December 21st, 2012
Just got the vinyl. Living room turned into an overnight record packaging plant
One of the finest albums i’ve ever heard, proud to have put it out.
Personal favorite: ‘Grounds’ by %(aka ‘owner operator’)
There was a little fuzzy distortion at the crucial turnaround point in this song. I told Mike(%) about it, just to make sure it wasn’t something unintentional(as i myself wanted to hear it without any fuzz because that part is a very delicate/more-silent part), but he wrote back to me:
“re-listened to the called out part on grounds. the fuzz in grounds is intentional to an extent. i tend to let things like this slip by, as i prefer the imperfection of things fuzzing out a bit here and there… i feel theres a certain honesty to it if i let it slip by after ive listened to this track thousands of times. if you listen to my old tunes you’ll hear things like this.”
so i wrote back to him:
“Ok, no prob, Mike… just needed this answer to move ahead. Although I wish there wasn’t the crackle bleeding over into the calm part, I’m all about deferring to the artist’s preference and really like the philosophy of imperfection(honest/direct) behind it.”
Just to be honest, i still think i would’ve liked it better without it, but all of this is to say, despite these imperfections, perhaps moreso because of them, and the experience i had of making sure the artist was happy with his work, and then going with whatever they believed was best, and finally having it turn out to be my favorite song on the album… simply serves as more proof that it is such an amazing song!
But then, to have all the tracks on this album turn out so well(i’m even extremely happy with my own this time around , well… it’s been an amazing experience. Hope i can get the word out, distribute it well, get all these busy friends of mine to stop and take notice, maybe even support it by buying it so that i can get a good share to the artists, at least show them that i did my best to represent ….this album deserves the best of my attention. It certainly doesn’t stop here.
Check the album out here:
November 8th, 2012
Honored to be playing this week for the Planetarium Party at The California Academy of Sciences weekly Thursday night party, “Nightlife”.
More details available by clicking here:
October 20th, 2012
InterDimensionalShadowBoxing from Raja The Resident Alien on Vimeo.
supercollider monome performance app, "OneTrigPony", with added varibrightness lunacy
Renegade Byte from Raja The Resident Alien on Vimeo.
April 8th, 2012
Here’s a new page i’ve started where i’ll be keeping links to all educational stuffz:
You can also find it by coming to this site, and looking under the top-right list of “Pages” for the “£€∆®N ¥øµ Gøø∂” page.
Hope you like enough to share.
April 3rd, 2012
Ah, Chicago, one of the best places on earth.
April 3rd, 2012
Ha, some folks would start a description of this with “I’m not sure what possessed me to do this” but I have no intention of doing so! I know EXACTLY what possessed me to do this: Catharsis. I needed to do a little house-cleaning of the mind. I believed maybe I could do it in such an organized fashion, that documenting the process might be helpful to others. As I chart what I’ve learned about Max/MSP and creating custom tools in various audio environments, I also thought it could help me to learn still more. By creating tutorials for Max/MSP in 3 parts: “Sampling”, “Sequencing”, and “Interfacing”, I’m hoping to end up charting the path I’d like to take to learn SuperCollider. I’m almost done with the first part, “Sampling”… here is a little peek at my digital lunacy:
April 1st, 2012
I was recently hacked by this crew:
Best Douchebags In The World
who had help from this awesome hacker, Szuefislyra Xay:
Douchebag 2 Cowardly 2 Show Face
Actually, not that awesome, because hacking wordpress sites, particularly ones like this one which generate next to no traffic, is a bit like taking candy from a baby. That baby being me! But I must say, knowing how little attention my site gets, I feel honored! Thank you for paying attention Draxiax crew!
These smart folks are based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. And I just want to say, it makes me proud. My fellow Hindi-speaking brothers have acquired quite a bit of esoteric knowledge which, after witnessing the wasteful meaningless frivolity of most of the web-developing yuppies here in the SanFrancisco Bay Area, makes me feel like the proper checks and balances are instituted in the world. It took me about 4 hours to restore my site and learn about creating special hidden files to safeguard my site, it wasn’t a big deal, just an annoyance at first. But after going through all of it, I feel strangely thankful. This information I learned is not important, nor fun, nor exciting, but why should I be on the web if I don’t know how to use it or protect myself from it? That is the important lesson I learned. Thanks Draxiax Crew!
January 27th, 2012
Been awhile since I played Portland back during the 1st MonomeTour. It was obvious back then, as it is now, the folks there know how to represent. Sublime spirits, PDXers. Looking forward to it.
December 6th, 2011
In celebration of our first release ever…
Salud! Benvenuti! Ça Va! Mushi Mushi! Namashkar! Holler!
Come one, come all to the blazinest bassface beatfreak barrage in town! RENEGADE MOTHERPHUCKIN LIGHTS! WHUT!!!!
Our artists will drown your sorrows in a wash of digital-to-analog-then-back-to-digital-and-if-they-feel-like-it-back-to-analog-again mayhem.
Check us out! Info on Facebook pages for Part1 and Part2, or right here:
November 6th, 2011
On November 1st, 2011:“Renegade Lights #1” made available from our music.renegadelights.net page!
The inception of a new era in electronic music: Renegade Lights #1. Renegade Lights Media ignites their shine onto the world of electronic music for the first time with this originally defiant compilation of uniquely skilled artists. These beats were born to butcher bassbins and refuse to die, taking you on an intrepid journey through the fringes of all genres and beyond while still remaining cohesively engaging throughout. Through shine or shadow, this tasty double-wax album remains truly renegade.
A preview of the Album Art:
A few details:
Title: Renegade Lights #1
Format: Digital Download and 45rpm double-wax
Release Date: November 15th, 2011
Side A -
1. Schismatics – by Dolza
2. Interspace – by Nonagon
Side B -
1. S8 Unstate – by Raja The Resident Alien
2. Unfamiliar Ceilings – by MEND
3. Stone – by Anon Day
Side C -
1. Dirty Nine- by Jeekoos
2. We Are Not Human – by Wolf Interval
3. Sonido Interior (ft. Paloma del Cerro) – by Searchl1te
Side D -
1. A Number Of Days – by Spacewülf
2. Burning Down The Porch – by Edison
3. Fold – by Ellul
Digital Download includes video from CSTNG-SHDWS and Mediapathic.
Renegade Lights Video Flier:
‘Renegade Lights’ Video Flyer from Raja The Resident Alien on Vimeo.
An Exclusive Sneak Peek! on our SoundCloud: