In this vintage video (from 1980), electronic music pioneer Suzanne Ciani explains how synthesizers work.

Ciani founded her own company, Ciani/Musica, in 1974 and was soon creating scores, audio effects and ‘sound signatures’ for Coca-Cola, AT&T, GE and others. In the 80s, Ciani developed a career as a new age recording artist. The video captures one of Ciani’s many television appearances from the early stage of her career.

From the first season of the Children’s Television Workshop series “3-2-1 Contact”.

Tilman - Mild Western Ep (Tenderpark 015)

A1 Whip Me Up
A2 Whip Me Up (CMAT Remix)
B1 High Noon

Artwork by Till Sperrle

Tenderpark celebrates its 15th release with new signing Tilman. On his Mild Western EP the young man from Mainz pleases with two very funky and soulful House tracks which just perfectly fit the label’s musical philosophy. This is Deep House with a strong sense for the music’s roots in Soul and Disco implemented in a decidedly modern and fresh fashion. The remix of Tilman’s track “Whip Me Up” comes from CMAT who is quite a well-known artist who has released on Tenderpark before and will soon come up with a new record on the label. CMAT is still a secret alias of his, but his identity will be revealed soon. With catalogue number 015, Tenderpark also initiates a new artwork series again concieved by the label’s art director Till Sperrle, this time cooperating with photographer Magdalena Bichler from Berlin. The picture series will continue Tenderpark’s interest in the interaction of artificial and natural as seen in the interplay of landscape and architecture.

About Tenderpark:
Tenderpark is a vinyl label from Berlin in quest of warmth and elegance in contemporary House music. Lightness and approachability are the main focus.

The Grand Budapest Hotel

The Grand Budapest Hotel

(via krizm0)


Underground Resistance documentary.


Demo of Beat It composed using only Michael Jackson’s voice

As Jackson couldn’t fluently play any instruments, he would sing and beatbox out how he wanted his songs to sound by himself on tape, layering the vocals, harmonies and rhythm before having instrumentalists come in to complete the songs.

One of his engineers Robmix on how Jackson worked: “One morning MJ came in with a new song he had written overnight. We called in a guitar player, and Michael sang every note of every chord to him. “here’s the first chord first note, second note, third note. Here’s the second chord first note, second note, third note”, etc., etc. We then witnessed him giving the most heartfelt and profound vocal performance, live in the control room through an SM57. He would sing us an entire string arrangement, every part. Steve Porcaro once told me he witnessed MJ doing that with the string section in the room. Had it all in his head, harmony and everything. Not just little eight bar loop ideas. he would actually sing the entire arrangement into a micro-cassette recorder complete with stops and fills.”

Reasons why I laugh when people say he wasn’t a real musician.