MATRIXSYNTH: Monday, September 9, 2019

Monday, September 09, 2019

Radiohead - The Numbers: Jonny, Thom & a CR78

Published on Oct 5, 2016 Radiohead

Roland CR-78 gets a credit in the title from Radiohead.


Director: Paul Thomas Anderson
Recording produced and mixed by Nigel Godrich
Producers: Sara Murphy, Albert Chi, Erica Frauman
Editors: Leslie Jones, Andy Jurgensen
Recording Engineer: Sam Petts-Davies
Production Companies: Ghoulardi Film Company, m ss ng p eces

Gaffer: Michael Bauman
Key Grip: Tana Dubbe
Camera Operators: Ari Robbins, Brian Freesh

1st Assistant Camera: Josh Friz, Aaron Tichenor
Loader: Drey Singer
Electric: Kuba Bojsza, Peter Rybchenkov, Paul Theodoroff
Grips: James Coffin, John Mang, Michael Koepke, Nicholas Deane
Radiohead Tech: Peter Clements
UPM: Kat Barnette
Telecine Colorist: Gregg Garvin
Crew: Austin Feinstein, Emily Ajar

Panavision Cameras: Lori Killiam, Dan Sasaki
Kodak Film: Anne Hubbell
Chapman / Leonard: Dan Issa
Fotokem: Andrew Oran
Modern VideoFilm: Dave Weathers, Wendy Canto

Filmed on location in Tarzana, California
August 3, 2016

Black Corporation KIJIMI Gets a Software Update

See the demo with Ricky Tinez posted here.

"Some great news from Black Corporation, we have just released a firmware update for KIJIMI to REV1.1.0. This update expands the overall filter range of Kijimi and takes modulation capabilities even further to allow for even more exciting directions to control modulation destinations.

Release Notes:

Individual attenuation of modulation amount in the mod matrix option selectable in the menu. (AMOUNT MODE -> INDIVIDUAL). To use, press lit mod matrix selector button and turn AMOUNT knob to attenuate to each individual destination. This allows the user to control modulations with increased detail.

LFO can now be synced to MIDI. (MENU -> LFO -> LFO1/2 -> SYNC)

Dividers and multiplayers are set by the LFO RATE knobs rate pots which range: 1/32, 1/24, 1/16, 1/12, 1/8, 1/6, 1/4, 1/3, 1/2, 1, 1.5, 2, 3, 4, 6, 8. This is only in MONO LFO mode and when AD Destinations are set to amplitude.

KnobCon 2019: Modal Electronics Argon8

Published on Sep 9, 2019 SynthMania

"Playing the new Modal Electronics Argon8 at KnobCon 2019"

Just Sounds: KORG Volca Nubass meets the Roland TB-303

Published on Sep 9, 2019 Noisegate

"Check out our 'Just Sounds' Video of the KORG Nubass and the Roland TB-303 together.

The TB-303 was manufactured by the Roland Corporation in 1982 in limited numbers and became the sound of Acid in the late 1980s. Fast forward to today – and we have the Volca Nubass a worthy successor with some great new features."


Published on Sep 9, 2019 mishpult

#Bastl #Thyme #Elektron #digitakt

ESK - Ambient 1 with Percussa SSP FX

Published on Sep 9, 2019 Metunar

"Here i used the Percussa SSD as an effect mixer.
The Tom Oberheim SEM gets some live granular FX and reverb from the Percussa.
The first Arturia Minibrute makes the solo sound with delay and live granular FX from the Percussa.
And the second Arturia Minibrute has only a Midi connection to the EMU Ultra Proteus which goes into the Percussa with live granular and delay FX."

Grp Synthesizer A2 SN 035

via this auction

"This is a REAL analog semi-modular synthesizer. In true Grp fashion, all the knobs move so smooth, the switches have a real nice solid click, the sound of the oscillators are unbeatable, and the flexibility of this thing (without being fully modular) is just unmatched. This is the closest you'll get to a top-of-the-line, fully modular synthesizer set up, at a fraction of the cost. It's great."

SynthMania Happy 909 Day 2019

Published on Sep 9, 2019 SynthMania

"FX: SoundForge's coreFX"

See the 909Day label below for more.

Quanalog Boubou Demos

Published on Sep 9, 2019 Quanalog Modular

"Quanalog Boubou 1st sound demo. Its a 5 voice polyphonic analog drum synth on eurorack format. If you like the sound pls subscribe and leave us some comment!"

You can find details on the Quanalog Modular Boubou here.

Roland SH 7 looping ADSR’s

Published on Sep 9, 2019 UFO LFO

UFO LFO Roland SH 7 videos

OB-6: Manuel de Falla: "Fisherman's Song"

Published on Sep 9, 2019 Kris Lennox

"Manuel de Falla's poignant 'Fisherman's Song' ("Récit du Pécheur"). Whilst a rarely-performed piano piece, it is a beautiful work I had planned to record on piano a while back. However, it also works well on synth (hence this recording). The hand-crossing/split octaves in the main phrase is quite unusual. Much fun to be had deciding which voice should be projected as the melody!

The range of this piece is handy for the OB-6 i.e it can be played across 4 octaves without hitting the transpose buttons. In saying that, large chunks of the keyboard repertoire can in fact be played within 4 octaves, i.e there is plenty of recordable extant repertoire that could be harnessed.

Enjoy/all best

Knobcon 2019: New Products from Roland, Modal, Buchla, Erica Synths, ASM & Curious Sound | Reverb

Published on Sep 9, 2019 Reverb

"The eighth annual Knobcon synth convention was recently held outside of Chicago, and we took a peek at all the [bleep]ing cool gear and new releases.

Products Featured: Curious Sound Objects Bitty, Modal Argon 8, Erica Synths Pico System III, ASM Hydrasynth, Buchla 208c and Easel Command Module & Roland Jupiter-XM"

My Korg MS-20 goes classical (Strymon BigSky inside) part I

Published on Sep 8, 2019 adnmusic

"Sound Edition on the Korg MS-20
no preset, no midi, no sequencer

Strymon Big Sky Reverb 1. Sonate n°11 Alla Turca (La Marche Turque) – Mozart 2. Pierre et le Loup – thème de Pierre – Prokofiev 3. Pierre et le Loup – thème de l’Oiseau – Prokofiev 4. Pavane – Fauré 5. Le Petit Ramoneur (The Little Sweep – The Sweep’s Song) – Britten 6. Gymnopédie n°1 – Satie 7. Sérénade (Ständchen) – Schubert 8. Syrinx - Debussy"

adnmusic Korg MS-20 videos

Oberheim TVS Pro Black

via this auction

The Man Who Re-invented The Synthesizer - 1978 Rick Coupland Synthesizer Brochure & Operational Specs

via this auction

"Original 1978 vintage Rick Coupland Synthesizer 11 page Brochure PLUS bonus Operational Specs (Note coffee stain on top corner). The Man Who Re-Invented The Synthesyizer."

Note this is the first post to feature descent legible pics of the brochure.

via this post on synthesizer firsts: "1973 - Coupland Digital Music Synthesizer - First Digital (Triadex beat it?) Update via Peter Grenader: "No time to read through all these posts to see if it's come up yet, but the Coupland was never existed. I met Mark Vail, who's now a friend, by writing him a letter informing him that his story about the Coupland in his Vintage Synthesizers book (GREAT book) which mentioned it's only recorded showing was at the AES show in LA in 1978 was a farce. I was there - at their booth and their suite in the Hilton where the instrument was said to be. I was there on the first day, I was there on the last day. The only thing they had was a small model - about six inches across, sitting on a table. The booth was amazing - this radial orb multiple people could sit in, with a cover that came over each person which played what I remembered was a very impressive demo which swirled around four speakers inside the box. I, and everyone else, were blown away. They kept saying...'it will be here tomorrow, it'll be here tomorrow' I showed up the last day just to see it, figuring by the then it would have didn't. I did see the frst Synthclavier at that show however. Their suite was across the hall from the Coupland folk. That completely kicked the crap out of everything else shown that year."

Also check out this write-up on Retro Synth Ads, and a few other posts here.

Casio SK-5 Vintage Piano Keyboard Organ Synthesizer Sampler - with Original Box

via this auction

Kind of interesting that the front and back of the box are pretty much the same.

Modcan A Series Modular Synthesizer

via this auction

"These are 14 Modcan modules and 6 Cynthia brand. The list price is about 10k."

Cwejman S1 MK2 Semi-Modular Monophonic Analog Synthesizer w/ Original Box SN 19-104

via this auction

"Basically brand new, only played a few times, never even racked. From the latest batch, serial number 19-104."

Roland Juno-106 Synth

via this auction

"1983 Juno-106 analog polyphonic synth in excellent condition, and fully functional. No scratches, dents, or dings on it."

Oberheim OB-12

via this auction

"Oberheim OB12 up for grabs. Not many of these in a shape and functionality as this. Excellent synth with onboard sequencer that syncs to any midi clock for anything from single note melodies to lengthy chord progressions. Ideal instrument for the creative juncture in music production.

'Oberheim is back with their first analog-emulation professional synthesizer. This blue beauty is supposed to recreate and emulate the classic sounds and tone of the original Oberheim analog filters. The OB-12 is a 12 voice synth with 4-part physical modeling synthesis. Loads of real-time knobs (22), sliders (24), and buttons (33) with a traditional layout give you fast hands-on access and control of most parameters. Extra hands-on goodies include a ribbon controller, pitch bend and modulation wheel.'"

Sarcophagus chants

Published on Sep 2, 2019

1. Sarcophagus chants part 1 - Eurorack ambient jam with jak plugg monsoon and dervish
A little jam at Lipari castle, where many sarcophagi have been gathered. The sarcophagi dates back to 1000 a.c. , and have been removed from the original site in the island necropolis to form the modern archeological museum. about 2500 sarcophagi have been discovered until now
2. Sarcophagus chants part 2 - eurorack ambient jam with squarp hermod
A little jam at Lipari castle, where many sarcophagi have been gathered. The sarcophagi dates back to 1000 a.c. , and have been removed from the original site in the island necropolis to form the modern archeological museum. about 2500 sarcophagi have been discovered until now

Teenage Engineering OP-Z - Moby Porcelain Disco Remix

Published on Sep 9, 2019 Matt Craven

"After attempting to recreate the original track using only the OP-Z [posted here]

I thought I would have a bash at doing a remix. Turned out a bit Purple Disco Machine, but he's doing alright for himself.

Had to timestretch the samples in adobe audition to get the tempo right, but apart from that this has all been made on the OP-Z."

Roland TR8 vs TR-09 vs Cloud - TR909 Comparison

Published on Sep 9, 2019 Starsky Carr

"A quick look to see how the various Roland emulations of its own magnificent 909 compare with each other.

There some speculation about the different technologies and algorithms - this demo is purely looking at IF there are differences between them..

This isn't meant to be a fully fledged demo or review of the drum machines - just looking at if there are sonic differences and if so what are they.. :)

and there are!

Kick 1:20
Snare 5:10
Kick & Snare 6:27
Tuning the Snare 7:18
Open Hat 7:36"

Sequential In The Spotlight Interview with PETER MAHR

You can find the interview on Sequential's website here.

"Peter Mahr was born in Vienna, Austria into a family of classical music lovers. However, in his youth he fell in love with synthesizers and electronic music. Ever since, his passion for music and synths has evolved significantly. He is a musical autodidact and over the years he has contributed music to smaller film projects and websites. By training Peter is a molecular geneticist and lives in Switzerland.

We chatted with Peter on how he uses the Prophet XL in his music."

You can find previous posts featuring Sequential's Spotlight series here.

Knobcon 2019 360 Walkthrough

Published on Sep 9, 2019 Stephen Drake

"A brief walkthrough of the main exhibitor room. Excuse the changing perspective please - this was my first time using this camera."

Jinje Patches for the Novation Peak

via @WeAreNovation

"Our latest Peak Patches update features Jinje, a skilled DJ and an established electronic solo artist with releases on
. 🎛🎚🎹

Check out our newest patches and hear the skill and talent of some incredible sound designers."

"Jinjé (aka Lee J. Malcolm) is the founding member and principal song writer of experimental Leeds-based band Vessels who have morphed into a maximalist live techno outfit, as evidenced by their last two albums - Dilate, released in March 2015 and The Great Distraction which came out on Different Recordings (PIAS) in Sept 2017. Lee also had a run of techno releases under his Lee J. Malcolm moniker for EPM Records.

Lately, efforts have been concentrated towards his Jinjé project which, following on from the success of Amya (his first release back in 2014), has seen him move from strength to strength with many more releases on Messrs, Kick&Drum and a release on the mighty Ostgut Ton (the in-house Berghain label) with Big Skies which also had a vinyl release. With plenty of support from XLR8R and Nemone at 6music, 2019 has been another positive year including a return to Panorama Bar at The Berghain to perform live and having Jon Hopkins open up his Glastonbury set with I'm Psychic (released Aug 2019).

With plenty more in the pipe line for release and performance, the incorporating of modular synthesis and interactive visuals into his live set, the rest of the year is shaping up to be an interesting one. Watch this space."

Jinjé - Silicon Bubbles | Yutaru Sessions Yutaru Group

Happy #909day Jam with DSI evolver

Published on Sep 9, 2019 Masaki Takada

See the 909Day label for more!

Perfect Circuit 909 Day Vintage Roland TR-909 Jam

Published on Sep 9, 2019 Perfect Circuit

"Happy 9/09 day! To celebrate Roland’s legendary TR-909 rhythm composer, we recorded a jam with this vintage drum machine. We also paired it with Cyclone Analogic's TT-303 bassline synthesizer which is inspired by Roland’s TB-303 for the full acid experience.

Check out our signal article to read more on the history of the TR-909:

#PerfectCircuit #TR909 #DrumMachine"

Retro Synth Ads Happy 909 Day!

Published on Sep 9, 2019 Retro Synth Ads / Mini Music Labs

"Happy 909 Day! 3rd happiest day - after 303 and 808 day, of course. 909 un-bubblewrapped to make a few patterns with the TB-3!
Bonus fun: watching the MX-1 leds bounce in the background while I program the patterns."

See the 909Day label below for more!

Roland Alpha Juno Ambient Future Bank 4 + 5 Analog Synthesizer Rik Marston

Published on Sep 9, 2019 Rik Marston Official

Reverb / Ahnyxian Sound Design / Rik Marston

#rolandalphajuno #rolandmks50 #analogsynthesizer
"Roland Alpha Juno Ambient Future Bank 4 & 5 Demo"
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Vaser [Episode 181]

Published on Apr 5, 2019 CatSynth TV

"An experimental video titled 'Vaser' (Yiddish for water), featuring a cameo by Sam Sam enjoying a drink.

Audio synthesis featuring Arturia Synclavier V and Buchla Easel V, and BEAP from Max/MSP.
Video synthesis featuring Vizzie 2 from Max/MSP"

Fresh Boom Bap - Morning Beats 2 🔥 itijik

Published on Sep 9, 2019 itijik

"Do you make music or design sounds?
You looking for opportunities to push your craft further?
The itijik Production Club has benefits you won't believe!
Join us on Patreon:"

Ensoniq Fizmo Realtime Transwave Synth SN 10088

via this auction


via this auction

"With the Polymorph you get 4 synths in one, plus one of the best sequencers ever made. It comes with the original Quasimidi power supply."

Future Retro Revolution SN FREVO401

via this auction

KORG MS-50 Vintage Analog Semi-Modular Synthesizer SN 190185

via this auction

"This unit is 100% perfect working. All Knobs, Patches are fully functional.
Full serviced by a professional engineer.
Legendary amazing sound!"

Roland System 100m Modular

via this auction

Modules & SNs:

112 Dual VCO 900977

121 Dual VCF 820691

130 Dual VCA 051538

140 Dual ENV & LFO 780697

150 Ring Mod, Noise Gate, S&H, LFO 122394

Alesis A6 Andromeda Polyphonic Analog Synthesizer

via this auction

Braintec Transistorbass 3.3

via this auction

"Quite rare rackmounted german analogue synth, much more like Sh-101 than just a Tb-303 clone.
Sporting 2 oscillators, sync, AR envelope and midi controlled modulation routings this is really nice sounding serious synth."

Nord Modular G1

via this auction

Metasonix R-56 Reverb 5U Module - Red on Black Panel

via this auction

"Only one of these I have seen anywhere. Comes with 2 tanks and is ready to plug in your system. This thing is a beast I will miss it."

Access Virus TI Synthesizer Demo

Published on Sep 9, 2019 Synthesizer Revolution

"A sound demonstration of the Access Virus TI2 Desktop. Combines both factory patches and custom made patches."

Autumnal jam w/ Elektron Octatrack MkII, Deckard's Dream, Moog Sirin, Minitaur, Strymon Ola, Big Sky

Published on Sep 9, 2019 Jay Hosking

"A live, semi-improvised performance, all on hardware, and inspired by the changing of the seasons here. On this track, I make good use of its fantastic compressor, as well as the Octatrack's ability to incorporate external gear into the scenes and an overall mixed, cohesive sound.

While exploring the Octatrack further, a used Deckard's Dream went up for sale in my town for a very good price. It is no exaggeration to say the Deckard's Dream (or rather its inspiration, the Yamaha CS-80) has been the sound of my musical imagination for my entire life. When I brought it home and paired it with the Octatrack, this improvisation finally made sense and came together. And yes, I think the Deckard's sounds just as good as I'd hoped. I'll probably show it in some more "traditional" ways soon.

Elektron Octatrack MkII — Sequencer, samples (drums, weird loops), effects for external devices, master effects
Black Corporation Deckard's Dream + Strymon Ola + Strymon Big Sky — Pad
Moog Minitaur — Bass
Moog Sirin — Lead

Written over fragments of the last couple of weeks, performed live, and uploaded as is, with only a little compression/limiting on the master."

Introduction to Hive 2

Published on Sep 9, 2019 u-he

"In this 14 part series, Ronan Macdonald introduces the basic features and functions in Hive 2.

Get Hive 2 or try the demo:"

Introduction to Hive 2 - 1. The Control Bar
Introduction to Hive 2 - 2. Oscillators
Introduction to Hive 2 - 3. Filters
Introduction to Hive 2 - 4. The Keys panel
Introduction to Hive 2 - 5. Modulation
Introduction to Hive 2 - 6. LFOs
Introduction to Hive 2 - 7. Envelopes
Introduction to Hive 2 - 8. Function Generators
Introduction to Hive 2 - 9. Shape Sequencer
Introduction to Hive 2 - 10. XY Pad
Introduction to Hive 2 - 11. Arpeggiator
Introduction to Hive 2 - 12. Sequencer
Introduction to Hive 2 - 13. Effects
Introduction to Hive 2 - 14 The Scope

Ashun Sound Machines Hydrasynth Demo (No Talking)

Published on Sep 9, 2019 Bonedo Synthesizers

ASM Hydrasynth

XAOC Zadar plus an oscilloscope

Published on Sep 9, 2019 Winston Edwards

"Random Zadar shapes going into the X/Y inputs of my oscilloscope, creating some nice Lissajous patterns and animations."

Don't miss Drawing with Sound (Oscilloscope Music) - Smarter Every Day 224, and be sure to check out the oscilloscopes label at the both of either post for more.

Korg Minilogue XD

Published on Sep 9, 2019 3rdStoreyChemist

"Messing with the front panel on the XD"

Roland MC-101 Sound Demo (No Talking)

Published on Sep 9, 2019 Bonedo Synthesizers

Kittens Have Lasers

Published on Sep 9, 2019 Learson Peak



Behringer Deepmind 6
Behringer Model D
Alesis Votex
Fender Jaguar Bass
Drums - Korg Volca Sample
Vocals - EV RE20
Preamp - Neve 511
Compressor - DBX 560a

Computer - MacBook Pro 
My Music Software - Pro Tools 12
Audio Interface - Focusrite Clarett 8Pre-X
Video Camera - iPhone 6+
Video Software - Final Cut X

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Free presets pack for Native Instruments Massive X

Published on Sep 9, 2019 Expressive E

"🔥🔥🔥 Discover Expressive E free 🎁 original presets for #NATIVEINSTRUMENTS #MassiveX synthesizer! These presets are available for #Touché and Non-Touché users and can be used with or without Touché. Download link 👉🏼
This new 20-preset collection harnesses the advanced sound-design capabilities of Massive X and offers users the next level in articulate playability.

📌You don’t already have a Touché or Touché SE?
Expressive E has released a free synthesizer preset pack that does not only require one of its unique Touché or Touché SE controllers. The deep modular nature of Massive X lets its users interact with its sounds much more expressively than on traditional subtractive synthesizers, making it a perfect candidate for the sound design talents of Expressive E’s team. Their free presets utilize Massive X’s macro controls with multiple parameters per macro, sophisticated programming, so users can immediately shape the sounds in creative ways with the turn of a single control. Even after the initial sound stops—for instance with short pluck or bell sounds—the macros that single control continues to put out volume and timbre changes with no need to re-trigger the note.

🎁 This Massive X 20-preset download is free to anyone who registers an account at Expressive E’s website:

Owners of an Expressive E Touché or Touché SE controller will have an even more precise and supremely tactile experience with these sounds. The devices’ four-axis control surface offers the highest degree of touch and pressure sensitivity for both the most subtle and most aggressive parameter changes.

While anyone can open these free presets directly in Massive X, Touché and Touché SE owners can open them Expressive E’s Lié plugin host software. This allows the user to manipulate up to eight of Massive X’s macros at once with a single hand, making rhythmic manipulation of the sounds much more varied and physically intuitive. Each of those Massive X macro controls manipulates multiple parameters, making these synth sounds extraordinarily dynamic when used the Touché or Touché SE.

Touché and Touché SE hardware ships with more than 200 sounds powered by UVI Workstation software. These sounds are custom-designed to perfectly complement the controllers’ four-directional movements. Lié also includes presets for more than 30 popular software and hardware synthesizers from brands such as ARTURIA, KORG, MOOG, NOVATION, ROLAND, UH-E, and others. These free MASSIVE X presets are Expressive E’s latest sound design effort but by no means the last.

They are available now, along with the Touché ($399) and Touché SE ($229), at

✏️ presets, 🎶 Music, 🎥 video created by Theo Galienne"

Better sound of Arturia MatrixBrute? Roland Jupiter and SH101, Korg MS20, Prophet 5?

Published on Sep 9, 2019 PawelBlaszczak_Composer

"How Arturia is sounding with third filter, with a lot of other third filters :) I'm testing how Arturia working with different eurorack filters from Korg MS20, Roland Jupiter 6, Roland SH101, Oberheim SEM, Prophet 6, Polikvoks and Prophet 5. Also Three Sisters filter checking.

This is test from composer/producer to others composer/producers so don't expect engineer oscilloscope detailed test. I'm artist, not engineer so far :)

So here are full list of filters with same order as showing:
1. Korgasmatron II from Intellijel - Korg MS20 filter,
2. Doepfer A-106-5 SEM - Oberheim filter
3. Jove80 from System 80 - Roland Jupiter 6, Roland SH101 filter,
4. Curtis Filter from Dave Smith - Prophet 6 filter,
5. Z2040 from TipTop - Prophet 5 rev 2 filter,
6. Black Polivoks VCF from Erica Synth - Polivoks filter,
7. Three Sisters from Mannequins

I used FabFilter L2 at the end of signal, since I thing loudness isn't most important factor here. No other effects.
Also, when I put to much resonance to duck the whole signal for not destroying your speakers, headphones. So, it isn't truth how Arturia is sound with max settings of resonance, because signal is ducked.

And sorry SEM presented is 12dB, not 6dB, sorry of that!

English is my second language, so sorry for mistakes. Hope you'll like it, not mistakes of course, but filters :)"

Sunshine Jones A Love Letter To The TR 909 Rhythm Composer

Published on Sep 9, 2019 Sunshine Jones

"A Love Letter to the magnificent Roland TR-909 Rhythm Composer.
Covering the basic features of the instrument, but largely focused on the impact this drum machine had on absolutely everything. My most personal love letter, I share stories of how I actually got one, and of being attacked for using a drum machine at all. It's fun, inspiring, and filled with love, devotion and gratitude to all of the maestros who had the courage to dance at a time when dancing wasn't on the minds of masses. The TR-909 is the voice of those of us who weren't done dancing, and cheered for disco's revenge.

Note: I am an electronic musician, a designer, and a huge fan of synthesizers and drum machines. I am not an authority, nor am I a historian. These love letters (I should think that it goes without saying) are Op Ed (opinion based editorial) and thus they are filled with hyperbole, artistic license and some degree of speaking categorically to get the point across. This is not the first word, or anywhere near the last word on the story I'm telling. It's just a love letter.

Photographed, written, filmed, scored, programed, narrated and directed by Sunshine Jones.
©2019 The Urgency Of Change
Special thanks to everyone who danced their way to the stars with me.

I have made a limited edition T-shirt print of the technical drawing made for use in this love letter - a hand drawn pencil and ink illustration with type set in photoshop. 101 shirts were available. See more at to get yours. At this initial posting, all 101 shirts are already sold out. There will be no others.

For more info about about me:"

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