MachineMachine /stream - tagged with music en-us LifePress <![CDATA[Global Pandemic playlist]]>

What songs should be on my Global Pandemic playlist?

Wed, 04 Mar 2020 04:41:52 -0800
<![CDATA[The Book of Prince | The New Yorker]]>

On January 29, 2016, Prince summoned me to his home, Paisley Park, to tell me about a book he wanted to write. He was looking for a collaborator. Paisley Park is in Chanhassen, Minnesota, about forty minutes southwest of Minneapolis. Prince treasured the privacy it afforded him.

Wed, 04 Sep 2019 10:35:20 -0700
<![CDATA[Songs where the singer refers to their own name (and are called Steve)]]>

I have long admired the line in Stevie Wonder's 'Please Don't Go' where he sings: "Baby, please don't leave, don't leave Steve." I recently came across a song by Steve Monite, 'Only You', where he refers to himself (Steve) a lot, and it got me thinking: are there any other songs where the singer refers to their own name? (especially Steve) I would love any songs where the singer refers to themself - Betty Wright, 'Let me be Your Lovemaker' comes to mind - but songs by and about 'Steve' are particularly appreciated.

Wed, 27 Feb 2019 04:05:11 -0800
<![CDATA[Compression Aesthetics: Glitch From the Avant-Garde to Kanye West – InVisible Culture]]>

Carolyn L. Kane In a world that esteems technological efficiency, immediacy, and control, the advent of technical noise, glitch, and failure—no matter how colorful or disturbingly beautiful—are avoided at great costs.

Tue, 09 Oct 2018 09:50:47 -0700
<![CDATA[What Spotify's DNA-Test Playlist Gets Wrong About Genetic Ancestry - The Atlantic]]>

Genetic-ancestry tests are having a moment. Look no further than Spotify: On Thursday, the music-streaming service—as in, the service used to fill tedious workdays and DJ parties—launched a collaboration with AncestryDNA.

Tue, 09 Oct 2018 09:50:34 -0700
<![CDATA[The 432Hz 'God' Note: Why Fringe Audiophiles Want to Topple Standard Tuning - Motherboard]]>

The first time Ivan Yanakiev heard an instrument tuned to 432 Hertz, he says, it was like he'd heard God speak.

Sun, 26 Nov 2017 10:30:56 -0800
<![CDATA[The Quietus | News | Alan Turing's First Computer Music Restored]]>

Researchers based in New Zealand say they have restored the first known recording of computer-generated music which dates back to 1951 and was produced on a contraption made by Alan Turing.

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 01:38:18 -0700
<![CDATA[list: music video design]]>

Every time I teach at an artschool in Europe I notice that the students are not actively following what is happening in pop music video cultures - there seems to be some kind of taboo. So I had my Merzakademie students make a playlist of recent (post digital) videos generated on edge of pop and internet cultures. I think it is a really good start.

Wed, 20 Apr 2016 00:18:54 -0700
<![CDATA[The Guy Who Wants to Sell Lab-Grown Salami Made of Kanye West Is "100% Serious" | Motherboard]]>

"BiteLabs grows meat from celebrity tissue samples and uses it to make artisanal salami." So proclaims the copy on, right under an all-caps call to action: EAT CELEBRITY MEAT.

Sun, 17 Apr 2016 06:02:47 -0700
<![CDATA[Նռան գույնը (1969) - OST by Nicolas Jaar]]>

Նռան գույնը (1969) The Color of Pomegranates  Written and directed by Sergei Parajanov

'Pomegranates' (2015) Original Soundtrack by Nicolas Jaar

Track list:

Garden of Eden Construction Pass the Time Survival The Fool and his Harem Being and Nothingness Near Death Beasts of this Earth Fall into Time Folie à Deux Screams at the Edge of Dawn Divorce Three windows Touristas Shame Tower of Sin Kapital Volver Spirit Muse

O  T  H  E R  P E O P L E

Mon, 02 Mar 2015 08:50:45 -0800
<![CDATA[The Ghost in the MP3]]>

The MPEG-1 or MPEG-2 Layer III standard, more commonly referred to as MP3, has become a nearly ubiquitous digital audio file format. First published in 1993, this codec implements a lossy compression algorithm based on a perceptual model of human hearing.

Wed, 18 Feb 2015 14:28:02 -0800

昨日の夜Rio.T さんのギターのヤツを見て、 よっしゃオレも、と思ったので、 せっかくなので和音とかも付けて弾いてみたまあ、便乗。 譜面


Wed, 16 Jul 2014 16:42:32 -0700
<![CDATA[nu by elix - SNES Demo - The Gathering 2014]]>

nu by elix // A Super Nintendo Demo // TG2014 Code & Music by Ferris^elix Captured by cTrix^elix

Download the ROM at:

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 05:39:42 -0700
<![CDATA[Diamonds and Pearls]]>

Diamonds & Pearls

Fri, 21 Mar 2014 05:21:00 -0700
<![CDATA[illucia: using a videogame to remix music]]> illucia dtr is a patchbay controller for connecting computer programs. Life Sequencer is a game in the illucia suite - it uses falling blocks to build step sequencer patterns (it is also remixable by Conway's Game of Life). Also, it doesn't actually make any sound - it just makes data using OSC. You can then take that data and send it to any computer programs... like Ableton Live or Max. Behind the scenes (not shown in the video), Ableton and Max have some audio samplers running. As I play Life Sequencer, it builds step sequencer patterns. I then patch the data from the step sequencer into the music samplers (so that the sample playhead moves around based on the block patterns in the game). I use cables to select and layer samples, and then I speed up the playback and audio pitch with illucia's knobs. Eventually I patch in some sample rate reduction (and a special glitchy mode on Life Sequencer) right as I trigger the Conway's Game of Life pattern remixer. The Conway algorithm eats through most of the existing blocks, and then I start placing more blocks to build a new pattern. The illucia patchbay then becomes a physical controller for exploring these strange connections & reconsidering the inner lives of computer programs.Cast: paperkettleTags:

Thu, 06 Mar 2014 15:01:09 -0800
<![CDATA["Tango" by Zbigniew Rybczyński (ZVID)]]>

A rare masterpiece!

Fri, 17 Jan 2014 06:28:27 -0800
<![CDATA[Oneohtrix Point Never - Boring Angel]]>

Directed by John Michael Boling

Tue, 17 Dec 2013 15:53:56 -0800
<![CDATA[William S. Burroughs - Origin and Theory of the Tape Cut-Ups]]>

Extracted from a lecture given by WSB at the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at Naropa Institute, Boulder, Colorado, April 20, 1976. Break Through in Grey Room, Sub Rosa, Belgium.

Wed, 27 Nov 2013 16:16:22 -0800
<![CDATA[Jerry Saltz on Kanye, Kim, and ‘the New Uncanny’ -- Vulture]]>

Lou Reed got Kanye West's Yeezus absolutely right. "No one's near doing what he's doing,” Reed wrote in a review just a few weeks before he died. “It's not even the same planet ... He keeps unbalancing you." The unbalancing act went full-tilt last week, when West released the video for “Bound 2.” Instantaneously, the Internet did what the Internet does: hate. The video was ridiculed as clueless kitsch. But I dig it, and I think it represents a part of a collective cultural fracturing, via an idiom that I call the New Uncanny. When performers like Kanye West, Kim Kardashian, Lady Gaga, and, yes, Jeff Koons and Marina Abramovic try so hard to showcase and communicate how sincere they are, instead they reveal how out-of-touch they are — from each other, from themselves, from us. These are not just famous performers; they are performers of fame. In their grandiose sincerity, their attempt to keep it real (West says his "passion is for humanity" and that his art is totally about "beauty, truth, awesomeness"), these stars become alien things, automata, odd gods before our eyes. By some bizarre alchemy, they then toggle back into demented sincerity while simultaneously remaining alien, other, apart. They become psychological quantum particles, in two states at once. Sincerity and fame combine, float free of common rules. "Bound 2" represents a psychological fissure whereby stars gives us exactly what we ask of them — a glimpse into their inner selves — and then are shunned and mocked for it. They're sacred cows and sacrificial lambs at the same time. Just as the Rodney King video included in the 1993 Whitney Biennial, “Bound 2” should be in the upcoming one, representing a bend of cultural nature. Last week, I suggested this on my Facebook page, and watched my words burned before me, the way disco records were in the seventies. Had I once again been blinded by fame's death-ray of idolatry, idiocy, and primitive force? (See my dancing with Jay Z.) Is this video anything? Is Kanye doing what he says he's doing, "clearing a path for people to dream properly," or has he gone off the demented deep end? Had I followed him?

Mon, 25 Nov 2013 16:01:50 -0800
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