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Thimbletron Appearance in The Press Democrat

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Friday, 28 March 2008 09:31

The Thimbletron makes a prominent front-page appearance in The Press Democrat's business section for Thursday, March 20th, 2008 leading an article about the Maker Faire.  "Get Your Geek On!"


Help us name our mashup mix!

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General ECC News

Saturday, 31 August 2013 13:42

Hear a preview of this new mashup mix in our recent TLA Sound Of Plaid show! (final 30 minutes)


ECC @ Ingenuity Festival this Friday 09/16/11 (Cleveland)

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Concert and Performance Dates

Thursday, 15 September 2011 15:49

Ingenuity FestivalWe've finally firmed up The ECC's participation in this year's Ingenuity Festival in Cleveland!  Now that we're local to Ohio once again we didn't want to miss this nearby celebration of Ohio's impressive art & technology scene which booked us in previous years.  From Ingenuity's event page:

Since 1986, The Evolution Control Committee has steadily built a worldwide reputation as one of the most influential and leading mash-up bands by assembling samples and sounds into cut-and-paste masterpieces. Relocating back to Ohio after 8 years in San Francisco, The ECC hits the stage to "Rock Globally; Sample Locally" with tracks from their recent album All Rights Reserved remixed from many Ohio-sampled sound sources.  From Toledo preachers to Cincinnati wanna-be promoters, their world-class music is mashed up live on custom-made electronics including The ECC's incredible VidiMasher 3000.

Time: Friday September 16, 2011 5:15pm - 6:15pm
Venue: Ingenuity Stage West End of Bridge
Type: MusicInteractive performance

Hope to see our Cleveland fans tomorrow!


Ishkur's Guide To Electronic Music

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Saturday, 16 February 2008 09:03

There are eight hundred bazillion little dialects and subgenres of electronic music... what's the difference between House and Acid House?  Darkwave and Coldwave?  Miami Bass and Dirty South?  To solve your bleep and bloop troubles, refer at once to Ishkur's Guide To Electronic Music.  Every dialect of techno, house, jungle, breakbeat, and so much more is snarkily expunged upon in Ishkur's inimitable style.  But there was one part that we especially liked:

Ishkur Guide Blow-Up

ECC as one of the important examples of sound collage?  Awww Ishkur, you're too sweet.  His explanation of the sound collage aesthetic is hilariously accurate and worth repeating in full:

To the anarchistic, culture jamming, kopyright liberating post-punk pranksters who make it known that music is free, sampling is an end in itself, not a means. It is both art, canvas, paint and brush. But it is more than just a form of music. It is an ideology, encapsulated within the fundamental belief that art is an expression, not property. It is to be explored, not controlled. Yet this simple recognition of the aesthetic worshipping of sonic liberty has made it the most illegal music in the world. But you know what? They don't care. They will sample anything they damn well please. You can not stop them. They will sample your hit single. They will sample you complaining about sampling your hit single. They will sample you trying to stop them from sampling your hit single. And when you sue them, they will sample that too. They will take anything that fuels culture and powers society, and appropriate it for their own uses. To them, anything you say is simply raw material.



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