I happen to love tools that pull me into a different mental space.
Producing artwork that incorporates technology and organic elements.
The producer/engineer talks about Björk's "Biophilia" and how Max challenged his linear view of music.
Made this vid to demo a max for live device my evil twin made.
Between the 1950s and the mid 1960s, long before Robert Moog and Wendy Carlos injected electronics into pop-music (with a few exceptions like the Barrons and Raymond Scott), electroacoustic music was pioneered by european radio laboratories and US universities.
I spend part of my life doing a radio program of electronic, experimental, electroacoustic, and various other types of music on Madison's own community radio station WORT-FM, and have done so for an embarrassing number of years. I guess that's probably why my colleague D. told me that I should feel free to rave about recent recordings in the course of my blogging life...