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Making Music Synthesizers

Halloween Theme on Moog Synthesizers

Halloween Theme cover I recorded using the Moog Mother-32, DFAM and Sub37 synthesizers. The original’s famous and odd piano line almost feels like it could have been written on a synth sequencer so it felt fitting to try it out on the Mother-32’s sequencer. Other than the driving 16th note percussion from the Moog DFAM, the rest of the musical bed comes from various layers of Moog Sub37.

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Making Music Synthesizers

Blade Runner Titles for Vangelis on the Hydrasynth

In May of 2022, Thanatos reached down and cut a lock of hair from composer Vangelis’ head. Vangelis, possibly most known for scoring Chariots of Fire, also created the soundtrack for the sci-fi noir classic Blade Runner. A lot of synths include patches that make reference to the synth-heavy soundtrack, including the ASM Hydrasynth. At the time of Vangelis’ passing, I decided to try to make a quick rework of Blade Runner Titles using only preset patches from the Hydrasynth. Listen to the track in the video below.

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Music

Playlist: January 2014

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First playlist of 2014 and first post in a very long time. Includes songs by Majical Cloudz, Flume, Shlohmo, Solids and many more. Super fresh tracks from Canadians with upcoming albums, Mac Demarco and Timber Timbre. Enjoy.

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Music

Playlist: July 17th, 2013

A selection of tracks including new Nine Inch Nails, Disclosure, Jon Hopkins, We Are Wolves (Montreal!).

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Music

Playlist: June 6th, 2013

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Movies Music

Death – 3 black brothers playing punk rock

Before there was even such a thing as punk music, three black brothers with a band by the name of Death were playing hardcore in Detroit. After recording an album, they quickly disbanded when no one would sign them because of their name and that they were black teens playing white-boy rock instead of the Motown music that was in vogue. The story of the “first black punk band” is chronicled in a new documentary called A Band Called Death. Here’s the trailer:

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Music

Playlist: May 8

Individual tracks:

“Pusha Man (Paranoia)” – Nosay Thing & Chance the Rapper
“Heartbreaks + Setbacks” – Thundercat
“Bring You Back” – Beacon
“Doused” – DIIV
“All Your Gold” – Bat For Lashes
“I Bought My Eyes” – Ty Segall Band
“Sail to the Sun” – Wavves
“Song For Zula” – Phosphorescent

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Furniture

Mitz Takahashi

Mitz Takahashi is a Montreal-based furniture designer/maker/artist who works with mostly recycled wood and materials.

Above is his Hallway Console II, made from reclaimed Cherry, Walnut, Birch, Mahogany, Maple. Here’s some more of his great furniture and household accessories.

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Society

Movember Starts Today

Movember starts today. I decided to become a Mo Bro a little while ago. This morning I’ll be clean shaven. By the end of Movember I’ll look like Tom Selleck. OK, maybe my moustache won’t be that full, but it’ll be there. I’ve setup a little Movember page here, but you can donate here. Thanks!

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Music

Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth Eating a Doughnut

For whatever reason this animated GIF exists. I wonder what type of doughnut Thurston was eating…

[Via: a whole boat-load of tumblr pages]