Rare Emit – Gas 0095 Cassette Promo

I was searching the Season 9 cassette archives for some old Woob stuff when I happened upon this Emit Gas 0095 preview cassette.  Produced in very Limited numbers there was one for every Emit release and they were used as advance promotional copies. I used to own a Woob one but couldn’t find it – probably gave it away! [Read more…]

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Near Silence – Artists Support for Japan

Microscopics have gathered together a group of artists including myself to create a free compilation album of chilled electronica for anyone who donates to the Red Cross Japan appeal. Heres some more about the ‘Near Silence’ album from the Microscopics blog –

A supercooled album fractured with exclusives, classics and the new.
Richard Barbieri has exclusively re-recorded his classic Japan track ‘The Experience of Swimming’; Charles Webster has donated an exclusive mix from his brand new January Tuesday project, which was only recorded last week; and Eno colloborator Roedelius, one of the electronic pioneers alongside Kraftwerk, has donated his classic ‘Wenn der Südwind Weht’; plus an unreleased High Skies track and new material from Woob and Anne Garner.”

More details and links below, share them and help spread the word.

www.microscopics.co.uk/japan
http://bit.ly/nsilence

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

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