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  1. For Free Bandcamp Friday, Quarkspace are here to...

    For Free Bandcamp Friday, Quarkspace are here to pamper you with the re-release of Spacefolds 10, another in their classic series of improvisational music, mashing up spacerock, psychedelia, prog...
  2. It's another Bandcamp Friday so we re-released...

    It's another Bandcamp Friday so we re-released Quarkspace Spacefolds 9. It's a deeply psychedelic spacerock excursion, highlighted by special guests, Lynnette Shelley & Brandon Laird-Lord Ross from...
  3. Thanks for your work, Jim, tracking this one down!

    Thanks for your work, Jim, tracking this one down!
  4. Indeed. For this Free Bandcamp Friday we...

    Indeed. For this Free Bandcamp Friday we re-released Quarkspace's Spacefolds 12, the last of The Spacefolds Series of improvisational musics. It made sense since last month we re-released the first...
  5. Thanks! Two more to go! ...

    Thanks!

    Two more to go!


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vzVhiADJkKk
  6. We all olde!

    It's Quarkspace Spacefolds 1's 25th Anniversary!? Naturally, that makes it a perfect choice for our Bandcamp Friday re-release for March. And Spacefolds 2 comes along for the ride. I remastered these...
  7. Yup! It's Bandcamp Friday and another Quarkspace...

    Yup! It's Bandcamp Friday and another Quarkspace re-release. We've got Node in Peril, our project with legendary comic book artist Matt Howarth. And we're doing a Holiday sale, giving you 50% off of...
  8. Quarkspace re-release Node in Peril on Bandcamp!

    Yeah! It's Bandcamp Friday and another Quarkspace re-release. This time out we've got Node in Peril, our project with legendary artist Matt Howarth. And we're doing a Holiday sale, giving you 50% off...
  9. I also crafted a YouTube playlist encapsulating...

    I also crafted a YouTube playlist encapsulating all the July in-studio performances, including the live stream. Of course, it would be nice if YT provided a thumbnail denoting this is from a...
  10. Here's another live in-studio performance from...

    Here's another live in-studio performance from July -- likely the last one*. This time out I cover Quarkspace's Recaesarian, from the Spacefolds 5 album. Tap your feet in 5/8!

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    The Combo Deluxe/Duo had a basic EG you wouldn't...

    The Combo Deluxe/Duo had a basic EG you wouldn't see in other organs. Let alone its octave divider architecture is more like a string synth, or the knee level filter, note repeat, etc. I love the...
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    This "semi" modular effects unit definitely...

    This "semi" modular effects unit definitely intrigues.

    https://finegear.net/


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RBrPDzBkXF0
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    So many excellent videos abound on the Beat Club...

    So many excellent videos abound on the Beat Club channel. Things we've seen before, but typically with improved audio and video.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KxOTZ9RJer8

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  14. Church of Hed vs. Quarkspace with New Extended Single

    For Bandcamp Friday we just released a new extended single, Caesar Grinder Salad, where the Church of Hed mashes up two classic Quarkspace loops -- Recaesarian and Astral Grinder -- and creates a...
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    The Buchla Music Easel Arturia V-instrument...

    The Buchla Music Easel Arturia V-instrument warrants a deep dive. I love the synth architecture, and it's so user friendly for conjuring up fresh patches from scratch. I also love the Farfisa (who...
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    Not surprisingly, I love that Valhalla...

    Not surprisingly, I love that Valhalla Supermassive reverb! It's already being used on the upcoming Church of Hed album.

    The BARP 2600 looks sweet, but I'd still prefer a Deep Mind 12 if I'm...
  17. Here's another live in-studio Church of Hed...

    Here's another live in-studio Church of Hed video; this time it's an extended version of the title track of our 2018 album, Sandstoned. Once again, this take uses 24-bit audio run through my outboard...
  18. A fresh video of a piece now called Escapist...

    A fresh video of a piece now called Escapist Interlude For A Pandemic.

    Ye Streichfett providing comfort per usual.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bXiqoKRTbYc
  19. Quarkspace re-release Spacefolds 7 for Bandcamp Friday!

    Indeed. A new Bandcamp Friday means another Quarkspace re-release. This time out it's Spacefolds 7. Spacefolds 7 is unique in that it's the only Spacefolds release we still have actual CDs in stock,...
  20. As promised, here's another live video. This time...

    As promised, here's another live video. This time out I covered an old Quarkspace track, Pavlovian Causeway, from Drop. Again, this features a board mix as well as a similar synth lineup as the...
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    Looking forward to this!

    Looking forward to this!
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    Thanks for checking that out. I'm happy with how...

    Thanks for checking that out. I'm happy with how the board mix sounded, and the manual sync process was simple since there an obvious beat on the track. The next video for YouTube was slightly more...
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    I keep forgetting to dl that Valhalla...

    I keep forgetting to dl that Valhalla Supermassive verb!! I have so many, but one more never hurts!

    I appreciate Tony Kaye more today than I did when I was a youngling.

    The Arturia KeyStep...
  24. I so love the album. It's hard for me to separate...

    I so love the album. It's hard for me to separate Phaedra, Rubicon, Stratosfear, and Ricochet. Stratosfear was the one I had in high school. Many stony evenings spent on that journey with my HS pals.
  25. When preparing for my recent Facebook live...

    When preparing for my recent Facebook live stream, I videoed the individual tracks from the set while simultaneously recording the stereo mix through all my outboard mastering gear. This week I...
  26. Quarkspace re-release Spacefolds 6 on Bandcamp

    In honor of its 20th anniversary we re-released Spacefolds 6 on Bandcamp! Here's the info on its release and some classic reviews from those days of yore. Tempus fugit!
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    Thanks for checking it out and the Wendy...

    Thanks for checking it out and the Wendy reference! The Streichfett reigns on that track (paired with the Korg Z1). The MoogCoast (Sub 37/Make Noise 0-Coast) tandem is doing the arpeggio.
  28. Thanks, man. I don’t plan on stopping!

    Thanks, man. I don’t plan on stopping!
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    You can see my K5000W in the live Church of Hed...

    You can see my K5000W in the live Church of Hed show video... I only use it during this set as an organ paired with another organ patch on the Waldorf MicroQ. It’s a great pairing, unfortunately you...
  30. As promised, here's an update as I published the...

    As promised, here's an update as I published the definitive version of the recent Church of Hed live performance to YouTube.

    It features remastered audio, convenient text captions, and the...
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    https://youtu.be/chF1cS12CcA We watched this...

    https://youtu.be/chF1cS12CcA

    We watched this Saturday. Synth porn indeed.

    Sadly, the weights I picked up were too light. 20g. I may pick up a couple of these as I noted earlier....
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    What I'd like to find is the older rounded...

    What I'd like to find is the older rounded weights used in Ye Olde Scales. (commence Internet search)

    Well, duh. Said search reveals those are what I am picturing in my mind. Pretty cheap at...
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    Here's a question for the synth hive mind. If you...

    Here's a question for the synth hive mind. If you noticed from my live show, I like to use old credit cards and gift cards to hold notes for drone creation purposes. I've found it more flexible than...
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    The Waldorf STVC definitely intrigues as a...

    The Waldorf STVC definitely intrigues as a Streichfett with a vocoder. Still, my Waldorf microQ works great as a vocoder, but I rarely if ever use that functionality these days.
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  35. Thanks for the shares, Jed! Feel free to share...

    Thanks for the shares, Jed! Feel free to share the video around as well.

    Over the next few weeks I am working on an updated version of the live stream with better audio. Going to try it in Reaper...
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    I forgot to twist the "big" Streichfett knob...

    I forgot to twist the "big" Streichfett knob during the performance. It gets a bit crazy on Hooker Cut when the Z1's arpeggiator is triggering it (wish it had a CV input, I'm always using an...
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    Innit?! I still love it after 4-5 years. Crushes...

    Innit?! I still love it after 4-5 years. Crushes all in its wake... analog, digital, it doesn't matter.

    I have the Arturia Solina and I am working on a TabMuse review for the XILS 505 (Roland...
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    I figured I would post about my live stream...

    I figured I would post about my live stream Saturday here and run through the gear porn used doing the show. (I mean this thread is the one I always look for when lurking PE.)

    Here's a link to the...
  39. Church of Hed LIVE stream video now available?!

    Yes, this past Saturday I performed a live concert streamed on Facebook. It was the first time I've played "out" publicly since 2004. Good times.

    I touched on the more recent Church of Hed...
  40. New Church of Hed Album -- The Fourth Hour

    Folks, I've got a new Church of Hed album, called The Fourth Hour. It's our trippiest yet X)X)X); a psychedelic mashup of prog, spacerock, krautrock, and electronica.

    Here's the Bandcamp link:...
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    That Anna Meredith video definitely intrigues....

    That Anna Meredith video definitely intrigues. Top notch writing and a fresh, innovative performance. Interesting to note she’s currently around the same age as those classic first-wave proggers in...
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    I still use M-Tron and the venerable Roland MVS-1...

    I still use M-Tron and the venerable Roland MVS-1 for most of my tron stuff. Mellowsound is a decent iOS Tron emulation. I am two iterations behind upgrading the Arturia V-Collection; their Buchla...
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    The Steve Howe Album recently shuffled up when I...

    The Steve Howe Album recently shuffled up when I was in album shuffle mode on Ye Olde iPod Classic. It was a great listen and still carries the weight better than anything else in his canon, and I've...
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    New Church of Hed Single - Q Ching

    http://churchofhed.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Q-Ching-Single-300x300.png

    We finally released our new single, Q Ching. Check it out at Bandcamp, Apple Music, or even Spotify. Itís also...
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    I’m pretty sure all the iPod Touch models are...

    I’m pretty sure all the iPod Touch models are SSD. A capacitive touchscreen and a mechanical HD don’t mix in a 6.1mm footprint.

    As I’ve got 6GB left on Ye Olde 160 GB iPod Classic, this is the...
  46. Right on, man! That was our first time at Orion,...

    Right on, man! That was our first time at Orion, what a fun series of shows, ending with the "Doug Walker Testimonial Show (Alien Planetscapes)" sometime in 2003-4.

    Bittersweet with Quarkspace...
  47. Sadly, Mr. Kranitz's wish for additional curation...

    Sadly, Mr. Kranitz's wish for additional curation of unreleased Quarkspace material isn't likely. The cupboard is essentially bare. Who knows? Maybe I'll get the gumption for a "plunderphonics"...
  48. Happy New Year! Here's a fresh post with a few...

    Happy New Year!

    Here's a fresh post with a few recent reviews of All These Suns.

    "The legendary US space rockers return for the “first real Quarkspace album since 2001’s Drop." 2018 finds the...
  49. Yeah, it was a fun time. Escapade's set...

    Yeah, it was a fun time. Escapade's set especially slayed.

    We took a bath on it. I had intentions of lugging my studio down to Ruby's and doing a multi-track recording of everything for future...
  50. Just a hed's up with these fresh links to the new...

    Just a hed's up with these fresh links to the new Quarkspace album -- All These Suns

    https://open.spotify.com/album/0bI5Hj8HVVHNvjZifq5ECx?si=SBW_iLUkR0yWP4ztVPheRA <--- Spotify for the radio...
  51. Thanks for listening!

    Thanks for listening!
  52. Our entire history — especially in regards to...

    Our entire history — especially in regards to vocal tunes — is the dim and distant past. No worries about missing anything else, I think.
  53. Indeed. True story. Chet and I were trying to...

    Indeed. True story. Chet and I were trying to figure out why we didn’t record it for Drop.

    Dane Carlson - I think that’s his name - even put out a bootleg of one of our shows from that era, called...
  54. New Quarkspace Album -- All These Suns -- Released

    Howdy!

    Our new studio album (or "real" album), All These Suns, is now available on Bandcamp. It will arrive on other digital music services over the next two weeks or so. This is likely our...
  55. Indeed. I remember those nights at Hole in the...

    Indeed. I remember those nights at Hole in the Wall listening to Pink Floyd's Echoes. It fit perfectly with those blustery clouds. 3AM at Hole in the Wall and the beginning of the title track really...
  56. You are welcome. I just want this out so people...

    You are welcome. I just want this out so people can hear it, finally. Bittersweet for me in a sense. Obviously, I prefer to focus on Church of Hed these days with Quarkspace resigned to the...
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    That thar Sculpt looks and sounds tasty. Sadly...

    That thar Sculpt looks and sounds tasty. Sadly I've got no budget, nor studio room.
  58. New Quarkspace Studio Album to be released this year!?!

    QUARKSPACE NEWS OF IMPORT: Our final studio album is slated for digital release by the end of this year. Titled "All These Unfinished Suns" it was recorded from 2009-2014 with a bit of icing to be...
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    Tortoise remains one of my favorite bands, as...

    Tortoise remains one of my favorite bands, as does GY!BE. They along with Mogwai are the pinnacle of post-rock, IMO. I like Stereolab better than all three, but the Lab largely embrace comparatively...
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    Proggy-electro-spacerock lurks here... ...

    Proggy-electro-spacerock lurks here...

    https://quarkspace.bandcamp.com/

    Church of Hed and Quarkspace
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