tom moody

"Short Song of Distortion"

[embedded player removed]

...a track from my latest Bandcamp release, Full Metal Algo

Made with modular synth riffs edited into a song using Tracktion's Waveform DAW.

The main modules used here are Doepfer's A-154/155 sequencer, A-190-8 MIDI sync, and A-166 logic modules; Manhattan Analog's Discrete SVVCF filter; and ADDAC's "Ultra WAV" player. A "found" 808 loop is used (in Waveform) to help glue it together.

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November 14th, 2017 at 10:44 am

Posted in music - tm

dadalike

pedal_ID

looking at older posts to see what's still on the web

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November 7th, 2017 at 3:20 pm

i want all my garmonbozia (pain and sorrow)

Several trusted viewers recommended the new Twin Peaks. Yep (as in, they were right). Experience the radical "Episode 8" and necessarily anticlimactic "Episode 18."
Most bizarre moment: "Episode 7," when the Evolution of the Arm appears unexpectedly in the middle of a tense action scene and demands "Squeeze his hand off!"
You may have to look up garmonbozia -- fans will tell you about it.
Kudos to David Lynch for directing all 18 episodes. That is amazing.

- tom moody

November 7th, 2017 at 3:20 pm

Posted in films

facade

cosmic

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November 5th, 2017 at 10:49 pm

Posted in photos - cell

"Scheduled Appointment"

"Scheduled Appointment" [mp3 removed -- please listen on Bandcamp (with lyric sheet!)]

Composed on the Elektron Octatrack with some additional mixing in Tracktion's Waveform DAW, running on Unbuntu Studio. A final gain boost was done in Ardour using the threshold control in LSP's stereo limiter plugin.
This Octatrack has a growing .wav collection of Dance Sounds From The Last 20 Years (40 if you count one much-recycled breakbeat), tossed into this track like fruit salad. Very similar in method to the previously-posted track, "Dance Pastiche."

- tom moody

November 5th, 2017 at 10:47 pm

Posted in music - tm

barricade

seward

One of those terrible Seward Johnson bronzes gets the setting it deserves...

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November 5th, 2017 at 10:27 pm

Posted in photos - cell

the Trinet and the rest of us

Discouraging post from a programmer about what he calls The Trinet (the internet as dominated by Google, Facebook and Amazon). Whether you accept the premise or not, the post piles on statistics regarding big three dominance. Conclusion: "we will have even more vivid exchange of information between people, but we will sacrifice freedom." Vivid!

Crooked Timber commenter doug has a list of basic suggestions for avoiding the Trinet, the main one being staying off social media. Not vivid!

One of doug's recommendations is using Webpage Archive to take html snapshots of current webpages. Unlike Wayback/Internet Archive, which supposedly captures everything on the web, this utility allows users to save pages and then adds them to a searchable database. As it describes its mission: "This can be useful if you want to take a 'snapshot' a page which could change soon: price list, job offer, real estate listing, drunk blog post... Saved pages will have no active elements and no scripts, so they keep you safe as they cannot have any popups or malware!"

From August, a somewhat relevant Vice piece: "Rural America Is Building Its Own Internet Because No One Else Will." Wireless on top of grain elevators, etc.

Update: Paragraph three above added after posting.

- tom moody

November 2nd, 2017 at 9:11 am

psychic highway (polaroid)

psychic_highway_polaroid

gouache, paper, tape, polaroid, scan, GNU image manipulation program

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October 31st, 2017 at 4:03 am

skyscraper

skyscraper2

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October 31st, 2017 at 4:03 am

phone carving

phone_carving

eastern hemisphere ice cream ad via rising tensions

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October 31st, 2017 at 4:02 am