by Heraclitus Akimbo

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Recorded in performance + rehearsal, September 2016, this is a companion-piece to my album ♐UFSC, and can be considered as a series of live variations on the same basic compositional principle. These pieces were inspired by the phenomenon known as "Unfavorable Semicircle", which offers both conceptual impenetrability and sonic discomfiture.

These pieces "sample" Unfavorable Semicircle via analogue + digital recordings, mixed in real-time to live synth-loop constructions. Except for level adjustments, no post-processing was applied to the recordings.

Thanks to: the maker(s) of Unfavorable Semicircle, the online UFSC community, Wolfgang Nessel, Jakob Rehlinger/Arachnidisc Recordings, Aaron Dawson/Nite Comfort, the Cosmic Homeostasis crew and Del Stephen.


released October 2, 2016

Tracks 1 + 3 recorded at home; Track 2 recorded at Handlebar (Nite Comfort 37), September 4, 2016; Track 4 recorded at The Tranzac, September 14, 2016.

THIS RECORDING CONTAINS: Realistic Concertmate-500, BOSS Equalizer GE-7, BOSS Super Chorus CH-1, BOSS Loop Station RC-2, Danelectro Hash Browns Flanger, Danelectro PB&J Delay, Soundcraft EPM8 8-Channel Multi-Format Mixer, Korg Electribe EM-1, iRiver H300, Edirol R-09HR, Samsung Galaxy S5, iPod touch, RadioShack Cassette Tape Recorder Model 14-1156, AIWA Stereo Radio Cassette Player Model HS-T11, Sony Walkman Radio Cassette Player Model WM-FX491, dollar store kazoo, Audacity 2.1.2.

Cover photo by Del Stephen.




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