sábado, 15 de diciembre de 2007

Soundlab Minisynth

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Here are some pictures of my soundlab minisynth. I recently added the Sample and hold option, the external input and also a ring modulator (using the extra OTA available in the board) and I had to recase it, cause the new additions would not fit in the old case.
I decided to use a flightcase that I bought in a DIY store and made the frontpanel using a piece of acrylic (with the front panel design printed in paper bellow the acrylic). I think the results are pretty good, don't you think?
Click on the images for a bigger view.

jueves, 13 de diciembre de 2007

So... what will come next?

Mostly Pictures and samples of my diy synths and effect pedals, mixed with some other random internet findings (mostly music related).

Stay tuned!!

miércoles, 12 de diciembre de 2007

Desorden, Los Planetas

Shit... the name I gave to the Blog is becoming an obsession to me...
The band I was talking about in my second post, "Los Planetas" have a song named "Desorden" (apart from the mentioned "Disorder" cover). This song has the following lyrics:

Hay un cuerpo girando en la cocina
al final de una cuerda atada a una viga.
Toda la tarde viendo películas.

Hoy es 18, ella se ha ido.
Hace demasiado tiempo ahora ya no está conmigo.
Demasiado tiempo metido en este sitio.

Y ahora estoy hablando sin sentido,
la vida pendiente de un hilo.
Me gustará saber de qué ha servido
si nunca nadie ha entendido.

He estado dando vueltas por toda la casa.
He encontrado algunas fotos
que hace tiempo no miraba.
Estos recuerdos parten mi alma.

Si hubiera encontrado las palabras
ahora no estaría sólo en casa.
Tan sólo dos palabras exactas,
pero no pude decirte nada.

¿Qué puedo hacer si no puedo hacer nada
para acabar con algo que no acaba?

Which google translates the following way:

There is a rotating body in the kitchen
At the end of a rope tied to a beam.
The whole afternoon watching movies.

Today is 18, she is gone.
For too long now it is not me.
Too much time getting in this site.

And now I am talking nonsense,
Life on a pin.
I will like to know what has served
If anyone has ever understood.

I have been running around all over the house.
I found some pictures
Not long ago it looked.
These memories part my soul.

If I had found the words
Now is not only at home.
Only two exact words,
But I could not say anything.

What can I do if I can not do anything
to end with something that does not end?

Not a very good translation, but I guess you get the idea... it is Ian Curtis last day, the day he committed suicide. Wikipedia says the following about Ian Curtis' death:

In the early hours of Sunday, May 18, 1980, in his kitchen after having viewed Werner Herzog's film Stroszek and listening to Iggy Pop's The Idiot, Curtis hanged himself. Many rumours surround the possible reasons for his suicide, with his poor health and failed marriage most often suggested.[2]


Disorder, Joy Division

While looking for the video in the previous post I found some more videos about Joy Division's "Disorder".
A Fan Work videoclip:

Disorder with Fruitty Loops:

Disorder, Los Planetas

Los Planetas cover of Joy Division's classic Disorder. I think the video is actually a fan work. The song was included in a Joy Division tribute CD of spanish bands.
There was also a Depeche Mode, Smiths and The Cure tribute CDs of Spanish bands, but I think Los Planetas only played in this one.

lunes, 10 de diciembre de 2007

Desorden is born

So, what does desorden mean... wordreference.com when asked to translate desorden from spanish to english it says:

desorden m
1 disorder
(de una habitación) untidiness, mess: ¡cuánto desorden!, what a mess! 2 desórdenes, (alteración del orden público) disturbances
(excesos) excesses

So what is desorden going to be about? Desorden will be about my messy thoughts, interests and likes, which will include: music, synths, guitars, DIY and urban art.