innocents is the 11th studio album from the electronic music iconoclast: a lo-fi, melodic meditation on vulnerability and humanity. What you make of it is up to you. Download new music from innocents. Then, enter your email to unlock 3 bonus tracks, 3 short films, art, and the album’s entire stem library. A song is only a starting point. You decide how the world will hear it.
Of course, the entire audio industry was roiled when the MP3 player came
on the scene. But even then, Bose managed to put itself in just the
right place. Indeed, the circumstances would almost uniquely benefit the
company: In the absence of physical media (LP, cassette, CD), digital
music didn’t require the complicated hardware that earlier formats did.
That would spell trouble for phonograph and cassette-deck makers, but
Bose wasn’t in those product lines—it just made speakers, and in the era
of the iPod (AAPL), speakers were basically the only thing that mattered. Bose’s SoundDock became the fancy iPod (and, later, iPhone) dock for that key market of discerning-but-not-obsessive-to-an-antisocial-degree customers.
Time (sub required) on the band which has a new album Random Access Memories
"We never actually made music with computers," says one-half of Daft
Punk, Thomas Bangalter, on the phone from their Daft Arts compound in
L.A. This is surprising given the digital sheen that glistens over so
much of their music. But he and his partner Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo
made Homework in an "experimental lab, with wires everywhere," also
known as Bangalter's childhood bedroom in Paris. "We used hardware and
analog equipment that behaved in weird ways"--i.e., temperamental,
largely Japanese machines attempting to mimic drums and bass guitars and
failing into the future. Homework attracted attention from
budding-genius directors like Spike Jonze (Being John Malkovich,
Adaptation) and Michel Gondry (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind).
The resulting videos embodied Daft Punk's synthesis of rigid structure
and loose-limbed whimsy, featuring skeletons dancing on Q*bert
platforms, tomato-sauce tutorials and lovelorn bloodhounds.
It’s not necessarily the first tuner to incorporate visualization, but
Sandler thinks (Tunable) has a good chance of being the first one musicians
will find useful from the moment they open it. In addition to the pitch
history, Tunable also includes a tone generator and a metronome--a
fairly sophisticated little kit of tools--but there’s practically zero
learning curve for figuring them all out. Much of that is owed to the
app’s simple, sharp UI, which draws from an unlikely source of
inspiration: an old Ideo concept for futuristic digital books.
A 12x18 room, and a budget of $13,000 including installation and theater seats...from Electronic House
Dohman suggested a suit of Jamo D600 speakers mounted on the front wall with additional Jamo surrounds on the sides. Powering the speakers is a Pioneer Elite
SC-61 7.1 receiver which offers 125 watts per channel. Because the
receiver features both AirPlay and Bluetooth, the users have no trouble
connecting their smartphones for music listening. A cable DVR and Sony
Blu-ray player feed video into the room. All the components are housed
on a component rack in the back of the room.
The 12-foot wide wall is mostly taken up with a 112-inch 16:9 Severtson screen that gets lit up by a JVC DLA-X35 projector
From a Smart Planet interview with Tod Machover, composer and inventor
“About 15 years ago, I did a project called The Brain Opera. I’d been thinking a lot about the fact that there was music around all the time, either in your iPhone or Walkman headphones or on the elevator or in outdoor public spaces. I was really concerned about the fact that music was always playing as a background but nobody was really listening and actively participating. I made this Brain Opera as a way to say to people, “If you love music, you’ll love it even more if you touch it and make it yourself.” We made an orchestra of about 100 instruments designed so anyone from the general public could walk in from the street and play them without any instruction. That work led directly to Rock Band and Guitar Hero. It turned out to be all the basic software for those games.”
“I have a 15-year-old daughter, and she’s very musical. When a new song will come out by Lady Gaga or Björk or an orchestra or whoever, she and her friends will send it around and start making their own covers of it almost immediately. Then that’s what will get sent around. Then people will make variations of that. It’s sort of an homage to the original piece, but what kids are listening to most of the time now is not the original song at all. There may be a thousand versions out there. That’s how you share the sounds that are in the culture. The idea that people are only listening passively has actually broken down quite a bit. People are in there making things.”
I caught a bit of the Grammys last night. Loved Mumford & Sons. Bunch of tech at the show.
For the first time in the history of the Awards, a videogame soundtrack had been nominated – Austin Wintory’s Journey for Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media category
Carrie Underwood’s dress changed patterns every few seconds
The Theia couture platinum ball gown, which was created by four people in 80 hours, features 10 yards of satin along with 100 yards of tulle and crinoline to support the skirt. The inside corset is hand-embroidered with thousands of Swarovski crystals, and the 4 1/2-foot-wide skirt was designed to seamlessly fuse fashion with projection technology.
FF to 3.20 to see the various patterns
Justin Timberlake made his return to live performances, and his number was broadcast in retro sepia tones