10.1.18

Mysteries of Dubb ~ Pipecock Jackson


Horoscope for Lee Scratch Perry, March 20 1936, Kendal, Jamaica

Pisces Sun opposite asteroid Ethiopia: Come from Ethiopia
Mercury conjunct asteroid Lee Perry: Intergalactic Brain I
Jupiter conjunct Galactic Center and asteroid Regge: Lightning
Asteroid Karma conjunct asteroid Africa: Marcus Garvey Black Ark
Pluto sextile asteroid Vaticana: Go down Pope

The Tubbutec µTune microtonal quantizer



Jan Caron of Gearslutz and Tony Dubshot discuss the awesome Tubbutec µTune microtonal quantizer. And let's not forget the Ornament and Crime module, a versatile module which can also do xenharmonic quantizing and is a good enough choice for beginners. And here's a mix of some xenharmonic tunes by Tony Dubshot.

21.12.17

Φ in the sky: how to interpret Golden Aspects


This is our second post about the astrologer Theodor Landscheidt, who proposes that the Golden Ratio (or Φ) plays an important role in the physical stabilization of our solar system. He also proposes that the Golden Ratio has an astrological meaning related to stability.

13.12.17

Mysteries of Dubb ~ Harmony of the Spheres


The Harmony of the Spheres is the classic musical metaphor for a meaningful universe. It's roots are ancient, going back to at least 3000 BC in Sumeria. The theory was updated by Pythagoras around 500 BC, and by Johannes Kepler around 1600 AD. But does it still make sense in the 21st century? Let's find out, shall we?

11.12.17

The Linux Experryment


For many years the Dubbhism studio-computer has been running versions of Cubase; first on the Atari ST and later on Windows. Now there's nothing wrong with Cubase, but Microsoft never felt right. The release of Windows 10 was the final insult. Time to start looking for alternatives. Running Reaper on Linux seems to be a realistic option.

23.10.17

Arjen Lubach, The Galaxy, The Astrology



Comedy show host Arjen Lubach (right) is the Dutch DJ of the future. He's good in front of cameras and just like Armin van Buuren, he thinks like a lawyer. Other keywords include perfectionism, viral videos and serious musical skills. The Galaxy sounds like fairly generic IKEA-dance but Lubach's instinct for virals will make it work.

21.9.17

Trifon Nikolov the astrological weatherman



SHOCKING ASTROLOGY PREDICTIONS!? Oh no... this smells like cheap sensationalism. But if you check it out, you'll see that this is a serious video. Master astrologer Trifon Nikolov uses the best of the ancient techniques from India, Sumeria, Babylon, Greece, Arabia and medieval Europe, and some of his predictions are spot on. The recent terrorist attack in Barcelona for example was definitely on his radar.

14.9.17

Workshop ~ Modular microtonal techniques


Noodlefest 2017 will be a great opportunity for modular enthousiasts to check out a large number of seasoned modular artists, all passing through Rotterdam (NL) during one long weekend from september 29th to october 1st. At the Noodlefest, Tony Dubshot will do a workshop about some of the new modular options and techniques that are available to make microtonal music. Breaking news: expect a demo of the brand new Tubbutec µTune microtonal quantizer.

11.9.17

OR Combiner play 432 Hz-set at Noodlefest


OR Combiner = Lama Waaien (Lamaha Metasynth, guitar & FX) + Tony Dubshot (Modular, singing bowl & tuning fork). This duo from Leiden (NL) play mostly improvised jams: a free jazz-inspired dive into the musical rabbit hole. On the 1st of october they play a set based on 432 Hz at the 5 Years of Noodlebar festival in Rotterdam.

29.7.17

Out now: Harmony Hacker by Sevish




Unsurprisingly, the new Sevish album is fantastic. So if you already know who Sevish is, run go check it out (and if you'd like something to read, check the excellent comments of Jacky Ligon). On the other hand, if you haven't had a chance yet to hear this 21st century xen music genius, you might want to do yourself a favor by checking out some of his finest compositions. We'll just let the music speak.

22.6.17

A wearable subwoofer? Meet the Basslet



Linus is kinda cool. He wears strictly sandals and white ankle sox, he's very DIY, he tells it like it is, and even his squeaky voice will grow on you. A bonus for musicians: he has good ears. A classic is his review of the Pono Player. That triangular audiophile mp3-player, sponsored by Neil Young. You don't remember? Never mind.

12.6.17

Edward Snowden ~ the astrological files


About four years ago, in june 2013, astrologers started looking at Edward Snowden’s natal chart. Some of them advised the NSA to hire more astrologers, to avoid certain things from happening again. A more original observation came in 2016, when Mandi Lockley noticed connections between whistleblowers and the Galactic Center.

2.6.17

Surviving the Modular Hype #4 ~ Autothenticity

DIY stands for Do It Yourself. In electronic music, this can be making your own instruments, making your own bleeps and noises or crafting your own unique overall sound. Just like modular synthesis, DIY smells of authenticity, which is something we all like. Unfortunately, in the near future, electronic music will not be about authenticity or DIY anymore. Right now, fully automated AI-music is on the rise.

6.5.17

Philosophy for beginners


A bunch of nerds talking like they know everything about nothing. Smart left brainers, madd scientists or wacky skeptics? You decide.