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Amon Tobin box set

Amon Tobin box set

A wonderful piece of packaging for Amon Tobins limited edition boxset beautifully designed by Oscar & Ewan. There is also a nice little making of video by Think Tank Media who produced the box set.  
Sleeves by Peter Saville

Sleeves by Peter Saville

The title says it all really. Hours of visual porn if your a Factory fanboy.
Radio Soulwax

Radio Soulwax

Loving this new video for Radio Soulwax directed by Saam Farahmand.
Malcom Goldie

Malcom Goldie

It’s not very often I get excited this much over a website, but I’m in awe at the sound work of Malcom Goldie. I’m a huge fan of experimental electronica so Malcoms work ticks all my boxes. His concepts are well thought out and the realisation of his pieces do justice to the concepts. Quarter...
Florian Hecker @ Ikon Eastside

Florian Hecker @ Ikon Eastside

Sound artist Florian Hecker will be at Ikon Eastside from 27 May – 20 June.  I love his dark, ambiguous soundscapes. If his previous output of electronic music with the likes of Aphex Twin is anything to go by this should be great.
The grass is always greener

The grass is always greener

Another month bares yet another silvery cased bundle of joy from the folk at Fabric, this time with J.D Twitch and J.G Wilkes, more familiar to most as ‘Optimo’ at the aural helm. ‘But this is a design blog?’ I hear you cry. Well anyone familiar with the fabric or matter brand will be aware...
Synth Eastwood present Fast Forward

Synth Eastwood present Fast Forward

If you live in Birmingham you’ll be acutely aware (unless you’ve been living under a rock) that between 23rd and the 28th March Birmingham’s Flatpack film festival will be taking place city wide. Fast Forward With Synth Eastwood from Synth Eastwood on Vimeo. Amongst a whole host of other things there will be a party...
Makeshift this Saturday

Makeshift this Saturday

It’s been a little quiet around here lately due to the re-design of the site. Don’t fret however we will be back, bigger and better than ever with contributors, features and a shiny new site. In the meantime if your Birmingham based you could do worse this Saturday than come to Makeshift. It’s a night...
Jónas Valtýsson

Jónas Valtýsson

Some really nice music related work from Jónas Valtýsson. I love how his work is very clean cut but still retains a very humanist feel.
Trevor Jackson

Trevor Jackson

It’s not very often you come across someone who designs record sleeves for the likes of Soulwax, does t-shirts for UNI-QLO, produces music for the Gossip, manages to squeeze in remixes for Soft Cell, Snow Patrol, Pharaoh Monch and Dj Hell, whilst still producing music under his own moniker Playgroup. Did I mention he also...
Warp are 20!

Warp are 20!

I can post again! That’s not the only good news. Warp are 20! To celebrate they are releasing an album of their best tracks voted for by the public. So many great tracks. So many excellent album covers and music video’s to complement these tracks. I really hope all the warp fans don’t turn this...

iPhone Band

Taken from the CR blog, this really made me laugh!
Bleep Bleep - Sat 14th March

Bleep Bleep – Sat 14th March

Also on a techno tip, I got a mail from one of the guys from FLUID telling me about a night of techno they are putting on. Click the flyer for further information. Although I haven’t been very happy with the emergence of so called MNML (not minimal techno but the rather watered down all...
Makeshift - Makemix Vol1

Makeshift – Makemix Vol1

As you may be aware by now, I rather like electronic music. This is a little project I’ve been working on with a friend. It’s called Makeshift and its a showcase of the deeper side of house and techno. Have a listen if you have got a minute. It’s quite a mixed bag. To download...
James Sutton

James Sutton

James Sutton seems to be a very talented young photographer/music video director.
Wednesday Music

Wednesday Music

A Few choice cuts played today.
Monolake

Monolake

This is a post that I have been meaning to do for quite some time. For quite a while now my favourite recording artist has been Monolake. There is something about his extra deep and sometimes-dark beats that really resonate with me. It’s perfect working music. As a graphic designer what really makes Monolake stand...
Carl Craig At Cité de la Musique, Paris, France

Carl Craig At Cité de la Musique, Paris, France

One of my favourite artists of late, Carl Craig jamming it out with an orchestra in Paris. Full video here. if you like this, check out his Sessions album or his Fabric mix. Great upbeat working music.

Bloom, New iPhone application from Brian Eno & Peter Chilvers

This is my first guest post on CMYKern. I felt I should wait around till I had something I wanted to share. Below is an video I took of a application that has been developed by Brain Eno and Peter Chilvers. It uses the touch pad interface to allow the user to create audio soundscapes....
Build Update

Build Update

We all love a good Build update. As per usual Mr Place is bang on the money, this time he is using a new Pritt correction roller called ‘MyStyle’ to create a rather beautiful wall piece for an advert. It really does go to show that he is rather the celebrity when it comes to...
Funki Porcini-Fast Asleep

Funki Porcini-Fast Asleep

Just bought this yesterday. Beautiful album, but look at the cover carefully. Synthesizers and type all rolled into one!
Mnml techno

Mnml techno

A bit off topic for this blog but as an avid fan of electronic music I’m sad to see the current bastardization of minimal techno music. At the forefront of this is Richie Hawtin, who in some respects helped invent the scene. Richie and his silly antics no longer bug me as they used to...
Techno Family Tree

Techno Family Tree

As an avid fan of electronic music I found this piece of work rather intriguing. It maps out the progress of techno like a family tree. As most techno lovers will know, this could be a very touchy subject. All in all I think Si Scott has cracked it. I’ll go with Kraftwerk being the...