"Stock Phonography"

"Stock Phonography" [4 MB .mp3]

This song was an experiment in converting a lengthy atonal work -- Karlheinz Stockhausen's Mixtur (1965-7) -- into a short tonal work. File under "bratty."
I took snippets from a vinyl version of the Stockhausen, looped them, layered them, reversed them, etc. There is a certain ready-made consistency in the raw materials here, because KS had already electronically processed the piece's orchestral sounds -- he used a sine wave generator and ring modulator to slightly distort the live performances.
Am happy with the remixtur of the mixtur but it doesn't really fit in with my recent LP releases so I'm posting it on my blahg.

Tiny Gargantuas (video)

Vimeo, 2 min 7 sec

Screenshot:

tiny_gargantuas

You call these music videos "non-videos"?
Yes.
Don't you think people deserve to watch something dynamic while listening to a tune?
Many YouTubes just "sit there."
Don't you want people to be excited watching you dramatically turn knobs, like Skrillex?
No.
Are you really hitting the "play" key here, or is that faked?
That is done live.

And in case you missed them:

Orch Gathering
Rhythm Study No. 5
Rhythm Study No. 7
Rhythm Study No. 2
Rhythm Study No. 12
Paint Trail
New New Wilderness

One Solid Production (new Bandcamp release)

Am pleased to announce my 31st Bandcamp release, One Solid Production [embedded player removed].

Liner notes for the LP:

"This is one solid production"
or
"I just one need one solid production"
Many of the tracks are single-take recordings of Machinedrum & Octatrack playing songs programmed in their "arrangers." No improv, no knob turning, just composition and changing parameters.
A Eurorack mixer (made with I/O, mixer and compressor modules) binds the tracks together and hopefully adds some analog oomph.
Other Eurorack sounds, softsynth riffs, and samples from vinyl also find their way in here.

If you'd like to support this blog (now in its 18th, ad-free year) buying the occasional Bandcamp song or LP is a great way to do that.

Orch Gathering (video)

Vimeo, 1 min 16 sec

Screenshot:

orch_gathering

So far these little non-videos have been extremely unpopular, so I know I'm onto something.
The Eurorack array seen in earlier non-videos (top) has been pared down to modules actually in use (except for a Doepfer FX module, which just sits there).

And in case you missed them:

Rhythm Study No. 5
Rhythm Study No. 7
Rhythm Study No. 2
Rhythm Study No. 12
Paint Trail
New New Wilderness