062 / Hitori Tori: Transcription Factors

Transcription Factors is a collection of songs created using a sound tracker that contains conserved sequence elements from songs made over the past decade. Similar to the way a ‘transcription factor protein’ binds to a DNA sequence and limits the transfer of what genetic information will be passed on, preserved musical sequences help regulate what will be passed along to future generations of songs.

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061 / Cagey House: Flapper With Tuba (and other delights)

Cagey House has been unleashing strange sounds on the netlabel scene for several years. Each track on this particular album began as a single phrase. Variations (in voicing, pitch and tempo) were spun from these phrases and then dubbed over each other, again and agian, until a kind of delerium set in.

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052 / Katarrhaktes: The Xallarap Investigation

Riding the waves of fire from KATARRHAKTES’ previous concept EP MAELSTRÖM, The Xallarap Investigation is a somewhat more muted affair, favouring stripped back, simplified waveforms to the densely programmed sound fields of prior releases. This EP, written in one week, chronicles the explorations of a scientific research team whose orders are to investigate a planet given the moniker ‘Xallarap’ after extreme gravitational mirages are observed in its vicinity.

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034 / Heskin Radiophonic: 雪月花時最憶君

The music comprises three drones, meant to be played loudly. The drones are largely made from guitar sounds run through a multitude of effects. The title and theme for the whole piece is from the Chinese Poet Bai Juyi.

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025 / Heskin Radiophonic: Wait For No Man

Wait For No Man is inspired by the sensation of standing on a beach, watching the waves crashing and breaking mere feet away and the combination of strength, beauty, destructive power and the slow passage of time. It captures these sensations through a series of drone based tracks, featuring subtle melodic patterns, delicate guitar work and glitchy percussion.

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