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Buddha Machine 1 - 2017 Edition Loop Box

Check it out, a new edition of the Buddha Machines! This edition is actually a reissue of the original 2005 model, the one that made a huge splash among sound fans and not-usually-sound-fans alike. All the original loops are here, ready to seep into the background of your sonic environment. From FM3.

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Ting Shuo (听说)

Available on CD via CVMK. Christiaan Virant and Zhang Jian are collectively known as FM3 and are mainly known for their Buddha machines, portable drone melding boxes that they have been releasing for the last decade. Ting Shuo marks their first actual music output since they started the Buddha, and unsurprisingly they go hand in hand.

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Buddha Machine 5

FM3 return with the fifth variation of their popular Buddha Machine gizmos. This one contains nine loops taken from their first full-length in ten years. Experiment with hiding these around your flat. There’s a Cello in the underwear draw! Who left a Steinway behind the sofa? This edition comes in black or white and is luxuriously finished in several layers of silicon coating. Feels good in the hand, apparently.

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HeXieFu

FM3, the people behind the much-beloved-by-all-who-enjoy-sweet-little-ambient-loop-boxes Buddha Machines, release something in a CD format! The contents are the result of letting various Chinese musicians play around with and remix some of the original loops from the machines, allowing them to explore the potential within those brief fragments at length.

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Buddha Machine 4 (day-glo colours)

If you are unfamiliar with the Buddha Machine before, here is an intro: they are small boxes loaded up with a number of ambient loops. As the listener / user, you can select the loop and tweak the pitch and the volume: other than that, let it do its thing. Generation IV is filled with eight quiet little loops, and is delightful.

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Buddha Machine Generation III (Clear Opaque)

If you haven’t come across a Buddha Machine before, they are little boxes loaded up with a number of ambient loops: as the listener/user, you can select the loop (from a range of four), and tweak the pitch and the volume, but other than that, leave it to do its thing, and potentially hypnotise you… Lovely little things.

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Buddha Machine Generation III (Opaque Green)

If you haven’t encountered a Buddha Machine before, they are little boxes loaded up with a number of ambient loops: as the listener / user, you can select the loop (from a range of four), and tweak the pitch and the volume, but other than that, leave it to do its thing, and maybe hypnotise you… Lovely little devices. This one is green.

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Buddha Machine Generation III (Opaque Black)

If you haven’t come across a Buddha Machine before, they are small boxes loaded up with a number of ambient loops: as the listener / user, you can select the loop (from a range of four), and tweak the pitch and the volume. Generation III derives its loops from the Chinese Qin, and this one is black.

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Buddha Machine Generation III (Opaque Blue)

If you haven’t heard of a Buddha Machine before, here is an intro: they are small boxes loaded up with a number of ambient loops. As the listener / user, you can select the loop (from a range of four), and tweak the pitch and the volume. Generation III derives its loops from the Chinese Qin, and this one is blue. Delightful thing.
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