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Hipster Modular – Die Schlachtende Sets

Englisch

Schlachtensee is a lake in the south west of Berlin, in the Steglitz-Zehlendorf borough, on the edge of the Grunewald forest. The lake lends its name to the surrounding area and which has been part of Berlin since 1920. While, it is the city’s most easily accessible lake (next door to both S- and U-Bahn stations), it is surprisingly free from hipster culture. Some have proposed that this state is intentional, claiming that the recent summer ban on dogs (the controversial “Hundeverbot”) is an underhanded attempt to curtail hipster-like activites.

The literal definition of a hipster is: “A person who follows the latest trends and fashions, especially those regarded as being outside the cultural mainstream.” Many consider Berlin to be one of the most hipster-friendly cities in the world, 2nd only to Brooklyn, New York. Schlactensee is sufficiently outside of the city, a 15 km hike from Kreutzberg (the hipest area of Berlin), and, so, is considered one of the rare “outside-of-outside” spaces (geographically, aesthetically and culturally).

Sonically, Schlachtensee hosts the expected lake-area sounds – water, rain, birds, bees and ducks, but also human contributions ranging from hikers using walking sticks and mal-maintained bicycles to the helicopters and trains just out of view.

This collection brings together a modularization of field recordings from the area with compositional form based on local, environmental photos, along with signal processing and synthesis techniques from the ’60s, ’80s and 21st century.

These are the Hipster Modular Schlachtensee Sets.

Für JAD, JN, und RW

credits

released November 1, 2016

Elektronik August 2016
Hergestellt in Berlin, Budesrepublik, Deutschland
Schnitt und Mastering von T. Henthorn und J. Kaiser
Zusammengestellt von Hipster Modular
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Die Artefakte inspirierten den Klang:
Vielen Dank an Kaiser für den Generator. Fotografien von T. Henthorn.
Ausrüstung: Doepfter, PGH, Soundhack, Tiptop, Elektron, Moog, Catalinbread, EHX, KMI, Eventide, Earthquaker, Zoom, Rode, Ableton, KaiGen, iZotope, NI, DSP-Quattro, K-Devices, Max for Cats.

Hörspiel:
Zehn:Zehn x 7
Spielzeit 71 min 10 sek

 

Hipster Modular – The Jacumba Sets

Englisch

Jacumba Hot Springs is a census-designated place in the Mountain Empire area of southeastern San Diego County, California with an elevation of 862 meters. The Kumeyaay peoples occupied the Jacumba area prior to European settlement. Then, Ranchers occupied the area in the 19th century and were often in conflict with the Indians. At the turn of the 20th century, the health and relaxation benefits of natural hot springs were commercialized. By 1925 the town had a world class hotel and by the 1930s, Jacumba developed into a top destination. After the new Interstate 8 bypassed Jacumba by two miles, most of the roadside service businesses folded and the community went into economic decline. The Jacumba Hotel closed and was destroyed in an arson fire in 1983 and the ruins stood until 1991. The great public baths closed, the swimming pool was filled in, and the well was capped. The area continues to attract foreign visitors, motorcycle tourists, ravers and hipsters. The 21st century hipster is part of a subculture that values independent thinking, counter-culture, progressive politics, an appreciation of art and indie-rock, creativity, intelligence, witty banter and modular or computer-generated modular-like synthesis. Although “hipsterism” is really a state of mind, it is also often intertwined with distinct fashion, polyrhythms and non-just intonations. Despite misconceptions based on their aesthetic tastes, hipsters tend to be well educated and often have liberal arts degrees, or degrees in maths and sciences, which also require certain creative analytical thinking abilities. Consequently many hipsters tend to hold jobs in the music, art, and fashion industries. It is a myth that most hipsters are unemployed and live off of their parent’s trust funds.


These are the Hipster Modular Jacumba Sets.

credits

released March 1, 2015

Elektronik März 2015
Hergestellt in San Diego County
Schnitt und Mastering von T. Henthorn und J. Kaiser
Zusammengestellt von Hipster Modular
WhatIsModular.com
modular@WhatIsModular.com

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Die Artefakte inspirierten den Klang:
Vielen Dank an Ray für den Gedankenaustausch.
Vielen Dank an Kaiser für den Generator. Fotografien von Kristina.
Ausrüstung: Ableton, KaiGen, Arturia, Moog, Doepfer, PGH Modular, Soundhack, Make Noise, Elektron, Cycling ’74, Echo Thief, Max for Cats, Roland, Boss, Avid, DMG Audio, iZotope, DSP-Quattro.

Hörspiel:
Zehn:Zehn x 7
Spielzeit 71 min 10 sek
Kalibrierung -24dB

 

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