If You Meet the Buddha in the Times…

Many new readers have come through thanks to the Buddha Machine article in Rob Walker‘s “Consumed” column in this past Sunday’s magazine section of the New York Times (nytimes.com).

Here’s a quick rundown of Buddha-related material on Disquiet.com: (1) A December 2005 interview with Christiaan Virant of the duo FM3, who made the Buddha Machine (“I’m quite happy with the gritty, lo-fi digital sound that comes out of the boxes on the market right now”); (2) my “best of 2005” list, in which I list the Buddha Machine alongside proper CD releases; (3) video of FM3 in performance, playing chess with their Buddha Machines at the De Appel museum of contemporary art in Amsterdam, November 2005; (4) free MP3 downloads by Mark Rushton, based on the Buddha Machine loops; (5) my “best of 2006” list, which includes an album of Buddha Machine remixes (Layering Buddha, with work by Blixa Bargeld, Adrian Sherwood, Monolake and others) and mention of Monolake’s Jukebox Buddha full-length; (6) news of FM3’s plans, including a high-end ceramic edition; (7) free live Monolake downloads derived from his Buddha Machine fiddlings.

And for regularly updated information about the Buddha Machine, visit FM3’s dedicated fm3buddhamachine.com website.

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