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Killing Justin McGrath

I was in the middle of making a track for the next Arlovski episode and Justin jumps online and starts distracting me by sending me horrible youtube videos, I decided to tell him I had something important for him and that he should stay online for a quick minute. I tracked something over what I was working on and killed him with this: How to kill a Justin McGrath. Amazing how a vocoder can make someone leave you alone. I’ll delete this post eventually.

Sing along!
Justin McGrath – Play Xbox with me
Justin Mcgrath – We can accidentally
Polyfuse – Gears of War
Polyfuse – Thats what friends are foooooorrrrrraaaa


Pssst….. Bottom right. Just sayin…

NAMM 20….. Whoa… look at that!

We’re not there and neither are a lot of our friends but it won’t stop us from relaying some killer stuff.
MOTU is releasing a program called Volta that essentially gives you firm control over your modular synth via software. No word on cost but they’re saying around $250. Also, you’ll need one of their interfaces and some more money.
More pictures and information from where I stole this post from: Here
More solid information: Here

Noisesource just linked me to a video where Stretta shows us some basics! FUCK ME!

Volta First Look from stretta on Vimeo.

The Great Mundane and DJ Slouch: The Wires Remix EP

The Great Mundane and DJ Slouch have just teamed up to release a free Remix EP that is avaliable in both high quality MP3 and Apple Lossless formats. Definitely check out this release and also The Great Mundane’s Workspace and Environment article/video!

The Wires Remix EP
Workspace and Environment: The Great Mundane

Imperfect Samples: Schimmel Braunschweig Piano – Group Discount!

Going on right now, and only until January 19th is a group purchase deal that can get you this amazing sounding ‘Imperfect’ upright piano library for up to 50% of the normal price. Right now the current discount is at 30% off, two more orders will tip it to 40% off…

The Schimmel Braunschweig 24 bit multisampled upright piano delivers an unusual, dark and extremely dynamic range. This virtual instrument enables composers and producers a-like, to create a stunning and moving, intimate performances for piano passages.

Unlike most piano sample libraries, the sounds of the fingers tapping the ivory keys, the pedal, subtle mechanical sounds, and even occassional seat noise, has been recorded in order to preserve as much of a life-like performance as possible. This is what is referred to as “imperfect”.

Imperfect Samples
Group Buy Details and Status

Our Music – shade:red

There have been a lot of e-mails asking about the music in the Arlovski series. So far, it is all unreleased material except for a remix I did on Justin’s The Night That Laid Still release which is featured during a montage in episode 2. I shouldn’t say that the material is unreleased rather specifically made for this documentary. I make skeletons of the tracks during the week and when I receive an OMF, I lay the track against the video and see what needs to be added or taken away to fit. This is usually done at two in the morning and with people breathing down your throat. People have also asked about our solo projects and releases – Justin and I run a small label called shade:red which is basically an output for our projects. Here is a quick run through of most of our recent discography.

Surachai’s Releases
[co]sen_tasi – Clarity in Japanese – Save some money and get it through Amazon. If you want to pay more for the exact thing feel free to use itunes.
the deep element – currents – Free album or pay at Amazon.
Surachai – Programmed Cell Death – Free album. Plague Metal.
Surachai – Form – Free album. Modular Soundscapes.

Justin’s releases:
Justin McGrath – The Night That Laid Still – Beautiful compositions and the latest from Justin
Justin McGrath – Life Through Small Windows
Justin McGrath – Document for a Week – Justin made this album within a weeks time.

There. Now if I get another e-mail asking – I can send them straight here.

Beater…with a heater, please….

Who needs some beats? Can you pay with a trashed up car?

via Craigslist, Chicago….


Chicago, TONIGHT!

There’s a rather large show happening tonight just blocks from Trash headquarters: Venetian Snares, Otto von Schirach, Cyrusrex, DJ NAHA, and Surachai. I will be attending, I hope Surachai will be kind enough to sign my MIDI Specification poster.

Details: TONIGHT! (December 5) • 8:00 PM • Ages 17+ • Reggie’s Live • 2105 South State Street Chicago, Illinois 60616. More info here.

Venetian Snares – Otto von Schirach – Cyrusrex – DJ NAHA

I’ll be opening up for this tour in Chicago. Bring your moshing shoes cause faces will be melted! I don’t want to sound like a d-bag but the cliche “tickets are going quick, get yours now!” applies in this case.

Buy Tickets Here! Friday, December 5 • 8:00 PM • Ages 17+ • Reggie’s Live • 2105 South State Street Chicago, Illinois 60616
More info: HERE

From Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, Venetian Snares is known for making experimental electronic music often in odd numbered time signatures (often 7/4). He is an unusually prolific artist, having released records on the History of the Future, Isolate/DySLeXiC ResPonSe, Addict, Zod, Distort, Sublight, Low-Res, Planet Mu and Hymen record labels.

Ipecac recording artist Otto Von Schirach is an IDM and breakcore artist from Miami, Florida of Cuban/German descent. His style is more sporadic and noisy than other artists in the genre, and his visual aesthetic leans on the heavy metal side rather than electronic. He has released most of his work on the Schematic and Beta Bodega labels, and was featured in the 2002 documentary Electro Dziska. Most recently he worked and went on tour with Skinny Puppy and produced a remix for Miss Kittin.

Cyrusrex has an extended history in the LA Electronic Music Scene, starting out as the sound designer for annodalleb in 1995, he quickly became recognized by the local music community. Since annodalleb, he has moved on to collaborate with KDC on DARKSKIES, worked on several projects with BOL, and Skinny Puppy. In 2004, cyrusrex completed his first release all.ofmeHyde, a well received album, featuring remixes by Venetian Snares & cEvin KEy.

NAHA is a Seattle based DJ. In her ten years behind the decks, NAHA has crafted her mixing style and technique which is as diverse as the genres she spins, including techno, breakbeats, digital hardcore, hip-hop, and jungle. She has found an amalgamation of these sounds in her specialty, breakcore. Her latest accomplishment is making the #33 spot on the international list of Top 100 Female DJs.

Fathme Records plague metal artist Surachai has been clearing dance floors for years leaving only true worshippers of metal. Providing punishing disjointed blast beats and spitting out non-time signatures, the once ‘breakcore’ categorized Surachai has been mending it’s own path. Focusing purely on melting off faces, he heavily relies on modular synthesizers to provide a crushing tower of sound. He currently runs the infamous Trash_Audio blog and shade:red record label with Justin McGrath.

Visuals by VJ DizyPixl!

Flashbulb – 8-9
Surachai – 9-10
NAHA – 10-11
Cyrusrex – 11-11:45
Otto von Schirach – 11:45 – 12:15
Venetian Snares – 12:15 – close

Detrimental Disco Wibble Tour – Venetian Snares, Otto von Schirach, Cyrusrex and DJ NAHA

Dec 5 2008 Reggi​e’s Rock Club – Chica​go,​ Illin​ois
Dec 6 2008 305 Music​ Loung​e – Miami​,​ Flori​da
Dec 10 2008 (Le) Poiss​on Rouge​ – New York,​ New York
Dec 11 2008 Elysi​um – Austi​n,​ Texas​
Dec 12 2008 The Knitt​ing Facto​ry – Los Angel​es,​ Calif​ornia​
Dec 13 2008 Histo​ric Sweet​s Ballr​oom – Oakla​nd,​ Calif​ornia​
Dec 20 2008 The Fez Ballr​oom – Portl​and,​ Orego​n
Dec 21 2008 Necta​r Loung​e – Seatt​le,​ Washi​ngton​

Trash_Universe: Live Video Cast, Tonight!

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Early warning for tonight, we’ll be broadcasting live from Trash_Audio headquarters in Chicago tonight with special guests The Flashbulb, Machinedrum and more! I will update this post later with the time of the broadcast. Two past shows are archived here: Blog TV

*update* Broadcasting live now, improv electroinc music around 10PM Central time.