Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Devine Tempest Extravaganza

All right, this gotta be the first Tempest video to actually show what it's capable of. I'm (finally) impressed.

Tempest - Beat Exercise from Richard Devine on Vimeo.

Well, just check out Matrixsynth and this guy. I'm sold. Tempest is THE groovebox. 

Thursday, September 22, 2011

R.I.P. R.E.M.

Damn. There are a LOT of bands I wish to see dismantled. Not this one.
Yeah, the last albums showed fatigue, but apart from Queen, they were my favorite group with the best written songs and the best singer. Ha, well...

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Cities on Film

Source : Mini Diana Lomo camera.
Location : NYC

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Growing Mellotron Family : ChamberTron

Yup, had to add this one to my Gforce library...
This is meant to be the ultimate Chamberlin emulation, which is the precursor to the fabled Mellotron.
My first impressions are quite good, although I feel that the pricetag is relevant to the rarity of the sampled instruments, rather than to the sheer number of new sounds it provides to the M-Tron Pro.

Nonetheless, a fine expansion pack, and I'm currently recording a small EP of songs entirely done on the M-Tron Pro.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Totally Deutsch : Voigtländer Vito CD

Bought last weekend for a mere 30€, a classic camera from the sixties.
Seller said it went through North African deserts.
Just put some b&w film in there, let's see if it still works.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Jesus, the Fish and the Eye

Passing by with a camera and a Samyang fisheye lens...

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Yup, It's Dead

Looks like netlabel Bitkins is dead indeed and its creator is out of reach.
So, I'll be releasing again here my instrumental albums, "Upon a Sleepless River" and "Uniforms of Snow", in a remastered version.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Roger's Tempest Quick Video

Not much on the versatility of the sounds (especially since Linn only uses the analog oscillators and doesn't tweak them much), but a good overview of the nice workflow the machine is capable of.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Bowie du Jour : Tired of my Life

This has been hanging around my archives for some months now.
Often mentioned to be the very first song he wrote, but it's more likely been written circa 1968. Recorded in 1970. Reworked for the 1980 "Scary Monsters" album. Re-recorded in 2001 for the unreleased "Toy" album.
Piano and Gforce M-Tron Pro.

Tired of my Life by khoral