= Folktek Arts =

= Folktek Arts = The works of Arius Blaze, Ben Houston and co.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Time Machine ver.4

delay/sampler based work by Arius Blaze

on the site here;

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Elysian Drum Scape

The Elysian is capable of everything the other drum scapes are - with exactly the same oscillators and delay, but Voltage Control (1/8" CV) has been added to integrate into other analog systems/cv sequencers. Control over the oscillators as well as the delay time.
The boxes are oak, the lamps glow white, 1/4" output jack, 5x 1/8" cv jacks, control over delay time (from extremely notated tight to about 1.5 seconds with near infinite repeat for loops), control over each of the oscillators with custom brass keys for each, 2 custom lamps glow warm white, custom switches for delay time and drum mode (3 modes).
to see/buy the Elysian on folktek.com go here;

For more info, videos, sounds and examples of other drum scapes, go here;

Impressionist Drum Scape Xii

Built on commission by Arius Blaze - bangala bass and sweet drone synth. more info on folktek.com

Update; The buyer (Justin Morgan) who just received this, posted a recording on sound cloud; DrumScape 01 by Justin Morgan
check it out

Sunday, October 23, 2011

cut the record the cut

Record Cutter (Lathe) constructed by me (Arius Blaze). The plinth (box) and top panel are creamy and delicious walnut with oak splines, DB meter to check incoming level, heated stylus with milla-amp meter and adjustment control, stand-off motor with adjustable belt tension, built-on heat lamp, rek-o-kut cutterhead assembly with freshly re-wound Audax cutterhead, cork covered platter, antique silver ins and connections and all cloth covered cables.
First cuts have proven successful.
This will be used in the production of short run record releases for my upcoming label "Folktek Records" - be on the lookout.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Constant Gardening

Earlier Luminist Garden by Arius Blaze being played Japanese style in London. A very nice song and desktop performance - I'm into it and suggest at the very least a listen. Posted on youtube by fraki1508 then posted on the folktek site players club page.

Monday, September 12, 2011

The Feedback Harp IV

The Feedback Harp is a collaborative work by Arius Blaze and Ben Houston designed to create an electronic atmosphere based on an acoustic source, capable of feeding back into enormous swells of electronic noise or sweet subtlety. The on-board sound can be sampled, looped, altered and generally f*kt up in unimaginable ways and/or external sound can be fed into the belly of the beast. This piece was built into a suitcase provided by the buyer.
for more info on the feedback harp, including videos, photos of older harps and sounds, check the electrocoustic section of the folktek site; http://folktek.com/instruments/electrocoustic

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Friday, August 5, 2011

Folktek all over this isht

Hey all, this is Drew with Folktek and I just finished an album for Fake Four/Circle Into Square that features a plethora of Folktek instruments buried in it. Thought you might be interested in checking it out. Featured are various incarnations of the bug, the time machine, both modified omnichord models and various elements from the Folktek Collection Vol. 1 for Kontakt. "Beyond My Means" is available from the link above. Only in 30 sec sample form, but I'll throw up the full thing streaming on bandcamp soon. Free tracks on the net at: http://rcrdlbl.com/2011/03/22/download_big_pauper_big_sick http://www.chroniqueselectroniques.net/article-compilation-chroniques-electroniques-beat-abstraction-75916776.html Hope you enjoy and cheers, bp http://djpz.com

This is video I made for my track "the Stale Breath of 1000 Lucrative Club Bangers." The video features a plethora of circuit bent video pieces I have made (http://djpz.com). The track features extensive use of the Pendulum Translator (bug family) and Ben's modified omnichord for the textural elements in the second half. Check it out and if you like it please pass it along;
The Stale Breath of 1000 Lucrative Club Bangers

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Illuminists Garden

This is the expanded Luminist Garden - an enormous body of sound from micro acoustics - also featuring an audio input with balance control.

Where the luminist is an expansion of the Micro Garden, this illuminists Garden takes the Luminist a step further, consequently becoming the next step in the evolution of the garden series.

The illuminists garden features an added circuit - a duplicate of the "wave reverb" in the Luminist but additionally adds options for each wave reverb to act as an analog style delay instead, adding a huge dimension of wave possibilities for sweet choral drone or added depth to acoustic micro beats. The original delay in the Micro and Luminist Gardens is still present with delays from micro-notated tight to roughly 1.5 seconds.

The 1/4" input allows you to send any audio signal in and balance it with the internal pickup of the sound board to use the Illuminist as a standalone processor or mix the external sound with that of the soundboard.

More info can be found on folktek.com, direct link; http://folktek.com/instruments/electrocoustic/illuminists-garden

info on the original luminist Garden, including sounds and video can be found here; http://folktek.com/instruments/electrocoustic/luminist-garden

Luminist Garden with Modular System

By Klirrfaktor. Nice integration into his synth world;

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Impressionist Drum Scape Xi

Drum Scape by Arius Blaze = antique drums and sweet drone. This piece is currently ready to go;


usual wait time is 6-8 weeks. This one's available by happenstance.
read, hear, see more about the drum scape series here;

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

New Bug Work

New Bug work available: Built into beautiful old double hinging box. Magnetic patchbay and all the glitch you can shake a stick at. Available via ebay

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Impressionist Drum Scape X

Another of the Drum Scape series - antique bass and sweet drone. This piece was built and shipped to Atlanta to be on a new television show. Filming apparently took place in Cee Lo's studio and Biz Markie's studio. There are a couple flicks up of the Biz studio scene with this piece and a Luminist Garden.
After being returned it is currently good to go to a new home, available here;

More info, sounds and videos of the Drum Scapes here;

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Sentient Drum Scape

A new Drum Scape by Arius Blaze built on commission.
videos, photos and sounds up on the site;
more about drum scapes here;

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Time Machine ver. 5

A commissioned collaborative work by Arius Blaze and Ben Houston with Folktek Magnetic patchbay - live remixing the world. The Time Machine takes incoming sound, samples that sound (up to about four seconds) and twists it up however the player likes - in thousands of ways. Or it can be used for a real nasty delay with dub feedback in addition to the possibilties as a multi-osc. sound generator.

For more info check out the folktek pages on time; http://folktek.com/instruments/time

for currently available works go here; http://folktek.com/instruments/for_sale