Continuous cassettes and lenticular prints

Continuous cassettes and lenticular prints

This is Continuous, my sixth full length album. The A-side is a loose exploration of ambient minimalist sounds and themes

"Structures From Silence" by Steve Roach

 
 

"Structures From Silence" by Steve Roach is an electronic ambient record original released in 1984. My favorite song is the title track Structures From Silence, it is a 29 minute of ambient magic. Apparently there is a VHS release of title track Structures from Silence with visuals by Marianne Dolan. I would love to see this as I cannot track it down and am very interested on what it is. Anyway this is something you should check out if you like that electronic ambient music.

Modular Synthesizer music and artists discovery Spotify playlist

Modular Synthesizer music and artists discovery is a playlist on Spotify with a great selection of electronic musicians that make music with modular synthesizers curated by Franck Martin. It is ambient and spacious in nature. If you have a chance please check it out. It is 99.999 percent instrumental so it is great at work or for chilling out or thinking about stuff.

“Discover artists that perform on modular synthesizers, be it Eurorack, Buchla, Moog or other systems. One track per artist, if you like share and check the artist.”

 
 
 

Olympic National Park Forest Floor

I went on a magical trip to the Olympic National Park in 2018 from September 21st to October 1st. I took my camera and zoom recorder and managed to grab this video and audio. I then scored a song to a bit of a sped up version of the video. I was taken back by the tall trees and the forest floor with the sun rays coming through. Just an hour before we wear at the destination of out hike Mink Lake and saw a black bear and decided to leave early. Turns out we lucked out and got to enjoy this beautiful view.

Robotboot “Biofluorescence” | Generative Video Art | Ambient Electronic Music

This is a generative video produced to my song Biofluorescence. The song and video where recorded separately. Both are one live take. This song is from a release that will be coming out in the future. It is an exploratory track with sounds inspired by: Floating in space with limited oxygen. As floating we first contemplate but then we accept and then we see the true beauty of what is the abyss that is open space. We float into places that humanity has never been, seeing things that are precise sparks of life. We then realize how un special we are and wonder why we do not embrace all the details that make us unique from each other. As we end our journey we come across a new form being created. it is some kind of tiny biofluorescence organism that seams to be reproducing at a rapid rate and are all vibrant colors of the rainbow. We now think how lucky we are to have seen the creation and how lucky we have always been.

The video was created with a feedback loop with lots of help from Tachyons+ Psychenizer. I messed around for a good hour trying to get something going and right before i gave up and fell asleep these patterns started generating.

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Robotboot "Music for Aquariums: Gathering of the Cuttlefish” | Video Art | Electronic Music | Chill

A 21 Minute Modular Improvisation with Psychedelic Video Art.

Music for Aquariums is a new a/v project I am working on that will go off the grid and feature sounds that you might here on your journey to the depths of the ocean and places beyond…

This song is what I imagine it looks like when all the cuttlefish hang out and do what they want. This song was created on my modular with a patch that was inspired by the camouflage and color changing of the cuttlefish. I then thought of how many cuttlefish meet up at one time in the ocean and then I instantly stated thinking what the all start doing with their colors and camouflage while there are all together and this is what I thought that would look like. Youtube can't even handle the amount of color and cool gradients that would happen.This video is kind of like looking at the clouds but your in an ocean looking at cuttlefish: dancing, moving, oscillating: all together in harmony symmetry mixed with random generated life. Think of the aquarium as place where you can be you and everyone likes that you are you because everyone there is not like you.

This song makes heavy use of my wish mosh of a modular that is 416HP. I created the main cv for the music with Intellijel Metropolis as the main heart of the sequence in conjunction with Verbos Electronics Sequence Selector and a bit of generative going on to ad just a minor variation. The main gates are being provided with a vpme.de Euclidean Circles running into the Doepfer A-166 with is using the Intellijel Quadra + Expander to the Make Noise Optomix for the main sounds that are coming from a mix of Mutable instruments Plaits, Sputnik Modular Oscillator, Make Noise DPO that are all sort of feedback patched, the Quadra also had internal feedback patching and is also controlling tonality of the song though cv parameters. There was also a Make Noise Morphagene that was working of the main music source and also being sequenced with the help of the Verbos Electronics Sequence Selector signal selector and the Mutable instruments Blinds(with was helping with a lot of the CV in general). Befaco Hexmix + Hexpander are on mixing duty and has 3 separate AUX sends set up 1) 2x Alright Devices Chronoblob with a Xaoc Devices Kamieniec. 2) 2x Suiseki Phase Shifter with μClouds. Some modules i forgot to talk about that are used: Make Noise MMG, Doepfer A-120, Sputnik Modular Selector, Steady State Fate Entity Bass Drum Synthesizer, Make Noise Maths.

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