Sometime near the beginning of August the surprisingly versatile culture blog, Loose Lips, hooked me up with a screener of 808, the documentary from Arthur Baker, looking at the Roland TR-808. Full of unexpected talking heads and computer love, it is definitely worth checking out if you have the chance.
Here is a little steganographic review of 808 extracted from my neural noise.
Really nice piece from Groove Magazine, which recently got 25 of Aphex Twin’s peers to ask him questions.
Well worth a read :).
Wickedness, the TEFOSAV Aggregation Project 0×0007 – Night Of The Living Dead Rescore has been released. The newly rescored film is up on Youtube also :).
Strangely busy at the moment, so pretty happy that Sinvice managed to curate this release with some help from myself and the other TEFOSAV bods. Take a look at TEFOSAV Aggregation Project 0×0006 which is available for free download.
Years ago, in the Pre-Torrent age there was an amazing piece in the Baffler from the record producer Steve Albini who ran some numbers showing how a band can sell hundreds of thousands of records but not make any money for themselves. We now find ourselves in the Post-Torrent age where the nominal cost of production and distribution of music is asymptotically approaching zero and competition for eyeballs and ears is so stiff that the current crop of musicians are matched against their peers and every other medium floating in our cultural soup. Rocknerd have posted an interesting piece framing the current trend of Creative Destruction here.