Eyeballs, errors, and animal keys: Reed Ghazala’s wild circuit-bent electronics keep evolving

Reed Ghazala’s latest generation of instruments is here, gazing back at us with glass eyeballs and dubbed with names like “photon clarinet.” The father of circuit bending also espouses a new conceptual frame and philosophy – errism. And to err is human, but also is cat.

New KORG kits with tubes: Nu:Tekt headphone amp, valve overdrive

KORG are adding to their inexpensive, easy put-them-together kits with a headphone amp and valve overdrive. Totally tubular.

Peter Kirn - January 11, 2020

The demonic musical Baby Bots of Moon Armada

Why should a synth be a metal box with some wooden endcaps? Why shouldn’t be a severed baby doll head with glowing red eyes and buttons in its skull? Moon Armada helps the forward evolution of synth form factors, and the results are … uh … adorable is the word?

Peter Kirn - February 25, 2019

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