Elektron Digitakt

I’m a perennial no-money-haver, but I’ve been eyeing this Elektron Digitakt for some time now and am getting more and more convinced I need to snag one. Do you think the Soviet Union would have produced a digital sampling workstation/groovebox like this? Vote for Kodos.

Logg – Dancing Into The Stars (1981)



Jimmy jamboree, first heard this on a Motor City Drum Ensemble set at Dekmantel. So squiggly, funky, and juicy. The bold rhythmic piano stabs, the hustling drums, that bouncing bassline, the confident chord progressions all beneath the soulful multi-layered vocals, even some wonky synths flarping all around. This track has got the goods my man!

Dolby Anol – Visa Mastercard (2010)

Radical. Dolby Anol covered Gay Against You’s “Hairy House” on the “I Play Gay” record — on a side note, I don’t believe there is any copy of the original “Hairy House” available anywhere on the internet at present, based on reviewing the first page of Google search results. Thanks 4 visitin’. Do you believe in reincarnation? I suppose you could argue that if the ultimate fate of the universe is to collapse and Big Bang again, infinitely, then sure, the matter that makes up your body will eventually be recycled and next time your energy might be used to make a rock, or the rope used by an old man to hang himself in the 14th century BC, or the paper wrapper of a Taco Bell Baja Gordita, or the read arm on the hard drive on the server where the first uploaded version of Dolby Anol’s “Visa Mastercard” was stored. I mean if the universe is forever reforming anew (or Anol), infinitely, then one has to assume you’ve already been all those things, and you’ll continue being all those things, forever. Some people achieve peace of mind, others don’t. I oftentimes wonder about the ultimate origin of my thoughts. When I meditate, I watch as thoughts arise from within my brain at random. Thanks for visiting my website. I don’t have anything to sell you. I’ve got some kewl music to share though.

Conway’s Game of Life: Programmable Computer

A programmable computer, built using the simple rules of Conway’s Game of Life, computing the Fibonacci series. Redstone computing in Minecraft is one thing, but this is just fantastic. Now imagine scaling this computer up to the point it could run Conway’s Game of Life as a standalone executable, and then rebuilding the computer in that newly emulated environment, and so on and so on… forget turtles, it’s Conway’s Game of Life all the way down.