A big thank you to the wonderful organizers of Nerd Night and a massive shout out to everybody who came to see all the presentations.
Nerd Night organizers have brought the Pecha Kucha format to Phnom Penh. They provide a place to share a passion in 20 slides, 20 seconds per slide.
The war on
terror, piracy, music
My presentation was entitled ‘The war on music’. I talked about music piracy, the propaganda the music industry spew out and I promoted and prompted people to explore Netlabels and Creative Commons.
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Katie Weed writes a detailed and shinning review of Danseizure’s album “This is Danseizure” on her wonderful Dovetail website.
At once energetic, ambient, and brimming with both field recordings and original sounds, the appeal of Danseizure‘s LP “This is Danseizure” lies in his ability to grasp the ephemeral, detailed mystery of countless moments, all in the span of ten tracks.
Check out Katie’s website for excellent music reviews covering many genres. http://soundsandsightsdovetail.blogspot.com/2011/04/danseizure-this-is-danseizure.html
Listen to and purchase Danseizure’s album here.
After a number of acclaimed 12″ EP releases on both D1 recordings and Invisible Agent over the past few years, Damian Tubbritt a.k.a ikeaboy has stepped up to the plate and released an album on Nute. Entitled ‘The Ikeaboy Long Player’, this 8 tracker LP is a sub-bass heavy electro excursion. A review is coming soon so stay tuned…
Sunken Foal has released a new 6-track EP titled “Mother of God”on Acroplane
Boomkat review: Two years after their well-received Planet Mu album, Sunken Foal return with six tracks for Acroplane. ‘Mother Of God’ finds their sound at a juncture of Alex Smoke-like, Autechre-referencing electronica in ‘Low Mountain Light Socket’ and the mercury fuming synths and quickstep syncopations of ‘Gift Knee Pads’, while ‘Colloidal Glass’ is a glassy IDM configuration and ‘Platforms’ like some swaggering Gescom beat. Ace.
Check back soon for the upcoming Netlabel reviews and a new podcast by Warren Daly this weekend. Be sure to keep up to date by following us on Facebook, Twitter or RSS and download all our podcasts here.
It has recently been brought to our attention by the RIAA that certain tracks released on Invisible Agent Records contain bin-aural beats and must be removed from all distribution channels and online shops.
It appears that the RIAA have taken the matter in to their own hands after a Channel 9 News segment about ‘i-dosing’ in July 2010. The Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs claimed that “digital drugs” use “bi-aural or two-toned, technology to alter your brain waves and mental state,” producing a “state of ecstasy” for the user. The RIAA has stepped up its efforts to educate law enforcement & music industry officials worldwide about the issue and how to deal with it. Such efforts have reduced the availability of music from a number of record labels, it claims.
We will use every resource at our disposal to block the RIAA from removing our music from iTunes, emusic, Amazon, Napster, Juno, Spotify, Sony Connect and Nokia stores. While we believe that bin-aural beats affect brainwaves directly and can alter moods, behaviour, even consciousness, Invisible Agent and a number of other independent labels are requesting ‘distributors label tracks that contain bi-aural beats’, similar to the ‘illicit language’ tags utilized for over 2 decades. Stay tuned for more news….