Cabaret Voltaire, Chris & Cosey and Portion Control all released videos on VHS in the early eighties. The motives for doing so feels quite a bit away from the at the time fairly new MTV. These feel more like precedents to what people like Daniel Lopatin has been doing with Youtube in the last couple of years.
Just have to give a push for the brilliant Electric Independence series over at Motherboard. Especially the episodes on Chris & Cosey and John Foxx are amazing. A well produced series that deserves all the viewers it can get. Just hopes there'll be more episodes coming soon. Motherboard
From now on this blog will be published in English mainly instead of Swedish, as it previously was. The older posts will remain in their original form. I've decided to do this because the topics I cover have a very limited audience in the small Swedish speaking world.
Anyway, this has been quite an exciting week and day for people interested in synths and electronic music making. So far the following rumors and announcements has surfaced:
Elektron has some new machine up their sleeve according to the French shop Modular Square.
Korg have announced that they will make a "major announcement" on Tuesday the 4th of september. The net is buzzing with speculation as to what this is. A real analog synth, finally after the Monotrons and Monotribe?
Novation is rumoured to be bringing out a new MiniNova soon. A smaller version of their Nova which looks very much like the MicroKorg if the leaked pictures are to be believed.
Native Instruments have announced a new version of their Maschine controller.
And maybe least exciting Roland is rumored to be releasing a new rack version of their Jupiter-80 workstation.
More exciting is Wolfgang Palms new PPG Wavegenerator IOS app, that's been submitted to apple but not approved yet. I'm keen to know the price on this one. The app synths are getting more and more interesting.