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    Speaker Porn

    Isn't that thing 1/1 and in terrible shape? Someone on here (Voltskool?) had a look at it and the woofer is blown and not easily replaced. I forget the specifics. It's more an objet d'art than a working subwoofer at this point. If I were gonna drop five digits on Moth gear, I'd get a nice tube space heater or six. Maybe one of the five Xanas or other exotic (as if all Moths aren't exotic.)
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    Speaker Porn

    Tekton Design Pendragons powered by a Sunfire Cinema Grand.
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    The ambient/IDM thread.

    I downloaded and listened this afternoon while I did work around the house. A few things: It's two 1 hour mixes. Being a DJ, I'd have preferred individual tracks, but I'll take what I can get. The actual release is a pair of .wav files. Apparently Ae haven't heard of FLACs. Fortunately it's trivial to convert them and add tags + artwork. Being me, I cropped the massive image that was in the zip file to a square an embedded it in the FLACs: As for the music itself ...ayep, that's some late 80s/early 90s rave. It's decidedly weird by the standards of the genre and still recognizable as Autechre. There were parts of both mixes I quite enjoyed and a not insubstantial number of parts I could do without. I do love me some golden era UK rave sound, but I pretty particular in my tastes. There is some fantastic Ae analogue synthesis going on at times.
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    The ambient/IDM thread.

    A while back, some head-caser (I forget who) made some disparaging remarks about ambient, IDM, and drum n bass. While it is far beyond my abilities to defend Monotonous Snare Music, I do have a keen interest into the other genres. "IDM" (Intelligent Dance Music) is kind of a misnomer at this point, as virtually none of it is remotely danceable. The truth is "IDM" meant something quite different in the first half of the 90s, when it served to differentiate from dance music that was more than insipid house music or moronic raver noise like (shudder) happy hardcore. I used to read the IDM mailing list on hyperreal.org. They had a keen "IDM" logo in the style of IBM. Sadly, I don't have a copy, and couldn't find one on hyperreal. These days, I don't listen to much IDM. There's to many micro-genres made by hipsters with laptops, and I can't stand most of it. That said, the poster children for IDM are among my favorite electronic acts. I am of course referring to Boards of Canada. This is not their best song, but definitely a doozy. The video is pretty keen, too. As a whole, head-case seems to prefer music made with acoustic instruments vs synthesizers. That said, I've seen BoC and the like appear more than a few times in the What Are You Listening To, Two thread. What are some of your favorite ambient and IDM tracks, H-C?
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    The Knuckledragger 3rd Memorial Slow Forum Post

    Horseshoe Bend. Click for slightly larger.
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    The ambient/IDM thread.

    https://www.factmag.com/2019/06/24/autechre-warp-tapes-89-93-for-free/ Oh snap. '89-93 is the era when Ae made music that I actually liked. Well, to be fair, they did decent stuff through 1995. In any case, that's some prime vintage material they're giving away. For some reason, the Fact mag link is giving me trouble, so I had to go here: https://www.residentadvisor.net/news/43993 File is 1.1 GB on Wet Trans Fur.
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    The Knuckledragger 3rd Memorial Slow Forum Post

    Jonah Sharp with David Moufang. View from Chicago 360.
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    Speaker Porn

    Klipsch KG-4s.
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    The ambient/IDM thread.

    "Yes." (Unless OL releases an album of new material this year.)
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    The official Head Case broadcast thread

    This was an idea suggested by Voltskool at the end of last semester. Instead of posting when I'm on the air in Slow Forum, I'm going to bump this thread with the appropriate links. If there are any other HCers who do webcasts or anything similar, feel free to post about them in here. Old code because I'm busy DJing and don't have time to fix it: Sup, Heads? My radio show is on the air right now, in Case you wanted to listen.
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    The official Head Case broadcast thread

    https://twitter.com/MixlrStatus
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    The ambient/IDM thread.

    Also, he just released the album on his Bandcamp page: https://oliverlieb.bandcamp.com/album/inside-voices
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    The ambient/IDM thread.

    Damn, dude. Oliver Lieb just put the entirety of his 2014 album Inside Voices up on YouTube: Even in YT quality, this thing is worth a listen if one is remotely interested in minimal, ambient IDM etc. OL is one of the most consistent producers in all things electronic. He's had a stellar track record since his first release in 1989. Mostly he produces dancefloor oriented techno, which managed to be interesting enough that one might want to actually listen to it in a setting outside of the nightclub. 5 years ago he decided he wanted to produce a piece of art that had nothing to do with club culture and boy did he ever.
  14. After blathering in several different threads about photography, and blindly looking around for an already extant thread, I'm making this one. The purpose here is for me continue to natter on about my mad obsession with light painting, and maybe even get a response or two. I've just posted about my issues with cross processing and slide film development, as well as discussing lenses in the recently bought thread.
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    Speaker Porn

    Focal Aria 948s.
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    The Knuckledragger 3rd Memorial Slow Forum Post

    Fuji touches the sky - Japan 2018.
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    The official Head Case broadcast thread

    Mixlr right now. "We will continue to stay online over the weekend, with a backup server allowing an 85% success rate of connecting via the desktop app." From an email they sent out this afternoon. Either I'm in the unlucky 15% or their estimate was widely generous for a fricken Friday night. In any case, I've been trying to connect for 20 minutes and been unable to do so. EDIT: Oh noes now Head Case knows my email address!!111one
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    The Knuckledragger 3rd Memorial Slow Forum Post

    This is a good friend of mine tonight. The numbers are bit different. It's a brand new Subaru Outback (which is like $30 large IIRC), and over 400 miles (SF to some place outside of LA). The price of the "pedals" is more or less spot on but most of them are Euro Rack modules. He is making noise at an experimental music festival. I presume he won't be asked to leave. No, he's not recording it. I already asked him. The bum.
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    The official Head Case broadcast thread

    Mixlr had some serious database issues this week and is still not at 100%. I just got another email from them saying "yeah, things are still broken and will be all weekend." Unsure what that means for my show. I will attempt to do one.
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    The Knuckledragger 3rd Memorial Slow Forum Post

    Moraine Lake, Alberta.
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    Speaker Porn

    It's a Grant Fidelity Rita-880. An exotic integrated amp in a "big stonking monoblock" form factor.
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    A Game of Thrones Pilot Greenlit

    I posted this in slow forum, but it really belongs here. The North made in OpenRCT.
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    The Knuckledragger 3rd Memorial Slow Forum Post

    The North of Iceland.
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