Articles By: Gabriel Weinstock

Datach’i :: Machine intelligence and Monarch butterflies

Gabriel Weinstock caught up with Joseph Fraioli (aka Datach’i) and was able to speak to him about his new album System, the Eurorack modular format he used exclusively to record it, machine intelligence, monarch butterflies, and his inspirations in this feature. System—an oddly comforting listen from start to finish Datach’i‘s eagerly awaited new release System is […]

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Thin Films :: Komerebi/Mantis (Thin Recordings)

The two pieces are comfortable, inviting listens that shape electronic synth leads and brushed snares into an engaging soundtrack to daily life, whether that be studying, working, or any other intellectual pursuit. In listening to Mantis and Komerebi, the two new singles from Dan McRae (Thin Films), I was curious if they would be something that […]

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Machine Drum :: Want to 1 2? (Normrex)

(04.26.09) Machinedrum is Travis Stewart, currently representing the borough of New York known as Brooklyn. I first heard the name “Machinedrum” getting floated around during early 2001, around the time he recorded Now You Know released on Miami imprint Merck records. I don’t think I really caught on until I heard “Floss,” off of his […]

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Squarepusher :: Just a Souvenir (Warp)

(11.01.08) As a child in elementary school, I used to wonder why, when I would do something bad (but not terrible, as far as bad things a child does, go) like push a friend on the playground, or come to class late after a botched shoe-tying incident, teachers would scold me in a manner incongruous […]

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Meat Beat Manifesto :: Autoimmune (Metropolis / Planet Mu)

(03.09.08) Jack Dangers and his Meat Beat Manifesto outfit are often held responsible for the grainy, mechanical (yet musical) late-80’s, early to mid-90’s phenomenon known as “Industrial Music.” Also a contributor to the artistic abortion known as “Big Beat” (the same “Big Beat” heralded in the mid- to late-90’s as the form of electronic music […]

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Ersatz Audio :: Bending Analog Sounds

We live in an age of cookie-cutter music. The national sickness that spawned the boy band revolution has spread to the techno scene. What began as an experiment in artistic expression has stagnated into a conglomerate of knockoff artists in search of the elusive cash cow. The Aphex Twin can afford to commute to his […]

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