Curating an obscure netlabel for obscure pieces of electronic music might not seem like a rewarding endeavor, but finding impressive works like WWW in my inbox has always been a treat. When sirqueue, a Helsinki filmmaker with two Warioware DIY albums already published on his Soundcloud, reached out to me asking if anyone was still making music with Warioware DIY, my interest was piqued. Since releasing the MEGA micromusic compilation and mathgrant’s 30s30d in 2010, I had not heard of anyone working with this software in earnest. What I discovered upon playing the tracks was nothing short of extraordinary. sirqueue has apparently spent years honing his skills with the RecordMakerMatic, pushing it and bending it beyond what I ever thought possible, using only the raw sounds directly from the program. From the plucky arpeggiated bleeps of “Animals…” evoking Yoshi’s Island or Fez to “Omar’s Birch Basses” evolving slowly into a deranged swaying dancefloor stomp, you never know what’s going to happen next on WWW. sirqueue’s work serves not only as a shining example of what this program is capable of, but moreover, evidence of the following lesson: a great artist is not limited by their tools.
All tracks composed and recorded by sirqueue with the Warioware DIY RecordMakerMatic. Check out more of his work on his Soundcloud: soundcloud.com/queuer
DS10 experts Michael Vultoo (aka Sinqlogue) and Rutger Muller (aka DS10 Dominator) recently started a DS10 band, “AuxPulse.” Their first album is up for free on Bandcamp and it’s very good. Kinda like, “here’s what you can really do with the DS10 software.” Pro-level stuff. You should download this, especially if you are into IDM or acid stuff. As described:
Michael (Sinqlogue) and I (Rutger, DS-10 Dominator) met through our mutual obsession with a small synthesizer for the Nintendo DS (KORG DS-10). I was mainly focussing on rave music (gabber, dubstep etc.), while Michael was exploring the mystical side of electronic music (IDM, ambient, etc). We decided to work on an album that was truly a 50-50 mix of both our styles, with classic acid sounds as a binding factor.
Now, about one year later, we very proudly present our album ‘Dream Stages’. We put our hearts and souls into hand crafting all the synthesizer sounds and subsequently composing psychedelic rave music with a nostalgic touch. The whole album was made using KORG DS-10, by bouncing ‘saves’ back and forth between both our DSes.
Playing as many live shows as possible is our next objective. Live… meaning with lots of improvisation and strange surprises.
A new journey begins, thank you for joining our path…
war peace rocket ships was recorded in various beds across three continents in the first half of 2011. The idea was hatched on a stormy wet day in downtown Jerusalem, where I spent the last few months of 2010. After a sudden bout of inspiration, I set about to gather some things I could use to create music. Armed with several wooden floorboards, an ancient Casio keyboard, a microphone, laptop and a dated copy of Ableton Live, I set out to record. The result is this EP, inspired by war, peace and rocket ships.
Credits Released 13 September 2011 Recorded September, October 2010 and February - August 2011. Recorded in the following places: Harav Berlin street, Jerusalem YMCA hotel, Hong Kong Melbourne, Australia
Gab Strum - guitars, percussion, piano, keyboards, bass, programming Remix by Decktonic :: thisisdecktonic.com
I know it’s been quiet on the Dual Mode front, but that doesn’t mean I haven’t been busy. I’ve spent the past few months organizing & compiling this excellent release, which features 74 1-second tracks by artists from all around the world. This Youtube video is a continuous mix of all the tracks with the artist and song name displayed. Download the whole thing at archive.org: 1 SEC VOL 2.
The first EP from DS10Forum.com regular Geolm, showcasing his skilled use of our favorite pocket synth, the KORG DS10. Get ready for some deep, bassy techno house synth dreampop. Play this in your headphones as you fall asleep and you’ll probably have some really nice dreams. Free download too :)
The debut KORG DS10 album from Decktonic. All songs were made with the KORG DS10/DS10+ software, with no post-processing or external effects, with the exception of Digital Sound #10, which was created by slowing down a 3 second sample from “Robot Bounce” and applying effects in Ableton Live.
Pay-what-you-want means you can have it for free, so why not?