"What or Why"

aerobic screenshot

"What or Why" [mp3 removed]

The Reaktor Aerobic groovebox has 6 "units" each of which is separately sequenceable up to 16 steps and has its own "live" rhythm synthesis settings (including pitched sounds). A "snapshot" is a pattern with all six units playing together. I wrote about 13 snapshot patterns, then slaved the snaps to Cubase so that note-on commands trigger the patterns for as long as the note is held. Thus the Aerobic parts of this song are played "live" in continuous take. I re-used my 808 pattern from the last song (flanged slightly) to give the beats more "bottom" and wrote a lead line for two Absynth presets ("ugly wahwah clav" and "enormous and unnumbered").

Hand Drawn Album Covers

Hand-drawn versions of classic art rock covers by Travess at Loshadka:

My Bloody Valentine Loveless (woodburning kit? and ink, looks like, really nice)
Hawkwind In Search of Space, crayon or colored pencil and MSPaint (or equivalent, for the black background--I don't know what I was thinking when I deaccessioned that disc years ago)
Steve Hillage Fish Rising (nice to see ol' Steve getting some fan recognition--he suffered horribly in the rave era with Simon Reynolds repeatedly calling him out as an ancient prog rock bore; I mean, it's not like he didn't do some pretentious work but he has played with everyone from the Egg guys to Daevid Allen to Malcolm Cecil of Tonto's Expanding Headband to Derrick May--at some point it has to be acknowledged that great musicians like him)