[Fri. 7.8.16] Pulse Generator: ft. Chris Zaldua, Liz Revision @ Underground SF

Every second Friday at Underground SF is Pulse Generator and this Friday features Chris Zaldua aka DJ CZ. For his set this Friday he says, “If you’ve caught me DJing over the past couple of weeks you’ve probably heard me play really weird all-over-the-place opening sets, which are fun, but I’m really looking forward to picking a bunch of technicolor techno rippers and building a dancefloor groove.” DJ CZ (Surface Tension, Left Hand Path) Liz Revision (Quantazelle, subVariant, Dust Science, Intelligent Dance Party) Rubidium (From 0-1, Pulse Generator, Anode Records) UNDERGROUND SF 424 Haight St, San Francisco 10pm – 2am 21+ | $5 all night FACEBOOK:  https://www.facebook.com/events/1729236200630501/ RESIDENT ADVISOR: https://www.residentadvisor.net/event.aspx?854748 DJ CZ Chris Zaldua is a music journalist/enthusiast in addition to being a great DJ. He’s part of the Surface Tension … Read More

“The Secret Gentleman’s Spontaneously Innocuous Assembly Soundtrack” Electroswing Mix

Here’s an electroswing mix I did a couple of weeks ago for the Club Foot Speakeasy-themed checkpoint during Chiditarod. The racing part of the team won for Best Art Cart with two giant hotrods drag-racing, one of the cars driven by drag queens. Pretty great. The Secret Gentleman’s Spontaneously Innocuous Assembly Soundtrack by Liz Revision on Mixcloud 1. The Hang Track Pt. II (Rupert Mennert Imploded Remix) byTimo Garcia Manu Delago 2. Ginger Vibes (Short Version) by Ragout De Lapin 3. Moving Like A Train (Smith N Hack Remix – Bonus Track) by Herbert 4. Snake Charmer by Benny Berigan 5. Ample Slacks by Crackhaus 6. Gotta Hold On (Extended) by The Basement Boys present Mudfoot Jones 7. Invite Everybody by James Copeland 8. Busy Line by Lazlo … Read More

“Glowfest” .. or “what to be aware of”

Sexy video, right? So, Glowfest is basically a campus-touring electronic music marketing event, geared to snare in young people and capitalize on their attention for other means. By “other means” they’ve attached a job fest to it (actively seeking startups to participate, mind you), to seduce these young people who they feel are attracted by the emotions created through electronic music to then pursue careers in their highly technical fields. Oh, and I’m sure they’ve done the numbers and expect to make bank on it. So you probably are wondering why I would even spend typing time on such a thing if I don’t want it promoted. Consider it a warning lesson to those of us in the industry: anything can be commodified and its original purpose subverted … Read More

Cindy Sherman's photograph is now the most expensive photo ever. And I did an homage to it.

Like Ms. Sherman, my creative process involves being alone, thinking, devising, mentally-sketching, tweaking, re-tweaking, re-thinking; sharing for feedback, and then re-tweaking some more. It’s emblematic of the contemporary, technology-enabled artist, in a way. Creative types have so many resources available: so many mediums to muck around in, so many visual sandboxes (like Adobe CSx–Photoshop, Illustrator, Premier); audio playgrounds (like Reaktor, Ableton, FL Studio) and platforms for interdisciplinary / cross-medium work (like Max/MSP, etc). … When I applied to art colleges, I was so disheartened by the rampant insistence that I choose a medium. I didn’t like the feeling of being forced to create within an established “language” (medium) that could be critically evaluated (by critics who specialized in media). Then I found California Institute of the Arts, was … Read More

[6.4.2011] 4th Annual Experimental Garage Sale

On  June 4th, 2011 is the 4th Annual Experimental Garage Sale! This craft fair  focuses on circuit bending and DIY musical instruments at the Experimental Sound Studio space with 12 sellers who will have plenty circuit bent devices, un-bent toys, electronic parts, kits, experimental instruments, contact microphones, guitar pedals, art, and more. The sale will begin rain or shine at 12:00 PM and last until 6:00 PM. Here’s the  Facebook Event page.

Synth Brittania

Here is a great television special about British synthpop & synthesizers in the late 70s and early 80s produced by BBC Four. Some of the talking heads are from members of Joy Division, Human League, Kraftwerk, Cabaret Voltaire, OMD Gary Numan (who has Asberger’s by the way) and more. [via]