Music

SATURDAY MATINÉE: The New Sound Of Music (1979)

Charting the development of electronic music up until the 70s, BBC documentary The New Sound Of Music is our Saturday Matinée feature. It’s strange to think that synthesizers, some of them now the size of your hand, were monstrous machines that you needed a house to fit them in and the price of a mortgage to …

Technology

TECHNOLOGY: Mixtape Alpha - The Stylophone Synth In A Cassette Tape

A collaboration between Chicago’s Open Music Labs and MIT’s Jie Qi has garnered a re-release of the Mixtape Alpha, a synth that fits in a cassette case. Anyone remember the Stylophone? It was a mini analog synth controlled with a wired stylus and championed by Australian artist and former Animal Hospital dude Rolf Harris in …