Join our Cosmic Tape Music Club!

If you are a like-minded cosmic voyager, I bet we have a good bit in common. 

So we started a private group for all the lovers of cosmic tape music over on facebook. 

A place where fans of experimental music made during (or inspired by) the Space Age, using DIY electronics and magnetic tape, can gather to share inspiration together!

Tape manipulation, sound collage, basic and often mechanical effects and sound processing methods are the focus. ...The studio as the instrument...

In this club, we are sharing and exchanging ideas, educating each other, exploring music new and old, and making new friends from all around the globe. 

Won't you join us? 

You can find the club here - just hit that Join button and answer the questions to prove you are real live human - and let the fun begin!

Patch & Tell: A Modular Synthesizer Meetup

Making music with modular synthesizers is like world building. It's endless, it completely sucks you in, and you tune out the rest of the world. This is true for deciding which modules to use, how to use them, and patching them up to make sound. When you finally come up for air and are happy with your sound, usually there is no one around to celebrate with you. 

It can be a very solitary exploration. So we decided to start a meetup in our area. 

Patch & Tell is a casual gathering of Modular Synthesizer enthusiasts of all levels and types. So far, we've had people with all in one solutions, easy to carry travel kits, and rigs that need two people to carry them inside!

This past month we had a variety of guests show off a patch they pre-built, and played for the group. We caught it on film so we can share it with you. At the meetup, we have a Q&A session for each synthesist, but you'll have to attend for all the inside info ;)

Check out the video on our IGTV channel to see what its all about! 

Deep Listening
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Deep

Listening

So often when we listen to music, it is paired with a visual, an activity, or is simply a background noise. Music rarely stands on its own these days, yet, like nature, needs only to be paid attention to for a truly blissful experience. Like a beautiful sunset, when was the last time you sat somewhere quiet, put on your favorite headphones, and let the music speak to you? In our deepest places, music can reach us in ways that nothing else can. Take time to enjoy deep listening and see how it affects you. Your ears are longing for you to let them explore.

Finding David Bowie
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👩‍🎤 ✨ Finding David Bowie

What a weird day!

Here’s the true story. This is an actual photo. Real evidence! Taken on January 30, 2016. (Bowie was still with us 🙏)

In preparing for the release of our debut album of cosmic psych pop, Everything is Light and Sound, we did a photo shoot. Ordinary enough. But never with us! Inspired by David Bowie, we chose to do a photo album cover. After the usual pre-shoot prep of fussing with hair and makeup and costumery, we went out in the snow-y world that day and crafted what is now on the cover of our debut album! It was a fun, weird time - which is always our preference. Afterward, we decided to stay in our Bowie-inspired get-ups and head to the local movie theater to catch the latest Sci-Fi Blockbuster. ;) When we arrived, to our surprise, we found our muse staring back at us! Right there, plain as day, was David Bowie. We just happened to conjure a screening of the classic tale, Labyrinth. As if fate herself had planned it - we ended up blending right in! Can you believe this magic?

Well, the evidence is clear. It really happened and the photo is proof.

What kind of magic have you conjured lately? Do you love Labyrinth as much as we do?

Let us know in the comments!

A Groovy Night In
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A Groovy Night In 🎧 🍸🕺

Whether it’s the rain, the cold, or the grind of the workweek, having a night in can still be a groovy time. Don’t get the blues, just head to the sunken living room in your mind, slip into something more velour, and settle in for a night of groovin.

Some helpful tips:

Bring a friend - but only if you want the company. You are always your first and best friend. So if you need some one-on-one time with numero uno, unplug and disconnect from the rest of the world for a groovy night in with your self.

Stock up first! If you already know you want to have a groove-in before you get home from work, grab your supplies on the way into your pad. If not, go now! You won’t regret it. It’s hard to leave the groovy palace of your mind in the middle of your journey just for a sparkling water or a napkin.

Get comfortable - even if that means full length gloves or a tiara. Whatever makes you feel grooviest, and you-iest, will be the most comfortable you can be.

Settle in, Relax, Let Go, and Groove On!

What’s on your playlist for a groovy night in? Let us know in the comments!

A Space Age Vinyl Party

🎉 A Space Age Vinyl Party

We love a good party! Especially a cozy gathering at home. Inviting old friends and new to meet and mingle. Introducing them to each other - and your new vinyl! Swapping out records, exploring the liner notes and artwork, setting the mood, and guiding the conversation. Music is the key ingredient to any good gathering. As the host of this groovy affair, you are helping your guests to relax, and let off some steam from their day to day grind. Space Age music will always take the party to the next level - cocktails, vinyl and spacey, groovy vibes are a crowd pleasing combination! Tell us your favorite Space Age vinyl record in the comments to take your party to the next level 🚀

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