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What I’m listening to at the moment: Plaid, Teen Daze, WhoMadeWho, David August

It’s time for me to once again write something about the music I’m listening to at the moment. Yes it’s time for another I recommend post. First I must apologize. Yes I know I’ve been lazy but to make up for that laziness here are four of the best albums right now, IMHO. Hope you enjoy.

Teen Daze – Bioluminescence

Try to say that title ten times without faltering. This artist is new discovery for me. Cinematic, atmospheric, pulsating and sometimes danceable deep, in this his sixth full-lengther.

Plaid – Polymer

New electronic weirdness and playful melodies from the British duo and veterans comprising of Ed Handley and Andy Turner, both actual original members of Black Dog Productions.

Watergate 26 Mixed by WhoMadeWho

A fairly new mix-album with a very tasteful selection of genre-traversing laid-back atmospheric grooves from the pride of Copenhagen.

David August – D’Angelo

Another new artist discovery for me. This reminds me a bit of Kauf, with that same distinct retro-feel, mainly because of the sounds and effects that was used. Great songs and melancholy allover.

 

June 24th, 2019|Categories: Blog, I recommend, Music|

Crossbreeding photos with Ganbreeder, creating trippy images

The advances in computer generated imagery is moving forward in such a breakneck speed that it’s hard to keep track of it all. It seems like just yesterday when Google announced Deep Dream. Today that looks like ancient technology compared to the latest in computer generating algorithms like This Person Does not Exist and Deep Fakes.

I found another cool and very creative tool called Ganbreeder that lets you select images and “breed” them with each other. The idea is simple but I doubt that the code behind it is. It works like this: You select an image and “breed” it with one or several other images. You can set the level of the “genes” of each image, meaning increasing or decreasing the chance of the characteristics of the image (shapes, colors etc) making it to the end result – the child. Then you can use that said child image and breed that, and so on and so on.
It’s a bit tricky at start to get anything good out of it, but with some practice, well see for your self below.. The whole affair is till pretty low res but there should hopefully be a pro version available soon, where you can save your results in higher resolutions.

Check out more of my Ganbreeded images here

 

Deep SeaRed Smoke BubblesSomething BluePuppy ThingThe GuardiansFlaming AbyssMr FrogAt Arms LengthThe Trainwreck

June 12th, 2019|Categories: Blog, Computer graphics, Deepdream|

HÆLOS – Any Random Kindness

There have not been much music released lately that I liked enough to recommend here on Fogelberg.com. That was until yesterday when London based Haelos released their second album Any Random Kindness. Lots of great tunes and melodies on this one. Their music has been described as “dark euphoria” and an “angelic combination of male-female vocal interplay and atmospheric soundscapes.”

Amen to that. Instant favorite for me.

 

May 11th, 2019|Categories: Blog, I recommend, Music|

Modded Game Boy DMG-01 Purple + Silver

This is one of my own modded Game Boys. It used to have a cyan blue screen but yesterday I decided to try out a silver screen that I had recently acquired. I also tried new off-white silicon buttons. It looks great I think, though I have still not decided if I like the feeling of the new buttons.

One of the things I have found when choosing color combinations for modded Game Boys is that it usually looks better if there is a high contrast between the color of the shell and the screen. Meaning if you choose a dark shell, use a lightly colored screen and vice versa.

May 4th, 2019|Categories: Blog, Gameboy, Retro|

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What I’m listening to at the moment: Plaid, Teen Daze, WhoMadeWho, David August

It’s time for me to once again write something about the music I’m listening to at the moment. Yes it’s time for another I recommend post. First I must apologize. Yes I know I’ve been lazy but to make up for that laziness here are four of the best albums right now, IMHO. Hope you enjoy.

Teen Daze – Bioluminescence

Try to say that title ten times without faltering. This artist is new discovery for me. Cinematic, atmospheric, pulsating and sometimes danceable deep, in this his sixth full-lengther.

Plaid – Polymer

New electronic weirdness and playful melodies from the British duo and veterans comprising of Ed Handley and Andy Turner, both actual original members of Black Dog Productions.

Watergate 26 Mixed by WhoMadeWho

A fairly new mix-album with a very tasteful selection of genre-traversing laid-back atmospheric grooves from the pride of Copenhagen.

David August – D’Angelo

Another new artist discovery for me. This reminds me a bit of Kauf, with that same distinct retro-feel, mainly because of the sounds and effects that was used. Great songs and melancholy allover.

 

June 24th, 2019|Categories: Blog, I recommend, Music|

Crossbreeding photos with Ganbreeder, creating trippy images

The advances in computer generated imagery is moving forward in such a breakneck speed that it’s hard to keep track of it all. It seems like just yesterday when Google announced Deep Dream. Today that looks like ancient technology compared to the latest in computer generating algorithms like This Person Does not Exist and Deep Fakes.

I found another cool and very creative tool called Ganbreeder that lets you select images and “breed” them with each other. The idea is simple but I doubt that the code behind it is. It works like this: You select an image and “breed” it with one or several other images. You can set the level of the “genes” of each image, meaning increasing or decreasing the chance of the characteristics of the image (shapes, colors etc) making it to the end result – the child. Then you can use that said child image and breed that, and so on and so on.
It’s a bit tricky at start to get anything good out of it, but with some practice, well see for your self below.. The whole affair is till pretty low res but there should hopefully be a pro version available soon, where you can save your results in higher resolutions.

Check out more of my Ganbreeded images here

 

Deep SeaRed Smoke BubblesSomething BluePuppy ThingThe GuardiansFlaming AbyssMr FrogAt Arms LengthThe Trainwreck

June 12th, 2019|Categories: Blog, Computer graphics, Deepdream|

HÆLOS – Any Random Kindness

There have not been much music released lately that I liked enough to recommend here on Fogelberg.com. That was until yesterday when London based Haelos released their second album Any Random Kindness. Lots of great tunes and melodies on this one. Their music has been described as “dark euphoria” and an “angelic combination of male-female vocal interplay and atmospheric soundscapes.”

Amen to that. Instant favorite for me.

 

May 11th, 2019|Categories: Blog, I recommend, Music|

Modded Game Boy DMG-01 Purple + Silver

This is one of my own modded Game Boys. It used to have a cyan blue screen but yesterday I decided to try out a silver screen that I had recently acquired. I also tried new off-white silicon buttons. It looks great I think, though I have still not decided if I like the feeling of the new buttons.

One of the things I have found when choosing color combinations for modded Game Boys is that it usually looks better if there is a high contrast between the color of the shell and the screen. Meaning if you choose a dark shell, use a lightly colored screen and vice versa.

May 4th, 2019|Categories: Blog, Gameboy, Retro|