Season 10.

Wow that was quick, a year 367 days of Season 9 already.

Here’s my top 5 favourite posts so far (not including interviews)

No.5 Build your own DeLorean

No.4 Light Stage 5

No.3 Woob Repurpose / Available Now

No.2 Voice Coder

No.1 The last v8

Special mention goes out to the post Russian tea which is second only to Woob posts to bring people to the site by way of google search.

Interviews are a recent addition heres the list so far.

Mat Jarvis – Gas/High Skies

Martin Jung – Kritzelmusic

Iloobia – Cinema Iloobia

There’s a part 2 of the interview with Mat Jarvis coming up later this week.

Advertisements

Gas 0095 – Quotes

Matt Jarvis continues his 15th anniversary celebrations of Gas 0095 with quotes from a variety of electronic music legends… and me.

here’s the list, click the name to read the quote at the microscopics site.

Peter Hook (Joy Division, New Order)

Alex Paterson (The Orb)

Richard Barbieri (Japan, Porcupine Tree)

Robin Rimbaud (Scanner)

Ian Boddy

Paul Frankland (Woob, Max & Harvey, Journeyman)

Richard Pinhas (Heldon)

Dylan (DF Tram, The Sound Capsule, Jump/Cut, Dylan McChillin)

Magnus Birgersson (Solar Fields)


Mat Jarvis – Gas/High Skies Interview

Mat Jarvis is currently celebrating 15 years since the first release of his seminal album ‘Gas 0095’. In February of this year he released a new E.P, Sounds of Earth under the name ‘High Skies’. I recently got a chance to ask him a few questions about it:

S9: Tell me a bit about the recording process.

MJ: Recording and mixing was done pretty much all in the box (inside the computer), I don’t use many softsynths at the moment, although sometimes I will sample an analog synth or noise and put it in a softsampler. I have a few external effects and old delays and phasers, so some sounds go through four or five generations being sampled and resampled through this old gear to take the edges off, and sometimes become unrecognisable until I finally get the sound I’m after, which was a lot of processing for the percussive bass sound on the track ‘Sounds of Earth’.

High Skies – Sounds of Earth

[Read more…]

Osmos Soundtrack – for free

Osmos, the game you always wanted on your iPhone and soon will have, now has a 40 minute mix of its sublime, ambient soundtrack available for free via: Create Digital Music

It Includes tracks from Julien Neto, Loscil and Gas 0095/High Skies aka Mat Jarvis, which is timely as we have an interview with Mat lined up for later this week, where he will be talking about the process behind the making of his new EP: Sounds of Earth

LINK