Welcome to your new job. Please do not be late on your first day.
THE BUREAU is a story, told to you in real time, through comics and modular/electronic music. Each comics panel has a corresponding music track, timed to match the indicated time clock in each panel.
INSTRUCTIONS: The Bureau can played at any time, day or night, but for maximum entertainment, press play at 8:55am on the playlist below. Be sure to clock in a 8:59, The music will follow along, including your trip down the hallway at 9:09, your encounter with the supply cabinet at 9:19am, and an entire half hour morning meeting, complete with paperwork and PowerPoint, beginning at 9:30.
This first installment covers 8:55am through 10:03am.
Next week, "10:03am, THE ANNOUNCEMENT".
More information at: ep.tc/bureau
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Here's the soundtrack for this week's installment:
I missed this earlier in the week, but Wednesday, January 15 was the 30th anniversary of They Might Be Giants’ third album, Flood—their major label debut that brought Casio synths and drum machines and Triangle Man and Constantinople to the mainstream. SPIN Magazine has a great retrospective on the album, speaking with artists from Mike Doughty […]
From her groundbreaking first album Switched-On Bach (1968) to the unforgettable soundtracks for A Clockwork Orange (1971), The Shining (1980), and Tron (1982), Wendy Carlos is a living legend of electronic music. In March, Oxford University Press will publish Wendy Carlos: A Biography, written by musicologist Amanda Sewel, musical director of Interlochen Public Radio. From […]
Akai’s MPC One is a beat-making box that fits in a backpack (unlike the MPC X) and costs less than a grand (unlike the MPC Live), has a 7-inch touchscreen display, and offers a full bank of pads, knobs and dials for standalone action, and outputs and ports for hooking it up to other audio […]
Bamboo fiber is a relatively new thing in luxury fabrics, but it’s no surprise it’s this snuggly. After all, pandas eat bamboo, and they constantly look comfortable. But seriously: To understand the benefits of real bamboo sheets, you have to spend a night on them. This 4-Piece Luxury 100% Rayon Bamboo Sheet Set is a […]
No chef’s arsenal is complete without a good set of knives. In fact, it’s the first big sign that you’re ready to start cooking meals as opposed to just warming them up. Here are 20 knife sets that any chef would be proud to own, from visually stunning old-world metallurgy to sleek modern cutlery. Mini […]
The latest iPhone cameras are undeniably impressive, but they’re still no match for a professional camera when it comes to taking clear, wide-angle shots. These six accessories will transform your iPhone into a pro-level camera in seconds, thanks to powerful and easy-to-attach lenses. 1. Lemuro 18MM iPhone Wide Lens MSRP: $100 | Sale Price: $80 […]