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Friday, July 31, 2015

One on Twoism Volume 6 is Released!

Established in 2007, the Twoism Records netlabel is the official home of the mixed One on Twoism compilation series, featuring music from the independent artists of the online Twoism Forum.

All releases are available as a free download and also available to purchase as a physical release for a very reasonable price.


Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Rob Clouth has released Deep Field on Leisure System

"Deep Field" by Rob Clouth is now available on vinyl or digitally
from Leisure System:

Friday, July 17, 2015

Mojo Rising releases Moving Forward on Cold Busted

"Moving Forward, the latest album from Los Angeles DJ / producer Mojo Rising, also pleasantly looks to the recent past just a bit … harking back to the heyday of downtempo music as heard on fabled imprints like Mo’Wax, Pork, and Cup Of Tea. The Cold Busted label, today’s premier ambassador of smoked-out funky grooves, has given Mojo Rising the platform to release this outstanding set of fourteen tracks, each presenting a vibe at times spacey, sometimes hazy, and always downright funky. Moving Forward is an album of highlights, such as the lush and emotive breakbeat-fueled title track, the heavy boom-bap swing of “Jazzy Vapors”, and the digital future funk of “MindFAQ”. If, at first, the cuts seem a throwback to downtempo’s prime, Mojo Rising indeed updates the genre, Moving Forward towards a funky rhythm resurgence." 


Listen to a demo mix: 

Friday, July 10, 2015

Radio of the Month (July): ai radio

 ai radio
is the Volterock Radio of the Month!

ai radio is a non-profit real Hi-Fi internet radiostation & Hi-End broadcasting for audiophiles playing Demoscene, Tracker & KeyGen music, VideoGame & Arcade-Console music, Game OST, VGM, Score, Chiptunes, 8bit, 1bit, Low-fi, C64, VG Remix, Electronic, and IDM!

* this station was found by f00f

Go here for previous Volterock radio shows and stations of the month.

Event Review by f00f: Curious Sound Objects Vol III – The Space Between

Curious Sound Objects, the art show for multi-sensory interactive art objects, recently had Vol III at the Aeronaut Brewery in Somerville, MA and f00f was there to report back to us!
Initially, I expected the, "sound objects" to evoke a feeling of playing with a squeaky door. It sounds great to the person producing the sound. It was similar to this except with the feeling of a 12-wheeler passed by every few seconds. The aeronaught brewery is an interesting place but a bit overwhelming in volume.
As I explored the area, I noticed how subjects began their discovery of what the non-obvious "objects" do. They were left alone to figure out all that was before them - reverse engineering it, while encouraged a discussion between participants. Figuring out what an object does becomes more difficult when the result is delayed from the input.
The Strange Attractor object raised my curiosity. It looked insipid at first glance, but the closer I looked, the more my curiosity grew.

A 2 directional pendulum hangs while four magnets deflect its path. If the tip passes over some points, certain notes get played. Because of the nature of the pendulum, it appears that this setup generates an unpredictable series of notes and timings in playback. It utilizes a chaotic process as input for a musically created algorithm.
I am unsure of the true chaotic/strange attractor nature in terms of mathematics (see Strange Attractor), but it appears to be similar. Small initial variations lead to a vastly different path. I wonder if sounds could be created from other complex mechanical processes like a double pendulum or a 3-body planet system.
It's funny how one small thing leads to another. If I hadn't watched Viheart's "How to Toothpaste", I probably would not have heard of this event. I've always wanted to try acrylic painting, so after seeing Viheart having so much fun with her toothpaste art, I thought to myself, "Why can't I have fun painting too?" Naturally, I checked out an art supply store in central Sq, Cambridge, and found a poster for Curious Sound Objects on the board. #audiovisual , #ButterflyEffect

Written by: f00f

You can discover similar events here

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Touched Music Releases Touched Two (The Remixes)

All proceeds donated to Macmillan Cancer Support - www.macmillan.org.uk  

Some of the planet's greatest Electronic, Ambient & Modern Classical musicians come together for this amazing cause. You can pay an amount of your choice here (£10 or over), and we will donate (and claim gift aid) on your behalf, or, you can go to www.justgiving.com/Touched-Music and donate directly (and leave a message if you wish). 
Massive Thanks To All The Artists Who Have Donated Music And Time To This Project. 
The artists have contributed their music for free. 
Thanks for the support!

Sample Ninjas Releases OP-1 Drum Kit 2

Sampleninjas OP-1 Drum Kit 2. Kit contains 24 sounds. Drums, percussion, bass, claps, snaps, glitches and wubby things. Find out more here.

The PO-14 Sample Pack will also be released soon containing 15 synths, a mini drum kit and l6 punch in effects.