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The Return of Nine Inch Nails in 2013

Just saw a post on statement from Trent Reznor over on pitchfork. Looks pretty real since the NIN web site had this banner on it. NOTE FROM TRENT: Nine Inch Nails are touring this year. I was working with Adrian Belew on some musical ideas, which led to some discussion... Read more →


Artist Jack Hertz has pulled together a fantastic collaboration album Take to the Trees for charity. Donate and download here http://sound4good.bandcamp.com/. In celebration of Arbor Day on April 27th 2012. Sound for Good is giving you a lot of great music for your donation of just $1 USD (or more)... Read more →


I just finished listening to this awesome interview with Gary Numan on NPR. Lots of back-story and industry insight. You also get to hear his refreshingly optimistic views on being an artist in the internet age. They also discuss Gary’s new album Dead Son Rising which I did a Music... Read more →


I was surfing around and found some of these videos shot by fans at shows for the current Chemical Brothers tour. The lighting and visual effects are pretty fantastic. This first three clips are via thorstendiel. First is “Galvanize” in Esch-sur-Alzette (Luxemburg) 13.01.11. It doesn’t get going till around 2:20.... Read more →


Teenage Engineering OP-1 & Moog Little Phatty Sightings in NPR "Yacht: Tiny Desk Concert" Video

Watch embedded video I actually had not heard about the Tiny Desk Concert series on NPR before I saw a post about it on the Moog Music Facebook page. It's a pretty cool idea. In this video - a fun performance by Yacht and some synth action on withThe Moog... Read more →


This year, the founding members of The Cars reunited. Their new album from Move Like This just dropped. Links to the album are here http://thecars.org/movelikethis.html. The band is now out on tour to support the album - http://thecars.org/concerts.html. After a quick preview of some of the tracks I’m happy to... Read more →


This album released in September but I missed it so I thought I’d do a post on it in case you missed it as well. History of Modern is Orchestral Maneuvers in the Dark’s (OMD) 11th studio album and their first studio album in 15 years. It features the original... Read more →


Thomas Dolby is releasing his new album in EP segments to members of his fan club the Flat Earth Society. Membership is free and you can join up here. He’s said on his blog that each segment will have different styles. The first EP was Amerkana which released in June... Read more →


Last Friday I attended Howard Jones concert at the Boulton Center or the Performing Arts in New York. Here are a notes from the show. Duncan Sheik Duncan Sheik was the opening act. He sang and played his own accompaniment on acoustic guitar with some stories in between. Note -... Read more →


Just saw on DEVO’s blog that DEVO has had to postpone the tour due to the fact that Bob Mothersbuagh is injured. From their site: DEVO deeply regret that they have had to postpone all of their upcoming live dates for 2010 due to a serious hand injury sustained by... Read more →


Stretta has released a new album called Funneled Stone on iTunes and on Bandcamp. Here is the description from the about page. When I see a photo of a modular synthesizer, I wonder, as I believe many others do, what the thing sounds like. What possibilities lurk within this strange... Read more →


Photo: DMNS Gates Planetarium Robert Henke of Monolake and one of the creators of Ableton live came through Denver and performed his work "Intersection" on Monday and then delivered a lecture at Denver University on Tuesday. This invitation only event was hosted by The Digital Media Studies program at the... Read more →


Moog Music will present DEVO with a very special synthesizer, details of which will be revealed in the coming weeks. Past recipients of the previously titled Moog Award include Keith Emerson, Herb Deutsch, Gershon Kingsley, Jan Hammer and Bernie Worrell. Update: Here is a photo from Moog's flickr page showing... Read more →


For my original music album "I Hear Your Signals" (download the album free) I use Percussa Audiocubes as performance controllers. In this post I’ll give you all the geeky details about how the controllers were applied in the project. AUDIOCUBES AND MIDIBRIDGE I used 4 AudioCubes plus Percussa's free MIDIbridge... Read more →


Robbie Bronnimann dropped me an email recently letting me know about a very cool series of videos he’s posting over at Sonic State. First off, if you're not familiar with Robbie’s work, he’s a London-based composer and producer. He also has released music under the name dba with vocalist Shaz... Read more →