For Episode 43 of the Engadget Show, Brian Heater paid a visit to Pitchfork, Sub Pop Records, Amoeba, KCRW and more to discuss how technology has affected their businesses. He also talked to Black Milk, Dan Deacon and others about the impact of technology on their music.
Stream Black Milk‘s instrumental album and Record Store Day release, Synth or Soul. Our store is sold out of vinyl, but you can check your local record store on Record Store Day – Saturday, April 20th – to see if they have it in stock. You can also pre-order the digital version now on iTunes.
Black Milk collaborates with illustrator Upendo “Pen” Taylor (Nike, Leroy Jenkins, Gatorade) for the music-meets-visual instrumental series Fuzz, Freqs & Colors (FFC). Synth or Soul is the first volume in the FFC series. The process for each volume starts with Black and Pen trading beats and sketches and refining their works along the way. Throughout that exchange, the music is shaped by the visual art and the visual art is shaped by the music.
FFC is the first project released by the new creative house Computer Ugly.
Black Milk returns in 2013 with a barrage of new music. His first release of the year is a double-single “Sunday’s Best / Monday’s Worst,” which is also a taste of his brand new solo album dropping this Summer. Songs are available for purchase now via the online store, iTunes and Amazon.
First person to list all 15 song-related images in the “Sunday’s Best / Monday’s Worst” artwork wins a free copy of Black’s Record Store Day vinyl release, Synth or Soul. List the images in the comments section to win. (Shout out to the artist, Joonbug.)
Black took to his SoundCloud page to spontaneously release a 7-minute “batch of demo beats for the hell of it.” Stay tuned for his announcement on official instrumental and other releases coming in 2013.