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    Tim Reed: A Nonfunctional Teapot

    Posted on July 29th, 2011

    Tim Reed – A Nonfunctional Teapot

    Today we feature Tim Reed who has the electro-acoustic ambient sounds down to a science, quite literally. Tim has a PhD in composition from the University of Florida and currently teaches music theory and composition at Manchester College in Indiana.

    The work A Nonfunctional Teapot echos mangled samples of what I assume is teapots and other strange sound recordings based around the theme. These manipulations weave in and out creating a very interesting composition reminiscent of the great John Cage or Karlheinz Stockhausen.

    Please download and enjoy. Tim Reed has plenty of other music for your perusal at the following links.

    I’m going to go put on some tea.

    timreedmusic.com | Soundcloud

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    Subaqueous: Liquescent

    Posted on March 24th, 2011

    Subaqueous – Liquescent

    Here is a nice melodic, electronic tune from the Seattle composer Subaqueous. His music is a unique blend of beat science, melodic entrancement, and composition. Liquescent is an aptly named jam: flowing, liquid funk. You can purchase the album off of his Bandcamp site, or, keep up to date of new tunes on his Soundcloud. Enjoy!

    subaqueous.bandcamp.com | subaqueousmusic

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    Recipher: Gigatribe

    Posted on January 24th, 2011

    Recipher – Gigatribe

    Here is a little trip hop tune with distorted breakbeats and pretty heavy bass, perfect for freestyling over. I don’t believe this song was on the website previous to the update, it’s available on the Origami Ham album. This song was done entirely on the Emu E5000 Ultra with samples from the Waldorf Microwave XT. Enjoy.

    You can download the album in it’s entirety here.

    http://www.bluedistortion.com/recipher/

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    Glitch – A Free VST from Illformed

    Posted on January 24th, 2011

    Glitch VST from Illformed

    I haven’t had a chance to install and check this out yet, but, this looks like a promising VST for doing glitchy drums! It was created by Kieran Foster, a programmer from England. I can’t wait to try this until when I get back home… If I ever do. I’ll update with samples when I am able to play with, however, there are sound samples on the site. Here is a description from the site.

    Glitch features a pattern-based effects sequencer that takes the incoming audio, breaks it down into user-defined slices, and then applies different effects to each slice. The sounds it generates range from quite subtle to extremely bizarre, depending on how much you tweak the controls.

    http://illformed.org/plugins/glitch/

    There are some other VST plugins for your perusal as well, check them out.

    http://illformed.org/plugins/

    Mattahan

    Posted on January 7th, 2011

    Mattahan is amazing, check out his website for some artwork similar to the style above; the style of AWESOME.

    I’m also a huge fan of his Gant and Buuf icon sets, I’ve been using them for almost 3 years now for my dock icons.

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