Reverse engineering J Dilla beats into a hybrid live/looped context.
Amazing look inside the digital effects used to create, well, plain old reality in The Wolf of Wall St.
Rapper: MF DOOM; Song: “Figaro”; Year: 2004; Time Mark: 0:29; Artist: Madvillain; Album: Madvillainy.
Hear what a wooden record sounds like: http://io9.com/what-does-a-record-made-out-of-wood-sound-like-501974403
BEND: A Circuit Bending Documentary
A nice New Yorker post on pianist Radu Lupu that contains this gem, an example of a deliberate aesthetic/political choice not to record (which naturally drives up the value of seeing him perform in person):
There’s another facet to the excitement of a Lupu concert: he no longer records. You know that when you hear him play, you will never hear the piece like this again, especially as Lupu, of late, seems to play a lot of repertoire that he has never recorded—Janáček, Debussy, Franck.
Baby Got Back
Glenn Gould orchestrates a soundscape within a take. Wonderful vision of the recording process at work, providing the listener with a sense of some of the aspects they never realize are ever-present in today’s recordings (if one thinks of microphones like ears, Gould slowly adds and changes several ears to completely shift the soundscape within this piece).