Waxworks Records has announced that it is giving two classic John Carpenter film soundtracks deluxe vinyl reissues.
John Carpenter’s Escape From New York Expanded Original Motion Picture Score presents the expanded score album as a deluxe double LP featuring 180 gram colored vinyl, deluxe packaging, a 12”x12” twelve page booklet featuring unreleased behind-the-scenes set photography, and full album artwork by Marc Aspinall.
The score was written by John Carpenter and co-produced by Carpenter and Alan Howarth. Howarth used equipment including ARP and Prophet-5 synthesizers and a Linn LM-1 drum machine, as well as an acoustic piano and Fender guitars, to create the palette of sounds used in the score, while Carpenter composed the melodies on the synthesizer keyboards.
Initial inspirational directions which Carpenter shared with Howarth included albums by Tangerine Dream and The Police.
They’ve also announced the 40th Anniversary Original Score release of John Carpenter’s THE FOG.
The music to The Fog by John Carpenter is a synth driven, minimalist score. The director/composer considers it to be one of his best musical works. It features dark, ambient drones, piano, and features Sequential Circuits Prophet 5, Prophet 10, and Minimoog Model D.
The expanded release features a 180 gram double LP album, colored vinyl, deluxe packaging, a 12”x12” twelve page booklet including unreleased behind-the-scenes set photography, and full album artwork by Jérémy Pailler.
See the Waxworks site for details.
VirSyn has introduced AddStation, an iOS software synthesizer that they say offers ‘the next generation of additive synthesis’.
AddStation lets you create sounds using a massive number of sine waves, with up to 512 partials per voice, with independent envelopes. .
- Fractal additive synthesis
- over 170 sound presets
- Four parts with 8 Additive Sequence Blocks
- Sound morphing
- up to 512 partials per voice with independent AD envelopes
- harmonic/inharmonic spectra
- Ring modulation
- arbitrary filter function and noise spectra
- four independent analog style Arpeggiators
- Parametric EQ
- AUv3 for Host integration
- Audiobus 3 compatible (Input slot) with state saving
- Support for Ableton Link.
- Inter-app audio compatible (Instrument/Generator)
- CoreMIDI / Virtual MIDI
- Audio recorder
Pricing and Availability
AddStation is available now for $8.99 USD.
Public Enemy have a new album coming out on Def Jam next month.
Titled ‘What You Gonna Do When The Grid Goes Down?’, it’s Public Enemy’s first album for Def Jam, the label that they debuted on, in over two decades.
“Cultural Institutions are important,” Chuck D said of Def Jam. “Being an integral part of one is an honour bestowed and to uphold. Public Enemy songs are forever sonic prints in the sands of time. And it’s time — it’s necessary — to bring the noise again from a place called home. Def Jam. Fight The Power 2020.”
Flavor Flav added: “Def Jam is like the house we grew up in. It’s cool to be home.”
Alongside the album’s announcement, the group shared a 2020 remix of their classic, ‘Fight The Power’, which you can check out below.
The group have described the song as “an unflinching statement about the destruction the current administration has unleashed on the country and its people. [It] speaks truth to power while urging people to fight against racism, injustice and oppression with their vote.”
Def Jam will release ‘What You Gonna Do When The Grid Goes Down?’ on Friday, September 25th.
In July, Chuck D spoke out against authority, describing many institutions as “misinformative”, in an interview with NME.
Earlier this year, Chuck D and Flavor Flav were embroiled in a war of words which resulted in Flav being fired from the group. Chuck D later revealed however that the disagreement was a hoax.
This video, via Krzychu1995, is a demo of the Syntaxis Micromodular, a system of components that takes a ‘breadboarding’ approach to modular synthesis.
“In this video you can see and hear synth made from Syntaxis Micromodular set. Instrument is assembled from basic set of micromodules (uVCO, uVCF, uVCA, uLFO and uADSR), but it sounds quite versatile. User is able to assemble synthesizer on it’s own, in modular way, but much cheaper and without necessity of use dedicated multipliers – breadboard does it already!
Usually building subassemblies of synths on breadboard makes circuit unreliable in longer term. But with Micromodules it works like it was soldered together – you can assemble you own synth, get plywood, drill holes for potentiometers, screw them in place and carry your own synth around for gigs.”
“This is a set of components for building a basic but complete analog synthesizer on a breadboard,” notes Syntaxis. “Although it might not have professional look, you will be surprised with its professional sound.”
Pricing and Availability
The micromodular starter set is available for 810,00 z? tax incl., about $220 USD.
Seanyy‘s stock of festival-primed electronic ammunition further mounts with “Memories.” Released via Swerve Collective Creations, the “Be Like That” follow-up situates a soprano topline on a high-energy foundation that explodes at the breaks, harkening back to an earlier age in dance music where breaks with sonic TNT power were more widely implemented.
Touting raw, unharnessed power that would surely make the ground beneath one’s feel shake at a festival, “Memories” can be found rattling the windows and agitating the neighbors as listeners feel the impact of Seanyy’s latest from the comfort of their own homes. A formidable prelude to Seanyy’s debut EP, due later this year, “Memories” can be streamed below.
BBC Radio 1 has revealed a new line-up for its Residency show.
Joy Orbison, DJ EZ, Amelie Lens and Disclosure have all newly joined the rotation of residents for six monthly shows. SHERELLE, Eris Drew & Octo Octa, Teki Latex, and Saoirse will all return having first joined the line-up earlier this year, with Paul Woolford, Grimes, Caribou and Denis Sulta all departing the show.
“I’ve grown up listening to Fabio & Grooverider, Benji B, Gilles Peterson and more,” Joy Orbison says, “so it means a great deal to have my own show on a station with such an important legacy.”
The new line-up will join the show from September 7th, getting underway with Joy Orbison and Eris Drew & Octo Octa. The show will air each Monday on Radio 1 from 1am until 3am BST.
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Without further ado arrives Club Future Nostalgia to paint a club gloss over Dua Lipa‘s sophomore studio album, Future Nostalgia, released in March. The electronic conversion of the reference LP has culminated in 17 dance-worthy inclusions, with Lipa and her chosen collaborator, The Blessed Madonna, enlisting re-imaginative assistance from a high-profile assortment of remixers, including Jayda G, Mark Ronson, Moodymann, and Paul Woolford.
The finale to Club Future Nostalgia‘s tantalizing album cycle is a veritable firecracker of sonic efforts that comprehensively canvasses Future Nostalgia, yielding different takes on its track list. From “Break My Heart” to radio’s beloved “Don’t Start Now” to “Pretty Please,” no stone is left unturned on an endeavor that has only further asserted Lipa’s prowess across international lines.
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BBC Radio 1 has unveiled the new lineup for its ongoing series, The Residency. Commencing September 7, the upcoming season adds Disclosure, Amelie Lens, Joy Orbison, and DJ EZ as newcomer residents. Two shows will air on September 6, September 13, and September 20 from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. EST / 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. PST.
SHERELLE, Saoirse, Teki Latex, and Eris Drew & Octo Octa will be returning as regulars to the monthly rotation as well. The Residency has previously hosted an expansive set of exclusive one-hour shows from the biggest in dance music, welcoming DJs to curate personal records and share their sound through deep cuts. Notably, The Blessed Madonna, then known as The Black Madonna, made her debut as a 2018 resident while deadmau5 claimed a spot as a 2017 tastemaker.
Monthly shows from the most exciting names in dance music starting on 7th September 2020 pic.twitter.com/eHozCdnRyC
— BBC Radio 1 (@BBCR1) August 28, 2020
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Adapting his own releases in the months following their original, respective deliveries is nothing new for Alesso, and is a tendency that has enabled the Swedish icon to showcase two distinctive demeanors of his music. Now, for a third go-around following his “TIME” remix with Deniz Koyu as well as his “Sad Song” update, Alesso is renewing “Midnight” with Liam Payne as he supplies a tech house amendment with the help of Austrian newcomer, ESH.
Initially provided in April to join “One Last Time” as Alesso’s sophomore release of 2020, “Midnight” was indisputably placed on a route for radio crossover greatness. Nearly five months later, “Midnight” is now being brought back as the Swede trades in the original’s future bass design for a welcomed tech house reprise. For those previously unacquainted, the remix is far from Alesso’s first foray into the genre, as Alesso issued “In The Middle” with SUMR CAMP one year ago and routinely dives into tech house during his intimate club appearances.
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