Music Sunday – Pigeons Playing Ping Pong and the Funk

pigeons-playing-ping-pong-band-photo

There is a movement going on in the US and around the world, especially noticeable if you browse Youtube for music.  Some call it “chillhop,” I call it “meditative chill music.”  Another word to loosely categorize these downbeat, somewhat jazzy, electronic tunes is Vaporwave.  They are meditative, because like meditation, they […]

Touché: A New Way To Play

touche005

The Touché midi controller uses touch sensitivity to blur the lines between musical instruments and a musical accessories. The welcome press of a piano key has long been a missing component, and link between midi controllers themselves and traditional instruments. Now Expressive E aims to further fill that void by […]

Music Sunday – Engelwood’s Hotel Wood

engelwood

Some may disagree, but the Internet is truly a wonderful place.  If humanity wanted itself to drift apart from each other, it would not have created the Internet.  So we know humanity is coming together and the things created from this giant melting pot are beautiful.  Today we feature Engelwood (Engelwood Facebook). […]

KORG Volca FM We Missed You (and The Astor Cube)

heropic

If there’s something we missed as much as the Astor cube, the KORG Volca FM takes the prize. Now, both of them are back! We were unable to spin the cube due to troublesome barricades, but we put our hands all over the Korg Volca FM. The the ‘FM’ stands […]

The New Pocket Operators Make Us Squee

PO_feature

Teenage Engineering joined the world of synthesizers marching to the beat of their own drum machine. In 2015 they released their handheld Pocket Operators; Minimalist synthesizers shaped like a calculator. The Pocket Operator originally launched with the Rhythm, Sub, and Factory models. Three new models have entered the scene, and […]

Blood Orange’s New Video is a Love Letter to Daytime Television

bloodorange

In the new video for Blood Orange’s “You’re Not Good Enough,” there is a lot of 80’s behavior on display. All-white outfits? Check. Choreographed dance routines? Check. Throw in the slinky, synth-washed and funky bass-driven rhythm of the song itself and you can be forgiven for concluding that Dev Hynes and […]

“What Difference Does It Make? A Film About Making Music” Trailer

whatdifferencedoesitmake

“You have to lose yourself in your madness.” What Difference Does It Make? A Film About Making Music is an exploration of life and the musical creative process shot at the Red Bull Music Academy in New York by director Ralf Schmerberg. Featuring interviews with such musical forces as Brian Eno, […]