CV008 – Control Voltage for September 11, 2016

  1. Title: Digital Wastelands
    Artist: Fortadelis
    Release: N/A
    Label: N/A
    Download: Grab it from SoundCloud
  2. Title: Distracted by a Red Star
    Artist: Dissolved
    Release: Faint Chamber Zero (Bandcamp)
    Label: N/A
    Download: Grab it from SoundCloud
  3. Title: (La) Bouche (Moto) (Deep House Loop)
    Artist: terrasidio
    Release: Hydra (single)
    Label: N/A
    Download: Grab it from SoundCloud
  4. Title: Universal Grammarevolution in working class memory – pt 2
    Artist: A Espiral de Bukowski
    Release: ERP-P300-CBP future great filter
    Label: Al reves
    Download: Grab it on SoundCloud
  5. Title: reporting live from the wellspring of opinions and lost buttons
    Artist: edison
    Release: no three men make a tiger
    Label: N/A
    Download: Grab it from Bandcamp
  6. Title: Inexplicable
    Artist: Spinbot
    Release: N/A
    Label: N/A
    Download: Grab it from SoundCloud

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CV007 – Control Voltage for August 10, 2013

  1. Title: Doppleganger
    Artist: Freezepop
    Release: Imaginary Friends
    Label: The Archenemy Record Company
    Download: Grab it from Freezepop’s website (the box on the left)
  2. Title: My Skateboard Will Go On
    Artist: Anamanaguchi
    Release: My Skateboard Will Go On
    Label: dream.hax
    Donwload: Grab the tune from Soundcloud
  3. Title: Algzèbres, Pts. A-M, and Pts. N-Z
    Artist: minusbaby
    Release: Dereche
    Label: 8BitPeoples
    Download: Grab both parts from 8bitpeoples
  4. Title: 1230
    Artist: Overwerk
    Release: N/A
    Label: N/A
    Download: Free download via Facebook
  5. Title: Recoherence (Draft 1)
    Artist: Phylum Sinter
    Release: N/A
    Label: N/A
    Download: Grab the tune from Soundcloud
  6. Title: Vertigo (Luke Abbott Remix)
    Artist: PVT
    Release: N/A
    Label: N/A
    Download: Grab the tune from Soundcloud

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CV005 – Control Voltage for March 23, 2010

  1. Title: This Is Not an Experiment
    Artist: ehskeh
    Release: n/a
    Label: n/a
    ehskeh, AKA Uriel Salas, checks in this week with a great upbeat danceable piece. Give ehskeh some digital love over on the SoundCloud!
  2. Title: Who Are You / Poo on You
    Artist: Lost Systems
    Release: n/a
    Label: n/a
    Great IDM stuff from Bright Star and Tar of Lost Systems. They list this as a piece in progress, but I think it’s perfect as is. Grab it from the Cloud of Sounds!
  3. Title: Dual Mimicry
    Artist: Ryan Chittick
    Release: n/a
    Label: n/a
    I absolutely love this song. Completely reminds me of the extended synth sequences on early Genesis albums. Really amazing stuff from Ryan Chittick (with help from Lilly Nguyen and Josh Gumiela, according to his spartan website). Grab the track from Soundcloud and favorite that mofo!
  4. Title: Allure
    Artist: Kenetik
    Release: And Sun
    Label: n/a
    Nice chill Electronica with a great acoustic guitar hook. Plug in the headphones and float, people! Hailing from Cape Town, South Africa, Kenetik is an unsigned part time musician playing keys and strings in addition to being a software developer. Aren’t we all? 🙂 The whole release is available on Soundcloud, so while you’re there for the track, pick it up!
  5. Title: Cool Westernly
    Artist: coLEmanmusicproject
    Release: n/a
    Label: n/a
    Love the initial groove on this track. According to coLEmanmusicproject, if you have ridden a camel, you already know the groove. Nice chilled-out ambient piece here, with a little Spaghetti Western thrown in around the 2/3 mark for good measure. Fun piece! Grab it, of course, from the Condensed Water Vapors of Atmospheric Pressure and Rarefaction.
  6. Title: Around the Old Man’s House
    Artist: JM Simpson
    Release: Knowtion
    Label: n/a
    This amazing chill out piece features spoken word poetry over ambient synths and a field recording by CV featured artist Specta Cierra. JM Simpson has a cool thing going: all of his (her?) releases are done vlog-style via YouTube playlists. Grab this track through SoundCloud, and be sure to subscribe to the YouTube channel!

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CV004 – Control Voltage for March 20, 2010

  1. Title: 50K Watts of Bass
    Artist: DJ Sean Timothy
    Release: N/A
    Label: N/A
    DJ Sean Timothy has been a DJ since 1997 and a producer since 2002. This is an awesome electro/breakbeat tune he put up on his Soundcloud. Grab it for free, and if you dig it, throw him some scratch for the tune over on Beats Digital. If I wasn’t so damn broke, I sure would…
  2. Title: An Hero Must Not Cry
    Artist: Old Comics Heroes
    Release: N/A
    Label: N/A
    Old Comics Heroes is an Italian duo consisting of Daniele Balzano (Live Performer) and Antonio Santoro (DJ/Producer). They say their sound is part vintage, part alternative, and I have to agree. All of their music is done with physical instruments such as the Korg MS2000, Microkorg Xl, Korg Electribe Sx & Mx. You can grab this one from Soundcloud.
  3. Title: Digital Love (Quantazellified Mix)
    Artist: Daft Punk
    Release: N/A
    Label: Subvariant
    Another great unreleased track by Quantazelle. This time she remixes Daft Punk, and it’s absolutely brilliant. Check out her live mix at Subterranean for more awesomeness (including this track), or grab the track individually from Soundcloud.
  4. Title: Spiral
    Artist: William Orbit
    Release: Hello Waveform
    Label: Sanctuary Records
    We all know who William Orbit is. He put up this tune to promote his “Hello Waveforms” release on Sanctuary Records. Grab it free from his website. Looks like it worked. 🙂
  5. Title: Without You (feat. Megaga)
    Artist: RJ Chevalier
    Release: N/A
    Label: N/A
    RJ Chevalier, aka Russell Knight, delivers this week with a short but sweet eletropop tune, with beautiful vocals by Megaga. Check out the tune on Soundcloud.
  6. Title: Cauliflower Clouds
    Artist: DJ Arclight (aka Zaxus)
    Release: N/A
    Label: N/A
    Well, I thought I’d finally feature myself on my podcast. It won’t happen often, I promise. This is an experimental remix of a piano track done for CCMixter. Just put the headphones on, close your eyes, and let go. Grab the tune from CCMixter.

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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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CV002 – Control Voltage for March 2, 2010

  1. Title: Monad
    Artist: Veqtor
    Release: Parsuitel Orbitelum
    Label: N/A
    Veqtor, aka Göran Sandström, is a student at the Gotlands School of Music Composition in Visby, Sweden. He says he’s been making music since 1997 when he was just 13 years old. Check him out his blog, and grab the album (and others) free from Bandcamp.

  2. Title: Blackhole
    Artist: arjanM
    Release: N/A
    Label: N/A
    Blackhole is another song I was introduced to via its music video. The song and the video were both produced by arjanM, who doesn’t say much about himself on his site, but I think the track and the video speak for themselves. Please note, the video is NSFW (some CG nudity). Also check out his “Making of” video where he breaks apart some of the video and CG composites from Blackhole (also NSFW). You can grab the track from his web site.

  3. Title: Myth of the Near Future Split, Part 2
    Artist: Specta Ciera
    Release: Myth of the Near Future Split EP
    Label: circlesandlines recordings
    Specta Ciera is an ambient musician from Cambridge, MA, aka as Devin Underwood. The track is from a new collaborative EP released by circlesandlines recordings called Myth of the Near Future Split. It is beautiful ambient music, I highly recommend you check it out.

  4. Title: Grind Yer Feet
    Artist: Making the Noise
    Release: N/A
    Label: N/A
    Making the Noise, aka Adam Ribaudo, is a Monome programmer and musician based in Boston. He uses custom and self-created software to create his pieces, and Grind Yer Feet is the first music to come out of some Max4Live/Monome software that he’s calling SevenUp Live. You can check out a live performance video at Vimeo.

  5. Title: Eigenvalue
    Artist: Kurt Lorenz
    Release: The General Analysis of Nature
    Label: N/A
    Kurt Lorenz has been involved in creating electronic music since 1985, and this year he participated in the annual RPM Challenge, which puts musicians and songwriters up to the task of writing an EP’s worth of music (35 minutes or 10 songs) in just 28 days. Kurt was more than up to the task and has produced an awesome release of experimental electronica.

  6. Title: Worldview
    Artist: Little Scale
    Release: Nothing Has Been Left Unspoken
    Label: Handheld Heros
    As far as I can tell, Little Scale is a chipmusic artist out of Australia, and in real life may in fact answer to the name Sebastian Tomczak. I haven’t been able to glean much more information than that, however his blog is chock full of chiptune tips and tricks, so if you’re into glitching your Mega Drive his site is worth your time. According to the blog, “Nothing Has Been Left Unspoken” was produced using the Sega Mega Drive, Atari 2600 and Commodore 64. Definitely a release worth checking out, especially if you thought the epitome of game music was the NES Contra soudntrack.

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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

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