Monday, 4 May 2015

4th May

In another wonderful "Today I Learned...", Google's front page highlights the birthday of the inventor of the piano, Bartolomeo Cristofori, in a charming little Google Doodle. 

It's amazing to think that the piano is nearly 400 years old and continues to influence all manner of music.

External Links:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bartolomeo_Cristofori

Tuesday, 10 March 2015

Party in the park - Lovebox weekender lineup announced!


Looks like a great lineup, especially with Rudimental returning for the Friday after they smashed it silly a couple of years ago.

From the press release:

"Across the entire weekend, the Lovebox masses will be treated to an exclusive set from Despacio, the innovative, custom-built soundsystem brought to you by LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy and 2manydjs. This is going to be an unmissable experience.
Another Lovebox exclusive is an extra-special A/V set from the revered Bonobo. His appearance is set to be immersive and unforgettable, as is Squarepusher's - his pioneering, experimental shows have wowed crowds the world over, and now he's set to stun Lovebox following a sold out show at the Barbican and the release of his highly-anticipated sixteenth album Damogen Furies."
As long as the weather holds, I'll be there!

Friday, 6 March 2015

NAMM 2015: New Korg gear

A little late out of the running, but worth talking about nonetheless. Meanwhile in camp Korg, the other major Japanese synth maker still seems to be powering ahead with their own ideas and released a number of new hardware units at NAMM this year. Nothing quite on the lines of the Korg volca range but still some interesting things nonetheless.