Breath as one
Hearts in rhythm
We greet the sun
Dedicated to a ‘first love’ (synth and drum machine)…ballads meant for the ‘live dubbed’ recitation/enumeration of your favorite love poems and/or porn spam.
Don’t forget the scented candles!
The ‘not as nice’ companion to my ‘Ballads’ post…post relationship machine ruminations if you will.
Boards Of Bored Player
The recipe is a bowl of tricks that delivers hot stewed sample stock and sweet granular percussives, synthesized into a liquid reaction of pulverant character. Scintillating and teeth gnashing, best enjoyed whilst burning in hell!
The Devil’s Soup Sale Player
Another entry in the ongoing ‘Mouse On Merz’ series. Listening back, funny how those 80′s new age electronic music CD’s (ala Peter Baumann’s ‘Private Music’ label) come back to haunt my sonic choices in certain cases. But cool
‘Altered Purtzbaum’ Player
*Reverberation included in this recording is from Hollywood Impulse Responses produced by Ernest Cholakis’.
(Experimental tracks with the restriction of ‘nature’ recordings as sole source of instruments)
‘Back To The Future Nature’ Player
Further ‘applied electronic sciences’. Studies in a conceptual audio form of the Japanese aesthetic ‘Wabi Sabi’. As in any ‘true’ Wabi Sabi presentation, sometimes the ‘source’ shows through, sometimes not. It is the in-between of the ‘show’ and the ‘not show’ I like to play
“The words wabi and sabi do not translate easily. Wabi originally referred to the loneliness of living in nature, remote from society; sabi meant “chill”, “lean” or “withered”. Around the 14th century these meanings began to change, taking on more positive connotations. Wabi now connotes rustic simplicity, freshness or quietness, and can be applied to both natural and human-made objects, or understated elegance. It can also refer to quirks and anomalies arising from the process of construction, which add uniqueness and elegance to the object. Sabi is beauty or serenity that comes with age, when the life of the object and its impermanence are evidenced in its patina and wear, or in any visible repairs.
From an engineering or design point of view, “wabi” may be interpreted as the imperfect quality of any object, due to inevitable limitations in design and construction/manufacture especially with respect to unpredictable or changing usage conditions; then “sabi” could be interpreted as the aspect of imperfect reliability, or limited mortality of any object, hence the etymological connection with the Japanese word sabi, to rust.”
‘The History of Art is simply a history of getting rid of the ugly, by entering into it, and using it.’ (John Cage)
Error as compositional element.
art by c.gibson