28.11.08

Robert Anton Wilson explains quantum physics



the missing link between quantum physics and dub science over here

16.11.08

2008 dubstep awards

best dubstep album


pinch - underwater dancehall
this one was actually dropped in november 2007 but hey.. nothing better came along (although headhunter came close)

15.11.08

The Quantum Hall Effects - impulse responses from nanospace for convolution reverb

After many years of fundamental research in cooperation with the Kamerlingh Onnes Laboratory (Leiden Institute of Physics) the ISM studio proudly presents 'the sound of nanospace'. It's all about levels of magnification and breaking down the wall between analog and digital sound. Quantum hall fx are nothing less than a PARADIGM SHIFT in the perception of time and space.

12.11.08

Dub equipment and dub philosophy

The first rule of dub is that there are no rules. The second rule: in the studio, any piece of equipment that can be used to create a cool effect can also be abused to create an even cooler effect. And three: although dub has a scientific side it's spontaneous like a jam session.

8.11.08

György Ligeti - Lux Aeterna and Poème Symphonique for 100 metronomes

Politrix and music don't have a very strong link usually. But if the communist Hungarian regime had not banned some of his music because of decadence György Ligeti might have been less inspired.



4.11.08

Miles Davis - Call it anything & Spanish Key

Sounds from the Bitches Brew album at the Isle of Wight festival (1970) played by Miles Davis, Gary Bartz, Chick Corea, Keith Jarrett, Dave Holland, Jack DeJohnette and last but not least Airto Moreira, who also wrote about this concert on his website. Best quote: "Miles Davis was like the Elvis Presley of Jazz."

3.11.08

A silent or at least inaudible PC for a quieter studio

Right now there are 5 or 6 pieces of hardware in the ISM studio that are noisier than the PC is. Last year i decided i had to get rid of the computer noise in the studio and i soon found out that people in computer shops can't really help you. The best online source i could find for 'silent pc info' is unsurprisingly called silentpcreview.com and i recommend it to everyone who needs a quieter studio.

Hey Joe sattel die Hühner wir reiten nach Texas


Django shoots first aks questions later

Adrian Utley of Portishead talks modular synthesis


Adrian Utley of Portishead explains the pros and cons of modular synthesis. He actually compares it to crack and he pronounces Doepfer as 'Dope fer'. Strange... i always thought it was 'Dub fer'