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Markkus Rovito

Markkus Rovito has filled his "life" with the detritus of a questionable fascination with synthesizers, music software, drumming, DJing and other byproducts of human rhythm. He produces multimedia out of his San Francisco urban hermitage. His dream jobs include resident DJ at the lunar solar farm, and composer for the Buckminster Fuller documentary. Twitter: https://twitter.com/treefitty SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/treefitty

The Heavens for Rent

Faraday Future, the latest in re-envisioned American car companies, is talking about launching in 2017 with a subscription service. Just what you needed, right? A tidy charge for advanced high-tech electric vehicles that you forget is added to your credit card balance every month. However, the point is that a single vehicle doesn’t fit every need. And why should you own three cars when you......

Cool Spin: Ghostface Killah/Adrian Younge, ‘Twelve Reasons to Die II’

Prolific super-producer Adrian Younge personally crusades against mass-produced hip-hop and R&B by playing analog-only instruments recorded to analog tape with no plug-ins. He’s the one-man band on this ’70s-inspired set of organs, pianos, female operatic vocals and raw acoustic drums that sounds like a hip-hop soundtrack to a Quentin Tarantino joint. ......

Calexico’s ‘Edge of the Sun’

When people know your band particularly for mixing musical styles from myriad decades and cultures, and you’re about to start your ninth studio album in 18 years, you may need new sources of inspiration. That’s why Calexico—the stalwart indie band that fuses various Latin styles with Americana, spaghetti western, country, jazz and post-rock into a sound that’s been lovingly dubbed “desert noir”......

Classic Track: “Epic,” Faith No More

In early 1989, Matt Wallace almost quit being an engineer/producer. Nearly in tears, he called his mom to ask how to get into real estate. Wallace’s “failure” was producing, engineering and mixing Faith No More’s third album, The Real Thing, which went on to hit Number 11 in the U.S. and sell more than 4 million copies worldwide. ......

Periscope Post & Audio, Chicago

On August 26, 2013, producer and post supervisor Michael Nehs, along with business partner Jonathon Bross, opened the doors to Periscope Post & Audio, a then 2,000-square-foot post house in the sprawling 50-acre campus of Cinespace Chicago, located in a converted steel plant five miles outside of the downtown. That same day, Nehs started work on two TV shows. ......

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