October 30, 2003


Marx that is...

Posted by inpHilltr8r at 07:28 PM

October 29, 2003

Fair and Balanced

Inside Fox News.

Posted by inpHilltr8r at 06:46 PM

October 28, 2003

It's all gone quiet over there!

...and that would be because I'm working my fingers to the bone at the moment.

Finally got a copy of Keith LeBlanc's Major Malfunction. Kinda wish I'd had it earlier, it's like the Tack>>Head blue print. I don't think I'd actually need any other records from that lot, as this one says it all. Not that I'm going to get rid of them or anything. Looking forward to the day when my entire collection exists on a couple of hard-drives. Packaging is just frustration now. Tired.

Posted by inpHilltr8r at 07:30 PM

October 23, 2003


Ferkin hell! If Reynolds and Ingram carry on like this for much longer, they're going to trigger one of my bi-annual prog-outs. Reynolds more so than Ingram, in that he's the more populist, the less willfully obscure, the less less likely to pimp a clear vinyl LP of utter bollocks.

Posted by inpHilltr8r at 03:11 PM

October 21, 2003


These are pretty amazing! via mefi

Posted by inpHilltr8r at 06:48 PM

October 15, 2003

640k redux

"But apart from Photoshop, I can't think of desktop applications where you would need more than 4 gigabytes of physical memory, which is what you have to have in order to benefit from this technology."

Other than pretty much any 3d modelling / animation / rendering package, or video editor. Anyone wanting to manipulate very large sets of interactive data.

"Even with 32 bit computing, I couldn't help noticing a level of enthusiasm that went beyond its technical merit."

Jesus Bill, join us in the 21st century sometime.

"We invented personal computing."

Or maybe the same planet?

Posted by inpHilltr8r at 11:29 AM

Marathon Man

Note to self, the more often you go to the dentist, the less likely it is he's going to have do a deep clean. Remember, the thing with the scrapy thing that he sharpens next to your ear, and repeatedly stabs you in the gums with.

Posted by inpHilltr8r at 10:58 AM

October 14, 2003

Go Supremes!

Finally, a positive step towards a saner drug policy in the US (and thus, the rest of the world).

Posted by inpHilltr8r at 03:54 PM

Andrew Orlowski

is still a word I can't say in public.

Posted by inpHilltr8r at 11:33 AM

October 10, 2003

Political Distance

This is absolutely fascinating. I only wish it had more years available. I'd love / pay money to see it animate over the last few decades.

Posted by inpHilltr8r at 05:08 PM

October 06, 2003


New episode out now, requires bitpass, but if you've got a PayPal account, it's completely painless. Really nice, very dark, very funny, in a nasty kinda way.

Posted by inpHilltr8r at 03:34 PM

October 05, 2003

LFO again

So I just checked Advance, the second album, and only two of the tracks are Bell / Varley. Unlike Frequencies, which is entirely Bell / Varley, except LFO the track, which is Bell / Varley / Williams. So most of LFOs material is just Mark Bell. Hmm, I should dig out the Speedjack and Clark albums again.

Y'know the only reason I'm getting so tied up in all this, is because "We are back" is such a monster.

Posted by inpHilltr8r at 10:54 PM

Matching Labels

Bis Neun : Areal Records

This small german label mixed cd compilation, has been in the walkman for a while now, and came recommended from one of the blissblog related music blogs (who compared it to the Herbert mix cd on Tresor, which lit up my radar). Had a bit of trouble tracking it down, ended up ordering it from amazon germany, which was kinda fun. Kompakt have it too. Wonky up-tempo microhouse-ish wandering into funky clicky techno with fat bass, one excellent vocal track. (sneaky bonus track too, hiding after five mins of run out groove noise)

Quatermix : Quatermass

Another small label mixed comp disc, this time from Belgium. Bought on a whim from Warp, when I was pre-ordering the LFO album (which I'm still undecided about). Mellow electro breakbeat click, IDM without as much willfull perversity, heading into Chain Reaction / Force Tracks sound. A few bigish names; David Morley (blast from the past, think Apollo, R&S sub-label), To Roccoc Rot, Gez Varley, Andre Parker (whose hand I shook at Lost, while intensely under the influence, do get her DJ-Kicks cd, it's very good). Hangs together well, bears repeated listening.

I love small label comps, they're an excellent way of keeping in touch, especially for the vinylly challenged. Or in my case, the vinylly inconvenienced (2 decks, 8 cd players, do the maths). Small labels tend to be thematically driven, and organised by people who give a shit about the music. Their compilations generally distill the best of that.

Oh, and I understand that the LFO album is actually a collection of tracks recorded over the last five years. Which explains it's lack of coherence. Still, there are some great tracks in there...

Posted by inpHilltr8r at 06:43 PM

American Bargain

This is hilarious. I actually have a scarily significant number of these, but that's probably because I never sell my albums. No seriously, I still have a Rush collection...

Posted by inpHilltr8r at 02:01 AM

October 03, 2003



Posted by inpHilltr8r at 07:43 PM


Cripple fight!

Pretty lame comeback from the PA guys, but then that's what we've come to expect...

Posted by inpHilltr8r at 10:40 AM

October 02, 2003


It's the Don Hertzfeldt brain leak!

So, yeah, we went to the LA premiere of The Animation Show, which was great. You should see it, as soon as possible. Or buy the DVD when it comes out.

Posted by inpHilltr8r at 02:56 PM

Give me convenience or give me death!

If the iPod recorded like a minidisc, I would already have bought one. Yes, I know about the easter egg, the whopping 9 seconds of mono. I don't even mind if the recording is uncompressed, and uses the out socket as an in (although two sockets in the base station would save on wear and tear). Yes I know I could just use the minidisc player I do have, or run audio cable from the lounge to the office, but then I could also burn my mp3s as red-book CDs. It's a question of convenience, dammit!

Posted by inpHilltr8r at 11:32 AM


"new students at the Berklee College of Music have to buy a PowerBook, a MIDI keyboard controller and a copy of Reason"

Of course the downside is that The Crystal Method won't take as long to produce their next album.

Ha, what? That's not news, you've known about this for ever.That laptops going to get smaller and cheaper, and more ubiquitous too. It's quite possible we've already reached the effective reality threshold when it comes to audio rendering. The point where you don't actually need any more power. The point in graphics where you'd render something 100% photorealistic in realtime. More power just lets you be more sloppy.

Huh, no, I guess the caffiene hasn't hit yet.

Posted by inpHilltr8r at 10:54 AM


I used to think he was bluffing, in an attempt to preserve his position as long as possible. Now I kinda think he thought he had them, but in reality the development programs were either a complete failure, or completely mythical. Everyone below a certain level was bluffing, because it was safer to lie, than admit failure.

Anyway, enough politics.

Posted by inpHilltr8r at 10:40 AM

October 01, 2003


iPod or Ableton + controller? Consume, or Produce?

Given the relative amounts of time I spend listening to music, as opposed to creating it (divide by zero error), this should be an easy one. Only I'm torn, and not deciding is the course...

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Posted by inpHilltr8r at 06:50 PM

Magic Box (slight return)

They're coming out of the woodwork! This from here, is another live laptop cutup. Hmm, maybe I should check Ableton Live out...

Posted by inpHilltr8r at 02:51 PM

Hush! Hush! Whisper who dares!

An Orlowski article that doesn't randomly bash bloggers!

Posted by inpHilltr8r at 10:40 AM