1. Simple Harmonic Motion is an ongoing research and series of projects investigating complexity from simplicity; exploring the nature of complex patterns created from the interaction of simple multilayered rhythms. It is inspired by observations of natural physical and mathematical phenomena; as well as works by the likes of Norman Mclaren, John Whitney, Steve Reich, John Cage, Gyorgi Ligeti, Edgar Varèse, Brian Eno.

    memo.tv/simple-harmonic-motion-5/

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  2. Release date: September 25th, 2012
    Buy the 12": igetrvng.com/discography/142

    12"
    Side A (45 RPM) - Lauer - Macsat Ring Down (8:40)
    Side B (45 RPM) - Lauer - Macsat Ring Down (Lee Douglas Remix) (9:21)

    Digital
    1. Lauer - Macsat Ring Down (8:40)
    2. Lauer - Macsat Ring Down (Lee Douglas Remix) (9:21)
    3. Lauer - Mascat Ring Down (The Backwoods Remix) (6:43)

    Fresh from the release of Phillips, his debut solo album for Running Back, Lauer, one half of Arto Mwambe, releases the Macsat Ring Down 12” for Beats In Space Records.

    Like the satellite that it cites, Lauer’s “Macsat Ring Down” follows an elliptic pattern fit for infinite play on any space floor. On “Mascat”, analog space junk flies in and out of an orbital framework built upon nearly nine minutes of bubbling bass and peripheral percussion. Space boogie at its finest.

    An anti-gravity exercise in repetition, Lee Douglas remixes "Macsat" for the flipside. Reaching a zen state through mantra-like looping that would make Steve Reich proud, Douglas reworks Lauer’s sounds from a delicate and pensive place to a muscular and propulsive groove. Most if not all of the synthesized glitter from the original is eventually forgone in favor of blasted percussion and an unrelenting bassline.

    The digital bonus remix by The Backwoods - aka DJ Kent, one half of Tokyo’s Force of Nature - floats “Macsat” back to earth. The soulful piano that backbones the track conjures sunrises off the shores of Orion and a galactic hangover from all the space juicin’. The Backwoods brings some brawn to the original arrangement and allows alien interception by way of a mangled but melodic celestial sound choir.

    Each 12" from Beats in Space Records features original artwork in considerate and serial form. BIS004 12" features artwork by Kensei Yabuno, whose mutant life form illustrations lurk in corners all over the design universe. The 12" packaging constructed by Will Work For Good features a removable vinyl BIS logo cling. The 12" will be available on September 25th, 2012 from fine retailers worldwide. The digital version will be available October 2nd, 2012 from the drab internet universe.

    Released by: Beats In Space Records
    Release/catalogue number: BIS004
    Release date: Sep 25, 2012

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  3. *Update*
    Music download link (+ a few extra variations of the song I worked on before the final version, hope you enjoy!): soundcloud.com/dee-san

    My thesis animation done at School of Visual Arts, class of 2013, Computer Art MFA.

    Software used: Houdini (animation), Reason (music), Nuke (comp), After Effects (final render), Processing (pre-RnD)

    A full description of the piece along with some still frames can be found at: dbsierra.com

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  4. Read about this project at: roberthodgin.com/boil-up/

    Audio: Var from the new Sigur Rós album Kveikur.
    You can find out more about this album at sigur-ros.co.uk/kveikur/

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  5. Programming - Erim Kocatepe
    Audio - Craig Armstrong

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