With this album Orphax further explores the various possibilities of drone music.
For this work, inspired by the work Vice Versa… by Eliane Radigue, he recorded two works using almost the same settings in the virtual modular software Audiomulch, except for changing one small setting. The recorded source material was than used as building blocks in reaper to create two compositions of exactly 20 minutes.
These two compositions can be played separate from each other, but the idea is also the create your own mixes with this. This can be playing the compositions at the exact same time, but also in any other way you seem them fit to mix.
For this purpose the album comes with download code containing the two compositions and one bonus track which is already one mix you could also duplicate yourself.
All music was recorded between June 7th and July 17th, 2016 with AudioMulch and Reaper.
Age of Insects is the result of a series of visits made by Mark and Laura to Stephen’s studio in Virginia between May 2009 and January 2010.
The three improvised around common interests in analog electronics and digital manipulation, field recordings and instrumental performance practice. These recordings presented here feature only minimal editing and post-production, with a primary intent of capturing shared moments of listening and response.
The titles refer to extinct insects—the imagined hum and flutter of their calls, flight and communication.
Named after a Hitchcock-esque nightmare in which he was set upon by a pair of hard-winged, marauding cuckoos, David A Jaycock’s second album is step forward from the pastoral motifs of his debut, incorporating an expansive country-folk sound alongside the indigenous qualities and general oddness that have made his name.
Jonathan Canupp is a name you should know but probably don’t, but then again might. He records under Ten and Tracer and I’ve been into his records for ages and ages now. Back when I was checking out early net label releases, Jonathan came up as one of two people whose work in their entirety I just fell in love with. And funny how he actually works with the other artist now and lives in the same damn city – the person being a certain Jason Corder (offthesky, Juxta Phona) no less. He makes wonderful IDM music and in fact I may have asked him years ago now to make us a ‘meaty beaty’ record. And along he comes with the very cheek of making some sublimely evolved, subtly woven record using violin, tape machines, guitars, maybe some keyboards and other stuff too. Friendless Now is a beautifully realised work, and one of my favourite Ten and Tracer releases to date.