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Scott McGaughey of local electronic-music veterans Chandeliers goes solo

If you’ve ever seen Chicago ensemble Chandeliers, you’ve seen Scott McGaughey hunched behind a bunch of black boxes and patch cords. Chandeliers have long taken an ecumenical approach to electronic music, weaving together clattering drum programs, squelchy funk punctuations, and long, proggy melodies; the closest they get to a rule is that hardware, not software, […]

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Make Your Own Kind of Music

ReBirth RB-338 2.0 (Propellerhead Software/Steinberg) Every new trend in popular music brings a corresponding upswing in sales of the machines used to make it. What Brian Wilson did for Moogs and Nirvana did for Fender Mustangs the X-ecutioners are now doing for Technics SL-1200 turntables. And flattening the issue severely, Oval mainstay Markus Popp, who’s […]