The OP-1 synthesizer is now available in our webstore! Same goes for the PX-0 earphones made to match the OP-1 that we designed in collaboration with Teenage Engineering. To mark this joyous occasion, we caught up with Jesper for a chat about the OP-1 synth and the current state of music technology.
I'd buy that for a dollar!
Lush new mix by Ghostly International's Moderna AKA Missy Livingston
The AIAIAI crew went to Amsterdam for the launch of the new Fool’s Gold limited edition TMA-1. We talked to Red Light Radio, held a launch party with the beautiful people at Precinct 5, drank ourselves silly, got down like funky robots on the floor of the Melkweg club and took pictures of it.
Don’t press us on the sordid details, but we happen to be in the interesting and privileged position of sitting on documents that contain Arne Jacobsen drawings called ‘House of the Future’. Produced in 1932, a few years after the original House of the Future was designed, these documents display comprehensive drawings of what we’re quite certain has to be the world’s first flat screen TV.
The head of Tigersushi records and all-around boss of experimental electro releases his fourth album. ‘Nothing Gold’ is a stylishly subdued affair that finds the versatile Frenchman in a singing mood.
It’s amazing, spine-tinglingly wonderous and more than a little bit frightening: scientists can now record the images in your head - and they’re on the verge of being able to record your dreams.
Shot from the ISS space station as it orbits the Earth at night, this NASA-produced time lapse film takes you around the world in a minute.
Maybe it’s the untimely death of DJ Mehdi. It could also be the growing backlash on the hipster backlash. Whatever the case, our attention has suddenly been alerted to the fact that the latest Justice video ‘Audio, Video, Disco’ is pure French fire that puts the leather-clad Parisians back on the map. Yes, we're serious.
Those kind, knowledgeable nerds at BBC Four have treated us to another life-affirmingly intense tour de force of seminal music with the documentary ’Synth Britannia’. Perfect for relaxing, Suntory times on the couch.
This may not seem that amazing at first glance. But once you dig below the surface and consider the implications and possibilities of this Nasa-approved, Japanese technology it quickly becomes another matter.
So it’s Monday, it’s raining and most of us here at the AIAIAI office have wet footwear and/or undergarments. Mondays sure can suck massive amounts of #&%**@. What we need is some kind of pick me up.
If you’re not familiar with the sounds of mysterious, Dutch, synth-freak, Danny Wolfers, AKA Legowelt, now is the time to get better acquainted. He’s just put out a tight, new album that’ll make you dance and occasionally scratch your chin. In a housey, psychedelic sort of way. Quite surprisingly, you can now download the entire album for free.
Those snot-nosed, Danish punk brats from Iceage are at it again. For their latest single ‘You’re Blessed’ the Copenhageners used footage from their recent tour of the States to characteristically visceral effects.
Okay, this is actually pretty interesting. Cornell Creative Machines Lab made their chatbot talk to itself and the outcome was a bizarre but somehow affecting discussion(?) about unicorns and God. And probing questions from chatbot B on whether or not chatbot A wants a real body.
Very few contemporary dance music producers can claim that the output of Chicago-based label Trax hasn’t had some kind of effect on their sound.
If we were filthy rich, the first thing we would do would be to get our butts on the first plane to Melbourne where AIAIAI Australia are hosting what looks set to be a grade-A get-down.
Design geeks probably won’t be majorly surprised that we’re into design history, more specifically the design philosophy of the German design maverick, Dieter Rams.