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Monday, 5 July 2021

Mystery Tapes Galore: The Cassette Archive

quote [ ?I certainly have collected some unknown albums that I think are absolute shit. Not everything unknown is interesting. It?s not like every unknown cassette that I come across automatically goes into the Archive. At the end of the day, I?m interested in amplifying the voices of these tiny artists that wouldn?t get heard otherwise. I want them to survive into the amplified age.? ]

Some nice obscure tracks. It feels like interest in outsider music has declined a bit in the last internet years, like when the whole Song Poem scene was active or remixes like Mic In Track collected microphone tests found via filesharing.
[SFW] [music] [+1 Interesting]
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Tuesday, 29 June 2021

UK Hip Hop 82/93 tape by Richard Russell & Trevor Jackson

quote [ The UK Hip Hop 82/93 Mixtape is a salutary reminder what a diverse (not to mention downright odd) scene this was: Malcolm Mclaren/Buffalo Gals and Art Of Noise nudge up against Blade and Demon Boyz. Massive Attack, Blade and Derek B all feature. ]

A great feature that ?the YouTube link has a tracklist but there's some 2012 post with more details, supposedly marking this a rare tape.
[SFW] [music] [+1 Good]
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Monday, 21 June 2021

How "Tom's Diner" Tuned the MP3

quote [ The man looked shocked. ?No, Miss Vega, it is exactly the same.? ]

Interesting anecdote. The article links to a recollection of Vega herself (quote source), very cool.
[SFW] [music] [+2 Interesting]
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Sunday, 20 June 2021

Plate Echo - The Greatest Studio Effect Of All Time!

quote [ Get out your good headphones and prepare to experience the awesome sound of plate echo through this 1980 vintage Ecoplate II! ]

Interesting info on classic music production. You can complement it with listening to the Reverberation surf music podcast.
[SFW] [music] [+6 Interesting]
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Tuesday, 1 June 2021

The First Record Producers

quote [ After falling out with just about everyone he?d ever worked with, Meek set up his own RGM studio above a leather-goods shop at 304 Holloway Road, the main road north out of London. Vocals were recorded in the toilet, string sections stood on the stairs, and it should have been a joke. Instead, two of the best records he ever made appeared almost straight away: Mike Berry?s ?Tribute to Buddy Holly,? and John Leyton?s ?Johnny Remember Me,? both in ?61. ]

Book excerpt detailing the crass characters of early producer stars. Found by recommendation from the author of my last post.
[SFW] [music]
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Monday, 31 May 2021

The Exotica Project: One Hundred Dreamland 45s

quote [ While the term did get thrown around a bit [?], exotica was never the codified genre. In its time, exotica might be applied to a straightforward piano reading of Ravel's Scheherazade or a volume of Russian or Gypsy folk song. Conversely, contemporary references in trade magazines like Billboard would just as likely characterize the latest Gene Rains Group or Tak Shindo release as "tropical piano jazz," "exotic novelty" or "big-band jazz with Oriental flourishes" as they would "exotica." ]

Collection of singles with fine-grained filters for a genre who's revival seems something like 20 years ago.

Note how the view back then was somehow distorted to begin with.
[SFW] [music] [+2]
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Saturday, 29 May 2021

A Tailgate for the Ages

quote [ In less than 20 minutes, two filmmakers captured a magnificent moment in music history. Heavy Metal Parking Lot is turning 35, and we?re ready to celebrate. ]

I got a show on my mind and I just can?t go any faster
[SFW] [music]
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Friday, 28 May 2021

Impulse responses ? Fokke van Saane

quote [ convolution reverb is a plugin for sound editors like Digital Performer, ProTools, Logic and Cubase VST. It is a room simulator and it works with samples from real acoustic spaces. These spaces are 'captured' using a special sweep tone played by a speaker and recorded by microphones in the actual space, or by firing an alarm pistol and recording that with microphones.
On this page you will find some IR's i made until now. ]

Some interesting settings for reverb plugins. The site is from 2004, thumb from the "Claustrofobia" set.

Here's an explanation of the technique.
[SFW] [music] [+2 Good]
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Monday, 3 May 2021

RICKY DIETZ Don't Touch My Face feat Leroy Menace, RAVY BANG!, Cracker Mallo & M I K Family

Fabulous quarantune found one year too late. Some more songs on their Twitter feed.
[SFW] [music]
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Wednesday, 28 April 2021

Next Stop, K-Pop: A Dizzying Tour of Seoul?s Pop Music Scene

quote [ In an attempt to connect with his K-Pop-obsessed teenage daughter, writer Eric Weiner books two tickets to the land of BTS: Seoul, South Korea. Here?s what their trip was like. ]

Put some K-Pop on repeat
[SFW] [music]
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