Polyphonic noise generation from Indonesia, in squaresolid’s Chaosbyte synth

We live in a chaotic world; only Chaosbyte and – I think that might be a wind-up chicken etched into the front – can truly express the entropy.

The Insolventunclesam is a synth about printing money, by Gijs Gieskes

Enigmatic Dutch synth inventor Gijs Gieskes has a musical instrumental response to the strangeness of late capitalism – and it’s oddly poetic. And patchable. It’s a synth about finance. There’s a millennial, lost in an electronic forest – with a gender encoder you can use to set their gender. (Needs a “f*** your gender” panic […]

Peter Kirn - July 27, 2021

Senyawa to infinity: Alkisah is a 44-label release, a decentralized festival, and more

From Beirut to Berlin, Perth to Orange County, Moscow to Nanjing, 42 labels are joining the Indonesian underground in imagining a decentralized musical future. Even as DIY duo Senyawa planted the seeds, Alkisah seems a movement as much as an album release. The idea might seem crazy at first – share all the materials for […]

Peter Kirn - February 19, 2021

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