Monday, December 13, 2010

George Harrison electronic sound 2

George Harrison "Electronic Sound 2"

Electronic Sound is George Harrison's second solo album, and the second and final record released on the Beatles' short-lived Zapple Records (an offshoot of Apple Records), before it was folded at the insistence of The Beatles' then-manager Allen Klein. Released in May 1969, it features two lengthy pieces - one per side on the original vinyl release - performed on the Moog synthesizer.

The album was issued on CD for the first time in late 1996.

George Harrison electronic sound 1

George Harrison "Electronic Sound 1"

Electronic Sound is George Harrison's second solo album, and the second and final record released on the Beatles' short-lived Zapple Records (an offshoot of Apple Records), before it was folded at the insistence of The Beatles' then-manager Allen Klein. Released in May 1969, it features two lengthy pieces - one per side on the original vinyl release - performed on the Moog synthesizer.

Portions of white noise from "No Time or Space" are used throughout "I Remember Jeep", one of several jams included on Harrison's third solo album, All Things Must Pass, released in 1970.

The cover of Electronic Sound was painted by Harrison himself. The inside sleeve included minimal notes on the album, and a quote, attributed to an 'Arthur Wax': "There are a lot of people around, making a lot of noise; here's some more."

Due to its experimental and highly uncommercial nature, Electronic Sound failed to chart in the UK, and barely made the US Billboard album chart, peaking at #191.

Synthesist Bernie Krause later pursued legal action against Harrison, claiming side two of the record was essentially him demonstrating the Moog III to Harrison (as detailed in his book Into A Wild Sanctuary). Krause's name was originally featured on the front cover just under Harrison's, but was painted over in silver at Krause's insistence just before release.

The album was issued on CD for the first time in late 1996.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Beaver and Krause changes

Paul Beaver and Bernard Krause "Changes"

Thursday, December 9, 2010

John Chowning stria

John Chowning "Stria" 1977

John M. Chowning is known for having discovered the FM synthesis algorithm in 1967. In FM (frequency modulation) synthesis, both the carrier frequency and the modulation frequency are within the audio band. In essence, the amplitude and frequency of one waveform modulates the frequency of another waveform producing a resultant waveform that can be periodic or non-periodic depending upon the ratio of the two frequencies.

Chowning's breakthrough allowed for simple yet rich sounding timbres, which synthesized 'metal striking' or 'bell like' sounds, and which seemed incredibly similar to real percussion. (Chowning was also a skilled drummer.)

He spent six years turning his breakthrough into a system of musical importance and eventually was able to simulate a large number of musical sounds, including the singing voice.

In 1973 Stanford University licensed the discovery to Yamaha in Japan, with whom Chowning worked in developing a family of synthesizers and electronic organs. This patent was Stanford's most lucrative patent at one time, eclipsing many in electronics, computer science, and biotechnology.

The first product to incorporate the FM algorithm was Yamaha's GS1, a digital synthesizer that first shipped in 1981. Some thought it too expensive at the time, Chowning included. Soon after, in 1983, Yamaha made their first commercially successful digital FM synthesizer, the DX7.

One of Chowning's most famous pieces is called Stria (1977). It was commissioned by IRCAM for the Institute's first major concert series called Perspectives of the 20th Century. His composition was noted for its inharmonic sounds due to his famous FM algorithm and his use of the Golden Mean (1.618...) in music. -Wikipedia

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Beaver and Krause sequential voltage sources

Paul Beaver and Bernard Krause "Sequential Voltage Sources" (1968)

Monday, November 29, 2010

MICHAEL FAKESCH Glas soundtrack

Michael Fakesch "Glas soundtrack"

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Penguin Cafe Orchestra milk

Penguin Cafe Orchestra "Milk"

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Beaver and Krause as I hear it

Paul Beaver and Bernard Krause "As I Hear It"

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Big City Orchestra live at DNA Lounge

Big City Orchestra "Live at DNA Lounge"

Big City Orchestra on first stop of their 1991 tour. DNA Lounge, San Francisco, CA August 1, 1991. Opening for the Legendary Pink Dots. Cast includes: dAS, Robo, Alan Herrick and Gustavo Pastre.

A favorite band of Str8 Sounds.

Rabbit in the Moon star shine

Rabbit in the Moon "Star Shine"

Str8 Sounds melting cheese of human kindness

Str8 Sounds "Melting Cheese of Human Kindness"

Friday, October 8, 2010

Counting Clouds blue paradise

Counting Clouds "Blue Paradise"

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Alvin Curran when I'm 64

Alvin Curran "When I'm 64" from HyperBeatles CD.

Alvin Curran's arrangement of When I'm 64 is part of the Hyper Beatles compilation played by pianist Aki Takahashi. Takahashi comissioned many of the best contemporary composers to take a look at the Lenon/McCartney songbook and write it modern.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Cluster hollywood

Cluster "Hollywood" (1973)

Vintage electronic Krautrock from Dieter Moebius & Hans-Joachim Roedelius. The opening track from the album "Zuckerzeit", produced by Michael Rother. A prototype for Electronica, and Brian Eno approved.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

New Order the him

New Order "The Him"

New Order playing The Him live at the C.N.D. Festival in Glastonbury, England on June 20th 1981.

Some days you waste your life away
These times I find no words to say
A crime I once committed filled me
Too much of heaven's eyes I saw through
Only when meanings have no reason
They're taken beyond your sense of right
And on

Small boys kneels in a great hall
He pays pennance to the air above him
Just like you
White circles, black lines surround me
White lines, but only I see
This is the reason that I came here
To be so near to such a person
As you

I'm so tired, I'm so tired.......

Monday, October 4, 2010

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Socadia always near

Socadia "Always Near"

Friday, October 1, 2010

Big City Orchestra sort of

Big City Orchestra "Sort Of"

Another favorite band of Str8 Sounds.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Loop arc-lite

Loop "Arc-Lite"

Friday, September 24, 2010

Rabbit in the Moon deeper

Rabbit in the Moon "Deeper"

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Monday, September 20, 2010

Socadia land of peasants

Socadia "Land of Peasants"

A ReverbNation friend of Str8 Sounds.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

When People Were Shorter "Broomstick Cowboy"

When People Were Shorter and Lived Near the Water "Broomstick Cowboy"

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Cindytalk snowkiss

Cindytalk "Snowkiss"

One of Str8 Sounds' favorite bands.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Eddie the Rat once around the butterfly bush

Eddie the Rat "Once Around the Butterfly Bush"

MySpace music artist friend of Str8 Sounds.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Boards of Canada music is math

Boards of Canada "Music is Math"

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Burro Music vainglory

Burro Music "Vainglory"

A ReverbNation friend of Str8 Sounds.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Autechre cichli

Autechre "Cichli" (1997)

This gem came out in 1997 on the "Chiastic Slide" album, released on Warp Records. Autechre consists of Sean Booth and Rob Brown. Brilliant (and important) act!

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Embryonik guilty

Embryonik "Guilty!"

A ReverbNation friend of Str8 Sounds.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Str8 Sounds mind music

Str8 Sounds "Mind Music" live performance, 1:30 PM CST on August 6, 2010 Peoria, IL USA.

Sony ACID mix via Magix audio editor.

The Hobbits down to middle earth

The Hobbits "Down to Middle Earth"

Milton Babbitt occasional variations

Milton Babbitt "Occasional Variations"

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Jefferson Airplane house at pooneil corners

Jefferson Airplane/Godard "House at Pooneil Corners"

Jean-Luc Godard filmed the band on a rooftop in Midtown Manhattan (December 7, 1968)

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Spooky Tooth with Pierre Henry jubilation

Spooky Tooth with Pierre Henry "Jubilation"

Friday, August 6, 2010

The Residents wonderful

The Residents "Wonderful"

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Lucky Dragons honeycombhouse

Lucky Dragons "Honeycombhouse"

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Apparat arcadia

Apparat "Arcadia"

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Electronic Music Composer wretched idea

Electronic Music Composer "Wretched Idea"

Monday, August 2, 2010

Jefferson Airplane ballad of you and me and pooneil

Jefferson Airplane "Ballad of You and Me and Pooneil"

Live performance from "A Night at the Family Dog" (February, 1970).

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Metalux music

Metalux "Music"

Metalux on MySpace

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Lucky Dragons complement song

Lucky Dragons "Complement Song"

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

The Residents satisfaction

The Residents "Satisfaction"

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Sunday, July 11, 2010


Reactable, is a multi-user electronic music instrument with a tabletop tangible user interface.

Several simultaneous performers share complete control over the instrument by moving physical objects on a luminous table surface. By moving and relating these objects, representing components of a classic modular synthesizer, users can create complex and dynamic sonic topologies, with generators, filters and modulators, in a kind of tangible modular synthesizer or graspable flow-controlled programming language.

This instrument is being developed by a team of digital luthiers (Sergi Jordà, Martin Kaltenbrunner, Günter Geiger and Marcos Alonso), at the Music Technology Group within the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, Spain.

More information:

LFO vs FUSE loop

LFO vs. F.U.S.E. "Loop"

Saturday, July 10, 2010

808 STATE cubik

808 STATE "Cubik"

Friday, July 9, 2010

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Laurie Spiegel appalachian grove 1 edit

Laurie Spiegel "Appalachian Grove 1 edit"

From YouTube uploader "suburban batherson":

I first came across Chicago born composer Laurie Spiegel on an amazing compilation album collecting the leftfield recordings of women such as Pauline Oliveros, Megan Roberts and Laurie Anderson.

Although she made a sideways move into software design (creating the much loved Music Mouse tool) Spiegel has a fine back catalogue that is worth exploring - much of it rivaling the more celebrated work of the Berlin School electronic bands...

Growing up in the 70s and 80s, I had a genuine dread of nuclear war. With a Protect And Survive leaflet in every sideboard and bomb drills practiced at primary school, I was especially intimidated by government films meant to educate, inform and reassure.

The accompanying video has been reedited from the bizarrely optimistic 'About Fallout', which tries to put a positive spin on armageddon. Presented here, in tandem with Spiegel's thoughtful synth strokes, some of that dread dutifully returns.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Dick Hyman the minotaur

Dick Hyman "The Minotaur"

A huge influence on me, Str8 Sounds, when I was a teenager messing around with Hawaiian guitar feedback, tube amp, and a CryBaby Wah pedal.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Modularland improbable meditation

Modularland "Improbable Meditation"

Blacet Improbability Drive is generating all CVs - this creates the microtones and polyrhythm. No MIDI, no sequencers, mono, no edits, small amount of VST delay on one sound, the rest is analog delay. Modcan, Blacet,, STG Soundlabs, Manley

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

ModularLand sunday modcan aleatory

ModularLand "Sunday Modcan Aleatory"

100% aleatoric (randomly generated) music generated while doing studio maintenance. No MIDI or sequencers are used for composition or playback. All modules are Modcan except for a Cynthia dual ADSR and a Synthesis Technology patch/multiple module.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Bernard Parmegiani litteral

Bernard Parmegiani "Litteral"

15th Track from the compilation ''Génériques Potentiels'' (1995)

Friday, June 18, 2010

ModularLand nemo rising

ModularLand "Nemo Rising"

Modularland welcomes the arrival of the Genoqs Nemo Sequencer with a Nemo sequenced music track and video accompaniment. This track features melodies sequenced by the Nemo and synthesized by, MacBeth M5N, Cynthia, and Modcan. Heavy editing, processing, MacBeth pads, and effects done online. One of the operators of Modularland also makes a brief cameo.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Christian Marclay mini documentary

Christian Marclay mini documentary

The art of unintended music.

Christian Marclay on night music

Christian Marclay on Night Music

A piece by "turntablist" Christian Marclay, from the October 29, 1989 episode of the short-lived music television show Night Music. Other guests that night included Todd Rundgren, Taj Mahal, Pat Metheny, and Nanci Griffith.

The Many Moods Of Otomo Yoshihide

The Many Moods Of Otomo Yoshihide

One of, if not the most, adventurous of sound creators within the Tokyo music scene since the mid-eighties is Otomo Yoshihide, turntable and guitar player. From a melting and forging process of sound, he weaves entirely new worlds of explosive possibility from this mixture upon which he continues to expand.

Otomo has explored the nature of sound in many different ways during his career. Over the last few years, Otomo has become increasingly interested in minimal wave-based electronics, as heard in his Filament and I.S.O projects.

Taken from Ep 6 of Subsonics

Luc Ferrari and Yoshihide archives sauvées

Luc Ferrari and Otomo Yoshihide perform "Archives Sauvées des Eaux"

Translation of Luc Ferrari's comments at the end:

What interests me is considering sound in a new way, and a new way of creating it which resembles what we did 50 years ago, as in musique concrete or electronic music. Finally, men like Otomo Yoshihide... when I heard him the first time, I knew he was someone who could understand musique concrete. He was making music that was concrete, but indirect -- what we were doing in the studios 50 years ago.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Boris Policeband tow away

Boris Policeband "Tow Away"

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Rubber 0 Cement colonic ion

Rubber 0 Cement "colonic ion"

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Edgar Froese sobornost 1981

Edgar Froese - "Sobornost" (1981) - Solo TV performance in Germany

Synth setup:

Oberheim Xa
PPG wave 2
PPG 340 B
PPG 380 EG

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Monday, June 7, 2010

Barnard Parmegiani l'araignelephant

Bernard Parmegiani "L'araignelephant" ("Słonioga")

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Man Ray return to reason

Man Ray "Return to Reason" 1923

Friday, June 4, 2010

Raymond Scott cindy electronium

Raymond Scott "Cindy Electronium" 1959

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Raymond Scott Quintet ali baba goes to town

Raymond Scott Quintet "Ali Baba Goes to Town" 1937

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Raymond Scott little miss echo

Raymond Scott "Little Miss Echo"

Born: 09/10/1908 in Brooklyn, NY
Died: 02/08/1994 in North Hills, CA

Composer, bandleader and inventor Raymond Scott was among the unheralded pioneers of contemporary experimental music.

Of all of Scott's accomplishments of 1949, however, none was more important than the Electronium, one of the first synthesizers ever created.

An "instantaneous composing machine," the Electronium generated original music via random sequences of tones, rhythms, and timbres; Scott himself denied it was a prototype synthesizer — it had no keyboard — but as one of the first machines to create music by means of artificial intelligence, its importance in pointing the way towards the electonic compositions of the future is undeniable.

His other inventions included the "Karloff," an early sampler capable of recreating sounds ranging from sizzling steaks to jungle drums; the Clavinox, a keyboard Theremin complete with an electronic sub-assembly designed by a then 23-year-old Robert Moog; and the Videola, which fused together a keyboard and a TV screen to aid in composing music for films and other moving images.

By the middle of the 1960s, Scott began turning increasingly away from recording and performing to focus on writing and inventing; a 1969 musical celebrating the centennial of Kentucky Bourbon was his last orchestral work, with his remaining years spent solely on electronic composition.

Among his latter-day innovations was an early programmable polyphonic sequencer, which along with the Electronium later caught the attention of Motown chief Berry Gordy Jr., who in 1971 tapped Scott to head the label's electronic music research and development team.

After retiring six years later, he continued writing — his last known piece, 1986's "Beautiful Little Butterfly," was created on MIDI technology.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Tangerine Dream phaedra

Tangerine Dream "Phaedra"

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Lucky Dragons givers

Lucky Dragons "Givers"

Friday, March 26, 2010

Fennesz shisheido

Fennesz "Shisheido"

Monday, March 8, 2010

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Monday, March 1, 2010

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Friday, February 19, 2010

Eddie the Rat satori kumquat

Eddie the Rat "Satori Kumquat"

Saturday, February 13, 2010

STR8 SOUNDS liturgical interludum

The STR8 SOUNDS "Liturgical Interludum"

Produced: March 5, 2009.

ADAM BEYER at Hyperspace 2009 #3

Adam Beyer "at Hyperspace 2009 #3"


Radio Slave @ HYPERSPACE 2009 #1

Stephan Bodzin sonnenwind

Stephan Bodzin "Sonnenwind"

Cindytalk live in Bordeaux Oct 2009 Track 3

Cindytalk live in Bordeaux Oct 2009 Track 3

Track 3 from Cindytalk live in Bordeaux (France) at heretic club.

Extract from the New album "The crackle of my soul" 2009.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Cindytalk live in Bordeaux 2009 HD Track 2

Cindytalk live in Bordeaux 2009 HD Track 2

Track 2 from Cindytalk live in Bordeaux (France) at heretic club.

New album "The crackle of my soul" 2009.

Cindytalk live in Bordeaux 2009 HD Track 1

Cindytalk live in Bordeaux 2009 HD Track 1

Track 1 from Cindytalk live in Bordeaux (France) at heretic club. New album "The crackle of my soul" coming November 2009.

Special thanks to Cinder and Spaewaif for their help and support.

Cindytalk @ the 12 bar

Cindytalk @ the 12 Bar

Cindytalk performed a continuous laptop/live set of approximately 45 minutes at the 12 Bar, Denmark Street, London, on Monday 30th June 2008.

This except includes the following tracks (laptop material in lower case, band performances in upper case):

I Walk Until I Fall (partial)
If We Meet,
We Meet In Silence
| Shibuku (partial).

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Dominik Eulberg bionik

Dominik Eulberg "Bionik"

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Saturday, January 30, 2010

ZAVOLOKA and AGF Rozmai-zillya remix

ZAVOLOKA and AGF Rozmai-zillya remix

Friday, January 29, 2010

MILOSH the city walter robot

MILOSH the city walter robot

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

MASSIVE ATTACK special cases

Massive Attack "Special Cases"

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Friday, January 22, 2010

RICHIE HAWTIN The Alien @ Time Warp 2009

Richie Hawtin "The Alien" @ Time Warp 2009

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

TRIP LEE Real Vision

Trip Lee ft. Tedashii "Real Vision"

Monday, January 11, 2010

MASSIVE ATTACK butterfly caught

Massive Attack "Butterfly Caught"

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Saturday, January 2, 2010