I just received word that my Testube remix of I, Parasite's new song titled "Four Last Things" made it into the top four of their remix contest. Chris will be selecting one final remix to be included on their upcoming album The Sick Are Not Healing. The remix contest was quite unique, as Chris posted audio files that had been processed and chopped up, as opposed to traditional instrument tracks from a multi-track program. None of the remixers had heard the original track, either! As a result the remixes submitted were quite diverse. keep reading »
Testube will be remixing an exciting track titled "Forget Me Now" from the band LowHero.DLL. Often hailed as the male counterpart to Ladytron, LowHero.DLL delivers dark and powerful electropop tunes in the vein of Fischerspooner, coupled with emotive vocal charisma and straight-razored lyrics ala The Legendary Pink Dots. Check out the LowHero.DLL website for some free preview tracks, and keep an eye out for their new album FM Era, which is expected to be released later this year.
I contacted Tommy T. yesterday to inform him that I have withdrawn Testube from the DSBP roster. Unfortunately, it was part of a reply to one of his "sheeple" rants, and I said a few things that I probably shouldn't have. It's a shame that I had to leave the label on a sour note, but I have this nasty little tendency to let things bottle up over time and then unleash the poison tongue. For that, I am sorry. keep reading »
I spent most of this morning rearranging and cleaning up the studio. Previously I had just thrown most of it together and did my best to make it so that all of my gear was accessible. However, things were feeling somewhat disjointed and there was no "flow". I decided to put away most of the synths and other gear that I don't use regularly, and the room is much more organized now. I also managed to setup a workstation for Christina, who is spending more time blogging lately and deserved more than just a corner of the desk to rest her laptop. keep reading »