Friday, September 26, 2008

What is Sound and What is Noise?

Sound is a form of energy that is transmitted by pressure variations which the human ear can detect. When one plays a musical instrument, say a guitar, the vibrating chords set air particles into vibration and generate pressure waves in the air. A person nearby may then hear the sound of the guitar when the pressure waves are perceived by the ear. Sound can also travel through other media, such as water or steel.

Apart from musical instruments, sound can be produced by many other sources - man's vocal cord, a running engine, a vibrating loudspeaker diaphragm, an operating machine tool, and so on. Click on the demo buttons and you will hear the noise from different sources.

Noise is unwanted sound. Usually the sound of a violin is referred to as music - is something pleasing. Depending on other factors, the sound may be perceived as noise.

Noise perception is subjective. Factors such as the magnitude, characteristics, duration, and time of occurrence may affect one's subjective impression of the noise.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008


Word just in that we will be playing a show at the All Star Lanes in Eagle Rock. Awesome! Thanks Don!


Here is a video for our song "Oh Nothing!" featuring Rhea walking around the bright lights of the city reflecting about nothing.


We have been experimenting a lot with loops and voices. We are coming up with new material and been eating a lot of those magick brownies. Its been a tripped out week.
Also figured out a way to do live dubbing with the loopers and the effects. Rhea calls it the "lo-fi-indie-dub". The Electro Harmonix 2880 looper is awesome becoz it has this reverse button that totally reverses the on-going loop. Its great to get an experience of hands on dub techniques.

Friday, September 12, 2008


We played "The Distance Between Us" like there was no tomorrow.
original picture by Oliver