28.3.17

The astrology of legendary jazz records


On December 9th 1964, John Coltrane recorded his masterpiece A Love Supreme in Rudy van Gelder's studio in Englewood Cliffs. Astrologically speaking, that session took place in the eye of a musical storm. So let's take a closer look at the astrological 'weather' during legendary sessions led by Coltrane, Mingus and Miles Davis.

22.3.17

P-Funk dispatch


Shit.. i mean shoot...

21.2.17

Modular Microtones #1


Why would anybody want to make microtonal music with a modular synth? Somehow, using a computer seems more logical. Especially if you want perfection, which is a common syndrome among microtonalists. But if you’re ok with an oscillator drift of about +/- 1 cent, making microtonal music on a modular system can be big fun. 

9.2.17

Revenge of the Modular Monsters


Let's take it to the stage. Modular maddness with the mighty Mono-Poly featuring Aminah Raysor, and the funky beats of OSC 1899. The Vrijplaats Leiden is perfect for this, it was a great night..

1.2.17

Coming soon: a xen quantizer for eurorack


You are looking at a prototype of the first deadicated xenharmonic quantizer for eurorack. More info about the project is available on Muffwiggler. The µTune module is being developed by Tubbutec. It can do dual gated xenharmonic quantization, and reads Scala .scl-format from an SD-card. The accuracy is about 0.2 cents.

13.1.17

Star Wars #1 ~ Hannibal vs. Rome

Cicero, the Roman philosopher/politician, didn't believe in astrology. In his book De Divinatione he wrote "Did all the Romans who fell at Cannae have the same horoscope? Yet all had one and the same end." The Battle of Cannae was the bloodiest battle in the Second Punic War. It’s even one of the bloodiest battles in all the history of war. An estimated 70.000 Roman soldiers died in a matter of hours.

7.1.17

AI ~ Judgement day or eternal life?

Stephen Hawking, Elon Musk and Billl Gates are worried about Artificial Intelligence. They warn us for a future where killer robots wipe out humanity. On the other hand, AI-believers like Ben Goertzel and Ray Kurzweil think AI is about living forever and uploading yourself in a computer. How strange. Here's our take: superintelligent robots will discover how stuff like telepathy and astrology works.

23.9.16

Is Deep Learning the new 42?



Microphone technique vs. a debate about the future of high tech. Hilarious. If you're interested in the musical side of Deep Learning, try Sirajology on DopeLearning. If you're a dubb scientist, read Wavenet: a generative model for raw audio, a new paper from the Go-champions of Deepmind. Eurorack lovers could try The Oracle.

10.9.16

Out Now: AstroBear ~ Return to Dubb




AstroBear comes from a little planet in the neighborhood of Dubb, which is a bright star on the back of the Great Bear. His love of Space Honey has taken him all over the Milky Way. Recently, he even visited Earth, and left us this little EP with his favorite space travel music.

Download: dubbhism320-024-astrobear-return-to-dubb.rar

4.8.16

Astrology and music: how planets and musicians interact


In this post we present the first results of a new Dubbhism research program. We're looking at the astrological influence of the planets in the birth charts of musicians. For our research, we don't use regular astrology (zodiac signs, houses etc.). Dubbhism astrology is mostly about the 'basics' and a touch of the Golden Ratio.

15.7.16

Steve Judd the astrological weatherman



Perilous times again. Nothing but war, crime and ecological disaster everywhere. Steve Judd looks at the influence of the heavens.    

25.4.16

Victim of the Brain



80ties docudrama starring Douglas R. Hofstadter and Daniel Dennett.

17.4.16

Multiple Index 2016

Everybody needs multiples. You can never have enough multiples. The modular industry understands this; it designs and produces new multiples every year. To stay on top of this, we counted the number of available multiples on Modulargrid back in april 2015. This year we did the same thing. The result: the Dubbhism Multiple Index 2016.

28.2.16

Out now on Split-Notes: Next Xen

Next Xen is a new compilation out on Split-Notes, our favorite xenharmonic label. The album features ~ among many others ~ Jacky Ligon (killer track) and Sevish (another scorcher), who have also collaborated with us on several Dubbhism releases. Also fine tracks by Brendan Byrnes, Steve Mueske, Carlo Serafini and Elaine Walker.