7 pieces of gear that prove Kraftwerk are technological trailblazers

Kraftwerk are true pioneers electronic music, laying down the blueprint for synth-pop, techno and electro. The German band are also technological innovators, ten crafting their own custom instruments to realize their vision. Scott Wilson picks seven their most pioneering uses technology. Kraftwerk’s 1974 album Autobahn is widely regarded as one the most important albums all […]

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Greg Fox announces new album The Gradual Progression on RVNG Intl.

An electro-acoustic free-jazz odyssey. Percussion virtuoso Greg Fox has announced his second album, The Gradual Progression, which will be released on RVNG Intl. Though it’s only his second solo album, Fox has proven to be one the best working drummers in recent memory playing in Guardian Alien, Zs, Liturgy, as well with Colin Stetson and […]

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Roland's vintage D-50 synth now available via software subscription

An ‘80s classic is reborn. Roland has added a stware version the vintage D-50 synth to its digital subscription service, Roland Cloud. Released in 1987, the digital D-50 synth was a staple ‘80s and ‘90s pop, R&B and new jack swing, and was an answer sorts to Yamaha’s popular DX7 instrument. The synth’s sound engine used […]

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Nick Mulvey shares new track 'Myela' in aid of refugee charity

Taken from the former Portico Quartet member’s upcoming second album, Wake Up Now. Nick Mulvey has released a new track, ‘Myela’, about the ongoing refugee crisis, with proceeds going to the charity Help Refugees UK. The song is the second track to be previewed from new album Wake Up Now, released on September 8 Fiction, and sees […]

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Roland and Studio Electronics team up on SE-02 analog Boutique synth

An all-new analog synth from Roland. Roland has unveiled the latest in its line Boutique synths, an instrument designed in collaboration with US synth company Studio Electronics. Unlike previous models in Roland’s Boutique series, which fered compact reissues classics such as the TB-303 and Jupiter-8 synths, the SE-02 is an original three-oscillator synth. It also […]

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