8 of the most important modular synthesizers in music history

It’s Modular Synth Day on FACT! We’re marking the first birthday our Make Music section with a celebration modular synths, the artists that patch with them and they music they make. Find it all here. The modular synth has evolved from a gigantic, impractical musical instrument to something that’s regularly seen in the studio and on stage. But how does a modular […]

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Ariel Pink is beguiled by another outsider figure on the sobering Dedicated To Bobby Jameson

FACT reviews are back! Stay tuned every weekend for our writers’ takes on recent releases deserving dissection, and head to our all-new reviews section to keep track. Ariel Pink returns this week with his follow-up to 2014’s bombastic Pom Pom, on which his weirdo-pop wildness hit thrilling new levels excess. Where does he go next? And who exactly is Bobby Jameson, the inspiration behind this eleventh album? […]

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Can hero Holger Czukay on Stockhausen, shortwave radio and being "too intriguing"

Can co-founder and sampling pioneer Holger Czukay died on September 5 aged 79, leaving behind a formidable musical legacy that spans almost 50 years. In this interview, originally published by FACT in 2009, Kek-W talks to the visionary musician about his formative years, studying under Stockhausen and breaking down sonic boundaries. Holger Czukay is a maverick, a legendary figure revered […]

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Brooklyn experimenter Kelly Moran is pushing prepared piano to exciting new frontiers

FACT Rated is our new series digging into the sounds and stories the most vital breaking artists around right now. This week, Sam Goldner talks to Kelly Moran, a classically trained pianist who combines her passion for John Cage-style prepared piano with distinctly modern electronic production techniques on her debut solo album Bloodroot. It’s a bold move to position yourself […]

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Pacha NYC Might Become an Art Gallery and We're Not Thrilled

Back in May, we reported that Space Ibiza‘s co-owner, Antonio Piacquadio, had intentions reinventing New York City’s nightlife with a new nightclub called FREQ. FREQ was supposed to take over Pacha NYC‘s former building. Those plans might just have gone out the window with the latest reports the building that once was home to Pacha NYC and Sound Factory. Last week, Community Board […]

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T-Pain announces acoustic tour because we're still fawning over his Tiny Desk Concert

He’ll do a short run the US this fall. T-Pain has announced he will embark on an intimate acoustic tour this fall inspired by his 2014 Tiny Desk Concert, NPR reports. He explains: “The love and respect I’ve received from my NPR performance has not only shown a different side me to fans, but it also has introduced me to […]

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Tritonal Releases a New 'Good Thing' as 300th Release

Tritonal feat. Laurell – Good Thing Tritonal has a fresh new banger out celebrating their 300th release on Enhanced Recordings. ‘Good Thing’ features the serene vocals Canadian singer Laurell and takes you on a relaxing ride subtle acoustic guitar chords and sunset melodies. The new track is a different musical style for the duo as it is more slow and […]

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Shiva Feshareki is taking Éliane Radigue and Lee Gamble underground

What would music sound like deep underground in the caves beneath Derbyshire’s picturesque Peak District? That’s what composer Shiva Feshareki wondered when she dreamt up a project that would spotlight new compositions from “deep listening” legend Éliane Radigue and contemporary producer Lee Gamble and push them beneath the surface. Tom Howells unearths the story behind one the year’s most intriguing […]

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Listen to Four Tet's new single, 'Planet'

It’s the second new track from Kieran Hebden in a month. Kieran Hebden, aka Four Tet, has released a new single, ‘Planet’. The seven-minute track combines a 4/4 techno beat with the UK producer’s trademark clipped vocals and sampled acoustic textures, and follows last month’s release ‘Two Thousand and Seventeen’, a more relaxed track reminiscent his classic album Rounds. Last […]

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