Tuesday 16 June 2015

Sudden Stop

Opening night over, just got to watch over the exhibition tomorrow for 4 hours and then thats it until we take it all down on friday! So that's it. Ain't no more dissertations, ain't no more coursework. Less of a slow end and ore of a breakneck surprise you have nothing to do type deal. Not complaining mind, here's some music I'm diggin' at the mo'.

Miwa Ogasawara - Double (2014)

As you may have seen, I've been trying to make my own ambient tunes and as such I've been dissecting and examining all my favourites and seeing what I can do with 'em. Of course OPN is up there, he's served me well though University for being a reference point, and Memory Vague will continue to do that with it's often arpeggiated goodness.

Take a trip back to '99 with Moby now. Moby of this era has the tendency to stick safe with the whole piano + beats combo which to be fair he's actually really good at. Not that Play needs the extra press or anything mind, everyone's probably already heard 80% of the album by now.

And of course I can't go without mentioned my unsung hero of the cyberpunk binge I went on, Vangelis. I'll forever be in love with the synths on show here, and not just because I have a well documented love for synths. No, Blade Runner's is defintely befitting of the setting and one of the cards I pull when I hear the silly 'Electronic Music has no emotion' argument. We're coming up on 30 odd years since the film's release and the soundtrack was recently re-issued once again on vinyl, it's influence goes without saying, and I highly recommend both the film and soundtrack.

-Claude Van Foxbat

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