M4L-Bulbs is pack of five Max 4 Live plugins that work inside Ableton Live. They are designed to provide the quick creation of interesting sounds using a technique called spectral processing. Sound is treated like a video stream, processed, and then turned back into audio.
Rene Margraff from Pillowdiver created the following:
The Hole Punch Generation's music is defined by it's raw intensity and beauty and has been compared to bands such as Radiohead, Arcade Fire & Sigur Ros. Each track soars and glides across manipulated electronics, shoegaze guitar riffs and the unique outpouring of Balthrop’s unique falsetto vocals.
"Don’t Go” explodes, bursting into life with a sledgehammer of shoegaze that hits you and vibrates for forty minutes. Welcome to the world of the Hole Punch Generation: everything thrown at you, kitchen sink first."
"Balthrop’s singing is only part of the Hole Punch Generation’s arsenal—they take a surgical approach to songwriting, with each track’s breathy neurosis carefully dissecting Roxy Music’s Avalon (1982) and everything on Type Records. If you want disheveled symphonies, you’ve come to the right place. If you want Richard Ashcroft’s solo career crossed with the sounds of an interrogated unicorn, you can come in too."
“Conversations” taster single indicated, they can rip your heart out without compromising a sound that is inspiring, uplifting and, frankly, bloody beautiful. Fans of everyone, from Radiohead to Eno, would be wise to track this down."
"What we have here infact, is lush dreamy soundscapes reminiscent at times of the likes of M83, but never losing any form of originality. Here is music that is happy to sooth you to sleep, here is a band that desperately should not be overlooked."
Resonating Wires started as one vibrating wire from an acoustic guitar, captured, sculptured and morphed into a buzzing pad of noise. This unique remix album sees the process start again via the reinterpretation of the material by an array of talented ambient & microsound artists, including works by:
* Simon Scott * Bluermutt * Sawako * Jimmy Behan * Francisco Lopez * Isan * Justin Varis * Ian Hawgood & Danny Norbury * Richard Chartier * He Can Jog
The album contains much beauty and diversity and has received some great reviews:
Headphone Commute: "Resonating Wires is an excellent compilation of minimal, experimental and electro-acoustic soundscapes that stands high on the shoulders of contemporary reductionist giants."
Vital Weekly: "A varied compilation indeed, but its in this variation that there is beauty. A great remix compilation: a fine example of possibilities. A rare thing!"
The CD comes in a beautiful digipak gatefold with resonating spiral designs.
A breathtaking set of ambient-styled reworks of the last :papercutz album Lylac. Do outro lado do espelho, translates from the Portugese as “on the other side of the looking glass.” A reworking of Miguel's world still holds dear the gorgeous female vocals which ride across marimbas, pianos, and inspired electronics. Each track is uniquely reshaped by renowned contributors from the worlds of ambient, electronic and microsound genres.
Full artist list and line-up:
- Taylor Deupree (12k) - Jasper TX (Miasmah, Fenetre Records) - Chris Bissonnette (Kranky) - Helios (Type Records) - Emanuele Errante (Apegenine recordings / Somnia) - Rameses III (Type Records) - The Astroboy (Test Tube/Cobra) - Autistici (12k / Kesh / Audiobulb Records) - Feu Follet (Ex Ovo) - Simon Scott (Miasmah / Kesh) - He can Jog (Audiobulb Records / Home Normal) - :papercutz (Apegenine / Audiobulb Records).