Sunday, 3 August 2014

"SmoothStresseScherzo" now on YouTube


While performing in Berlin in the mid-80s, I recorded a series of short wave radio sounds as a library bank for future purposes.  I had access to an apartment rooftop and would sit up there for hours during the night and record cassettes on my boom box, catching waves from Amsterdam to Moscow and then some.  Many of these recordings were used on "MetalArbeitenSchlinge - Berlin" and "Compositions/Decompositions" and I still reference sounds from my library today.  "SmoothStresseScherzo" is one of my favorite archives from that time.  Enjoy!






Thursday, 31 July 2014

Galerie Station 16 - Zilon The Godfather of Quebec Street Art



"Le vieux punk en moi ne meurt pas, il va juste se coucher
plus de bonne heure"


From the early 1980s' "cocktail Graffitis" and the popular installation "Zilon means bu$ine$$", fast-forward to 2014 to his recent festival MURAL, an up-and-coming exhibition at Toronto's Spoke Club and a project in Paris this fall.  Zilon ever old-school and avant-gardiste does not stop and still finds time to DJ and create original music.  He is a force to be reckoned with, oh yes!
 
http://www.station16gallery.com/blogs/news/14745685-zilon-le-parrain-du-street-art-au-quebec-godfather-of-quebec-streetart


Copyright Zilon Lazer 2014
 
 

 
 
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Monday, 28 July 2014

Eisenlager's "Wanderweg" on Petroglyph Music

Download, listen and share the new Eisenlager album "Wanderweg" on the net label Petroglyph Music.  This 49 minute 5 track album is a must listen!  The first track, "Himmelholzsteg", features Philippe Gerber (John 3:16) (Wings of an Angel) and Kostas Staikos Substak on drones.  Cover artwork and photography by Julia Zucker Knopf and Glasklinge Zeitenlicht. 
 




https://petroglyphmusic.bandcamp.com/album/wanderweg


Step into the worlds of John 3:16 and Kostas Staikos!

http://john316john.tumblr.com/

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Kostas-StaikosSubstak/190625774340497

https://soundcloud.com/substak


Petroglyph Music, a new Norwegian net label created by Rune Martinsen and  Øystein Jørgensen, focuses on ambient/experimental music and the subgenres/fusion genres of ambient music.

http://petroglyphmusic.bandcamp.com/

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

MidnightRadio Compilation 22 Out Now!

We love new MidnightRadio Compilations! 



http://midnightradio-compilation.bandcamp.com/album/midnight-radio-compilation-22




MidnightRadio Compilations - Album Cover Art

In addition to producing quality experimental music, the MidnightRadio Compilation musicians excel at creating striking and unique LP cover art.  Here are just some of my favorite artworks.

Der Domesterzierte Mensch - Schlaffen kan ich wich wenn ich tot bin


Sylphides - Silent
 

44 - Passing Lights



Almark - 32 Bit


Do I Do - Strictly Roots



Drust IV & Ullapul - As I Lay Dying


Emerge - Efflux
  

In Mitra Medusa Inri - Deep Inside
 

Kevin Lyons - The Sentinel
 
 
Lefterna - Before Hope Has Already Died


Matsui Kazuto - Past
  

Sonologyst - When The Gods Came Down


T.R.I.v.M. - God Save the Queen
 

Unsample - Cyberklang


The Tinopener's Art - Misutepo

Saturday, 19 July 2014

Thursday, 17 July 2014

Vava Vol - Creating Electronic Music Since 1979

Ever since I joined my first band in 1979, I continue to write, record, mix, master, produce and distribute my original electronic music.  It's been a fulfilling journey being a DIY gal!  Teaching myself how to program 80s modular, analog and poly synths, drum machines, sequencers and tape reverbs were invaluable lessons learned then and stay with me today.  Recording and mixing down on analog 2 and 4-track reel to reel machines, 4 and 8 track cassette portastudios was at first daunting, however through trial and error I eventually learned the drill.  I've since graduated to digital equipment but still have a soft spot in my heart and head for analog, incorporating the sound into my new music whenever I can. 








You can view and listen to my entire catalogue at: http://www.last.fm/music/Vava+Vol/+albums .



http://www.last.fm/music/Vava+Vol/VaVa+Vol+with+The+Essentials+-+%22Can%27t+Afford%22+-+Single




 
 

http://www.last.fm/music/Vava+Vol/MetalArbeitenSchlinge+Berlin



 http://www.last.fm/music/Vava+Vol/Compositions+D%C3%A9compositions




http://www.last.fm/music/Vava+Vol/Portents


 
http://www.last.fm/music/Vava+Vol/Celestial+(Les+T%C3%A9n%C3%A8bres)


 
http://www.last.fm/music/Vava+Vol/Behind+the+Light