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Inside Lindstrøm’s Studio

Inside Lindstrøm’s Studio

A nice little look inside Lindstrøm’s studio courtesy of Anthem Magazine. What are these three keyboards? When did you get them? How often do you use them? The small one on top is the Yamaha DX-100, famously used by Roger Troutman (Zapp) with his talk box … or did he use a Minimoog? Anyway, it´s a nice...
Clare Fischer interview

Clare Fischer interview

Sadly the other week the musician Clare Fischer passed away. Now the name might not immediately mean anything to you… but Fischer, as well as producing over forty albums under his own name, is the man behind most of Prince’s unique orchestral arrangements from Parade (without a doubt our favourite Prince album) onwards. These include...
Les Rythmes Digitales live album

Les Rythmes Digitales live album

Sadly I have forgotten pretty much everything about how I came across this Les Rythmes Digitales live album. What I can recall is that it was official, Jacques Lu Cont (aka uber producer Stuart Price) put it together as an exclusive for some now defunct online mp3 store, and that he relished the opportunity at being able...
Casio MT-40 S-CAT build

Casio MT-40 S-CAT build

A few weeks ago we came across this video of an exquisitely built circuit bent Casio MT-40 synth (via J Saul Kane of DC Recordings) which comes with a total of 26 modifications. Now, the MT-40 (and it’s grey MT-41 successor) is a classic in its own right, mainly for single-handedly inventing the massively popular Sleng...
Vince Clarke's Dome Studio

Vince Clarke’s Dome Studio

Vince Clarke doesn’t really need much on an introduction. He’s synonymous with synth pop, and a legend in the history of electronic music as a founding member of Depeche Mode, Yazoo and Erasure (and not forgetting his recent reunion with Martin Gore as VCMG). Needless to say, we’ve always been fans of his. Anyway, I’d...
Ken Russell

Ken Russell

Gothic was my first introduction to Ken Russell at the tender age of 15. I even managed to smuggle it into my English class for something we were doing about the Romantic Poets. “Here Miss Best is Julian Sands running naked along a roof top but he is playing the part of Percy Shelley so...
Early Colour Animation (Watch)

Early Colour Animation (Watch)

Some beautiful examples of early colour animation. Believe it or not many of these were shown in regular movie theaters, such as Radio City Music Hall, usually preceding the big film releases of the time.
The Chap - We Are The Best (Watch/Listen)

The Chap – We Are The Best (Watch/Listen)

We’ve been long-time appreciators of The Chap, and four albums in they’ve decided to put out a best of collection. We’ll let the videos and music do all the talking. All that needs to be said is that if they’re good enough for Wendy & Lisa (see final video above) then that’s all you should need...
Resonance FM Session

Resonance FM Session

Archive two track session recorded for Resonance FM, London in 2007 that we found gathering digital dust in our iTunes library. Vocals – Anne Booty Guitar – Matty Skylab Drums – Martin Dean Bass – Adam de Gruchy
Add N To (X) (Watch/Listen)

Add N To (X) (Watch/Listen)

Another of our favourite and now sadly defunct bands, Add N To (X). The sound of dirty, old, submissive analogue synths being forced to do things against their will. Add N To (X) – Take Me To Your Leader Add N To (X) – Poker Roll (Pok ‘er ‘ole) Add N To (X) – Metal...
“Look, I’ve got my cricket gear in my car.”

“Look, I’ve got my cricket gear in my car.”

I always find it pretty exciting when new tidbits like the one below come to light, especially considering how much we already know about A Clockwork Orange. This great interview with Malcolm McDowell and Leon Vitali is full of ’em. McDowell on how the iconic white Droog outfits came about… The codpiece and the white...
Charles Ross: Star Axis

Charles Ross: Star Axis

Star Axis is an amazing piece of sculpture (still unfinished some 35 years after work began) in the New Mexico desert by artist Charles Ross. I could quite easily imagine this cropping up in a Kenneth Anger film. I just dearly wish we had the time and money to pay it a visit. Judging by...