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Synalegg is a French computer artist. I discovered his work when “Beating the Odds” was released on Conditional, and have been obsessed with his music since then. Raw yet refined and deliberate, concise and luxuriant all at once, what I heard teemed personality and singularity.

“Computer Series”, released last September via OOH Sound, was another musical slap in my face. A proper technical tour de force : for that record, Synalegg has built his own generative compositional system (using Pure Data) and has used it exclusively for all his audio needs. To oversimplify a complex process, his custom patch can synthesize, compose and produce a fully fledged, release-ready piece of music by clicking a button. Unaltered autonomous computed art at its finest.

“Violynt Tropiqs” relies on the same system, yet Synalegg has refined his approach here. The workflow remains identical, but the rule set to channel his system has been tailored towards a more curated result.

And the 7 tracker here is nothing but breath-taking and deceptively human-sounding computer music : the music totally steals the show, no matter how it was done. A masterpiece, if I may.

Such emotional depth and musical finesse completely overshadows the yet thoroughly impressive, clever programming. As usual, I’ll let you discover the music yourself, and create your own connection with it.

Grab the archive, download the hi-res files and enjoy. And play it countless times, just like I’ve been ever since Synalegg shared the tunes with us.
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Synalegg est un artiste informatique français. J'ai découvert son oeuvre quand "Beating the Odds" est sorti chez Conditional, et suis depuis obsédé par sa musique. Brut et pourtant aussi raffiné que délibéré, concis et luxuriant tout à la fois, ce que j'entendais dégageait une personnalité et une singularité rare..

"Computer Series", paru en septembre dernier via OOH Sound, fut pour moi une nouvelle gifle musicale. Un véritable tour de force technique : pour cet album, Synalegg a conçu son propre système de composition générative (en utilisant l'environnement de programmation Pure Data) et l'a utilisé exclusivement pour tous ses besoins audio. Pour simplifier à l'extrême un processus complexe, son patch sur mesure peut synthétiser, composer et produire un morceau entier et fini, prêt à paraître... par l'action d'un clic. De l'art informatique, autonome et sans altération, à son meilleur.

"Violynt Tropiqs" compte sur le même système, et pourtant Synalegg a ici affiné son approche. Le processus reste identique, mais les règles pour canaliser son système ont été restreintes et redéfinies pour atteindre un résultat plus spécifique et cadré.

Et les 7 pistes sont simplement saisissantes de beauté et confondante d'humanité, aussi informatique soit la musique : celle-ci éclipse totalement la prouesse technique, qu'importent les moyens mis en œuvre. Un chef d'œuvre, si vous me le permettez.

Une telle profondeur émotionnelle et finesse musicale relaient au second plan l'impressionnante et intelligente programmation informatique. Comme d'habitude, je vous laisse découvrir davantage la musique par vous même, et vous créer votre propre connexion avec celle-ci.

Achetez l'archive, téléchargez la version numérique qualité master et profitez. Et écoutez Violynt Tropiqs encore et encore, tout comme je le fais depuis que Synalegg a partagé les morceaux avec nous.
n. 

released January 14, 2022

Written and produced by Synalegg
Mastering by Nil Hartman
Artwork by Andrew Bates

TL;DR : Fully generative masterpiece. Quite an immense record IMO.

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  • Nil changed the title to Synalegg - Violynt Tropiqs (3OP005) OUT NOW !

I can't say that i know much about generative/algorithmic composition but what i do know is that's very hard to achieve satisfactory results but that obviously doesn't apply to Synalegg who is one of those rare producers that can surmount the barrier; he managed to make an album (or rather an ep?, doesnt matter), full of sharp, concise and 'understandable' rhythm patterns, melodic phrases and full melodies that without boundaries change places one with another... and all that while retaining focus and artistic vision throughout the entire release! Well done!

Mastering and cover art art fantastic as always! 

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Don’t want to go off topic but we have stunning stuffs in the pipeline for 2022. Ecz and I are immensely honored to work with such talented human beings. I’m genuinely excited / impatient to share the upcoming releases with the world 😉

I feel like each new release adds « value » to the previous ones. 3OP is artist-centric, so all the merits goes to them. It’s so heart-warming to read your feedback ! 

Synalegg’s is a personal favorite, I’ll add I love to listen to Computer Series then VT in a row. It’s fascinating to hear the evolution of his patch.

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18 hours ago, xox said:

I can't say that i know much about generative/algorithmic composition but what i do know is that's very hard to achieve satisfactory results but that obviously doesn't apply to Synalegg who is one of those rare producers that can surmount the barrier; he managed to make an album (or rather an ep?, doesnt matter), full of sharp, concise and 'understandable' rhythm patterns, melodic phrases and full melodies that without boundaries change places one with another... and all that while retaining focus and artistic vision throughout the entire release! Well done!

The very same tracks, made with piano rolls / trackers etc... would have been equally fantastic musically. But, the fact that VT is entirely generative is 1000% mind-bending.

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