Tag: synthesizer

11 Jun 2017

#AmbientCompositions: Toro Y Moi’s “GIRL LIKE YOU”

“Girl Like You” Toro Y Moi Boo Boo By John-Paul Shiver In a Prince-esque move, Toro Y Moi aka Chaz Bundick, put the guitars down and picked up drum machines and 80’s synth magic for the lead single “Girl Like You” from the forthcoming full release Boo Boo out on Carpark Records on 7/7. Bundick, coming off the psych-jazz collaboration with twin-brother jazz duo Mattson 2, pursues here a smart […]

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24 Jan 2017

Aquaserge Super-Group (Tame Impala, Stereolab) Drops New Experimental Pop

Aquaserge Virage Sud Crammed Discs By John-Paul Shiver There is a heady groove-oriented uptick, enmeshed with a poppy fuzzed out synth bass line that could only come from the culmination of a mini-supergroup consisting of members from Tame Impala, Stereolab, Acid Mother’s Temple and Melody’s Echo Chamber. So Virage Sud, the kaleidoscopic instrumental lead single […]

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24 Apr 2016

Prince: A Tech Innovator Who Didn’t Always Get Credit for Early Commitment to Digital

In 1997, Prince sold a three-CD set called Crystal Ball directly on the internet, making him one of the first major pop stars to embrace e-commerce. The only other way you could get the discs was by calling 1-800-New-Funk. In 2006, the music icon notched a Webby Lifetime Achievement Award for his groundbreaking commitment to distributing his […]

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