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The new (third!) A Whale's Lantern album is out!!

6 tracks by 12 of your favorite Mastodon musicians, who were put together in pairs at random. The results are as diverse as you would expect them to be :music_collab: 🎼

We hope you enjoy the music!

Music Monday! This week, arpeggios (and note that next week it will be season finale!). I had mentioned before that chords are three or more notes played at the same time, eg. if you play E, G, and B at the same time, you are playing an E minor chord (try playing the three notes separately, and then press the "Highlight" button to play the chord):



I can't find
words for poems
like these anymore
for there's nothing
I can give you
that's not infected
with the politics
of malice;
Not deeper analytics,
just sheer ballistics
of incompetence,
numbers from a world
gone awry

#smallpoems for #ds106

TIL about what Ligeti is all about, at least as far as one can learn in aboit 10min. David Bruce compares him to MC Escher.

While there are older descriptions, stories and myths about automata in at least Chinese, Indian and Greek history, the first documented **programmable machine** was this automatic flute created by the Brothers Musa in 9th century Baghdad.

Audio is such a weird world to be in because so much about it is subjective, but there are certain objective truths in it. When you get deep in to it, I feel like it's really easy to blur the line between the subjective stuff and objective stuff and fall in to The Meta, spending all of your time worrying about getting "The Right Gear" rather than getting the results you want

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and... it's done! here's the finale for this #21DaysofVGM challenge, made exclusively with new latest FLEX library released today:

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it was really fun to do this, thanks to VGM Academy for organizing it!

#mastoart #music

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I, your whaley music friend, have been quiet for very long and I'm sorry! Life has been a rollercoaster (not only due to corona) and I will be moving into a new part of the ocean later this year, so I'll have to see when I can manage a new project round. I will try to get back into the habit of boosting y'all's cool music shenanigans regularly though so you can find new things to listen to nonetheless! Stay healthy and musical! 🎶💙🎼🎙️🏵️💐

Okay, folks - there hasn't been a round of A Whale's Lantern for a while because, simple as it is, life has been incredibly busy. How do y'all feel about having one now? Good idea to distract you? Bad idea because life sucks? Let me know.

In any case, I hope you're all safe and healthy and have some good company if you like company. Also, feel free to send me your bandcamp links so I have something to listen to while social distancing like a pro.

TFW you feel superbadass because you organized your #SuperCollider code for the 8-channel composition in a git repo with special branch dedicated to the 8chan installation, while master branch is stereo version. Including a push online to your own gitea instance.

My work place has started a community radio channel, and of course I had to get in with an episode :) you can listen to my episode, which takes you on a musical journey across our little planet, here:

If you like it, feel free to push the like button because of course I want to have the most likes to shine like a bright star at work ;)

something I didn't realize I followed (I remember it, but forgot) is @awhaleslantern

randomly paired independent collabs with other indie artists. music found here,

i'll try to give some of it a listen today

#music #bandcamp


a motherfucker
if i ever saw one


music recs please 

What have you been listening to? I'm tired of my music and could use some new things to check out.

Something like the flamenco scale ( sounds intriguing and exotic. But how to compare them in a given song? You're in luck, because some people change songs to experiment with exactly this. For example, see how Nothing Else Matters ( sounds when switched to the major scale:



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@Snorlaxation @backwardsflow
Her albums are all out of print at the moment. I hope she gets a distributor soon and they fix this properly on the reissues.

Of course I'm going to take this as a #marketing #opportunity to #flog the tune @LouInABox and I made for @awhaleslantern:

I'm looking for someone to give a one-on-one cooking lesson (Chinese vegetarian) in Calgary at the end of December/beginning of January. Preferably in a restaurant/professional kitchen but I can also host. If you know anyone or have ideas, please let me know!

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