Tagged: music

Laurie Anderson on German TV in 84

Laurie Anderson is one of America’s most reknowned – and daring – creative pioneers. Known primarily for her multimedia presentations, she has cast herself in roles as varied as visual artist, composer, poet, photographer,...

Remembering 1983

1983, hands down. Michael Jackson and The Police dominate the Billboard charts, while “Murmur” is released and the Smiths put out their first single. Hair bands have not yet screwed up MTV for the...

Listen to a mix recorded live by Surgeon at Tresor in 1998

In recent years, Surgeon has applied his techno pedigree to a number of fascinating side-projects. Alongside his incendiary live modular sets and hybrid DJ mixes, Anthony Child has been making ambient music inspired by...

Download 10,000 of the first recordings of music ever made

Long before vinyl records, cassette tapes, CDs and MP3s came along, people first experienced audio recordings through another medium — through cylinders made of tin foil, wax and plastic. In recent years, we’ve featured cylinder recordings from the 19th...

Listen to a rare reissue of obscure Japanese avant-guarde electronics

Only 1000 copies of Jun Fukamachi’s Nicole (86 Spring And Summer Collection) were originally pressed for a 1986 fashion show. With this year’s stunning reissue of Midori Takada’s Through The Looking Glass and a host of other recently unearthed ambient...

80s Chicago New Wave scene

This news segment (uploaded by Bill Hammons) appeared on channel 7 back in 1985. It shows footage of the Liedernacht (aka City Club) and the fabulous Asylum. Chicago was home to a number of...

Google launched a browser-based sequencer for making music

Chrome Music Lab has launched a new music creation tool called Song Maker. A browser-based experience, Song Maker is a sequencer that allows you to program loops for two different instruments of your choosing, then...

Download a 30-module virtual synthesizer

VCV Rack is a powerful new piece of open-source software that gives you control of over 30 modules. Launched at Illinois’ Knobcon 2017 tech convention over the weekend, VCV Rack boasts modules from the...

Enter the techno club that became Berghain

As any techno fan knows, trying to find good footage from within Berghain is almost as difficult as getting inside the celebrated Berlin club in the flesh. It’s doubly amazing, then, that we’re now...

Download this 20 gigabyte gabber sample pack

After years of operating comfortably within the confines of underground scenes beyond the purview of most dance music press and aficionados, gabber is now facing a wave of curious interest and hyped-up popularity. Electronicbeats.net’s report on...