Features

With their live LP Expanded out this week, the brothers at the heart of These New Puritans give us a taste of the records that make them tick. That's not to say that we should try and extract t [...]

The 10 best vinyl releases this week (20th Oct)

October 20, 2014

The Vinyl Factory select the 10 most essential vinyl releases of the last 7 days. A strong week for reissues this, with dusted-down singles from Boards Of Canada, Don Cherry and Italo rarity B. [...]

Eight pieces of gear for the ultimate luxury studio

October 19, 2014

You've seen what they've got, now get some of your own. After a week of content exploring the constantly evolving relationship between music and machines from Kraftwerk to the VCS3, we turn our at [...]

Drum patterns and memories: 12 artists reflect on iconic drum machines

October 18, 2014

As part of our Machine Music series, 12 artists look back on a handful of drum machines that changed music forever.  Inventors and engineers have been designing and building drum machines sinc [...]

Radical silence: 10 essential John Cage records

October 17, 2014

One of the monolithic names in modern music, it can be a daunting and fairly thankless task trying to apply yourself to the work of John Cage without prior introduction, particularly when many of  [...]

Kraftwerk changed my life: 20 artists pick their favourite Kraftwerk records of all time

October 16, 2014

The biggest fixture in Machine Music Week and quite rightly so, it’s time to hone in on Kraftwerk and reflect upon their tremendous influence and legacy. The time is especially ripe for this  [...]

This is Yello-ism: Boris Blank’s 10 favourite electronic tracks

With his solo retrospective and vinyl box set Electrified receiving the requisite crowd-funding earlier this year, founder of Swiss electro pop jokers Yello Boris Blank is back on the scene. As pa [...]

The synth that made the music: 10 artists whose sound was defined by the EMS VCS3

October 15, 2014

It wouldn't be Machine Music Week without an in depth look at the synthesizer. For our focus we've taken the EMS VCS3, developed by Peter Zinovieff in 1969, a year after he supplied the world's fi [...]

Computer World: Why Cybernetic Serendipity Music is the most important and neglected compilation in electronic music

With our short film on the landmark record kicking off Machine Music Week at The Vinyl Factory on Monday, we now hear from Peter Zinovieff, Russell Haswell, Yuri Pattison and the ICA's Juliette De [...]

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