Posts tagged Electronic
Bonobo - The North Borders Review

 

As per usual for UK electronic artist Bonobo, The North Borders starts off extremely well. 'First Fires' punctuates a beautifully understated vocal performance from Grey Reverend with submerged synth droplets and fleeting, glacial, ASMR inducing pads -- all enhanced by a confident and generous allowance for negative space that seems to only come with experience. In terms of perfect intros, it almost stacks up to the double barrelled future classic of Prelude/Kiara from 2010's Black Sands. Unfortunately, in this case there isn't a whole lot of interest that follows.

 

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MR-808: The Real Life Drum Machine

 

The 1980s are considered to have given birth to modern electronic music. One of the backbones was (and still is) the Roland TR-808, an early programmable drum machine. This iconic piece of hardware has been mimicked, sampled and synthesized countlessly over the past 30 years since its debut yet now Moritz Simon Geist (aka Sonic Robots) has taken this one step further.

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Virgin media programme guide hits an 'unnecessary censorship' glitch

Virgin Media's electronic programme guide's profanity checker hit a glitch recently, overzealously censoring different words within the titles of TV and radio programmes.

Taking a little too much inspiration from the Unnecessary censorship videos on Youtube, subscribers experienced the glitch over the past 3-4 days, as tipped off by some of our readers, watching such fantastic programming as "Jarvis C**ker's Sunday Service" and The Bleak of the Old Shop Of Stuff, a spoof of the writing of "Charles D**kens."

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