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I should say hi to - my handle on the birdsite is nonwrestler. I'm happy to have joined this nice NZ instance. Check out that fulsome, clear, sensible About page. 💕

I'm most interested in chat about / and I guess that will get tagged or

At the intersection of the above topics, I run a directory of New Zealand ambient music. AmbientNZ.com

I've released music under the name Jet Jaguar since 1996.

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New Zealand’s community flu surveillance is looking for more contributions. Every Monday you get an email asking you a few simple questions about flu symptom so we can track how sick we all are. flutracking.net/Join/NE/inv84

Man, the irony of "Giggle TV" being called that... Even when the jokes aren't regressive and horrid they still just suck. Yet I stare at any screen in front of me. 🥲 😅

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The next #bitwig #beatbattle is in full swing. This time the focus is on modulators and operators. Submit your bwclip files and youtube videos to the following page. As a bonus, a bitwig t-shirt will be drawn among the participants.

If you want to contribute to the challenge after the deadline, you can use the hashtag #bitwig-challenge-modulators in your youtube description to pop up on the website.

rules, dates & submission form here bitwig.community/challenge-bea

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My happy place is when Iannis Xenakis drawings look like Lebbeus Woods drawings.

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I absolutely LOVE this Brian Eno quote a friend posted on FB

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Portishead - SOS (Abba Cover)
I love cover versions that manage to add a whole new meaning to a song. In this tune Portishead (one of my favourite bands) cover Abba's "SOS". This song was part of the soundtrack of the movie "Highrise" in 2015 after a novel by J.G. Ballard. I wouldn't have though it possible to turn a song by Abba into something scary, but Portishead managed just that.

youtube.com/watch?v=WVe-9VWIcC
#musicfromthe2010s #portishead #sos #abba

Flo's words are at the Bandcamp link, if that wasn't clear.

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Flo Wilson's latest, Prelude to a Requiem, is a beautiful 22-minute thing they wrote for basically giving yourself space to grieve or otherwise ... have space. You should read Flo's words, they wrote this from personal loss, and it's a beautiful thing with real feeling, IME.

Saplings, the label, plants trees with the money you give them. You can read this open letter here from label boss, FIS / Oliver. docs.google.com/document/d/15f

saplingsrecords.bandcamp.com/a

Last year the Emergency Mobile Alert test came through while I was playing music off my phone over Bluetooth and it was really fucking painful. 😂
Tonight's test is scheduled between 6-7pm.

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Richie Hawtin was visiting me today in my studio. What an ispiring artists. 🙏 we talked all kinds of stuff #bitwig and life as an artist, communities and technologies.

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Now available! :mastodon:

My in-depth comparative review of eight Mastodon apps for iPhone

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transponderings.blog/2022/05/2

Last time they did these I had my phone connected to a Bluetooth speaker 😅

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Heard this pretty lofi in s3 of Atlanta and been quietly obsessing over the last 48 hours.

Also pretty excited that Atlanta is back, but as usual resisting bingeing.

youtu.be/1JtFItZSnBw

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If I search a hashtag I'm seeing all results on all instances, excluding any cloudisland.nz has defederated from, yeah?

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Went to visit my uncle’s tree farm on the weekend and it was stark how ruthlessly pines suppress life below the canopy with their needles. All the other trees: the Blackwoods, the Eucalyptus Saligna, encouraged beautiful bush below them, but not pines.

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