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Colin Dyer - 16E8C02


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This performance features tons of off-kilter beats, resonance, and odd atmospheres.

 

'16E8C02' is a recording of a performance in San Francisco, CA on 2/24/2018 at Hyde Street Studios.

 

This performance uses a homemade xenharmonic tuning system built from an array of delay units. Percussion and other elements are given pitches based on specific delay speeds.

 

 

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I really love how thorough and disciplined you are in exploring this tuned drum delay aesthetic! I really haven't heard much else like it at this level. Very satisfying listening experience, especially on headphones!

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I really haven't heard much else like it at this level.

 

There's a few COH albums which sound similar (but different enough from 16E8C02):

 

https://cohemego.bandcamp.com/album/retro-2038

https://cohemego.bandcamp.com/album/to-beat

 

It's a really niche sound I wish more artists would explore.

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Thanks for the kind words, gents! I'm definitely aiming to explore this sound further and intend on building a hardware set, but it may have a very different sound. We'll see how that works out.

 

Second listen — those rhythms are doing my head in. Pretty impressed this was performed life. Care to elaborate on your methods?

 

 

In a nutshell, I'm running a bunch of beats programmed in Ableton Live and each track has a delay unit with a specific delay speed. I'm messing with plugins the entire time and trigger things with an APC40. Also, some of the ambient stuff is a Novation Bass Station II put through some effects.

 

When I started this, I was just doing what came naturally, so the beats are pretty weird just because it's how my body naturally wants to move.


I really love how thorough and disciplined you are in exploring this tuned drum delay aesthetic! I really haven't heard much else like it at this level. Very satisfying listening experience, especially on headphones!

 

It was written on headphones, so that was how it was intended to be heard, but in my opinion, the best way to hear it is live. If the room is the right shape, it fills with resonance and feels like a massage.

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  • 5 months later...

A few of you were kind enough to recommend this album in the 2018 Album of the Year nominations thread. Just bumping this so others will know about it.

 

Also, I did another small jam in this style recently (which I'm planning on cleaning up eventually):

 

https://soundcloud.com/colin-dyer/delay-stuff-jam-or-a-poorly-mixed-demo

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it's many months later and this is still really good. bass at the end of track 2 makes the keys on my car's rearview mirror vibrate in just the right way.

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If you wanted to own this album on physical media, then you're in luck! This album is getting a cassette release through Schematic on 2/21.

Glad to finally be able to announce this. The designer Raphael Arar and I worked on the design for the tape and it looks pretty cool, imho. The tape also comes with a couple bonus tracks.

Here is a video that was made by the talented Maria Mendes to help celebrate the occasion.

 

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16 minutes ago, Braintree said:

If you wanted to own this album on physical media, then you're in luck! This album is getting a cassette release through Schematic on 2/21.

Glad to finally be able to announce this. The designer Raphael Arar and I worked on the design for the tape and it looks pretty cool, imho. The tape also comes with a couple bonus tracks.

Here is a video that was made by the talented Maria Mendes to help celebrate the occasion.

 

Dude - a Schematic release?? Congrats. 
 

Will pick this up for sure.

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On 2/25/2020 at 2:33 PM, Goiter Sanchez said:

Add to your Discogs collections!
https://www.discogs.com/release/14844549

Bay Area WATMMers, we're having a party this Friday to celebrate the release:

https://www.facebook.com/events/2613077648915620/

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Bump. The release party is tonight in San Francisco, for you Bay Area watmmers.

https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1391100?fbclid=IwAR32gW1pqWe17WT0O7V7DO94-T7BobQyWHuuRbjqAFdn726kgiDAIe3bHCw

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