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Digitally Reimported: listening to DI.fm in your audio player

May 6, 2016 11:07 am Leave your thoughts

If you’re like me, you probably know the service Digitally Imported and likely you were much disappointed due to the fact that they’ve cut off any means for us to listen to the streams in a more convenient player like RadioApp and such.

However after some fiddling it turned out that the protection is next to nothing. Since circumventing it would not eliminate the ads, neither boost the quality (not implying you don’t deserve more — just the way it works 🙂 ), I thought, why not give it a try and make my hardware radio tuner be able to play DI again?

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It Is Not Safe To Turn Off Your Computer

December 22, 2015 1:31 pm

All the good times seem to be left in the past.
Whatever happens is not able to refill the emptiness.

Reverse the movie of life, and it’s about how one regains happiness as they lose more and more of their knowledge.

So here you have some leftover pieces of my soul, at least what is remaining… who knows if you might like them.
And so I’m going back… Knowing, that it’s not safe to turn off your computer.

Hey guys, my new album is out at Pizzabox Society 🙂

Psst… you also get a bonus track if you download it there instead of my Bandcamp!

And also, we’re gonna announce something even more awesome in a bit of time…

What is that gonna be, a CD or an LP?
OR BOTH?
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Nope… something much better…
This should give you a bit of an idea 🙂
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However, until then, you can listen to it here:

Or watch the music video:

Tell me how you like it, and thanks for staying tuned 🙂

A big thanks to:

  • PizzaboxSociety for publishing the album
  • LittlePikelet, Namikiri & Defsen, Kripex, Milana Zakharova, Ksyusha Matechenkova, Arien Hikarin, NightRadio, Maria Burkova and many others for inspiration and support :3
  • Kotokotyan for some parts of the album cover art
  • Provoda.ch radio for informational support and playing my tracks

From SqueezingReviews December Summary Review: Part 8

One of the most interesting listens for the Pizzabox Society label, Ak.R is a fresh artist with a taste for digital computing and outdated technology narratives. The first side is a sudden drop into a hole of trembling acoustic backdrops and midigated percussions pressed on murky, dissonant delay and drone. There’s a sense of danger in the atmosphere with the production, but it still carries on patches of blissful night lo-fi to balance its moodiness. The second side breaks open up a dreamscape world bursting with teeming activity of robotic communication. This is where the melodies are most actively blooming, especially with the MIDI-like guitars and drums forming memorable substance for the electronic synthwork. It is Not Safe to Turn Off Your Computer is a vividly emotional and complex release, and it’s one that may stick around as a favorite. 4.5/5

Enjoy the album and stay tuned for more! :3
– Ak.R.

Re-celling a Walkman Minidisc battery (LIP-12)

November 30, 2015 12:49 am

Disclaimer: I cannot be held responsible for whatever damage or loss, physical or mental, related to attempting to repeat something described in this post. It is provided for educational purposes only. Never disassemble electronic devices, especially batteries and battery packs, especially lithium ones, unless you have necessary proficiency and qualification in electronics.

Hey guys, long time no posts 😀

Recently I’ve acquired a Sony MZ-R30 Minidisc player.
It’s a kinda fun format, but the fact that I had to use a 2AA case in order to enjoy my music was quite disappointing.

After fiddling around with the dead LIP-12H that came with it, I came to a conclusion that it’s definitely a somehow packaged 18650 cell.

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A thing called “Tape Recorder”

September 12, 2015 8:43 pm

You might have missed it, but I have released the long-awaited vaporwave/ambient album called テープレコーダーという物 (A Thing Called “Tape Recorder”).

You can have it for how much you think it’s worth over at bandcamp

Ak.R. — 2014/12/04

December 30, 2014 12:26 am

My new single, first one in the ambient genre, named “2014/12/04”, can now be found on Bandcamp 🙂

The first track was in fact featured on Ambient Zone’s “To Tranquility”. Having my track in the same radio show episode along with Above & Beyond, that’s what I could never imagine, wow!

Stay tuned and don’t miss my new album 🙂