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Attack Magazine 10 Best Digital Synths 2015

A Teenage Instruments Pocket Operator
One of the beautiful Pocket Operators and thumbs from Attack Magazine

It looks like Maker culture took off big-style this year, with a set of great digital synth kits out, and the new Roland Aira/System series looking lush. Take a look at a nice rundown of the top 10 digital units over at Attack Magazine :).

P’tit Quinquin

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Loose Lips have just put up my review of Dumont’s “P’tit Quinquin” an engaging and brilliantly odd meta-physical coming-of-age drama set against the backdrop of an ongoing criminal investigation.

An interesting piece of Gallic cinema, check out the review here

808 A Documentary

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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.

Antikythera Mechanism Article at the Smithsonian

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NAMA Machine d’Anticythère 1“. Licensed under CC BY 2.5 via Wikimedia Commons.

I loved reading about the Antikythera Mechanism years ago in the flawed but interesting Fingerprints Of The Gods written by Graham Hancock. A recent post from the Smithsonian piqued my interest and suggests that the clock had gears which represented all the visible planets. Check out the article over at the Smithsonian Online.