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I got this delightful America Online magazine from back in the day, and by that I mean 1996, with Thomas Dolby on the cover. Within, he talks about the future of digital music, and some of this thoughts are pretty prescient and/or enduring, such as moving beyond the linear album format.
Oddly enough, no one else on the Internet has mentioned this issue, and I can't even find a good reference to the magazine itself. Which is so weird because of what it is.
Regardless of which emotion, what matters is being memorable.
BTW, Projekt Nod refer to themselves as "post-dubstep" on their bio, and I think that's a pretty tongue-in-cheek, self-aware thing to observe.
In a parallel world, there's an SNL-like sketch comedy show totally based around synth humor like this. I'm serious. ;)
Next, Projekt NOD can invite Beardyman on as their guest sous-chef:
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SYNTHS + FOOD = (OFTEN) A GREAT COMBO
But I'm thrilled to see Craig Anderton (I've enjoyed many of your works) help us understand more about what goes on behind-the-scenes — what a great example of "reaching out to your customers".
Synthhead, more rants please. I love it when you editorialize at length, commenting on how you feel about what you post.
Also on a high note, reminds me of the "Smack My Bitch Up" deconstruction in Ableton Live.
And who can forget how Blondie's "Heart of Glass", complete with its own drum machine part, was made?
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WE MAKE ROBOT SNACKS
More synth memes please!
Live's UI also lends itself well to customization. I'm not just talking about the skin colors, although I like seeing who else uses Oak. :)
Also note that Solaris' remake (the one with George Clooney, what a great smile that man has) also has a gorgeous soundtrack. This one rich with hang drum™ tones and hypnotic ambiences moving in and out. One of my faves to bliss out to. Here, give yourself a couple min.:
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