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Sneak-Thief’s DIY Experiments

Sneak-Thief’s DIY Experiments.

According to Sneak Thiefs website the following work in progress is,

…a mankato quadrature filter, 2 wogglebug #3’s, tellun neural agonizer (dual spring reverb), korg triple-resonator and a fonitronic 5-channel mixer.

Awesome.

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An impressive array of modular gear @ Gingerbread Studios

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http://sneak-thief.com/modular/

Richard Scott Modular Synths & Compositions

Richard Scott is a composer, free improvising musician, prior administrator at the London Musician’s Collective, holds a Phd from his thesis on free improvisation, resident at STEIM in Amsterdam, designer of the WiGi infra red controller, and holds more distinctions than most artists working in this arena.

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Modular Synthesizer | Richard Scott.

Cassette Tape Series: Fantasy Trance?

Frankie Bones - "Fantasy Trance"

Another post for the Cassette Tape Series.  Who knows where this one came from or how it ended up in a box in my basement.  This one is funny because it might say ‘Frankie Bones’ on that tape but I’m pretty sure there’s no way that’s who’s DJing.  I’m not sure what ‘Fantasy Trance’ is either.  All in all though, it’s not terrible.  The audio quality on this tape was terrible though.  However after a couple hours of work it’s good enough for the next decade.  So if poorly recorded mid-nineties-mystery-dance music mix-tapes are your thing you might enjoy this.

You can grab the restored .mp3 mix here

Tall Boy

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This work-in-progress is an unreleased (well, except for here)  follow up of past works of a similar grain by members of Master Mosquito. Emotive guitar styling with warm and sunny synth melodies carry you through this eclectic, spacious, and resonant track. Much like a Tallboy it’s good anytime in any situation. Much thanks to Aaron and Jamie for their hard work on this one.

You will find that the stripes included in this zip are not one-to-one matches with the final mix. As edits, adjustments, and rearrangements made I opted not to export the stripes a second time. Nonetheless, all the elements are there and ready to go!

Master Mosquito – Tallboy

The Stash Mix

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In October of 2007 Superset created the first “Stash Mix” for Stashmedia. The mix covers 85 tracks from 77 artists in a heavily edited, mixed, remixed and composed mash-up of indie, hip-hop, electronic, techno, rock, dub and downtempo. With music from labels such as Def Jux, Nature Sounds, Bastard Jazz, Sub Pop, Universal, and more, this mix covers a galaxy of sound and attempts to blend styles like peanut butter and apples.

Much Thanks to Mulheres Barbadas for the insanely sick cover art which, reflects the mix’s eclectic tone entirely. Hit their site for a large Hi-Res download.

Further thanks to this project’s Exec Producer, Steve Marchese at Stash for bringing this project together and more thanks to Steven Price, Stash’s editor for making it happen. See Steve Marchese’s exceptional site highlighting some of the best new (and old) records/artists out there: Scissorkick.

Just as a last note, obviously because this is a mix of others work there’s no stripes. (though we did receive permission from the artists included on the mix to release this one).

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Orange

“Orange” sounds a bit like Trans Am meets Ratatat and uses some interesting point and counterpoint melodies that blend together across a tight unaggressive rhythm.   It’s not danceable but it’s definitely listenable.  The melody sounds continuous but it’s actually two different parts that introduce themselves in the beginning then overlay on top of each other making a nice moving progression.  In retrospect, changing the tambre of the two parts or panning them in the mix might make that more apparent.  Lessons learned for next time.

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The Endless Winter EP

This is a track from Master Mosquitto (Aaron Schultz, Jed Elijah Mowshowitz, and David Langolf, with guitars by Jamie Roberts) put out on Bastard Jazz records back in 2004.  From Bastard Jazz: a melancholy beat driven downtempo joint – heavily layered with droning synths, delayed percussion, and distorted guitar mumblings intersecting with emotive and pastoral post-rock loops.

This one is a few years old but it still puts a smile on my face.

The MP3 is Available through iTunes. For more information check out Bastard Jazz