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TEDx Phnom Penh 2012 – ‘Inside the pinnacle’

‘Inside the pinnacle’, an art installation by Warren Daly and Dina Chhan

With a diverse set of topics delivered by highly entertaining speakers and almost 600 people in attendance, this years TEDx Phnom Penh was a great success.  This years theme was all about inspiration.

Inside the pinnacle

'Inside the pinnacle' - art installation - ground floor view

'Inside the pinnacle' - Ground floor view

A number of months ago we were excited when the TEDx committee requested us to produce an art installation for this years show. We became more excited when we discovered our installation space was a 4 story (20 meters) high stairwell shaft that’s 4m x 4m wide.

We were granted the ability to not only think big, but build big.

Entitled ‘Inside the pinnacle’, our piece consisted of 2 large spot lights, 20 kilos of shredded paper, 152 meters of red fabric and an abundance of creativity.

What is TEDx?

Inside the pinnacle - Art installation by Warren Daly & Chhan Dina

Inside the pinnacle - looking up to the 4th floor

At a TEDx event, TEDTalk videos and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection. This years event hosted 10 speakers covering topics such as using data to make decisions, dreaming big, education, learning languages and more. There was live music, spoken word and a great atmosphere. The event was streamed live on the web as part of the TEDx simulcast. Click here for more information regarding TEDx Phnom Penh.

Some more recycled electronics

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Drone TV - recycled electronics by Warren Daly

We also installed a ‘Drone TV’ made up of recycled electronics on the 3rd floor. Consisting of a hacked CRT monitor displaying modulated colours while emitting beautiful ambient sounds that filled large areas of the stairwell.

Last year myself and Dina spoke at TEDx Phnom Penh about thinking big and thinking creatively and we utilized recycled electronics to build a virtual painting wall.

We encourage you to dream big and to overcome the barriers restricting your creativity.

Warren DalyAdded by: Warren Daly | 13th June 2012 1 Comment

Techno Bass – Warren Daly – Podcast

Podcast – Mixing the best of Netlabel Techno and Bass Music

Warren Daly - Techno Bass mixStarting out with some bass heavy goodness, I ease into some more laid back 4/4 grooves. I manage to slip in a vocal driven track by Mr Bitterness and then return to more melodic, minimal Techno influenced numbers. All the tracks are Netlabel releases. Enjoy and please leave comments and feedback. A huge thank you to the talented Basil for his amazing photo on the cover. More great photography can be found on his website skanvas.basdriver.nl

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Tracklisting – Aritst – Track – Label

  1. Roughquest – Outside Of You – Cut Records
  2. Fingers In The Noise – Echo System (Stef Remix) – Deep In Dub
  3. Lars Leonhard – A Split Second – Deep In Dub
  4. Phonypinch Peegde Less – Open new doors – Broque
  5. Mr Bitterness and the Guilty Pleasures – Detour – Bandcamp
  6. Juan Zolbaran – Soft k1 – Unfound
  7. Lars Leonhard – Smooth Affairs – Deep In Dub
  8. Lars Leonhard – Fields Of Love – Deep In Dub
  9. Fingers In The Noise – Echo System ( Kogyo Remix )- Deep In Dub
  10. Tay0 – Wintermute
  11. Thefft – Stares – Cut Records
  12. DML – neuperlach – Broque
  13. Hazy Memories – I Got You – Bandcamp
  14. SrClick – Internal – Inoquo

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Ambient Melodies – Warren Daly – Podcast

Ambient Melodies Mix

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After I recorded this mix I started working on finalizing the text for the track-listing below, I realized that 13 of the 16 tracks were downloaded from Bandcamp. If you’re a listener, record label or musician and you’re not already using Bandcamp, you’re missing out big time.

I have so much respect for the artists and composers on this mix. So much talent, so much lush, deep and melodic compositions. I hope you enjoy the mix. Please comment below and please share the mix with all your friends.

The cover photo is a shot of the Port of Rotterdam, another big thank you to the talented Basil for his amazing photos. More amazing photography can be found on his website skanvas.basdriver.nl

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Tracklisting – Aritst – Track – Label

  1. SineRider – Doubt It – Bandcamp
  2. SineRider – Bloop Waltz – Bandcamp
  3. Ambienteer – woool – Bandcamp
  4. Stellardrone – Stardome – Bandcamp
  5. paranerd – odd lossOne Records Canada
  6. Stellardrone – Penumbra – Bandcamp
  7. Widesky – Cascade Like Tesserae – Bandcamp
  8. Darren Harper – Wind Thru Glass – Bandcamp
  9. The Accidental Psaltery – Without Saying – Resting Bell
  10. Ambienteer – Sword - Bandcamp
  11. Darren Harper – Four
  12. The Northern Hemisphere – Coral Reef Cove - Bandcamp
  13. Darren Harper – Will My Memories of You Hold True? - Bandcamp
  14. Cokiyu – Haku - Bandcamp
  15. Darren Harper – Softly - Bandcamp
  16. Gurdonark – A Pinch of That – Tree Trunk

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Berlin by Danseizure: New video by Yaz Silver

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The LP ‘This is Danseizure’ by Danseizure is available free here http://www.invisibleagent.com/2010/10/12/this-is-danseizure-album/

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Dub Bassline – Warren Daly – Podcast

Bassline Mix

I’ll keep it short, a bit like the mix. I glide through 13 tracks in 40 minutes. I’m about to give up on classifying my mixes, since I’ve been overusing the terms ‘electronica’ and ‘ambient’ over the past 3 years. This mix contains some glitch, dubby techno, electronica, dubstep… what do they all have in common. Bassline. Enjoy the mix and please leave comments below.
Big thanks to Basil for his amazing photo – more beautiful photography can be found on his website skanvas.basdriver.nl

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Tracklisting – Aritst – Track – Label

  1. Warren Daly – unnamed souls – Invisible Agent Records
  2. Al-B – La Deuda Eterna – Static Disco
  3. DML – fluid – Grünfeld
  4. Mr. Bitterness – beat down – Bandcamp
  5. Richard Savani – Loveless (Original Mix) -  BPM:120
  6. toaster – i think everyone is gone – Invisible Agent Records
  7. unknown – unknown (I’m working on finding out…)
  8. B-Mus – ocean ground (zzzzra remix) – sublimeporte
  9. Warren Daly – ocean – Invisible Agent Records
  10. Sb-six – only you – IDMForums Netlabel
  11. random walker – radio arctic – Deep In Dub
  12. Jiggawatt – circus of mind – IDMForums Netlabel
  13. paranerd – slumber lovers – one

Warren DalyAdded by: Warren Daly | 11th May 2012 1 Comment

Video: Danseizure ‘No Ideas but in Things’, featuring the voice of Ryan Van Winkle

Rebecca Salvadori has made a video for the Danseizure track ‘No Ideas but in Things’, featuring the voice of Ryan Van Winkle.

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Ambient Soundscapes – Warren Daly – Podcast

Sleep inducing podcast

Dedicated to the insomniacs, restless sleepers, and the sleep lovers of the world. This podcast was mixed at my home studio ‘on the fly’ and induced sleep to 100% of the audience. (Okay,there was only 2 people listening, but none the less it sounds impressive and the results speak for themselves). It’s a one hour chilled-out podcast featuring music from a range of talented artists signed to the best Netlabels in the World.

Recommendations & shares

A recent share on Twitter by @vuzhmusic allowed me to discover the AudioTong Netlabel and the layered and distorted guitar loops by Zubik. Darren Harper never ceases to amaze me, he captures so much light and positive energy in his production. As always I included more releases from BFW Recordings and FeedBackLoop, they truly are connoisseurs of fine music. Don’t forget about Ambienteer who has recently launched his 30th album, congratulations again James. The new Future Sequence compilation entitled Sequence3 is amazing and will most certainly feature heavily in my future mixes, another noteworthy Netlabel. Last but not least, Drew Miller a.k.a The Northern Hemisphere helps me fade out of the mix. I am looking forward to including tracks from his (5th) upcoming album. Exciting times. Enjoy the mix and be sure to leave a comment below. Thank to Alex Leonard for his fantastic photo for the cover artwork.

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Tracklisting – Aritst – Track – Label

  1. Zubik – Engine 3 – AudioTong
  2. Darren Harper – Wind Thru Glass – Bandcamp
  3. piper ben – Speed Of Sound – BFW Recordings
  4. Meteer – Codex Tempera Magnificat – BFW Recordings
  5. Meteer – Phenomenographic Aluminum Scan  – BFW Recordings
  6. ambienteer – early bird – Ambienteer
  7. IXE-13 – You Die You Dead – Future Sequence
  8. Ambienteer – ice cycles – Ambienteer
  9. BpOlar – Yemanja – FeedbackLoop
  10. Artificial Memory Trace – Centralon - Impulsive Habitat
  11. The Northern Hemisphere – Goodnight – Invisible Agent Records

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The death of vinyl and the rise of glitch

technics 1210Several years ago I decided to move to the other side of the planet. Before I departed my biggest issue was what I would do with my sizable record collection. Luckily for me I have a very generous friend (Steve, thank you) who is taking care of my collection while am I away. I recorded and compressed some of my records, allowing me to bring parts of my collection with me. The lack of record shops in South East Asia and the sweltering heat hampers lugging around 20 kilos of Technics, so it was a ‘no brainer’ to go fully digital, or so I thought.

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Over the past 2 decades a whole range of new hardware and software has been readily available to the audiophile, with ever-increasing features at even more affordable prices. All these shiny boxes with flashing lights and inbuilt wizardry would make our lives easier, music production better. Some even make you a cup of coffee. A far cry from the days of 2 turntables and a simple 2 channel mixer. It is now, as I stare at an Ableton recovery prompt, last night it was a locked up Torq session, constant “driver issues”, incompatible formats and corrupted files, I fondly remember my vinyl collection.

What I miss most about my Vinyl collection

Obviously I miss listening and mixing on a trusty pair of Technics 1210s, but I miss the artwork and other details too. Inspecting the cover, the colorful and sometimes crazy artwork. Staring at the patterns of the ‘cut’, and of course reviewing the center stickers. Most importantly, scanning the inner bleed meticulously, searching for a message from the cutting engineer. The higher quality pressing have a tiny scrawl, not a blemish, an import mark in the run out, ‘NILZ – THE EXCHANGE’. After seeing this a smile of reassurance is sure to follow. The cutting engineers handle the delicate stages of vinyl production, from cutting voltages, bass responses and much more. Recently I was sad to read that Nilesh Patel passed away in late Decemeber 2011. Nilz was one of the finest cutting engineers ever, may he rest in peace.

Macs Technics ‘just work’

All this reminiscing brings me to my second favorite past-time of all, having a go at Apple users. Apple users often make idiotic statements such as ‘I use a Mac because they just work’. Sorry, but Technics owners got there before you. A record player doesn’t have to ‘boot’, there are no ‘updates’ to run, no hard-drive failures and no proprietary connectors. Technics just work, and I miss them a lot. Instead of spending hours chatting about and listening to music in the local independent record shops, I find my time consumed by endless searches of forums for bug fixes, driver updates and the nightmare of connecting equipment to firewire and USB ports in a convoluted sequence. But I guess that’s the price of progress.

You can enjoy all our Invisible Agent vinyl releases here on your new fangled digital device. Good luck ;)

Warren DalyAdded by: Warren Daly | 30th March 2012 6 Comments

New Album by Toaster ‘Buy both & feel deceived’ – a collection of ambient and chilled out tracks

toaster - Todd Elliott We’re delighted to introduce our 3rd album of 2012. An ambient album by Toaster entitled “Buy both and feel deceived”

Toaster a.k.a Todd Elliott masterfully produces ambient electronic sound-scapes using a variety of techniques. Todd draws influences from a wide range of genres and artists including Scanner, Autechre, Throbbing Gristle and Pink Floyd to name but a few. His techniques are constantly evolving allowing him to organically create new themes and melodies, enveloping the listener with lush and warm ambient textures.

We welcome Todd Elliott to our talented roster of artists and look forward to releasing another chilled out album by ‘Toaster’ later in 2012.

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Warren DalyAdded by: Warren Daly | 26th March 2012 1 Comment

Ambient podcast – Warren Daly – March 2012

I thoroughly enjoyed blending these amazing ambient tracks. So much talent and so many excellent Netlabels. Big shout out to Ambienteer, FeedbackLoop, Bing Satellites, and all the Invisible Agent Afflatus contributors. New finds include Dragons Eye Records and Dalot. Enjoy the mix.

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Tracklisting

Scoddy – a dog tries to dance – Invisible Agent Afflatus
Bing Satellites – Soothing Image 47 – Bing Satellites
Ambienteer – nodar (extended version) – Ambienteer
i8u – apophis – Dragons Eye Records
The Northern Hemisphere – Glacier Harbor (and the way it sings) – Invisible Agent
Warren Daly – The secrets of meditation – Invisible Agent Afflatus
Scoddy – a dog tries to dance – Invisible Agent Afflatus
Cinchel – fire.fly.flash.flood – FeedbackLoop
Yann Novak – A Broken Field II – Dragons Eye Records
Mick Chillage – Countdown to disaster – Bandcamp
Ambienteer – collection of strange victories – Bandcamp / Ambienteer
Toaster – Are you going to kiss me – Invisible Agent
Dalot – Haiku 10 – Bandcamp / Dalot
Spectra Ciera – Underpass – Feedbackloop
Ambienteer – ecclesia – Bandcamp / Ambienteer
Bing Satellites – Soothing Image 42 – Bing Satellites
The Northern Hemisphere – Planets, and How They Formed Our Lives – Invisible Agent

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