Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith’s Existential Synthesizer Music | Pitchfork The West Coast singer and producer mixes meditative synths with organic instrumentation to create a beautifully bespoke sound world.Just iTunezd her two albums, will put my thoughts here eventually.
Labels: analog recording, retro, synthesis
Floating Points: Elaenia Album Review | PitchforkThe title track of Sam Shepherd's debut album as Floating Points was inspired by a dream: A migratory bird strays from its flock and is swallowed up by the forest, mimicking the way our atoms are absorbed into the fabric of the universe when we die (or so goes one theory, anyway). We might find ourselves "reincarnated as a SIM card in Singapore, or as a beetle in Scotland," as Shepherd told Pitchfork recently.
Labels: analog recording, MOOG
Apple working to promote Apple Music with superstar 'family,' album-like approach: "Apple's marketing strategy for its nascent music streaming service is inspired by the music industry itself, the company revealed on Monday alongside a new one-minute spot featuring pop sensation Taylor Swift."If only Taylor Swift was as good as Haley Reinhart, the world would be right again.
Labels: American Idol
Lady Gaga’s startup Backplane burns out and sells assets | TechCrunchFounded in 2011, Backplane raised a Series A of $12.1 million in 2012 from the top venture capitalists in Silicon Valley. Sequoia, Google Ventures, Founders Fund, SV Angel, Greylock, Menlo Ventures, Formation 8 and Eric Schmidt’s TomorrowVentures all poured money in at around a $40 million valuation. That was despite basically just being a fan site for Lady Gaga with hopes of launching social networks for brands.I want your ugly, I want your disease, but I don't want your common stock.
Labels: garage band