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ONE SOUND EACH DAY: JANUARY 29 + 30 January 30, 2009

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JANUARY 29
Danbury, CT, around 3pm

at my friend’s vinyl cutting studio. this is the sound of the vinyl lathe as it cuts the first 12k 7″ record. the song can be heard in the background. the lathe is the high-pitched noise.

JANUARY 30
Pound Ridge, NY, around noon

outside of the post office after mailing some packages. a lot of small birds in a large bush.

ONE SOUND EACH DAY: JANUARY 26, 27, 28 January 28, 2009

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JANUARY 26
Mt. Kisco, NY, around 6pm

waiting in line at the grocery store. a symphony of beeps.

JANUARY 27
Pound Ridge, NY, around 9pm

more studio roomtone, 9pm.

JANUARY 28
Pound Ridge, NY, around 9:52pm

wind storm after today’s snow, ice, and rain. wind chime designed by Paolo Soleri.

GIUSEPPE IELASI: ARTIST OF THE WEEK January 28, 2009

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ielasi

Giuseppe Ielasi is noted as Artist Of The Week over at The SIlent Ballet.

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PJUSK INTERVIEW January 26, 2009

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PJUSK INTERVIEW ON SOUNDSCAPING.NET

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We recently had the pleasure of interviewing Jostein Dahl Gjelsvik, one half of Norwegian electronica projects, Pjusk and Circular, and formerly also part of Neural Network. With both Pjusk and Circular with new albums in the making, we got to hear some of Jostein’s thoughts on the music scene, working in projects and his motivation for being a musician.

Jostein, what got you into music-making and how and when did you start out?

I started out the same way many other electronica artists start – by using trackers (around 1988). Soundtracker on the Commodore Amiga was first musical playground, although I have to admit that I used to be extremely fascinated by the 64 SID-chip. I never created any music using the 64, but I loved listening to tracks created by Rob Hubbard in particular. But the one who actually got me into MIDI, synths and samplers, was my tracker-buddy and friend Oddgeir Hvidsten (ed. Motion Control). We created many tunes together on the Amiga and although I by then had some first-hand knowledge of synthesizers, he bodly suggested that we should ditch the tracker and start creating music using MIDI-sequencers instead. And voila – Neural Network was born. I quite vividly remember purchasing our first synths, a Roland JV-80 and a Roland JV-30 and trying to find out everything we could with regards to synth tech and how we could use them. I still have the first track we created together using a Roland S10 sampler and our JVs on my HD.

Do you have some influences you would like to share with us?

At the same time I guess I started investigating more well-kown artists such as Jarre, Vangelis and Kitaro. I won’t say they are influencial at present, but from time to time I still listen to Jarre’s “Oxygene” and some old Vangelis tracks. The “Bladerunner” track is magnificicent – lots of mood and atmosphere – and that fabulous Yamaha CS-80 of his – pure silk.

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ONE SOUND EACH DAY: JANUARY 23, 24, 25 January 26, 2009

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(edit: as it turns out, i did not accidentally erase the recording from the 23rd, merely mixed up what was what. and have it straightened out. the recording for the 24th was the “missing” recording, but i had put it in the discard bin as it’s not a terribly interesting recording…_

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JANUARY 23
Pound Ridge, NY, around 11pm

the hum and quiet sounds from the tv.

JANUARY 24
New York City, 7pm

crowd ambience from an art opening for Zimoun & Pe Lang’s audio works at Bitforms Gallery in Chelsea.

JANUARY 25
West Nyack, NY, around 7pm

a video arcade in the Palisades Center Mall.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MAC January 24, 2009

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mac-desktop-198x

the Macintosh is 25 years old today. we’ve come a long way, yet in my own 19 years of using Macs they have somehow always been one of the most important tools in my work.

check out this desktop picture. funniest thing.. look how much space is left on your disk (there was no hard drive back then). today’s applications (games especially) can run in the GIGABYTES of required disk installation space. back then the computer would barely have enough room for this JPG of it’s own desktop.

COMING THIS SPRING January 23, 2009

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ONE SOUND EACH DAY: JANUARY 22 January 22, 2009

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JANUARY 22
Pound Ridge, sometime after 2pm

my cat Pixel sleeping and snoring on my desk. i was working on a new piece of music while he was doing it and believe it or not it fit so well with the song (really!) that i recorded him and added it in (but not the loud parts at the end). i love listening to him snore… it makes an already very human-like cat all the more “human.”

WE INTERRUPT… January 22, 2009

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ALBUM OF THE MONTH: DANIEL MARTIN MOORE “STRAY AGE” January 22, 2009

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dmm

http://www.danielmartinmoore.com/

i saw Daniel Martin Moore open for Great Lake Swimmers in Brooklyn a few weeks ago. i only caught the last 3 songs of their set, but i enjoyed it enough to buy the CD after the gig. little did i know what i heard at the show was only a shadow of the greatness that i was about to experience on the CD.

DMM writes very honest, simple, gentle modern folk music. and he’s a friendly and gracious person as well. it doesn’t hurt that his debut cd “stray age” (sub pop) was produced by Joe Chiccarelli and mastered by Bob Ludwig. the production is beautiful.

a great cd cover with a really nicely designed booklet as well.

definitely check it out.