Sidechain Volume 2

Sidechain Volume 2

part of the Sidechain series
SIDECHAIN is a weekly blog series highlighting an eclectic variety of sometimes weird, often interesting, and usually good music. Sounds worth hearing, brought to your inbox every week.

Paula Temple "Deathvox"

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I wanted to create a sonic movement completely transhuman, captivating, and capable of tingling every chakra in the body.

-- Paula Temple

I don't know about all that, but this track is utterly banging. Hearing this f...

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Sidechain Volume 1: Synths, Romanians, and Dusty Vinyl

Sidechain Volume 1: Synths, Romanians, and Dusty Vinyl

part of the Sidechain series
SIDECHAIN is a weekly blog series highlighting an eclectic variety of sometimes weird, often interesting, and usually good music. Sounds worth hearing, brought to your inbox every week.

Introducing SIDECHAIN!

I am a music fanatic. I love making it, I love experiencing it, and I love sharing it with others. I love hearing about an artist, or a genre, or a track, then embarking on an adventure to hear more. There are plenty of music blogs out there, and I don't intend to rival an...

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Rebooting the blog!


Way back in 2011, while I was working as the lab manager/music technology teacher for the film scoring grad program at Columbia College Chicago, I acquired my first non-musical hobby. I learned to fish and quickly became obsessed.

So obsessed that I felt the need to share this obsession with other...

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Playing Musical Instruments

Playing Musical Instruments

part of the CB's Synesthesia series

I've mentioned how my colored graphemes are projected onto whatever I'm reading; this, in general, is very useful. A similar phenomenon happens when I play musical instruments.

The Colored Piano Keyboard

Let's take the piano, for instance. When I was a little kid, I knew what a piano was but had...

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Listening to Music

Listening to Music

part of the CB's Synesthesia series

Listening to music

Overview

Listening to music is a tremendously enjoyable experience. I see sound as colors, shapes, and textures, projected onto their source. In other words, if the microwave beeps, I see a little red dot appear near the microwave. If a guitar solo plays from a ceiling speaker...

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