Ephemera - 2nd September, 2018

Reading

Annoyed by Restaurant Playlists, a Master Musician Made His Own

This article feels like peak-Ryuichi Sakamoto. Good background music will make me return to an average restaraunt or bar every time. And that playlist is ace - it warms my heart to know he’s a fan of both Aphex Twin and Oneohtrix Point Never.

The mysterious heart of the Roland TR-808 drum machine

I often thought of electronics as being made up of stolid, identical components, but over the last year I’ve learnt how different two instances of the same IC can be. Turns out the classic TR808 drum machine uses these “defective” ICs to its advantage

Watching

WHY WE BLEEP 006: SCANNER

This interview was not exactly what I expected. A lot less music tech geekery and a lot more in the way of philosophies on life. I’ve been trying to journal ever since watching it, though to be honest I haven’t been doing very well!