Industrial Strength Samples has launched its latest sample pack Hard Industrial Techno, a collection of loops and samples for hard edge electronic music. With the re-emergence of hard electronic music we have been having a wicked time in our studio! Again, we have been on a mission to deliver you the most banging set of […]
Loopmasters has released the Soundbox Label Sampler 2018, a sample pack that offers an insight to Soundbox’s world of loops and samples. Specialising in the latest and most up to date production sounds available we pride ourselves on giving our users amazing quality along with great value. The Sampler contains highlights from the best selling […]
Loopmasters has released the Delectable Records Label Sampler Vol 4, a new collection of 225 handpicked sounds taken from 15 packs by Delectable Records. This specific great Free Label Sampler is an interesting selection for all those Tech House music buffs seeking a quick starting arsenal of great Tech sounds carefully processed with tailored DSP […]
Loopmasters has launched the limited time Studio Bundle, offering a 90% discount on a huge collection of 86 best selling sample packs! Loopmasters are proud to unveil our biggest and best package of professional quality, 100% royalty free sounds yet – the Studio Bundle! Containing a gargantuan 86 packs at a colossal 90% discount, this […]
Roboticist, composer, and futurist Moritz Simon Geist has made an entire album using robotic machines. It’s stunning to behold – and he tells you all about how it developed. Let’s watch:
This is more than a gimmick: there’s a real difference in approach and process here. Moritz’s work is truly mechanical-acoustical and electro-acoustic, using mechanical, kinetic machines to produce sounds.
And Moritz has been working on this background for some time, including making an entire oversized TR-808 drum machine that replicates sounds not with analog circuitry or digital code, but by actually hitting percussion. (The claps even required a cluster of stuff to clap together.)
An extended making-of video walks through the behind-the-scenes process of how this came about and evolved.
It’s as much an exercise in kinetic sculpture as music, but then the album organizes those raw materials in an eminently listenable, musical manner. It’s quirky grooves, true to its mechanical-robotic nature – that is, even if you didn’t know what this was, you might quickly imagine dancing bots. The materiality comes through, in subtly off rhythms and precisely-placed organic sounds.
Moritz’ ongoing collaborators Mouse on Mars co-produced both an EP (“The Material Turn”, out October 12) and LP (“Robotic Electronic Music”, on November 16). And Moritz extends the musical role here, by being both inventor/builder/maker and musician – not to mention label head.
It’s great to see Moritz starting a new label devoted to this medium – Sonic Robots Records – but also getting the help not only of Mouse on Mars but legendary German label Kompakt to handle global distribution.
You can preorder the EP already, in both digital and vinyl forms:
… with the LP to follow soon.
Here’s our look at how Moritz is working with Mouse on Mars:
And here’s how we first got to meet Moritz, through his robotic TR-808:
Want to try making your own robotic music? Dadamachines is an easy way to start, and you can explore sound and musical arrangement without having to know about the building side right away:
Don’t miss Moritz’ talk, too, for our MusicMakers Hacklab this year, discussing speculative futures for machine learning:
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