CV003 – Control Voltage for March 9, 2010

  1. Title: Pattern of the Music
    Artist: Tom Cosm
    Release: N/A
    Label: N/A

    Tom Cosm is a certified Ableton Live trainer and all around cool guy. He puts lots of his music online for free, and gives away the Ableton Live sets in the hopes that someone can learn from them. This track is one of his few psy tunes.

  2. Title: Haiti Wail
    Artist: Darage Bang
    Release: N/A
    Label: N/A

    Darage Bang is a project by Frank Meyer, a 40 year old graphic designer at an advertising company in Germany. He got his name from Apple’s Garage Band, however he has now moved on to Logic for his musical creations. The track is full of great synth lines, and is his tribute to the earthquake victims in Haiti. Check out his blog for a broader explanation of his feelings on the topic, as well as lots of other tracks for download.

  3. Title: Wintertime
    Artist: Alex Brandmeyer
    Release: N/A
    Label: N/A

    Not much to be found about Alex Brandmeyer, but this song is a winner. Check out his rather spartan website, also this video of a killer live performance rig test.

  4. Title: Calculus
    Artist: Stretta
    Release: N/A
    Label: N/A

    “Welcome to what it sounds like inside my head.” Stretta’s description of this amazing piece is fitting. It’s like a dream you can’t quite remember, or something you saw out of the corner of your eye, but you turned to look and it was gone. Very, very cool.

  5. Title: Marzo
    Artist: Oo-ray
    Release: N/A
    Label: LuvSound

    Oo-ray, also known as Ted Laderas, calls himself a shoegazer cellist, but I just call it cool. He layers his cello over itself doing live droning improvisations. This track is the first piece I had heard from him, and I just had to include it on the podcast. He says he’ll be downgrading his Soundcloud account and removing a bunch of stuff soon, so get it while it lasts.

  6. Title: Sky Pulse
    Artist: Watson
    Release: Haiti 2010
    Label: N/A

    Watson is a monome based electronic musician out of Santa Fe, New Mexico. I ran across this track on the Monome Community’s Haiti 2010 charity album, which has now been released for free on Bandcamp. You can check out more from Watson at MySpace, and on his Vimeo channel.

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Digital Scarcity from Stretta

This is possibly the coolest thing I’ve seen all year. Stretta (aka Matthew Davidson) has created a generative music application, is generating 40 unique output files and selling them as a serialized individual song purchases. Once the 40 are sold, he’s auctioning off the software. The proceeds help to finance Stretta’s continued creativity by assisting him with a software purchase. $5 for a one-of-a-kind unique song that also helps support the arts? Nifty!

CV001 – Control Voltage for Feb 23, 2010

  1. Title: Stealth
    Artist: Mark Mosher
    Release: REBOOT
    Label: n/a

    Mark Mosher, best known as the proprietor of music blog Modulate This!, recently released his album REBOOT which I have thoroughly enjoyed. Stealth was initially released as a single, and hit #1 on the Soundclick electronica charts. –>More Information

  2. Title: Oh Brother, This is Where Things Began to Burn
    Artist: Edison
    Release: Not What Ships are Built For
    Label: Kid Without Radio

    Edison is a San Francisco based monome master. Built into a bright yellow lunchbox, Edison’s monome takes him to amazing sonic heights. Check out the video for his not yet released track “Tonka Toy”, and watch how he juggles live monome drumming and keeping the melody going, all with single-shot samples. Oh Brother… is an amazing piece of work from his previous free net release. –>More Information

  3. Title: Warm Lake
    Artist: Manwe
    Release: Aliasing
    Label: n/a

    Manwe, of Russian demo scene and game music group The Sands checks in with this
    all Nintendo DS release. Check out the video here. –>More Information

  4. Title: Braking
    Artist: Quantazelle
    Release: Subvaritrax
    Label: Subvariant

    Quantazelle (aka Liz Revision) is simply one of my favorite independent electronic musicians. Amazing IDM tracks come out of her, and Braking is one of my favorites. Check out the information link for the release, and also check out this live mix for more Quantazelle IDM goodness (including Braking). Liz is the founder of the Subvariant label and also writes for CreateDigitalMusic. –>More Informtaion

  5. Title: Nucleophile
    Artist: Puryx
    Release: n/a
    Label: n/a

    I ran across this track as the soundtrack to “The Origin of Mass”, a brilliant video by Savannah College of Art and Design animation student Aleksandar Rodic. The track itself from Puryx is equally brilliant. Puryx is a Danish DJ and producer, mostly known for his demo scene contributions. You can find the track. among others, here. Check the info link for Puryx’s Facebook page. –>More Information

  6. Title: We are All Connected
    Artist: Symphony of Science (featuring Carl Sagan, Richard Feynman, Neil deGrasse Tyson, and Bill Nye)
    Release: n/a
    Label: n/a

    Symphony of Science, aka John Boswell, has several releases feautring scientists
    auto-tuned to sing science related electronic melodys. Great stuff if you’re a science
    geek, and even if you’re not the songs are very well done. This is the first one I ran
    across via Synthtopia. Check out the video
    in the info link. –>More Information

  7. Title: feignroom
    Artist: Stretta
    Release: n/a
    Label: n/a

    An internet only track release from Monome programmer and electronic musician Stretta, aka Matthew Davidson. Brilliant stuff here, as he live samples and replays/remixes his own voice. Check out the video. –>More Informtation

  8. Title: The Freedom Loop
    Artist: Norman Fairbanks
    Release: 7 Days Microsleep
    Label: n/aGreat stuff from Norman Fairbanks’ all Tenori-On release 7 Days Microsleep. –>More Information

Voiceover beds from Techno Loops Sample Pack by djgriffin.