Low Level Festival Starts Tonight!

Low Level 2016

I’m incredibly excited to be playing this festival that’s happening this weekend in Bushwick/Brooklyn, NYC!

Facebook event

Friday, August 19th

  Music Visual
6:00 PM doors
7:00 PM Tate Gregor Ohhinaifu
7:50 PM Demonic Sweaters mrghosty
8:40 PM Fashion Zoo 68krew
9:30 PM Zen Albatross Enerjawn
10:20 PM DZZ Party Time! Hexcellent!
11:10 PM Makeup + Vanity Set Magical Grill
12:00 AM Chipzel Turnt Shoujo

Saturday, August 20th

11AM – 3PM
Gallery hours
Family friendly
Free to all!

2PM
Artist Talk with
composer Chris Burke

Music Visual
6:00 PM doors
7:00 PM Little Paw Magical Grill
7:50 PM Ghost Cop Enerjawn
8:40 PM Warez Waldo mrghosty
9:30 PM Fearofdark Party Time! Hexcellent!
10:20 PM Mitomoro Turnt Shoujo
11:10 PM Trey Frey Alex Luna
12:00 AM Ducky Ohhinaifu

MANIFESTO

As time proceeds through the modern age, past once futuristic milestones like the turn of the millennium, and dates of apocalyptic prophecy, we look back on the years that have passed and wonder where they leave us. Neither shiny, idyllic utopias nor grim post-collapses have truly materialized, so we wonder now what future we have left to expect. What tale of tomorrow is left to be told by a world that should already be there?

Existing works of media, common purveyors of what may arrive next, are themselves couched in their own respective timeframes. Due to specific technological tools, or in-vogue stylistic techniques, most creative works telegraph the era in which they were made, even when depicting a hypothetical future. These means and methodologies were typically discarded when the next big thing came around (arguably, before their potential could be fully explored), further entrenching the identifiability of when something was produced.

More recently, this trend has started to reverse. The rapid advancement of easily available tools, along with anachronism itself becoming a motif, has lead to imitations of the past becoming common-place. This, combined with the Internet’s ability to preserve, catalog, and analyze our memories, has led to a sort of temporal compression of culture. The content of creative works has begun to disassociate from the context in which they were originally formed.

Rather than fight against this phenomenon, it is time to embrace it. Treating the past as off-limits makes little sense, as it has begun to act not just as inspiration, but more like its own type of material. By combining, retooling, and synthesizing these elements, a better understanding of time may arise.

We believe that the retro-future is still ours to create.”

Rotten Tomatoes DOES Suck – Here’s Why

With the controversy lately surrounding Rotten Tomatoes around Suicide Squad and before that, Batman v Superman. There’s been a lot of talk about the uselessness of the Rotten Tomatoes website. There is even a petition going around asking to shut down the movie critic site. 

This YouTuber makes some of the best points as to why Rotten Tomatoes is a useless and inaccurate site. It’s a basically a breeding ground for trolls and has an overall negative impact on the film industry. There is no 50% good/bad line and the website itself decides what is rotten or not.

 

Modded iMac G3 running El Capitan

Well, really it’s a Mac Mini with a new display stuffed into an iMac G3 case. However, you gotta respect the work he did and the amazing final product. I’d totally use one of these.

Free Oberheim OB-X Emulator VST for Mac and Windows

http://www.vst4free.com/img/Obxd_3.jpg

I recently stumbled across this amazing free softsynth and thought I’d share. If you love those thick Oberheim sounds (who doesn’t?) this is an absolute necessity.

Download it for free here

“Obxd is emulation of famous ob-x, ob-xa and ob8 synths.
While not copying originals , some of the features were taken to a better point.
Continuous blendable multimode filter (hp-notch(bp)-hp in 12 db mode and 4-1 pole in 24 db mode).
VAM button is last played note allocation mode.
32 and 64 bit versions included.”