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Hi, just listed One-Offs Ep up for pre-order on bandcamp
1. Plip (3:36)
2. Shoo (2:16)
3. 210101 (4:54)
4. Sfacidx3mulch (1:15)
5. Rumk8 (9:49)
6. Kcl2 (3:39)
the original press-release from June 2001:
"Monotonik is very proud to present an exclusive 6-track EP from Finland’s Lackluster, aka Esa Ruoho, an artist we’ve been releasing (as Distance) since way back when we were putting out .MODs, and have seen go from the limited-edition “CDR#2” on Monotonik (our only physical release ever) to critical acclaim through his 12” and album releases on the UK’s DeFocus Records, and more recent vinyl and CDs put out through Rikos, Merck, and U-Cover, to name but a few.
“One-Offs EP” is a collection of material from the last year or so which, quite simply, blows us away. From the starting bloopshuffle into expansive caverns of “Plip”, through the perverse percussives of “Shoo”, and into the suddenly retro, gorgeous simplicity of “21/01/01”, this suddenly feels eons past “Container”, even after its 5-star Muzik rating.
Pausing for the breathy interlude of “Sfacidx3mulch”, the EP forges on to the simply epic and extended multilayering of “Rumk8”, as formerly heard in the [email protected] performance, and finally to the wonderful “Kcl2”, all echo-ing organ chords and zen-like calm. What a trip."
releases April 10, 2020
p.s. the cover artwork is by Jaakko Iisalo. The originator of Angry Birds designs (the pigs and the birds).
Bodyverse - I Could Go Lucid
‘I Could Go Lucid’ is about an instant of awareness in which I realise I could have the chance to create an astonishing reality, if only I could keep consciousness while dreaming, for more than an ephemeral moment. Lucid dreams mean to me a chance to create perfection as I feel they release the power of imagination in its whole potential. Imagination becomes matter to interact with. It’s the brain’ s virtual reality, the off limits oneiric one. As well as in dreams, also in the in musical creative process I perceive a certain amount of surreal content, and it too links with imagination and with the act of materialising ideas. For this reason I am currently experimenting through improvisation, in a journey between surrealism, expressionism and situationist drift. I try to let ideas flow, so my will subordinates to accidents and emotions. I become an explorer or a traveller with an uncertain destination. This atmosphere has resulted in a creation of six pieces in which the priority is simply to keep the integrity of the original idea itself. Nothing has been planned nor post-produced. This is involuntary music.
Japanese artist Geniway made a tribute to Final Fantasy XIII using LABO and the Nintendo Switch.
Amazing what can be done with a Nintendo Switch and Nintendo's LABO cardboard... thing (not sure what you would classify LABO as):
I love the pitch bending by wobbling the box!
so i've recently gotten back into nanoloop in all it's variations. i had put it aside for many years after my original nanoloop 1.2 cart battery died and scrambled all my files.
i starting a while back with the android version, then (after getting a new phone) the iphone version. more recently i purchased the nanoloop 1.7.x cart for classic gb and this week received a 2.7.x cart for gba. i'll also more than likely purchase the nanoloop mono when it releases next month.
anyways i just thought maybe some of you guys could post some of your favorite tips for nl in all of it's forms.
i was a honestly quite surprised at some strange differences in features between the newest nl1 and 2 carts (namely how limted the arpeggio function seems to be on the 2 compared to 1) and also that some of my favorite features from 1.2 had been removed in 1.7 (portamento is gone but it seems like you can fake it pretty well with the pitch envelopes).
i have a classic gb for recording my nl1 cart, and just picked up a micro for nl2 . wish i had read up more on the micro as it's noisy as hell even though it has decent bass output. i also have a ds lite with a dead top screen that i'll probably actually use for recording the 2 as it's way cleaner signal and still puts out bass. i also have a gba sp that i can use for composition of both the 1 and 2. the bass is shit but it's way easier to see than a classic gb.
right now i'm by far the least familiar with nl2 as i've only had it for a few days. still trying to wrap my head around how the fm stuff is supposed to work. is there no wave shaper for the s channel like there is for nl1?