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Which is better: u-he Bazille or Reason’s Thor synth?

u-he has introduced Bazille this week. It’s a digital modular software synthesizer. I was not looking for another synthesizer, I already own too many instruments to choose from, but the positive raves changed my mind. Before I knew it I was downloading the demo version. Peter Kirn of CreateDigitalMusic: This is a total monster, the […]

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The puzzle

A documentary is like a letter left for me to be discovered. A letter that comes in bits and pieces, like a puzzle. Maybe the person who send me this letter has died many years ago. Maybe the letter was undisclosed. I’m creating this message to the world, this story, a letter sent to anyone […]

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The Hermit of Mink Hollow Road

It all comes from somewhere and it all happens at a certain moment in time someplace, somewhere. It was happening when when Miles Davis was recording Kind of Blue at Columbia’s 30th Street Studio in New York City. It was happening when Donald Fagen was recording the Nightfly at Soundworks Digital Audio/Video Recording Studios and […]

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Rule number one when creating music

Creating is like playing. You go and do things without thinking too much about them. And you’re not making decisions as you play. Your brain will make decisions for you unconsciously. You need to breath, your muscles need oxygen to help you with playing. But you don’t do it consciously. This way you get into a flow where things […]

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R.I.P. Okkie Huijsdens

A coldness fell over me when I heard the news on the 6th of september that Dutch musician and producer Okkie Huijsdens had died the night before. I got to know him a bit via Facebook, but I got to know him mostly by listening to his music, his own voice, singing.

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Neziba [disquiet0138-video-sonic-void]

“The “Untitled #8, 2004″ video by Josh Azzarella is part of the permanent collection of the San Jose Museum of Art in San Jose, California. This Disquiet Junto project is the result of an invitation by the Museum to develop a sound installation to be displayed on its second floor from October 2014 through February […]

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