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Operative – Biopic

These guys remind me of a modern version of live Kraftwerk circa Radio-Activity. Inspiring dancing!

John Cage & Takehisa Kosugi Play Cactii with Feathers

Michael Snow once told me that the first record player he owned as a teenager used a cactus needle as a stylus. Perhaps John Cage had this same player.


In related news, Takehisa Kosugi’s masterpiece Catch Wave has now been reissued by Phoenix Records. Get a copy while you can, this album is one of my all-time favourite immersive listening experiences.

John Foxx: Making New Perceptual Universes

John Foxx in the studio with his latest collaborator, Benge. Another amazing interview by Electric Independence.

Chris & Cosey on Electric Independence

Inside the home studio of electronic pioneers Chris Carter and Cosey Tutti.

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  • Kanada 70 – Meagre Means
    May 8, 2011 | 12:01 pm

    Mysterious CD-Rs have been appearing in records stores across Toronto for the last few years, all housed in photocopied Letraset sleeves with a $0.00 price sticker on the front, all under the moniker Kanada 70, the nom-de-plume of Craig Dunsmuir (Glissandro 70, Max Gross). Culling from several of these releases between 2006 and 2010, all […]

  • May 1, 2011 | 11:26 am

    Named after the Brian De Palma film about the intimacy and invasive nature of sound recording (in his case a metaphor for filmmaking), this EP finds Toronto’s VOWLS eavesdropping on Pop music. The a-side Burlap swaggers around a drum machine beat that sounds like a New Order 45 played at 33rpm, with thick psychedelic layers […]

  • VOWLS Plays Monterey Pop (Remastered)
    March 25, 2011 | 11:27 am

      About the Film Inspired by Ron Hardy’s disco re-edits, Michael Marranda’s revised literary texts and Richard Prince’s appropriated photographs, this video is composed entirely from footage taken from D.A. Pennebaker’s documentary on the 1967 Monterey Pop music festival. Instead of using the iconic footage of the performances, VOWLS chose to focus on the audience, […]

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