A funny look at what artist Winston Rowntree calls Every Album Ever.
For the first time ever on March 5th, 2009, a rock concert will be staged just for the deaf at Clifton’s Tavern in Toronto. The technology enabling such a feat is the Emoti-Chair, a device created by Ryerson University’s Centre of Learning Technology and the Science of Music, Auditory Research and Technology Lab. This chair basically translates sound frequencies into tactile experiences, such as vibration, motion, and even blasts of air. Whooo.
Let’s face it, here at Nueva Forma, we’re suckers for vintage design. Polar Alert Studios has compiled a wonderful collection of the top 100 vintage cassette tape inserts, and after going through the slideshow, I’m feeling a bit nostagic and am compelled to make a mixtape the next time I get my hands on a cassette. Unfortunately, most cassette tapes don’t look as cool as they used to. There’s also a wonderful Flickr set of cassette inserts via Jubru’s photostream, which is where the images are from.
Please give these albums a listen on the shop, and we hope you enjoy the music.
I’ve seen a lot of wooden gadgets and gizmos over the years, and wanted to post some of my favorite items that pertain to the audiophile: wooden headphones and earphones. For the sake of brevity, I’ve decided not to make this a review or include lengthy tech specs. If you’re interested in learning more about each item, I’ve included relevant links and purchase information. I’ll also be following up later this week with more wooden audio gadgets in this wood series. Enjoy!
Captions & photos courtesy of LimitedHype.com
Muxtape.com, a mixtape website that was taken down due to a little problem with the RIAA last August, is now back up and running. This time, it’s a little different and is striving to compete with bigwigs such as MySpace, Facebook and Virb to offer a new platform for artists to promote their music. Since Muxtape.com is currently in private beta, and the creator Justin Ouellette has only invited 12 of his favorite bands to join, there’s limited sights and sounds to explore. However, it’ll be a few more weeks until sign up is open to the public and we’ll have a better idea of what Muxtape has up its sleeve. Mr. Ouellette has announced several features that will be rolled out. Read the rest of this entry »
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A cataloged, abstract visual journey, featuring Masmöd’s title track, from his future release, Conscious Automata, the follow up to his debut album, Axiom. Masmöd shares insight about his inspiration and process: