Cries and pleas, expressed in music, in expansive benefit compilations for and by Ukraine

Here’s another essential batch of projects against war, in support of Ukraine, many of them centering Ukrainian artists’ music and organization. All represent global outcry, and organizers are also reporting significant funds raised for direct support.

Celebrate your Blue Monday with the choir sound from New Order – and Kraftwerk’s Orchestron

Expect there are quite a few blue Blue Mondays in the house, so this is topical – our friend Alex Theakston dives down a rabbit hole straight to Kraftwerk’s very own Vako Orchestron.

Peter Kirn - January 17, 2022

Honoring Florian is a free library of Kraftwerk-inspired sounds for Ableton Live, TR-8S, more

This has been a season of obituaries, but when it comes to music, tributes can’t be silent. Francis Preve has a special set of free sounds on his Symplesound platform.

Peter Kirn - May 29, 2020

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