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2013-05-11 KRUI Noise Radio

The only thing the end of a college term means to me now is that the grad students in my office are scarce for a week or two, and we get a break on Noise Radio. But I tried to end the term on a high note, or at least a loud one. I’ve noticed […]

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KRUI Noise Radio 2013-03-30

More specifically Techno & House than usual. Featuring new Shawn Rudiman on Detroit Techno Mlitia, new Cephax Acid Crew album Cro Magnox, Kommon+Appleblim, Trus’ Me, and things found trawling through my ITunes collection… [audio:http://cornwarning.com/chaircrusher/Chaircrusher-20130330-KRUINoiseRadio.mp3|titles=KRUI Noise Radio 2013-03-30 Noise Radio|artists=Chaircrusher] http://cornwarning.com/chaircrusher/Chaircrusher-20130330-KRUINoiseRadio.mp3 Kommon+Appleblim Silencio Anika In The City Trus’ Me Me Tes une Pute Felix Lenferink First […]

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In which SoundCloud sends me a hilarious takedown notice

So today I got this interesting message from Soundcloud: Hi chaircrusher, Our automatic content protection system has detected that your sound “Rubber Duckie (Wub Machine Remix)” may contain the following copyright content: “Get Some Fruit (Wubstep Dubstep Remix)” by Anand Bhatt, owned by Favorecido Productions. As a result, its publication on your profile has been […]

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Live @ PS One 2013-03-19

It was cold and snowy and there wasn’t much in the way of an audience, but I got to try out some new stuff. Starting about 14:00 I have a section that samples (well, granulates) Milk & Eggs aka Jordan Sellergren. It ultimately bears only the most tenuous relationship to the original music which is […]

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KRUI Noise Radio 2013-03-02

So it’s been a bit since I did a radio show, so I have a backlog of new stuff to work through. New Burial, Autechre, My Bloody Valentine, Alex Under, Ron Trent, Terrace, and of course Chaircrusher…. [audio:http://www.cornwarning.com/chaircrusher/Chaircrusher2013-03-02-KRUI-NoiseRadio.mp3|titles=2013-03-02 KRUI Noise Radio|artists=chaircrusher] http://www.cornwarning.com/chaircrusher/Chaircrusher2013-03-02-KRUI-NoiseRadio.mp3 My Bloody Valentine Who Sees You Autechre Bladelores Alex Under Bola 7 Alex […]

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My Bloody Valentine “M B V” Review.

OK, new MBV first reactions. The overall sound hasn’t changed much if at all. If I had made a record as epochal and evocative as Loveless, I guess I’d have problems finishing a follow-up. There are kids in their 20s who literally grew up listening to it. I know it was on heavy rotation in […]

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KRUI DJ Set 2012-12-08

The last show of the semester! Found some stuff downloadable on Soundcloud (Ekko, Delany Duvall), some recent-ish Terrence Dixon/Juju&Jordash/Sigha. Merry frikken Xmas! http://www.cornwarning.com/chaircrusher/Chiarcrusher-2012-12-08-KRUI-DJSet.mp3 http://www.cornwarning.com/chaircrusher/Chiarcrusher-2012-12-08-KRUI-DJSet.mp3 Ex Action Model Heavy Shadow Chaircrusher Michelle Juju & Jordash Shakshuka Dub Ekko Pawnmover Marc Evans Crescent Moon (Delany Duvall SpiritualSoul RMX) Jason Snell Cataclysm Sketch Juju & Jordash Track David […]

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2012-11-17 Chaircrusher DJ set.

So this was a vinyl mix, which means it isn’t as perfect with respect to mixing as my Ableton Live sets. It’s more fun, and scarier, actually, and track ordering is more spontaneous. I did a few level adjustments and cut out the skips at the end of Mercedes Boy, but other than that it’s […]

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KRUI DJ Set – 2012/10/20

Rather than my usual grab bag of tracks, this mix focuses on just a few releases: Deepchord’s Sommer Mala’s Mala In Cuba Deadbeat’s Eight John Tejada’s The Predicting Machine Dom Dumoulin’s Gone EP DFRNT’s Fading … which takes things several different directions: John Tejada’s melodic Techno (which echoes/gives homage to The Black Dog’s late-90s sound), […]

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Chaircrusher Live @ Gabe’s October 11th 2012

I had a fine time, though it would have been great if more people showed up — I mean I’m used to playing to mostly empty rooms, but we had guys in from out of town who hit a deer trying to get there. But hey, Thursday night at Gabe’s — hard to draw a […]

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Past Shock – Chaircrusher Live 1996

My friend David Talento was trying to organize his studio and found some cassettes I’d sent him in the 1990s. The real find was what may be the last remaining copy of tracks by Jason Welch, local rave promoter and sometime musician. But I’ll deal with that stuff later. One of the other things is […]

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The Hallway Samples as an Ableton Live Pack!

I previously had posted about a couple of sample sets I made by banging on stuff in the basement hallway, (Hallway 1 and Hallway 2) but today I went through the steps to package them as an Ableton Live ALP file. These are Sampler presets, so I don’t know if you can load them if […]

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KRUI Radio DJ Set 2012-03-03

This mix was delayed in posting to the blog because…I forgot it. It reflects some of my recent obsessions, including the new Burial EP Kindred which seems to reflect my mood right now in ways I can’t explain. It also is a bit more tilted towards techno than my mixes have been recently, because there’s […]

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An Especially Savage 16:18 with the EMS Putney

The EMS Putney is a particularly unruly beast, as I proved in an EP of Putney Improvisations a couple of years ago. Today I was fiddling around sampling it, and it seemed to be in a particularly industrial, savage, scary mood. And it definitely varies every time I turn it on. Today was a day […]

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A life in records

I’m going to be 55 years old this year, and being the sort of music-obsessive nerd that I am I separate my life into musical epochs centered around particular records. 1. 1964 — watched the Beatles on Ed Sullivan at my grandmother’s house with my whole family. My mom — a talented composer, among other […]

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Using Random Processing in Ableton Live

There are two things that I’ve done consistently for 18 years I’ve been using a computer to make music is to experiment with random processes to generate something musically. EXAMPLE ENSEMBLE: http://www.cornwarning.com/xfer/AbletonLiveRandomizeExample.zip Ableton Live has a ton of effects. People spend a lot of time and money (or time looking for W4R3Z, which imho is […]

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HAPPY NEW YEAR 2012 WITH THE SUPREMES CHOPPED & SCREWED

This is some silly shit, but I had fun doing it today. Feliz Año Nuevo!!! [audio:http://www.cornwarning.com/chaircrusher/Supremes-CantHurry-Chopped_+Screwed.mp3|titles=Can’t Hurry Chopped & Screwed|artists=Supremes/Chaircrusher] http://www.cornwarning.com/chaircrusher/Supremes-CantHurry-Chopped_+Screwed.mp3

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DJ Mix From KRUI 12-10-2011

I didn’t post this as quickly as I usually do after the show; part of the problem was technical issues, but most of it was the Holidays. At any rate, continuing a trend, I focused on a few new releases — full lengths by Sepalcure, Author, Pinch+Shackleton and Altered Natives. All of which are wicked […]

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New Music @ Bandcamp: David Talento + Kent Williams Memoriam

http://chaircrusher.bandcamp.com/album/memoriam Recorded this last Saturday Night. David Talento came for a short visit and we set up and jammed with what was at hand. I’m a huge fan of what David got out of the DX27 and an EH MemoryMan pedal — he could do a whole live set just with that.

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Fun with Max For Live LFOs

[audio:http://www.cornwarning.com/chaircrusher/Chaircrusher-2011-08-14-BeatRepeatLFO.mp3|titles=Beat Repeat/LFO Experiment|artist=Chaircrusher] http://www.cornwarning.com/chaircrusher/Chaircrusher-2011-08-14-BeatRepeatLFO.mp3 It’s hard not to be an electronic musician without developing a fascination with random/stochastic processes as a compositional tool. Particularly because when you pay attention to e.g. a Max Roach Drum Solo he seems to be balancing random choices with intentional ones. While Roach knows what he wants in broad outlines, […]