Leisure System / 2014
Rob Clouth's Clockwork Atom EP, the eleventh release from Berlin-based record label, Berghain residency, and nomadic party-starters Leisure System, is a triumph of emotional composition and twisted beats. Recalling Jon Hopkins at his fiercest and Autechre at their most melodic, Clouth has put together something special for peaktime and morning-afters alike, three timeless tracks with bass to massage your ears and melodies to warm your heart.
Traum Schallplatten / 2012
Fusing fragile, evolving melodies and relentless techno-influenced rhythms with the glitchy aesthetic of his previous work, Cloud Complex takes the attention-to-detail that Clouth is known for into a club setting, creating a sound that simultaneously melts the mind and moves the feet.
Detroit Underground / 2012
Vaetxh's inaugural release Libet Tones for Detroit Underground draws on both musical themes—Electronic IDM and musique concrète—and non-musical themes from mathematics, resulting in four labyrinthine tracks that are studies in free association, a state in which ideas float from the unconscious to the conscious. Record sleeve design by Dmas3.
King Deluxe / 2011
"Disembodied, glimmering melody floats above a warped wave of glitchstep (slow-stomping, sputtering electronica) on Vaetxh’s Mass.
It’s a strange, sometimes hypnotic collision.
The melodies created by sound architect Vaetxh (aka Rob Clouth) for Mass inspire bittersweet memories as the warped bass,
choppy samples and thumping beats portray a sincere desire to forget."
- The Downcast
Islands of Glass
Lasers, mirrors, machines, broken glass and a bloody heart.
With Kyle McDonald and Jonas Jongejan
A scattered array of fifty mirror balls reflect light from three projectors, filling a room completely with small reflections, casting patterns that fill the visitor’s peripheral vision. Creating a curious space that alternates between a meditative state, and an uneasy imbalance. Shifting seamlessly between mechanical and melodic, a generative audio system built in MaxMSP creates a never-repeating immersive ambience reflecting the revolving lighthouse theme of the visuals.
With Henning M. Lederer
Tunnelblick – A constricted circular tunnel-like field of vision. A collaborative project with Henning M. Lederer.
Displayce is an interactive installation exploring the relationship between image and sound in a hybrid physical/digital environment. Combining a dynamic projection-mapping with generative surround-sound audio, Displayce creates a uniquely immersive audiovisual experience. The sound engine was programmed in MaxMSP.
With Sergio Galán and Guillermo Casado
Four Forces is an interactive experience installed at the Madrid Science museum that encourages visitors to explore the four forces of nature - gravity, electromagnetism, and the strong and weak nuclear forces - in a playfully engaging and immersive audio-visual environment. Each force is a visually and aurally distinct experience. Audio engine created in MaxMSP.
Boots and Cats
With Henry Edmonds
A viral video me and Henry Edmonds accidentally made.
The Harry Potter Book Generator
An experiment in generative literature
By analysing the Harry Potter books using the markov chain technique, a statistical model of the text is built allowing creation of new text in the same style. Nonsense mostly, but I enjoy it. See it in action here.
Pure, unadulterated glitch
File Radio plays your file system like a radio. It scans through each file and interprets the bytes as sounds and images in real-time, opening a mesmorising window onto the complex hidden structures in common data. Made with Processing.
Algorithmic Image Processing
Shifter is an image processing algorithm written in the Processing language. It takes a source image, splits it up into different layers, then goes through each of the pixels sequentially and copies them to a different location based on the layer. From this simple behaviour, complex patterns emerge when pixels get copied to a location ahead of them in the processing chain and so get copied again, creating self-similar repeating textures.
Algorithmic Image Processing
Recurser segments an image based on the brightness, then applies a recursive transformation to each layer. The process sometimes collapses into darkness, and at other times explodes into light.
Augmented reality made easier
Imagine a second space that overlays reality, a creative space filled with digital artworks that seamlessly augment their real surroundings, transforming the environment into a playground to be explored. Augmented reality is a powerful but technically complex platform, and tapping into its potential can be overwhelming for less technically-minded artists.
Makar is project made for DevArt that attempts to fix this, consisting of a set of user-friendly tools for the authoring and viewing of interactive augmented-reality artworks. The main tools are an Android app for viewing the artworks and assisting with augmentation, and a Processing library and toolset for creating the works themselves.
Check the DevArt page for an in-depth description.
Coastlines turned sideways
I was walking by the sea and when I suddenly noticed how coastal formations would make epic towers if they were rotated on their sides.
A processing sketch that generates endless planetoids by filling a circle with trail-leaving creatures that try to avoid each other.