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Robin Hayward, "Stop Time"

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cover image The cover for Stop Time is meant to convey the nature of the tool used to compose it, an invention of Robin Hayward’s called the Hayward Tuning Vine. The idea behind it is to spatialize (and colorize) the relationship between just intervals played, in this case, on a baritone saxophone, a cello, and a microtonal tuba. At the performance from which this album is drawn, each instrumentalist was illuminated in a color corresponding to the pitch he played on the Vine. If the pitch shifted, so did the color. Those pitches were in turn fed to a surround-sound system and projected into different parts of the performance space. In the move to recorded medium, the spatial-visual element is partially flattened, making the slow accrual of rhythm, texture, and harmony the music’s driving feature.

Last Updated on Sunday, 14 August 2016 18:54

Forced Exposure New Releases for 10/24/2016

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New music is due from Roy Montgomery, The Orb, and Nadja, while old music is due from The Legendary Pink Dots, Death In June, and The Pharcyde.

Last Updated on Sunday, 23 October 2016 16:22

Alan Vega, 1938-2016

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2016 has claimed yet another undeniably important musician of our lifetime. We are all heartbroken at the loss of Alan Vega here at Brainwashed and are thankful for his years of contribution to music, challenging not only the institution of pop and rock, but even challenging the conventions within the punk scene of the '70s, most significantly alongside Martin Rev in Suicide. Vega remained active in music both with Suicide and other collaborations through last year and our hearts go out to his family and friends.

Last Updated on Sunday, 17 July 2016 20:35

New Tear Garden project is now accepting funding

E-mail Print PDF Tear Garden is now 30 years old. The project, originated by Edward Ka-Spel (of Legendary Pink Dots) and Cevin Key (of Skinny Puppy) has expanded to include numerous other players and have released seven full-length albums, two EPs, and two compilations. For the next project, the group has opened up funding from friends and fans through Pledge Music. On the site are available pre-orders of signed versions of the forthcoming LP and CD as well as merchandise and tickets for a listening party. Through a video, Edward explains the logistics, the plans, and even hints to that long-promised Tear Garden tour.


Podcast Episode 330: October 16, 2016

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JG ThirlwellIt is an honor to have JG Thirlwell as the special guest for this episode. Thirlwell has been an active producer, engineer, composer, conductor, singer, scoring films and TV shows for over three decades and shows no signs of slowing down. His two latest releases, Music of the Venture Bros, Vol. 2 and the soundtrack from Imponderable are out now. Other new music is featured from Silver Apples, Biosphere, Andrew Liles, and Tim Hecker.

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Last Updated on Thursday, 20 October 2016 12:32
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