Introducing… Canabrism’s 2×2

December 31st, 2016

Just as 2016 draws to a close, it’s time to reveal this year’s RPM challenge album from Canabrism. This is a two disc bonanza of ambient sounds for the soporific connoisseur…

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Tributes To The History Of Computer Music

September 28th, 2016

Now well known as a central figure in the Allies’ efforts to break the Nazi Enigma code, Alan Turing also played a notable role in the history of computer music…

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How Loud Should Your Stream Be?

January 11th, 2016

Since music began to shift more towards digital, recordings have been generally getting louder – much louder than they were when vinyl was the dominant record format. But louder isn’t necessarily better…

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Ableton Live And Half A Challenge

February 13th, 2015

As soon as one challenge ends, another one begins – and Valentine’s Day marks the half way point of this year’s RPM Challenge. Are you loving it so far?

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Introducing…Canabrism’s ‘A New Suit For Susan’

September 24th, 2014

For the first time since ‘Random’ was released in 2007, we have a Canabrism album that wasn’t born in the RPM Challenge…

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Soundtracks for Books

July 4th, 2014

The advent of e-readers (whether dedicated devices like Kindle, or reading apps on other devices) seems to have had a negative impact on overall sales of physical books, but a new format variant is emerging which seeks to bring reading further into the digital fold…

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U2 Versus The Loudness Wars

March 21st, 2014

Having recently moved into an office near the site of the proposed U2 tower, I now pass through an area well-endowed with U2 graffiti as part of my daily commute. Today another mention of U2 caught my eye, but this time in the title of an article dealing with the loudness wars…

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Squarepusher Remix Competition

March 22nd, 2013

Fans of Squarepusher may be interested to know that Bleep are running a remix competition at the moment, where you can download stems from 4001 and mangle them to your heart’s content (enemies of Squarepusher might also find this a compelling proposition)…

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What Does Your Food Sound Like?

January 2nd, 2013

Last year I posted about edible musical instruments, but it seems food science is itself branching out to include sonic stimuli as part of the gastronomic experience…

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Introducing… Canabrism’s “Faster Than Thought”

September 6th, 2012

This year’s Canabrism album for the RPM challenge is called “Faster Than Thought”. Although the first draft was sent off to RPM HQ on March 1, a few more tweaks have been applied since then to arrive at this final version…

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