Aphex Twin talks to Korg’s Tatsuya Takahashi, blows our minds

Richard D. James worked with KORG on the microtuning feature of the Monologue. Warp has published a sprawling, nerdy interview he conducted with Tatsuya.

Sail to Samos with vintage BBC to find Pythagorean tunings

Speaking of tuning, before there was Cosmos and Carl Sagan, there was BBC’s Ascent of Man. (Make that “humankind” now, of course.) And there’s something charming about its breathless reminder of the mystical magic of Pythagorean tuning, and its mythical discovery in folklore. Fact check – as the film sort of suggests, we don’t really […]

Peter Kirn - July 27, 2016

Enjoy the sweet sound of guitar just intonation on this album

Sorry. I’m terrible at writing headlines, actually. I’m also mostly terrible at writing reviews. So let me just say that if you haven’t heard Horse Lords, the Baltimore-based indie band, since their 2010 founding, you deserve to. And they make a great argument for why alternative tunings really do matter in music.

Peter Kirn - July 26, 2016

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