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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Secret Drum Band unleash percussive hell on debut album Dynamics

Five drummers, one excellent band. Portland’s Lisa Schonberg is best known for her work in the Kill Rock Stars favorites Explode Into Colors, but this summer she’ll unleash the debut album her hypnotically percussive Secret Drum Band. The lineup features !!!’s Allan Wilson, Explode Into Colors’ Heather Treadway, Unwound’s Sarah Lund and more. Together the […]

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Mumdance and Logos return with new collaboration, 'FFS'

More weightless club tracks from the Different Circles label. Mumdance and Logos have announced their first collaboration since 2015’s Proto album together with a European summer tour. ‘FFS’/’BMT’ will arrive on their Different Circles label on June 20, with the A-side described as “a monolithic slab stark, eerie and darkly comic dancefloor sound design” rooted in classic Metalheadz and DMZ […]

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This is the modular synth Aphex Twin is using in his DJ sets

Want to build a modular synth exactly like the one Aphex Twin used at Field Day? Read on. Earlier this month, Richard D James made his return to the stage with sets at Barcelona’s Primavera Sound and London’s Field Day. These performances were primarily DJ sets – with tracks from artists like Kamixlo and Lorenzo Senni […]

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Twin Peaks: DJ Shadow, Moby and Stars of the Lid on the show's enduring allure – FACT Magazine: Music News, New Music.

David Lynch and Mark Frost’s Twin Peaks has returned to television 25 years after the original series ended to haunt our dreams and fuel our nightmares. Back now as an 18-episode new series, the cult TV phenomenon and its Angelo Badalamenti-composed soundtrack has inspired an impressive range musicians and genres over the years. April Clare Welsh asks six artists […]

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