SOMA’s ORNAMENT-8 isn’t a sequencer, it’s an analog computer and behavior synthesizer

Its independent cells are delay lines creating a dynamic equilibrium. It represents a temporal dimension and an “infinite now.” Okay, mainly, it’s covered in a whole lot of metal patch points you use with alligator clips to f*** up patterns and time. Let’s do the simple take first. Inventor Vadim Minkin has developed the ORNAMENT-8, […]

Native Instruments exec shakeup: Daniel Haver and Mate Galic are out as CEO and President

It’s the end of an era. After more than 20 years leading the company, both CEO Daniel Haver and CIO/President Mate Galic are out of their roles.

Peter Kirn - August 12, 2020

The Sacred Rage, an all-star compilation for Beirut, as Lebanese fundraisers find an audience

When words fail, perhaps there is music. Morphine Records dropped its compilation The Sacred Rage last night, a profoundly personal LP. And even with a storm of crises the world over, these projects find receptive music lovers. On this moment, and the music it is assembling:

Peter Kirn - August 12, 2020

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