Is “Rain” the quintessential Beatles song?

To celebrate the 55th anniversary of the recording of The Beatles’ "Rain" (and its A-side, "Paperback Writer") on April 14 and 16, 1966, the YT channel, You Can’t Unhear This, takes a look at the radical studio innovations of the track and asks if it’s not the most perfect Beatles composition. — Read the rest

Polyend Medusa 4.0 and FM mode takes hybrid synth out with a bang

As Polyend’s epic hit Tracker gains momentum, their gorgeous Medusa synth continues to mature – even as it reaches the end of its production life. A new FM engine, more playable options, and LFO sync make this a complete refresh – and a tastier companion to Tracker (or whatever your rig includes).

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Looking back at electronic music pioneers Silver Apples

Silver Apples, the New York electronic duo from the 1960s, never gets enough credit. A collaboration between Simeon (Simeon Oliver Coxe) and Danny Taylor, the band was mainly active between 1967-1970, but their music caught the attention of artists of the time such as Jimi Hendrix and John Lennon and they influenced everyone from German electronic music pioneers to Suicide, Radiohead, Stereolab, and Portishead. — Read the rest