Archive for March, 2012

Ghost Town

Friday, March 30th, 2012

Pool It

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

Coolest album cover ever????

Softoft Techech

Monday, March 26th, 2012

I don’t think have posted anything here about our latest Alchemist release but the tapes are finally in so now is a good time. It’s from Brooklyn based programmer, musician and artist Paul Slocum under his new Softoft Techech moniker. He made a name for himself with his first band Tree Wave which made Shoegazey sounding stuff with Atari game consoles, dot matrix printers, and Commodore 64s all using software that Paul himself wrote. Some of his software went on to be sold as game cartridges for the Atari and Commodore that turn said machines into wicked Synths (see videos below). In more recent times Paul has started making cool iPhone apps one of which, Sir Sampleton, is a nice little sampler app that works kind of like a Casio SK1 or Yamaha VSS sampling toy Synth. The EP we’ve released struck me when I heard with the wild freshness of it’s sound. It’s got all kinds of layers that build and build into poly-rhythmic mayhem topped with celestial sounding voices and grimy undercurrents. It’s kind of like his 8bit Shoegaze stuff but warped and mangled into future primitive Techno mini jams. The closest comparison I would make would be The Field but this is a lot funkier and less self indulgent in terms of song length. The EP is available on c15 cassette (see photos) for 7 bones and also digitally via iTunes, Emusic etc. Purchase and stream it here and visit the world of Paul Slocum here. Here’s a free track for a taste.

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Vintage Omni

Friday, March 23rd, 2012

via Eric Carl

Featureless Ghost Sim

Tuesday, March 13th, 2012

Holograms

Friday, March 9th, 2012

Dave Davies

Friday, March 9th, 2012

Oblivion

Friday, March 2nd, 2012