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1319 therevox : custom musical instruments
Inspired by the Ondes Martenot s au ruban controller, the ET-4 is controlled by moving a finger along a reference keyboard shaped to provide tactile feedback. Dual pressure sensitive intensity keys control the amplitude of the ET-4 s two independent analog oscillators. Combined with a filter, white noise generator and internal spring reverb the ET-4 is an expressive and versatile performance synthesizer.
http://therevox.com/

1157 Home - Web design inspiration from siteInspire
siteInspire is showcase and CSS gallery featuring the best web design today, highlighting examples of exciting visual and interface design. web design, inspiration, inspiring web design, css gallery, best web design, css inspiration, web design gallery, web design showcase
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1111 BOOOOOOOM! - CREATE * INSPIRE * COMMUNITY * ART * DESIGN * MUSIC * FILM * PHOTO * PROJECTS
A blog about Art, Photography, Film, Music, Design, and Collaborative Projects. graphic design, new media art, vancouver, bc, photography, daily junk, film reviews, documentary films
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1011 Atomic Synth Inspired By Buchla, Future Retro Revolution » Synthtopia
Synthesizer and electronic music news, synth and music software reviews and more! Atomic is a 16 step sequencer composing tool with a built in synth that also has the ability to control other softsynths or even hardware via its MIDI out function. The design is circular, inspired by step sequencers such as the Buchla Arbitrary Function Generator and Future Retro Revolution. You can preview Atomic below: Strange Atomics [ 0:46 ] Hide Player | Play in Popup | Download Sequencer: 16 step sequencer in a circular design with 3 rows: seminotes, velocity and gate. BPM Rate with 5 modes including random. Separate rhythm grid. Advanced arpeggiator with separate rate, 5 modes with gate and octave controls. Latch mode for continuous play. MIDI Out for use in modular hosts which also includes LFO’s and step modulators to control external vst’s or hardware. Synth: 2 Oscillators with 14 waveforms including additive partials. Separate phase controls, detune and octave as well as harmonic tuning mode. VCF with 4 filter types with velocity control. 2 dedicated envelope generators, one for amp and one for filter. 2 LFOs, Sub Oscillator, Step Modulator, Random Generator and Keyboard control with zone and mod wheel assign which includes sequencer controls for step and rate. Comprehensive mod matrix. Effects X-Y delay with separate multimode filters which can be modulated via mod matrix. Spacial stereo reverb Phaser with wide sweeping range. Master section with volume, pan and tuning CC map for hardware MIDI knob controllers.
http://www.synthtopia.com/content/2008/04/15/atomic-synth-inspired-by-buchla-future-retro-revolution/

977 modern jewelry inspired by nature by nervoussystem on Etsy
Nervous System works at the intersection of science, art, and technology. We combine generative computer simulations with digital fabrication to earrings, necklaces, rings, bracelets, brooches
http://www.etsy.com/shop/nervoussystem?page=3

712 40 Fresh Examples of Minimal Web Design | Inspiration
There is nothing more inspiring than a clean and minimal website. A design with few elements representing something. The good and old less is more. We already published here a A Showcase of Clean White Web Designs and a list with 60 Minimal and Super Clean Web Designs to Inspire You. inspiration,minimal,web design
http://webdesignledger.com/inspiration/40-fresh-examples-of-minimal-web-design/

691 visualizing.org
Visualizing.org is a community of creative people working to make sense of complex issues through data and design… and it’s a shared space and free resource to help you achieve this goal. Why Visualizing.org? By some estimates, we now create more data each year than in the entirety of prior human history. Data visualization helps us approach, interpret, and extract knowledge from this information. Over the last couple of years, we’ve seen government agencies, NGOs, and companies open up their data for the public to see and use. And we’ve seen data visualization figure more prominently in design curricula, conference programs, and the media. We created Visualizing.org because we want to help connect the proliferation of public data… with a community that can help us understand this data… with the general public. What is Visualizing.org? What can I do on the site? For designers: Visualizing is a place to showcase your work, get feedback, ensure that your work is seen by lots of people and gets used by teachers, journalists, and conference organizers to help educate the public about various world issues Visualizing is a free resource to search for data Use Visualizing to keep up with and be inspired by the latest work from other designers and design schools Learn about new visualization tools, blogs, books and other resources to help your work Everything you upload remains your sole and exclusive property and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share-Alike License For teachers and schools: Visualizing is a place to exhibit the collective work of your students, organize assignments and class projects, and help your students find data for their own visualizations We’re working on new tools to help you share teaching material with other teachers As an Academic Partner, your students are eligible to participate in various design competitions – we’re hosting the first Visualizing Marathon in New York in October To learn more, contact Saira Jesani For bloggers and journalists: Visualizing is a resource to find data visualizations about a wide variety of world issues to inform and accompany your own reporting – and it’s easy to embed visualizations and widgets from Visualizing on your own site For conference organizers: As a Knowledge Partner, Visualizing allows you to use data visualizations at your conferences under a Creative Commons License To learn more, contact Saira Jesani For all: Visualizing is a new and fun online resource to learn more about the world in all its complexity and inter-dependence -- and become more comfortable with data and how it can be visually represented How does it work? The site is open and free to use. Everything you upload remains your sole and exclusive property and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike License. Simply put, this means that anyone can share, copy, remix, or build upon the visualization as long as: (i) it is used non-commercially; and (ii) the visualization’s creator and source are credited.
http://www.visualizing.org/

547 Din Sync: How to modify a Korg Monotron
So here's how to modify Korg's new Monotron analog ribbon synthesizer. Perhaps this is the first document of Monotron mods in Europe since it still hasn't been released here. It's actually a very easy machine to modify because for whatever reason Korg decided to label all the interesting points on the bottom side of the PCB. This may well have been for testing units at the factory/service centers. Perhaps though it could have been that the designers anticipated this little machine would be hacked, much like the Gakken which pretty obviously inspired this piece. Incidentally in the magazine that comes with the Gakken there's a picture of them showing it to Korg, that was in 2008, go figure.
http://www.dinsync.info/2010/06/how-to-modify-korg-monotron.html

518 LA MUSIQUE INDUSTRIELLE
QU’EST-CE QUE LA MUSIQUE INDUSTRIELLE ? Vous trouverez chez les disquaires bien achalandés un coin réservé aux albums d’ " indus ", souvent mélangés au gothique, à la cold ou encore aux indépendants. Les couleurs noire et grise dominent les pochettes et les noms des groupes sont souvent longs et imprononçables, à consonance allemande ou anglaise. Pour continuer dans le cliché, on peut décrire la musique industrielle comme un style basé sur des percussions métalliques qui martèlent, accompagnées de bruits agressifs souvent dissonants et de voix trafiquées, criées plus que chantées. En fait, l’indus est pour beaucoup une musique suspecte, appréciée par d’étranges mélomanes qui n’auraient pas compris que la musique moderne est faite pour distraire, pour danser ou encore adoucir les mœurs. Peu de gens savent en fait ce qu’est l’industriel à proprement parler. Pourtant ce style a été très productif et une partie de la musique actuelle s’en inspire. A la base, l’industriel est un mouvement de contestation sociale et artistique. Il rejette le contrôle de la musique populaire par les businessmen, les médias et tous les hommes de pouvoir. Son essor est marqué par la création d’Industrial Records, à Londres, à la fin des années 1970 par le groupe Throbbing Gristle. C’est un des premiers labels indépendants, une entreprise de production et de diffusion de cassettes audio et de 33 tours, qui laisse ses musiciens s’exprimer sans contrainte, ni censure, ni souci de rentabilité. Il développe une " stratégie de guérilla " contre les major company, ces entreprises qui soumettent la musique populaire aux lois du marché. Plus généralement, le mouvement industriel vomit l’industrie des loisirs orchestrée par les grands médias. Il cherche à faire réfléchir sur la propagande et le marketing, sur l’utilisation de l’art et des diverses techniques de communication pour convaincre et dominer. L’ambition est de créer une alternative à la culture de masse afin de lutter contre l’uniformisation des esprits. Pape de l’industriel, Genesis P-Orridge (alias Neil Megson) explique qu’au départ le but est de "savoir jusqu’où on pouvait métamorphoser et coller le son, présenter des sons complexes et non-divertissants dans une situation de culture populaire, afin de convaincre et de convertir. Nous voulions réinvestir la musique rock avec un contenu, une motivation et un risque. " Apparu en même temps que le punk, l’industriel se veut plus radical, plus réfléchi et surtout plus novateur en matière musicale. Il milite pour l’éclatement des codes musicaux qu’ils soient rock, jazz, classique ou pop. Recherchant l’imprévu, fuyant le formatage, il puise dans différents styles. Par ailleurs, de nouveaux instruments sont incorporés à la musique. Les membres d’Einstürzende Neubauten utilisent des perceuses, de l’eau, des tôles, ou même leurs dents pour produire des sons originaux. Dès le départ, les instruments électroniques ont été privilégiés : boites à rythme, synthétiseurs et les tout premiers échantillonneurs (sampleurs), dès le début des années 1980. Ces instruments électroniques aidant, l’indus a été produit par des non-musiciens et a développé la répétitivité (utilisation des séquenceurs). C’est dans ce sens que l’industriel est pour une bonne part à l’origine de la techno. L’industriel ne se limite pas au départ à un courant musical, c’est une tentative d’art total. Soit les musiciens indus sont des touches à tout en matière artistique (Genesis P-Orridge, Jim Thirlwell), soit ils collaborent fréquemment avec des cinéastes, des troupes de théâtre ou de danse contemporaine. Pour les disques, le graphisme des pochettes compte parfois autant que la musique elle-même. Dans toutes ses expressions artistiques, l’industriel recherche la provocation la plus radicale, le choc et la confusion. Les thèmes développés sont autant de tabous : le totalitarisme sous toutes ses formes (propagande, uniformes militaires, symboles païens, plus ou moins fascistes ou nazis) ; le sado-masochisme, bouffonnerie spectaculaire parodiant les rapports humains ; la mort. C’est un constat froid des horreurs du monde, l’irruption de la laideur sous toutes ses formes dans la musique populaire. Mais attention, l’humour, le sarcasme et le cynisme sont essentiels dans l’indus. L’ironie et l’ambiguïté sont fondatrices : la musique qui se proclame industrielle s’oppose à l’industrie de la musique et aux valeurs de la société industrielle. Les membres de Throbbing Gristle troquaient volontiers leurs uniformes pour des chemises hawaïennes, Current 93 s’est pris de passion pour le héros enfantin Oui-Oui (Noddy), Laibach a parodié pompeusement les Beatles, Clair Obscur a chanté les cours de la bourse, après avoir smurfé au goulag, et Foetus s’est fait connaître par une parodie de disco en l’honneur du marquis de Sade (avant Mylène Farmer !). Tous les musiciens qui se prétendent industriels mais s’expriment sans cette ironie fondatrice ou sans véritable recherche musicale utilisent le terme abusivement. Dès 1981, Throbbing Gristle se sépare. Genesis P-Orridge explique : " nous avons quitter un milieu envahi par des idées et des gens malsains, parce que ces gens ont choisi de ne pas comprendre ce que nous disions. C’est devenu une surenchère de provocation ". On a assisté en effet à une dérive et un appauvrissement musical. L’industriel est devenu un style parmi les autres. Comme tout mouvement contestataire, il a été récupérée ; à la fois par les médias et par des mouvements d’extrême droite. Ainsi on a pu entendre, dans des publicités télévisées, des percussions métalliques pour vanter les mérites de slips très masculins, ou bien des bruits de mécanique qui déraille sortant d’un autoradio, pour vendre une voiture à la mécanique irréprochable. Les liens avérés avec l’extrême-droite ne concernent que quelques uns : en particulier Boyd Rice (du groupe NON) et plusieurs pâles ersatz du groupe de folk industriel Death in June, englués dans une soupe européaniste nauséabonde, où se mêlent révolution conservatrice, paganisme nordique ou celtique, thèmes guerriers et romantisme noir. Ces connivences ont jeté le discrédit sur tout le mouvement industriel. C’est oublier que les artistes d’Industrial records refusaient de s’exprimer sur le terrain politique traditionnel, que des groupes se sont engagés à gauche (Test Dept), tandis que d’autres ont affirmé leur rejet de l’extrême-droite (Front 242). Beaucoup cependant répugnent à se justifier et continuent de jouer le jeu dangereux de la provocation fasciste. Il y a peu le groupe allemand Substanz t. a échantillonné la phrase suivante dans un morceau : " if you don’t like fascism, don’t play industrial music " (compilation teknoir, 1998).
http://nksinternational.free.fr/indus.html

484 Why did so many successful entrepreneurs and startups come out of PayPal? Answered by Insiders
Why did so many successful entrepreneurs and startups come out of PayPal? I long have been fascinated by the extraordinary achievement from the ex-Paypal team and wonder about the reasons behind their success. In the past, mass media tried to answer this question several times but still couldn’t give us a clear answer. I once asked David Sacks the same question during an event in Los Angeles. He told me the secret is that Paypal has built a “scrappy” culture. No matter what problems they faced, they would find a way to solve them. I kind of got the idea, but was still confused about the execution details. So when I saw some of the past Paypal employees answering this question on Quora, I was super excited! After all, they should be the only ones who can tell people the inside stories. Below are some highlights of their answers. *If you want to check out the sources or leave your comments, please go to here and here. On Talent Management “Peter and Max assembled an unusual critical mass of entrepreneurial talent, primarily due to their ability to recognize young people with extraordinary ability (the median age of *execs* on the S1 filing was 30). But the poor economy allowed us to close an abnormal number of offers, as virtually nobody other than eBay and (in part) google was hiring in 2000-02.” (by Keith Rabois, former Executive Vice President of Paypal) “Extreme Focus (driven by Peter): Peter required that everyone be tasked with exactly one priority. He would refuse to discuss virtually anything else with you except what was currently assigned as your #1 initiative. Even our annual review forms in 2001 required each employee to identify their single most valuable contribution to the company.” (by Keith Rabois, former Executive Vice President of Paypal) “Dedication to individual accomplishment: Teams were almost considered socialist institutions. Most great innovations at PayPal were driven by one person who then conscripted others to support, adopt, implement the new idea. If you identified the 8-12 most critical innovations at PayPal (or perhaps even the most important 25), almost every one had a single person inspire it (and often it drive it to implementation). As a result, David enforced an anti-meeting culture where any meeting that included more than 3-4 people was deemed suspect and subject to immediate adjournment if he gauged it inefficient. Our annual review forms in 2002 included a direction to rate the employee on “avoids imposing on others’ time, e.g. scheduling unnecessary meetings.” (by Keith Rabois, former Executive Vice President of Paypal) “Refusal to accept constraints, external or internal:We were expected to pursue our #1 priority with extreme dispatch (NOW) and vigor. To borrow an apt phrase, employees were expected to “come to work every day willing to be fired, to circumvent any order aimed at stopping your dream.” Jeremy Stoppelman has relayed elsewhere the story about an email he sent around criticizing management that he expected to get him fired and instead got him promoted. Peter did not accept no for answer: If you couldn’t solve the problem, someone else would be soon assigned to do it.” (by Keith Rabois, former Executive Vice President of Paypal) “Driven problem solvers: PayPal had a strong bias toward hiring (and promoting / encouraging, as Keith mentions) smart, driven problem solvers, rather than subject matter experts. Very few of the top performers at the company had any prior experience with payments, and many of the best employees had little or no prior background building Internet products. I worked on the fraud analytics team at PayPal, and most of our best people had never before done anything related to fraud detection. If he’d approached things “traditionally”, Max would have gone out and hired people who had been building logistic regression models for banks for 20 years but never innovated, and fraud losses would likely have swallowed the company.” (by Mike Greenfield, former Sr. Fraud R&D Scientist of Paypal) “Self-sufficiency – individuals and small teams were given fairly complex objectives and expected to figure out how to achieve them on their own. If you needed to integrate with an outside vendor, you picked up the phone yourself and called; you didn’t wait for a BD person to become available. You did (the first version of) mockups and wireframes yourself; you didn’t wait for a designer to become available. You wrote (the first draft of) site copy yourself; you didn’t wait for a content writer.” (by Yee Lee, former Product & BU GM of Paypal) On Culture & Ideology “Extreme bias towards action – early PayPal was simply a really *productive* workplace. This was partly driven by the culture of self-sufficiency. PayPal is and was, after all, a web service; and the company managed to ship prodigious amounts of relatively high-quality web software for a lot of years in a row early on. Yes, we had the usual politics between functional groups, but either individual heroes or small, high-trust teams more often than not found ways to deliver projects on-time.” (by Yee Lee, former Product & BU GM of Paypal) “Willingness to try – even in a data-driven culture, you’ll always run in to folks who either don’t believe you have collected the right supporting data for a given decision or who just aren’t comfortable when data contradicts their gut feeling. In many companies, those individuals would be the death of decision-making. At PayPal, I felt like you could almost always get someone to give it a *try* and then let performance data tell us whether to maintain the decision or rollback.” (by Yee Lee, former Product & BU GM of Paypal) “Data-driven decision making – PayPal was filled with smart, opinionated people who were often at logger-heads. The way to win arguments was to bring data to bear. So you never started a sentence like this “I feel like it’s a problem that our users can’t do X”, instead you’d do your homework first and then come to the table with “35% of our [insert some key metric here] are caused by the lack of X functionality…” (by Yee Lee, former Product & BU GM of Paypal) “Radical transparency on metrics: All employees were expected to be facile with the metrics driving the business. Otherwise, how could one expect each employee to make rational calculations and decisions on their own every day? To enforce this norm, almost every all-hands meeting consisted of distributing a printed Excel spreadsheet to the assembled masses and Peter conducting a line by line review of our performance (this is only a modest exaggeration).” (by Keith Rabois, former Executive Vice President of Paypal) “Vigorous debate, often via email: Almost every important issue had champions and critics. These were normally resolved not by official edict but by a vigorous debate that could be very intense. Being able to articulate and defend a strategy or product in a succinct, compelling manner with empirical analysis and withstand a withering critique was a key attribute of almost every key contributor. I still recall the trepidation I confronted when I was informed that I needed to defend the feasibility of my favorite “baby” to Max for the first time.” (by Keith Rabois, former Executive Vice President of Paypal) “Extreme Pressure – PayPal was a very difficult business with many major issues to solve. We were able to see our colleagues work under extreme pressure and hence we learned who we could rely on and trust.” (by Keith Rabois, former Executive Vice President of Paypal)
http://primitus.com/blog/why-did-so-many-successful-entrepreneurs-and-startups-come-out-of-paypal-answered-by-insiders/

428 Alain Neffe and the Home-Taped Electronic Music Revolution
Alain Neffe launched his first tape label at home in Belgium in 1981. He called it Insane Music Contact and his first installment was called Insane Music for Insane People. Thus began a nearly thirty year foray into home-made, visionary and utterly unfashionable electronic music that has hardly made anyone involved a household name. Insane Music released 55 titles in its most prolific years (1981-87). Five of these were vinyl records and the rest were cassettes tapes. Why cassettes tapes? Magnetic tape was the obvious solution to the problem facing many artists working without record contracts in those days. Cassettes could be recorded at home, produced at home, dubbed at home, and sold or traded by mail. No need for tasteless outside producers and marketing mojo—one needed only leave home to buy more tapes. Says Neffe, “I could copy the tapes on demand. Releasing an LP required that you print 500 copies and 1000 copies of the cover sleeve, and everything had to be paid up front … if the buyer didn’t like the music, he or she could wipe it out and record something else on it.” Mr. Neffe was not the only one out there recording, selling and trading tapes by mail. On both sides of the Atlantic, home cassette technology was permitting the release of much groundbreaking and breathlessly beautiful work, as well as some noxious and otherwise self-indulgent wanking—that coat of many colors we call the DIY (do-it-yourself) Revolution. As early as 1974, Albrecht/d. self-released a cassette entitled Amsterdam Op De Dam in Germany. In 1976, Throbbing Gristle was distributing tapes of their infamous live recordings, and in 1977, the French electro-industrial unit Die Form began releasing tapes on their own Bain Total label. 1980 saw the release of two monumental self-released cassettes, The Storm Bugs’ A Safe Substitute and Colin Potter’s The Ghost Office. In Japan, 1980 saw the release of Merzbow’s first two cassettes, Remblandt Assemblage and Fuckexercise. And in the USA, 1981 saw John Bender’s Plaster: The Prototypes, a laconic and mysterious series of tone and vocal poems. Home taping was not limited to electronic music. R. Stevie Moore, one of the elder living ancestors of the lo-fi rock aesthetic, began releasing distributing home-made tapes via the R. Stevie Moore Cassette Club sometime in the 1970s. And tapes of live punk shows from the era continue to trade hands. Soon, cassettes were coming from everywhere: mysterious PO boxes in the Midwest, to which you sent a blank tape and three dollars and received the tape back with something on it. The Tellus Audio Cassette Magazine was a Fluxus-inspired subscription audio-journal dedicated to music as well as poetry and drama and other forms of audio-art. Zines like Factsheet Five and Unsound devoted entire columns to the material they received from bands on home-made cassette, and demo tapes began leaking to radio stations prior to official record release dates. It was a grassroots movement that marched in association with the self-publication of zines, comics, chapbooks, and other media. The medium had begun to become the message. Insane Music for Insane People (which eventually reached 25 volumes) was a series compiling all home-made electronic music made by artists from across the globe. By including in the liner notes the contact address for each artist featured, Neffe helped pioneer a snail-mail network for those interested in more of what they heard. Artists from all over Europe and the USA, from Japan, New Zealand, and beyond contributed over the years. One could send a few dollars to Insane Music Contact, receive tapes in the mail, write to artists involved and receive more cassettes. Insane Music Contact (now known as Insane Music) has always been a vehicle for Mr. Neffe’s own electronic music projects as well, many of which are periodically active to this day. Though he now makes liberal use of the CD format, Neffe’s artistic approach remains undiluted by years of underexposure. He expects very little acknowledgment of or remuneration for his efforts, which, for him, are emotional articulation, continued experimentation, and purity. It seems nothing but nothing could possibly catapult such heavily uncommercial sounds into the public consciousness–not even this thirty-year retrospective box-set entitled The Insane Box released (ironically, on vinyl) by the venerable Frank Maier of Vinyl-on-Demand Records, an outfit devoted to preserving the precious gems of cassette culture before the evidence disintegrates. For this retrospective (4 LPs + a 7” 45), Mr. Neffe has reached into dusty attic boxes, wherein lay unreleased (or hardly available) material by five projects of which he has been a part: BeNe GeSSeRiT, Human Flesh, Pseudo Code, I Scream and Subject. Each has a unique cerebral orientation and emotional vibe made possible by the combined efforts of invited guests; each runs the high fever of a man very much committed to a personal vision of artistic purity without virtuosity, and each is distinctly French. BeNe GeSSeRiT was not the first of Mr. Neffe’s projects to be recorded and distributed, but is, to my understanding, the genesis of his approach to music as “texts” or “photographs”, or as he puts it, “potlatch music”. On these early tracks we also detect a burgeoning interest in the endless expressive properties of the human voice, both explicitly human and as heavily-treated sound sculpture, both French and English At times, voices shout like besotted Celine parlor workers at each other from tenement windows; at other times a high-pitched female voice wails up and down like Catherine Ribeiro alone in her bathroom. In these tracks, one can also detect the half-digested influence of electro-rock luminaries Silver Apples, the avant-lashings a la Yoko Ono, and occasionally the thunder-beat of early Laibach. Primitive Casio electronics, stage whispers, delay echoes, tape loops, and a certain absurdist humor redolent of Erik Satie, neither dampen the fabric with melodrama, nor detract from the integrity of the grist, nor from the topical seriousness of the text’s subjects. BeNe GeSSeRiT is difficult music, even in the moments that risk elegy, yet it is still more accessible than some of the other Francophone avant-dada outfits of the day, such as DDAA and Étant Donnés, or Nurse with Wound in the UK. Human Flesh is decidedly more structurally cohesive and song-oriented than BeNe GeSSeRiT, and its predecessors and influences are less clear. Still there is a clear interest in the human voice, its textures and timbers when removed of sign value by backwards-masking, and the new textures that emerge when disassembled and reassembled. Even rock-oriented at times, Human Flesh chases a more delirious climax, for the hounds of the carnival are snapping at their heels as they run. This is also a project of varied angles and pursuits, sliding as it does into poetic electro-pop (the supple and Chicago-accented voice of the late Lydia Tomkiw, of Algebra Suicide, appears on two tracks), and moments of Half Japanese-style primitivism. The side-long track “Langsam” is more reminiscent of Piper-era Pink Floyd and Brainticket, as well as other Krautrock, yet is still distinctly French. These early and rare tracks are, in contrast to the more ambitious Pseudo Code and the more intimate recordings by I Scream, more oblique for being a mix-down of materials sent to Neffe from artists around the globe. The track “Sons of God?” is also notable for what is perhaps the first recorded sample of the American fire-and-brimstone preacher Ferrell Griswold, whose voice has appeared in music by Front 242, Phallus Dei, Pragha Khan, et cetera. The cassette medium, for all its benefits to individual artistic expression and culture, is for the selfsame reasons impermanent. Magnetic tape has a thirty year lifespan if properly archived, which means both that preserving their contents in other formats is important, and that paying hundreds of dollars for the original artifacts is a questionable collectors’ pursuit (nevertheless, you can watch it happen daily). With the advent of the mp3 and the efforts of Vinyl-on-Demand and other labels, Insane Music’s CD-r reissue program included, some of this exquisite material has been rescued from oblivion.
http://www.timesquotidian.com/2010/05/28/alain-neffe-and-the-home-taped-electronic-music-revolution/

367 60 Minimal and Super Clean Web Designs to Inspire You | Inspiration
A clean and minimal web design is an effective way to convey an image of elegance and sophistication. This type of design is all about doing more with less, and making use of plenty of white space to let content and page elements breathe. However, it can be difficult to come up with a solid minimal website, because you can’t rely on “shiny” design elements to make things visually appealing. So if you’ve struggled in the past to tackle this type of web design, we’re here to help. Here’s a showcase of 60 minimal and super clean web designs to inspire you.
http://webdesignledger.com/inspiration/60-minimal-and-super-clean-web-designs-to-inspire-you

334 55 Minimal Black and White Web Designs to Inspire You | Inspiration
We already showed here a list of Yellow Web Designs and one of Blue Web Designs, but today is all about black and white. The B&W combination is great, from photography to interior design to clothes, black and white is always a good choice. Here we will show you some sites that made a very good use of this duo... Beautiful, elegant and clean pages, you will notice that sometimes having no colors around is also a very good option. Some of the pages have a detail or something in colors, but their general idea is b&w. black,clean,design,inspiration,web design,white
http://webdesignledger.com/inspiration/55-minimal-black-and-white-web-designs-to-inspire-you

324 61 High Quality And Free xHTML Templates Part 2: Year 2010 | Graphic and Web Design Blog
This is part 2 of really fresh and high quality XHTML templates free for you to download, study and get inspired - all in the same time! free,xhtml,download,template,webdesign,2010,freebies We discussed importance and usefulness about such free templates few days ago, but today we will present updated Part 2 with even more free xhtml templates! How cool is that – check out this article and get more 61 new and free template right now! Study code, design, style – how templates work in different browsers, what makes them look good – great case study! Evaluate it and bookmark for later use, when you’ll need to complete quick project or check some nifty effect with some cool code.
http://www.1stwebdesigner.com/freebies/high-quality-free-xhtml-templates-2010/

320 60 Minimal and Super Clean Web Designs to Inspire You | Inspiration
Clean websites are awesome! We all love to appreciate beautiful, elegant, minimal and clean websites. Many people think that clean and minimal websites need to be white and need to showcase as less elements and colors as possible, and I always agreed with that, but that is not actually true. And to show you that is possible to have super clean websites with some nice elements and colors, we put this selection together. clean,inspiration,minimal,web design
http://webdesignledger.com/inspiration/60-minimal-and-super-clean-web-designs-to-inspire-you/

316 100 Fresh And Free xHTML Templates Of Year 2010
If you remember some long time at 1stwebdesigner we published huge 2-part article (part 1, part 2) with 202 free HTML templates there, time has been passed and this is follow-up articles. This time you will find here just really new templates, mostly created in this year 2010! Hopefully this article will be good success as well, because I think these templates can really help if you need to complete any fast project, see how things work and finally get inspired! Enjoy!
http://www.1stwebdesigner.com/freebies/fresh-free-xhtml-templates-2010/

260 15 Applications For A Better Facebook Fan Page | Inspired Magazine
Time to boost popularity of your fan page with the right Facebook applications. facebook,promotion,fan page,apps,applications,marketing
http://www.inspiredm.com/2010/04/25/15-facebook-apps/

250 55 Minimal Black and White Web Designs to Inspire You | Inspiration
We already showed here a list of Yellow Web Designs and one of Blue Web Designs, but today is all about black and white. The B&W combination is great, from photography to interior design to clothes, black and white is always a good choice. Here we will show you some sites that made a very good use of this duo... Beautiful, elegant and clean pages, you will notice that sometimes having no colors around is also a very good option. Some of the pages have a detail or something in colors, but their general idea is b&w. black,clean,design,inspiration,web design,white
http://webdesignledger.com/inspiration/55-minimal-black-and-white-web-designs-to-inspire-you/

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