mardi 14 mai 2024

Electraumatisme du 14/05/2024

Une édition régulière d'Electraumatisme avant de préparer les bagages et de prendre la route.

Houses of Heaven - Strange Temptation
Chiasm - Chasing Butterflies (Stabbing Westward Mix)
Outpost of Progress - Ladder To Your Star
Ultra Sunn - Shake Your Demons
E.C.M. - Why
The Opposer Divine - In Depression
Fractal - First contact
Spoiled Poisoned - Turn even faster
Sloppy Wrenchbody - Incestuous
Tannhäuser Gate - Recall
Mental Obsessions - Temptation
A-Head - Deep Down Keep My Soul Down
Smog Index - Hyphen Pleasure

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samedi 11 mai 2024

Kitchen Notes : Capsules of Energy on Chained Ghosts

Si l'on met de côté les morceaux très orientés Dance, Chained Ghosts, dernier album de Capsules of Energy tape dans le mille d'une EBM/Indus qui flatte nos oreilles à Electraumatisme. Matthew nous raconte rapidement quels moyens ont été mis en œuvre pour mettre ces 8 titres au monde.

If we put aside the very Dance oriented tracks, Chained Ghosts, last release from Capsules of Energy hit an EBM/Indus target that pleased our ears at Electraumatisme. Matthew describes us quickly the means he used to give birth to these 8 titles.



Gears and software

What gears/softwares did you use for Chained Ghosts ?

I used an MPC one and/or a DAW.
 

Hardware:

  • MPC One
  • Contact Mic (Field mic)
  • iRig w/iPhone (Field recording)
  • Mic: Shure SM58S
  • Mixer: Tascam Model 12
  • PC Laptop
  • Virus TI Snow
  • Arturia KeyStep 32-Key USB MIDI Controller
  • Yamaha RX17
  • Radio
  • Ouija Board
  • Black light bulbs


Software:

  • FL Studio
  • Hype
  • Fabric XL
  • Ozone
  • Nexus
  • Omnisphere
    Etc.


Any evolution in your setup ?

I’ve put together a field kit for recording my own sounds and have been using them over the past two releases. The contact mic is a really interesting tool because it’s full of surprises. I’ve pruned some of my hardware (BS II, Microfreak) to acquire some higher end VSTs (Omnisphere, Nexus).

Your favorite gear(s)/software(s) ?

It really changes overtime. I picked up an EP-133 and am eager to start developing some tracks with it. At the moment, it’s all I think about. That and wine.

 

Sound Design

Do you use/tweak presets  ?

Yes, I will start with presets, then develop them to work with other voices, combining them into melodies comprised of instruments and samples.

 

Do you design you own sound  ? On which synth/plugin in particular ?

Sound is like a deck of cards; I’ll use the bottom half of one voice and the top of another.


Writing/composing method

What would be your main writing/composing method ? Do you start classical rythm/bassline then arrange around it ? Do you already have structure in mind ? Do you improvise, record sessions then select ? ...

I’ll build up the core of a track to sound like something I had in mind. At that point, I'll record a few takes of improvised vocals and  develop the track further. Often, I will produce different versions of the track to explore some ideas, to see which I prefer. I might circle back to record new vocals.


Contact info

https://www.facebook.com/capsulesenergy

https://capsulesofenergy.bandcamp.com

 

mercredi 1 mai 2024

Playlist Electraumatisme du 01/05/2024 - Authentik Dark Electro

Une pincée d'ambiant dans une grosse louche d'Authentik Dark-Electro dans cette édition d'Electraumatisme
Prochain podcast le mardi 14 Mai.

 

The Opposer Divine - Void Factor
Fractal - Stories and Dreams
Headdreamer - Echoes
Tyske Ludder – A.I.D.S.
Last Influence of Brain - Sheet of Artificial Skin
Leæther Strip - World's end
Les Berrtas - Knochenschaler
Leæther Strip - Slaughter
Loct in - Technological Hamlet
The Holocaust Humanity - Grasping to hold to
LPF12 - Crossburn
Skinny Puppy - Draining Faces
LPF12 - Fallen Kingdom 

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