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03.30.15 Prachi Gupta

Fashion designer Ylenia Gortana has created a “wearable music controller” that turns a drum machine into a jacket. Techmog, which first reported on the wearable technology, quotes Gortana: The Concept of soundable fashion I developed from the starting point of questioning myself if I can come up with alternative ways of presenting fashion than on […]

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03.25.15 Liam Mathews

Jonah Parzen-Johnson is a Brooklyn-based baritone saxophonist and synth player who makes something to the effect of experimental folk music. There are elements of Appalachian folk and early electronic music, but the eerie, meditative result is entirely his own. Parzen-Johnson is worried about the deadening effect of nostalgia, and what we can do to stop […]

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09.18.14 Sophie Weiner

Electronic artist Holly Herndon is continually breaking new ground, both musically and through her innovative, jarring videos. For her new track “Home,” perhaps her catchiest song to date, she stares blankly towards the camera, mouthing the words that appear in a black box in the lower right corner. The anti-surveillance sentiment of the video, which was […]

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08.13.14 Sophie Weiner

ANIMAL’s Radicals Of Retrofuturism uncovers stories by the technological rebels of the past in vintage media and looks at their predictions in the context of today’s digital world. This week, we look at Wendy Carlos’ letter to the Whole Earth Catalog. In 1971, Grammy Award winning composer and electronic music vanguard Wendy Carlos wrote a humorous and convoluted […]

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04.22.14 Andy Cush

III, the latest album from the funky electronic duo George & Jonathan, features an album-length interactive visualization that lets you watch every single note fly by as it happens. It’s a bit like peering into whatever digital audio workstation the group used to create the music, except the MIDI notes are zooming through space and you […]

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04.14.14 Andy Cush

Richard D. James, he of many monikers, recorded an LP’s worth of music under his alias Caustic Window in the early ’90s that never saw release. Now — twenty years and a slew of Aphex Twin, AFX, and The Tuss releases later — it may see the light of day. A crowdfunding campaign to purchase […]

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03.19.14 Andy Cush

For her midterm project in an electronic music class, Princeton student Bonnie E created Mug Music, a hack that turns a cup full of water into a working electronic instrument. Touché, a touch sensor created by Disney hangs in the water, so that when you dip your fingers in or otherwise move the liquid around, it […]

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12.03.13 Andy Cush

“Listen In” is a weekly feature in which we ask musicians to curate a mixtape-length YouTube playlist of songs they’re currently digging. Today’s playlist comes from Rhode Island-based producer The Range, who selected a mix of mid-’90s R&B and hip-hop, bookended by two more contemporary tracks: MssngNo’s “Brandy Flip” up front, and Justin Bieber’s Terius […]

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12.02.13 Marina Galperina

New documentary Elektro Moskva retraces USSR’s experimental electronic and noise music scene, deep from the bedrooms of former Soviets who assembled stolen KGB bugs, transistors and run-off industrial trinkets of all sorts into new machines and modulators. They start from Léon Theremin and then it gets very strange. ELEKTRO MOSKVA (Electro Moscow) is an essayistic documentary about the Soviet electronic […]

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11.07.13 Jane Chardiet

On Monday, November 11, Profligate, Humanbeast, Pvre Matrix and Nick Klein are set to hit the stage at Brooklyn’s 285 Kent for a night of unconventional electronic music. While the projects performing are heavily influenced by noise and experimental dance music, each act varies in their attack. You can expect to hear dance floor ready […]

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