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February 27, 2008

What am I listening to?

Filed under: Charts,Music — decoded_ @ 11:15 pm

Here’s some recently purchased old and new music that I’m playing a lot currently…

Reboot - Be Tougher/Letters EP [Cadenza]

Paulo Olarte – Solo Tu (Isolee Remix) [Fresh Fish]
Redshape – Unfinished Symmetry (Part 1) [Present]
Mark Ramsey – U Turn (Mix 1) [Noir Music]
Peace Division – Voodoo (Its In The Wall) [Crosstown Rebels]
Marc Antona – Not a Serious Thing [Sender]
Reboot – Be Tougher [Cadenza]
Popof – My Toyz [Skryptom]
Ben Klock – October [BPitch Control]
Gel Abril – Your Face Is A Mess (Itamar Sagi Remix) [Be As One]
Mark August – Bende [Perspectiv]
Par Grindvik – Do Us Part (Len Faki Remix) [Drumcode]
Roland Appel – Dark Soldier [Sonar Kollektiv]
Sebbo – Chunky Fudge (Ripperton Remix) [Trackdown]
Lee Curtiss – Over The Influence [Dumb Unit]

My fave track this week, and probably one of my all time faves…

(James) Holden – A Break In The Clouds (Main Mix) [Border Community]

Holden - A Break In The Clouds [Border Community]

A mix/CD I’ve been listening to regularly since Xmas…

Steve Bug - Fabric 37 Mix CD [Fabric]

Steve Bug – Fabric 37 [Fabric]

Check it out…

February 22, 2008

Let’s visit the Mexicans…

Filed under: Clubbing & Gigs,Music — decoded_ @ 12:03 pm

Well, looks like we’re off to Melbourne for a quick 1 night visit… A line-up too good to miss, a good excuse to catch up with our Melbourne friends. We got a great cheap air-fare and accomodation deal with VirginBlue.

Sven Vath, Steve Bug & Gui Boratto [Live] @ QBH – Queensbridge Hotel (Melbourne) : 29.03.2008

Sydney gigs…

Gui Boratto [Live] @ The Club Club – Chinese Laundry : 23.02.2008
Steve Bug @ The Club Club – Chinese Laundry : 01.03.2008
Gui Boratto [Live] @ The Bunker : 01.03.2008
Sven Vath @ 3D World 900th Issue Party – Home : 06.03.2008

Lots of other great stuff coming up… I just noticed Sydney dates for Joris Voorn on his MySpace, awesome!

Tiefschwarz @ The Club Club – Chinese Laundry : 08.03.2008
Aril Brikha [Live] @ Lost Baggage – The Cross : 20.03.2008
Joris Voorn @ Bread & Butter – Boat Cruise – Lady Rose : 21.03.2008
Duran Duran, Smashing Pumpkins, Air and more… @ V-Festival – Centennial Park : 29.03.2008
Alex Smoke [Live] @ Lost Baggage – The Cross : 03.05.2008
Gaiser [Live], Marc Houle [Live] @ M_nus 10th Birthday Tour : Lost Baggage – The Cross : 31.05.2008

February 15, 2008

Robert Henke (Monolake) – “Layering Buddha” @ Art Gallery of NSW : 14.02.2008

Filed under: Art,Clubbing & Gigs,Music — decoded_ @ 10:03 am

Robert Henke - Layering Buddha

That was an awesome experience. Fantastic, layered, morphing, evolving, sonic textures, heard in a surround sound setting, best experienced with your eyes closed. Very difficult to describe really… An ambient, atmospheric, meditative, sonic journey perhaps?

I loved those massive, layered, deep, spaced, almost sci-fi movie sound-track atmospheres, it reminded me a little of Cliff Martinez – “Solaris” movie soundtrack, with less ‘music’ if that makes any sense.

The meditative, multi-layered, choral, evolving drones were mesmerising, along with clever emulations of nature sounds – water, rain, insects and wind moving around the sound space.

All the sounds are sourced from Buddha Machine’s loops and then manipulated live with audio software (Ableton?) out of a laptop, sent through a multi-channel audio interface (Motu Ultralite) to amps/speakers around the space.

You’re a very clever man Robert, and a nice guy too. Really glad I went along, thanks for organising tickets Joanne.

Have a listen…

I want one of those Buddha Machines…

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