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This is what the plotting looks like…

Posted: April 16th, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: photos | No Comments »

This morning.

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The Spicy Secrets of Michael Williams

Posted: April 15th, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: photos | No Comments »

Introducing: The Laksa Ladies

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Mike Williams, myself, and some of the Mindvalley guys have followed these women to 3 of their outlets for over 2 years.

This culinary explosion is best enjoyed with 2 glasses of iced Chinese tea. This would allow the spot to be proverbially, hit.

This is where you can find the BEST laksa in Kuala-friggin-Lumpur. You find a map of power.

May Flower Seafood Restaurant and Food Court,
144A, Jalan Vivekananda,
Off Jalan Tun Sambanthan, Brickfields,
50470 Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA

Send them our love.


Music: Autoparking

Posted: April 14th, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: music production | No Comments »

How to Solve Parking Congestion

A Scolex project.

Production Notes:

The aural guide to urban origami. The perfect way to have a car and live in a city is to have foldable transportation.

“折り紙は楽しい”

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Dual bassline layers. Primary layer celebrates an acid house pattern, while the secondary layer keeps pace with a sub/saw tone with a touch of high-velocity reverb — creating space.

As it breaks, the bassline shifts chords into a syncopated EBM-style but retaining the secondary layer. This creates a sense of tempo while retaining space.

132BPM. Very out of my typical BPM range. But allowed me to fill in the blanks with a series of re-modulated sounds. Fractals.

Casio SK1 sample. Looped with a tape-looper.

Breaks from Keith Hillebrandt‘s Useful Noise Vol. 2. The only sample release I’m proud to own.

Sequenced on Ableton Live 7.0.11 on my MacBook (2.2GHz/4GB).

Vember Audio Surge

Click to listen:

[audio:http://johnkuan.com/music/scolex/autoparking-scolex-premaster128.mp3]

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Music: Wet Pavement

Posted: April 10th, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: music production | No Comments »

KL was raining yesterday.

Production Notes:

For the Scolex project.

I was walking around Pudu. For the most part, it was raining.

Moist Agoraphobes Chanting

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Polyrhythm dub delay. And organic acid-style conversation.

Reverberated bassline. Modulated waveform sync / freqs. Denotes slippery pavement with a literal physical movement.

Percussion adds pace. Staggered particle sizes to give illusion of speed.

135BPM.

Sequenced on Ableton Live 7.0.11 on my MacBook (2.2GHz/4GB).

Click to listen:

[audio:http://johnkuan.com/music/scolex/wet_pavement-scolex-premaster128.mp3]

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Music: Seitch

Posted: April 1st, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: music production | 3 Comments »

An Arrakean Community Chant.

Production Notes:

A Seitch is community of Fremen, from Frank Herbert’s Dune

“Sand keeps the skin clean, and the mind.”

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Dry sand-type atmospheric patches blended with low fidelity stabs and bulges. Bounced Surge patches controlled via PS2-USB-MIDI controller.

Bass-line depicts the movement of the Fremen people across the deserts of Dune. Rhythmic parts intended to capture an post-civilization ethnicity with organic overtones.

Completed overarching ambient themes first.

Custom bass patch from TalBassline.

Sequenced on Ableton Live 7.0.11 on my MacBook (2.2GHz/4GB).

Click to listen:

[audio:http://johnkuan.com/music/seitch-premaster128.mp3]

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