1930s Soviet optical synthesis animation looks positively futuristic after 4K restoration

It’s synthesis from paper – sounds crafted quite literally by hand, using drawn animation, then optically synthesized. But after this 4K restoration, it’s clear how much these 1930s inventors were ahead of their time.

Watch a hacked DJ technique made with karaoke tapes, by Ōedo Technica

Vinyl? CDJ? Meh. Hand-mixing and “scratching” karaoke cassette tapes on hacked machines as a new form of strange pop music DJing? Now we’re talking. Behold the YouTube channel of 大江戸テクニカ (Ōedo tekunika).

Peter Kirn - January 12, 2021

Take in an ultra-chilled live ambient set by Nairobi’s KMRU, and learn technique, too

Let’s give New Year’s Day one more try. Over three hours of live-streamed pristine ambient delicacy from rising star KMRU should fit the bill. Immerse yourself, and then if you feel the need to make your own sounds, catch a workshop or other inspiration, too.

Peter Kirn - January 7, 2021

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