Nice short film about one of my favourite composers – Laurie Spiegel:
Cool Ranch 002 is out today! I was over the moon when Chrissy asked me for a remix. I’ve been a big fan of since discovering his encyclopaedic ‘year in mixtapes’ blog back in 2010.
Flatland Frequencies Episode 010 was aired last night on Future Radio 107.8 FM (Norwich UK).
The archive is online now:
There’s not a whole lot to say about Moog synthesisers that hasn’t already been said in countless books, articles and TV documentaries. The big creamy tone and trademark ladder filter are synonymous with the ‘Moog sound’, which is not just marketing gumpf, they really do sound great and you can instantly tell it’s a Moog when you hear one.
The 4ms Spectral Morphing Resonator (SMR) is possibly my favourite module in my eurorack rig. It gets a lot of use. So naturally, I was buzzing to try out the new software emulation by Softube. The version I got to review also has all the other Softube modules bundled with the modular plugin, so it was a nice intro on how Softube’s take on the eurorack experience works behind a screen.
To kick off the reviews section I was keen to get something really juicy to feature, and well, it doesn’t get much more succulent than a new orchestral library inspired by the works of legendary composer Bernard Herrmann. Anyone with even a passing interest in films will have heard the iconic ‘stabbing’ strings in Hitchcock’s Psycho and that butt-clenchingly tense Vertigo score, or the moody and melodic saxophone in Scorsese’s Taxi Driver.
I’m playing some tunes at the last ever Secret Garden Party in July.
Catch me on the ‘Temple of Excess’ stage: