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.

You can make your holidays completely techno with Techno Club

One of the best adaptations to this year’s adverse conditions – of course – came from the Detroit scene. Techno Club responds to everything wrong with streaming, and if you’ve got some days off and want to bring quality club music home, here’s your shot.

Peter Kirn - December 24, 2020

Here’s a listening and buying guide for electronic music on another Bandcamp Friday

This year is a constant reminder that even in dark times, there are musical messages to hear. Bandcamp has extended their Fridays giving back commissions to artists, so it’s another chance to stock up on downloads and assemble a collection you’ll listen to on repeat.

Peter Kirn - September 4, 2020

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