If it's variety you want, look no further than The Octopus Project, a trio that merges distorted guitars, synthesizers, drums, violins, glockenspiels, and a horn section into its tracks with astounding ease. Taken from the forthcoming Hello, Avalanche release, "I Saw the Bright Shinies" is hard evidence of the feats that can be achieved through technology.Read more »
With guitars prominent on dozens of releases these days, many studio techs are looking for ways to spruce up the old six-stringed instrument, and the Electro-Harmonix HOG guitar synthesizer is the ultimate step toward guitar enlightenment. This polyphonic pedal gives any player the ability to shift between 10 interval pitches, both live and in the studio. But unlike other similar hardware devices, this analog monster doesn’t require any outside pickups, and is entirely latency, glitch, and delay free.
Berlin-based label Kitty-Yo's foray into electronic music began in 1994, with a few 7" singles that founder Raik Hoelzel. Many releases, parties, and artists (Christian Mayer, Couch, To Rococo Rot, and Nina Hynes, to name a few) later, the label has made a name for itself among electronic music imprints. 2007 sees Kitty-Yo going completely digital too.Read more »
Baltimore’s analog pedal-using wild man Dan Deacon gears up for several shows supporting Girl Talk, while mellow nu-jazz outfit Cinematic Orchestra runs through a few cities, and L.A.-based thrash duo No Age rips through art spaces and dive bars across the US. Finally, Norway’s newest disco-pop hype machine Datarock stakes its claim over theater and ballroom audiences Stateside.
An undisputed pioneer of the '90s downtempo and instrumental hip-hop movements, as well as a noted producer who's been dropping albums since 1994, Japanese god of the turntables DJ Krush is set to release a package in September that contains three DVDs and a comprehensive history of his ever-progressing career.Read more »
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