Tag Archives: electronic music

Bonobo “Cirrus”


Bonobo is releasing their album “The North Borders” on
April 2nd. Their music video for the track “Cirrus” really
captivated me. Animated by Cyriak, the video
repurposes archival footage of the 1962 “American Thrift”. The
original public domain footage can be found on The Internet Archive–it
really does provide a wealth of material for aspiring artists to
work with! In “Cirrus”, the vintage footage builds to create
complex machines which surrealistically move to the music. Well
crafted!

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Onyx Ashanti’s Tron Beatjazz Controllers

How did I not find this artist years ago? Some of my music enthusiasts or interaction design friends might enjoy this. It’s really exciting to see this fellow hone a new craft of music making!

Onyx Ashanti is an innovator of a music genre he calls Beatjazz, which mixes jazz improvisation with sound design and live looping. He performs with two wireless controllers in each hand, as well as a mouthpiece, all of which communicate with radios connected to his computer. The hand-controllers are based on saxophone fingering and include pressure sensitive keys, joysticks, and accelerometers to affect different parameters and effects. The light color indicates which sound is being played.

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M|O|O|N

I must say that I’ve gotten a little addicted to Bandcamp, and I’ve found hoards of music I enjoy! When browsing the best selling albums, I came across M|O|O|N, an emerging electronic artist from Boston. Their latest album Particles EP was released this past September, and MOON EP was released November of 2011. I love the drive these tracks have, and I must say my favorite is “Paris” from their first album. Definitely buying these to listen to at work!

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