perjantaina, toukokuuta 21, 2010

A slight update

Few days ago I posted new Kaamoshow here. Go check it out. New shows are coming sooner than you expect (also few theme shows for bootleg recordings and rockabilly/old school r´n´r/garage stuff).
I also decided to record almost every rehearsal and practise session I do because: A) I am an archive/database freak, B) there might be some small portions worth using later and/or C) I´m a bloody fool.
Few nice Buddha machine related tracks have appeared almost by accident.

torstaina, toukokuuta 20, 2010

Cambodian rock documentary

I rarely comment other peoples work in my blog but this is something worth mentioning. They need your help and this is something I truly want to happen.

The time has come to finish our documentary film: Don’t Think I’ve Forgotten: Cambodia’s Lost Rock And Roll. Our goal is to finish the film this fall. Because so much visual material was destroyed by the Khmer Rouge we are working extra hard in creating ways to illustrate this incredible music.
The singer Ros Serey Sothea began as a poor farm girl from the countryside. Because of her amazing voice she soon found herself to be the biggest female singing star in the country. Unfortunately she didn’t survive the Khmer Rouge era. No footage of her performing is known to have survived either. We plan to make an animated sequence of Ros Serey Sothea performing. It would help bring her back to life on screen.
We’ve arranged to work with Asterisk Animation. They have done animated sequences for such films as The Chicago Ten and The Buddha. We need your financial support in order to make this happen. We are excited to announce an online fundraiser via
We have some incredible and unique rewards that have been donated to us by some of the individuals involved with the film. This includes music, artwork, and memorabilia you won't be able to find anywhere else.
Here's how the Kickstarter fundraiser works:
1) Go to our Kickstarter page.
2) Take a look at the Rewards and see how much you'd be willing to donate. No matter how small, ALL donations are deeply appreciated.
3) Click on "Back This Project".4) Select a reward
5) You will need to sign up with
6) Enter your credit card info using a secure account
We have 90 days to reach our fundraising goal. But, in the end if we do not meet our goal, YOU WILL NOT GET CHARGED. The idea is to raise the desired amount and hopefully exceed this number.
To make this fundraiser a success we need all the support we can get. Even if you cannot contribute, please help us by spreading the word. Pass this info along to any friend, family member, fan club, user group, mailing list who might be interested in contributing to DON'T THINK I'VE FORGOTTEN
Finally, this is just a part of what we need to finish our film. If you'd like to donate more outside of you can contact us.
Thanks for all your support!
You can visit the film website: our facebook page too:

keskiviikkona, toukokuuta 19, 2010

Gear-a-holic part 7

This time I present You two compact nice little toys (which certainly do not sound like toys): JoMoX T-resonator time woven filtermatrix & Doepfer Dark Energy monophonic synthesizer.
T-resonator is "Jomox T-Resonator – filter box with delay, stereo input, stereo output, envelope follower with LFO, 2x filters, 2x delay lines/chorus/reverb, 8x algorithms, positive feedback loops, cross feedback, FM feedback". In other words you feed in whatever sound you feel like, filter and delay it and add some piercing high pitched feedback and/or low screaming bass feedback. You can create some loud feedbacks even without any input. The user interface is a little tricky (as you can see in the picture) but once you get to used to it you can control it enough so you don´t get stuck in the middle of feedbacking inferno (well you can, if you feel like - well I do). Lovely piece of equipment, especially if you are into noise making and ambient soundscapes. If you looking for normal delay and filter units, there are lot of other choices out there.
The other little lunch box is Dark Energy monophonic synth made by Doepfer. Lot of switches and knobs and oh yes... it is fully analog with USB and MIDI connections so you can use it as a standalone unit or you can add some extra modulation via MIDI controls or soft sequencers. Since I am trying to shift towards 'computer-free' sound creation I have not tried USB connection. Compared to WSG which I introduced here a while ago, Dark Energy makes a little more sense because you know what you are doing if you are familiar with sound synthesis. Well, I am not too familiar with it so it gives me a little sense of control but also a lot of surprises, some of which are pleasant, some are not.
I made a six-pack of test files offered for download. Test files 1+2 are made by using WSG, Dark Energy & T-resonator. Files 3,4 & 6 are made with Dark Energy and Boss ME-50 multieffects pedal (which added some distortion and delay). File 5 is made by feeding a sample of singing birds into T-resonator, results are quite interesting. Sample is courtesy of National Trust. And remember, these are only test files and should be treated as such.

Download six-pack of test files @ Rapidshare or Mediafire