"Nice Nemesis"

"Nice Nemesis" [3 MB .mp3]

Still working with "my" Sidstation percussion samples--this time played in the RMIV. The last few songs have used Absynth 3 presets, hence the fuller sound of the leads and pads in contrast to the rather brittle and crunchy 8-bit (or 12 bit, I forget) drum hits. This was loosely inspired by the Darwin Chamber piece "Dubmarine" (not as bubbly/analogue, though, or as developed)--I like tunes built around a single sound.

Best Dream of 2008 (So Far)

From Bennett at Double Happiness:

Borna and I were in some sort of museum at a kiosk that featured the works of Jeff Sisson. It was a large screen w/ mouse interaction, containing a collection of Rock Band-esque band/karaoke projects, also one Photoshop filter style manipulation of faces that could be rotated, swirled, etc. and would transform into other faces as they did so. Then we came upon a “cookie making” piece, that had the background of a dough-colored surface, and one could click on various spices and sprinkle them on, add other ingredients - this had been the piece that Jeff had “gotten famous for,” we knew. Jeff came by and said “oh have you checked out the camera function? thats what really makes this piece good.” I clicked the camera icon and nothing happened - Jeff realized the machine must be broken, and reached down under to dislodge something that was stuck. The bottom of the kiosk had a small drawer that was jammed with cookies that were “printed out” based on the image you had made on the screen, but they had gotten stuck. He pulled a few and then handed me mine. There was a condom on it.