Monday, March 29, 2010
A short live improv featuring the Biscuit processing a Genoqs Octopus/Nord Lead sequence through a KP3. My MS20 supplies a minuscule melodic snippet to play off the wonderful evolving murk produced by the Biscuit. Playing with the Biscuit's parameters can create compelling entangling frequencies and overtones...slowly I'm learning just what the Biscuit can do with small turns of the knob.
Saturday, March 27, 2010
The Oto Machines Biscuit continues to amaze me, producing resonant provocation and layers of grimey sonic detrius, a sonic weapon bent on turbulence poised on the the edge of frequency destruction. My Alesis Bitrman has found its way into a chain(along with a Frantone Glacier and a Moog FreqBox) modulating my MFB503 DrumComputer...
"The rhythmic motions of a noise are infinite"
-Luigi Russolo, The Art of Noises (1913)
Friday, March 26, 2010
Thursday, March 25, 2010
The Oto Machines Biscuit is an 8-bit effects processor that goes way beyond my Alesis Bitrman in terms of exploratory sonic choices and pleasingly ravaging morphing capabilities. With awe-inspiring bit-reduction capabilities comes pitch-shifting, delay, a filter step-sequencer, wave-shaping, and a filter with LP, BP, and HP settings. Though all this does not come cheap (about $600), with a somewhat limited availability from the wonderful people from BIG CITY MUSIC (thanks Roger!), it is certainly worth it! The multi-function controls offer far-reaching sonic potential, from subtle glitches and grime-ridden, over-driven overtones to the most apocalyptic frequencies imaginable...and it has true by-pass. Subtle knob movements create new worlds! Now, to paraphrase David Thomas of Pere Ubu, we do indeed have the technology!...and we're going to joyfully use it!
Saturday, March 20, 2010
Sunday, March 14, 2010
I recently purchased this device from Doug Theriault of Buzz-R-Electronics; I was curious about this mysterious device signed by the equally mysterious Arius Blaze and dated 2009...when I received it from Doug(check out his site!), I immediately plugged it into my chain and let it rip! While sonically it resembles Arius's DrumScape works somewhat, it seems a different beast altogether. With no manual I simply twisted knobs intuitively, producing dystopian grime, spitting toxic highs, and synthetic drum-like lows...all very Folktek-like, all VERY much controlled chaos! Check out the Folktek Arts blog for the latest in beautiful, circuit-stomped creativity!! Arius, can you reveal any more information about this piece?
Saturday, March 13, 2010
Sunday, March 7, 2010
Enjoy this rather noisy "merzbowian" improv using my new :VTOL: Volfram synth. This little device is a joy to play with, messing about with various patches and mode settings, producing a wonderful "cleansing" racket! Dimitriy promises to introduce a sequencer to his line of synth/noise generators that include the Astat, the Volfram, and the new Corvax synth. I, for one, can hardly wait!