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. 🔪👇🏻🔪

BANDCAMP

 
 
 
 

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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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Shuttle Run "Contact" | Music Video | Electronic Music

A group of four space travelers left earth in their ship SR-1 with one mission, to track down a transmission signal that is thought to have originated from alien technology. The crew on SR-1 go into cryosleep for years at a time to travel and pinpoint the origins of the mysterious alien signal. Their journey is very monotonous and spans centuries. Visiting vast pockets of space and leaving the earth behind the crew of SR-1 has dedicated their life to this mission. They are so far into space that they have lost communication with earth and other space colonies. Only thought of finding the origin of a signal in which they can use to communicate with alien life forms drives them further and further into space as they hone into the signal’s origins...

Lyrics:

The time we spent in isolation

is gone forever more.

We lift our heads in anticipation

and set sail for your shores.

In the years since we first made contact

ahh ahhh ahhh.

We set our hearts out ahead of our hands in

fields of love.

Do you hear us and will you

listen to

astronomic love songs?

Right behind the eye of Orion

we found your pretty world above

and sent a song of enchantment to

rain down through your clouds.

Do you hear us?

We are waiting for

You.

You.

You.

You.

“Contact”

Music & Video by Shuttle Run

Engineered by Jay Tallungan

Mastered by Taylor Deupree

Cast:

Captain of SR-1 - Sandra Yau

SR-1 Navigation - Collin Diederich

SR-1 Head Scientist - Steven Stoll

SR-1 Chief Engineer - Kahuna Smalls

Crew:

Camera - Nicole Carlson

Camera - Chris Rose

Camera, Lighting, Video Synth, Editor - Collin Diederich

Set Design, Models, Props - Steven Stoll

Costume, Make-up, Props - Sandra Yau

Models, Set - Kahuna Smalls

Grip - Stephanie Yau

Additional Video Processing - Christopher Trice

Robotboot "Music for Aquariums: Night Shift" | Liquid Light Show | Electronic Music

Special thanks to the Visual by Justin Howard.

About the project: Music for Aquariums is a new Album 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 floor and back.

About The song: I have been working on some music for aquariums. This one goes on after hours when the sea creatures that emit light come out. Usually only the janitor is there but they are wearing headphones and preoccupied to see the sea creatures that emit light.

About the creation: a handful of oscillators with 3 looping AD Envelopes modulating each other along with some live tweeting created the "rhythm" The slowest AD envelop was clocking the sequencer. Live tweeted a couple filters. ran it trew a couple of reverbs and delays. Put a phaser in there somewhere. Used some lowpass gates for the VCA. I then gave the song to a friend and they did a liquid light show for the visuals and it is basically a short visual film.

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Robotboot "What you hear is what you see Livestream" | Lissajous Pattern | Oscilloscope

Livestream from 2017.12.27. This is a Audio/Visual exploration Of the relationship between notes, chords, and resonance. The audio was ran int an oscilloscope in X/Y mode and filmed with a vintage panasonic camera.

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Robotboot "Porta 002" | Abstract Electronic Music | Video Art

This video is a simple feedback loop that I made in a live take for my song Porta 002 from my album Porta. The Album Porta is a collection of songs I recorded on a Tascam Portastudio 4 Track Cassette Recorder in 2016. These where all written and recorded in a short amount of time. Focusing on a cinematic vibe and playing live takes with no editing or sequencing. All analog sounds and processing.

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