12 Delays, 4 Bands, 1 Stompbox Modeler: Keigo Oyamada (aka Cornelius) on M13

As a member of Yoko Ono’s Plastic Ono Band and support guitarist for re-united Yellow Magic Orchestra, Keigo Oyamada (known as Cornelius for his one-man project), has been using M13 Stompbox Modeler as the core of his guitar rig. He just finished playing with YMO at the Hollywood Bowl for the first time since YMO’s […]

Musical Odyssey, with a Side of Mealworms

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Some gigs are a little stranger than others. This would be one of those.

CMJ 2010: The Long Road Home

Hundreds of overheated music fans spilled out onto a Brooklyn sidewalk after (yet another) excellent BrooklynVegan CMJ event. Incredible sets from Ted Leo, Morning Teleportation, Titus Andronicus, No Joy, Jamie Lidell, Dominique Young Unique, Reggie Watts and others sent us away exhausted but exhilarated. Yesterday’s spike in Spider Valve™ praise was matched by this afternoon’s […]

Endless Guitar Loops with DL4

When I came across this video from tubescreamer using the DL4, I definitely had a “why didn’t I think of that” moment.  Punching in and out of a guitar loop is a skill all its own, but this method seems like a great solution if you’re just interested in laying down a wall of ambient […]