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The Return of Nine Inch Nails in 2013

NIN 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 on performing, which led to some beard-scratching, which (many steps later) led to the decision to re-think the idea of what Nine Inch Nails could be, and the idea of playing a show. Calls were made to some friends, lots of new ideas were discussed, and a show was booked - which led to another, which somehow led to a lot of shows.

The band is reinventing itself from scratch and will be comprised of Eric Avery, Adrian Belew, Alessandro Cortini, Josh Eustis, Ilan Rubin, and me. The first shows will begin this summer, followed by a full-on arena tour of the US this fall, and lots of other dates worldwide to follow through 2014.

Lots of details and dates to come. See you soon.

TR

I missed the last tour through Denver so I’m looking forward to seeing how things shape up.

Mark Mosher
www.MarkMosherMusic.com
www.ModulateThis.com


Music Monday: Take to the Trees Arbor Day Music Collaboration

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) to help plant more trees. Download a large collection of wonderful music from various artists with 100% of your donation going to the National Arbor Day foundation to plant trees. Read more about the foundation at www.arborday.org

Sound for Good is a project that was created by Jack Hertz to discover how we can publish and promote great music as means to support good causes. This is an independent project that is not for profit or monetary gain in any way. The artists time and 100% of your donation will are given to support good a cause. Help make this a success so we can all learn how to use art and commerce for good.

credits released 27 April 2012
The amazing cover photo was taken by John Koch-Northrup. View the full hi-res image at the following url:www.flickr.com/photos/johei/4420730269/sizes/o/in/set-72157625072500449/

There is a huge amount of music from great artists on this album including Ian Boddy, Burning Artist, Chromasonic, Crystal Dreams, Todd Fletcher, Groupthink, Jack Hertz, HG Fortune and Inner Dreamer,inside/ outside, Oskar Menzel, Joe McMahon, Mesawzee Eagle, Mirada, Shane Morris, Mystified, redgreenblue, John Sherwood, and Symatic Star.

I’m honored to have contributed the track “And What Do The Trees Hear When the Wind Blows?”.

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My song is an ambient sonic journey starting with natural sounds which morph into the hidden inner world of trees and back again. The piece starts off with a120 degree stereo field recording of wind blowing through aspen trees and surrounding trees in Louisville, Colorado just outside of Boulder. All harmonic content from my song is derived from the field recording. I’ll do a behind-the-scenes post on this in the future if you’d find it of interest.

Donate and download here http://sound4good.bandcamp.com/.

Mark Mosher
Electronic Musician, Boulder CO

www.ModulateThis.com
www.MarkMosherMusic.com


Great Interview with Gary Numan on NPR World Cafe

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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 Monday post on in September.

Visit the NPR page to listen to the interview.

Mark Mosher
Electronic Music Artist, Boulder, CO
www.ModulateThis.com
Official Web Site: www.MarkMosherMusic.com
Listen/Download Albums: www.MarkMosherMusic.com/music.html


Videos from The Chemical Brothers Live Show 2011

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.

Next is “Do it Again”.

Next “Hey Boy Hey Girl”.

Here is another video of “Hey Boy Hey Girl” from Mexico this time shot from higher up and from the right by salinasayala. This angle gives you a real sense of the depth used for the visual effects.

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Mark Mosher
Electronic Music Artist, Boulder, CO
Synthesist | Composer | Keyboardist | Performer

http://modulatethis.com/
Official Web Site: www.MarkMosherMusic.com
Listen/Download Albums: www.MarkMosherMusic.com/music.html


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


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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 Little Phatty is clearly visible. Watch closely for the OP-1.

Here is a more electro version of “Utopia / Dystopia (The Earth Is On Fire)”. Yes, more synths, and some DEVOesqe looking uniforms – sweet!

YACHT Utopia / Dystopia (The Earth Is On Fire) from DFA Records on Vimeo.

 

Links

Mark Mosher
Electronic Music Artist, Boulder, CO
Synthesist | Composer | Keyboardist | Performer

www.ModualteThis.com
Official Web Site: www.MarkMosherMusic.com
Listen/Download Albums: www.MarkMosherMusic.com/music.html


"Move Like This" - A New Album by The Cars Drops

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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 report that Greg Hawkes has laid down his usual tasty synth magic.

Links

Mark Mosher
Electronic Music Artist, Boulder, CO
Synthesist | Composer | Keyboardist | Performer
www.MarkMosherMusic.com
www.Modulatethis.com
9box.ModulateThis.com


New Music Monday: "History of Modern" by Orchestral Maneuvers in the Dark

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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 “classic 4 piece lineup” of founding members Andy McCluskey, Paul Humphreys along with Malcolm Holmes and Martin Cooper.

I’ve been listening to OMD since the beginning and was a huge fan of their early albums such as Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (1980), Organisation (1980), and Architecture & Morality (1981). When I was a baby synthesist I cut my teeth sequencing covers of a few OMD songs (along with other seminal synth bands like Gary Numan, DEVO, and Kraftwerk) – so I was quite excited to learn of this new release.

IMHO this is some of their best work. It’s definitely not simply a nostalgia retread. The album has solid songwriting, interesting production with a nod to their iconic sound, and some new surprises like the more dance floor oriented track “Pulse”. It’s definitely worth a listen.

They’ve produced a few videos to support the album as well.  Here is  a video of “If You Want

By the way, OMD is currently touring North America. I’ll include a tour link below. Here are some videos I dug up on YouTube of recent live performances.

View embedded video of “Sister Marie Says”

View embedded video of “History of Modern Pt 1”.

Links

Mark Mosher
Electronic Music Artist, Boulder, CO
www.ModulateThis.com
patchlab.modulatethis.com
www.MarkMosherMusic.com