21 episodes

Why We Bleep is inspired by the mysterious, unique and amazing people behind the equipment and music that we love. It's about getting better at making music, dweebing out over music and synth technology, and to perhaps better understand where music making might be going.

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Why We Bleep is inspired by the mysterious, unique and amazing people behind the equipment and music that we love. It's about getting better at making music, dweebing out over music and synth technology, and to perhaps better understand where music making might be going.

    Why We Bleep 022: BT

    Why We Bleep 022: BT

    Web link to this episode: https://www.whywebleep.com/whywebleep/2020/bt

    Why We Bleep 021: System 80

    Why We Bleep 021: System 80

    In which we ask Jeff Lee of System 80 (makers of tiny Eurorack 808 and Jove filter) the ultimate question: What makes an 808 clap sound RIGHT? And much more Roland vintage synth nerdchat besides.

    Why We Bleep 020: Hazel Mills (Goldfrapp, Florence & The Machine Live)

    Why We Bleep 020: Hazel Mills (Goldfrapp, Florence & The Machine Live)

    Chatting Junos, Prophets, prepared piano, mechanical musical instruments and playing in the Will Gregory Moog Ensemble with pianist, musician and Goldfrapp/Florence & the Machine live keyboardist Hazel Mills.

    • 1 hr 49 min
    Why We Bleep 019: Gaz Williams

    Why We Bleep 019: Gaz Williams

    A hangout with one of my favourite people in the industry, bassist, technologist and legend of Sonic State that is Gaz Williams. We talk about his love of the Elektron Analog Heat (and Elektron gear in general), about making music in a cupboard, about touring with Karl Hyde of Underworld, the mastering wars, using an OPZ as a remote control, and his love for the game Alien Isolation.

    PS. The stunning drummer I saw in Berlin was Yussef Dayes: https://twitter.com/YussefDayes

    https://crackmagazine.net/article/long-reads/yussef-dayes-is-at-the-heart-of-the-new-generation-of-uk-jazz-players/

    • 1 hr 55 min
    Why We Bleep 018: Tom Whitwell/Music Thing MK3

    Why We Bleep 018: Tom Whitwell/Music Thing MK3

    Why We Bleep enters its third year! So again we chat to Mr Tom Whitwell/Music Thing in his shed in Herne Hill, to talk about his NEW THINGS, about the B-word, the manufacturing costs of modules, about the National Grid, visiting an anechoic chamber, Marta Salogni's studio, and about getting up at 6am, and shitposting.

    • 2 hrs 3 min
    Why We Bleep 017: Adrian Utley

    Why We Bleep 017: Adrian Utley

    Today we meet Portishead guitarist, vintage synth aficionado, and all-round top fellow Adrian Utley. In his home studio in Bristol we sat down for a sprawling conversation about making music, his incredible synth collection, favourite soundtracks, outboard gear and much more besides. Details below!

    • 1 hr 53 min

Customer Reviews

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40 Ratings

Muglove ,

Love it!

Fascinating, well presented and engaging. More people should listen to this podcast. Don’t delay, do it today!

Pymann ,

Super interesting, even for non-synth fans

Professionally produced and deep insights into the world of synths. Even a non-synth fan like me found it captivating! :)

Essell2 ,

Nice one

Right up my street 👍

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