Podcast: Sonic TALK077- Massive Simmons Drum and Killer Robots

Billie Currie, Ray Kurzweil, Happy Birthday MIDI, Goodbye Townhouse      28/02/08

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48:35 mins

SONIC TALK 077 The week that saw the largest earthquake in the UK for 25 years - nothing compared to a 'proper' one of course, but still left several people puzzled as to what woke them up at 1 in the morning - one of whom was our very own Mark Tinley, who joins us this week with a nasty eye infection - if we all send him good vibes, maybe it will heal quickly... Also with me this week is Dave Robinson, editor of Pro Sound News Europe, who's taken time out of putting together a massive pre MESSE issue to come and talk futurism and physics amongst other things, PJ Tracy is also here from Minneapolis - composer, pianist and studio dude, and last but by no means least Dave Spiers, fresh from some Polymoog and GX1 sampling for a new VSM expansion pack. We talk this week of the demise of one of London's most prestigious studios - the Townhouse, which will close its doors at the end of March 2008. Ray Kurzweil's futurism theories get us started on an esoteric thread, which is brought down to earth by Fade To Grey and talk of Billie Currie. And finally Happy Birthday MIDI. Remember... Do Call Us We’ve set up a Skype account for people to leave comments (which may be played on subsequent episodes) or requests to be considered for a part on the show. You can contact using the Skype handle 'sonictalk' or if you want to use the phone, our number in the US is:

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