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SHFTR FRQ
MP3 $9.90

11/23/2018 5060165484812 

 


FLAC $11.99

11/23/2018 5060165484812 

 


"The Death of Rave plates up the first ever vinyl release from NYZ; the cult, algorithmic/generative music project of award-winning artist/scientist Dave Burraston (Bryen Telko, Noyzelab), featuring one track using synths given him by Richard D. James - a peer and star of Dave’s famous ’SYROBONKERS!’ interview. ’It comes highly recommended to followers of Russell Haswell’s kaotic gnash, the mind-bending tunings of Aphex Twin, the visionary algorithmic scapes of Roland Kayn, and Eliane Radigue’s microtonal meditations. 
 
’SHFTR FRQ’ showcases the breadth of Burraston’s experimental research into algorithmic/generative composition. The A-side revolves 14 succinct blatz ranging from cranky percussive pieces to queered microtonal dissonance and SAW II-like atmospheres - notably including one track made on a Sequentix Cirklon sequencer and PreenFM2 synth gifted him by Richard D. James - while the B-side contains a steeply immersive spectral drone tract that (never) ends in a locked groove, especially cut at D&M, Berlin. The results are wholly unique and speak to the endless, playfully experimental variation of NYZ’s art/research. They reveal visceral, alien microcosms of curdled microtonal tunings and proprioceptive chicanery bound to thrill and induce strange, new sensations in even the most hard-to-please fiend of electronic music. 
In Dave’s own words: “SHFTR FRQ is a series of experimental studies into simple synth setups controlled by varying levels of generative complex systems [MANIAC cellular automata]. Recorded over the last 6 years on an ever changing hybrid of equipment encompassing the domains of modular & MIDI based microtonal sound synthesis [analogue & digital]. Setups were always ultra-minimalist, often with just the MANIAC cellular automata sequencer and 1 or 2 modules/synths to provide a consistent sensory focus. The studies range from ultra-short sequences, micro-ditties, investigatory motifs, to a full length high spectral drone meditation. 
+ [Special note for track A9 - SHFTR_CA#BB1] => A huge shout of thanks to Richard D James for gifting me a Sequentix Cirklon sequencer and PreenFM2 synth during my Regional Arts Fellowship in 2017! This was the first track I made using this gear." 
For more technical info on NYZ and his research in Cellular Automata, run check his Noyzelab github page."—Boomkat

Tracklist

  1. #1 NYZ-1_WDWND_SHPR_PD#6

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  2. #2 SHFTR_CA#25

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  3. #3 SHFTR_CA#28

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  4. #4 SHFTR_CA#29

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  5. #5 SHFTR_CA#36LAMBDOMA

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  6. #6 SHFTR_CA#48

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  7. #7 SHFTR_CA#51

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  8. #8 SHFTR_CA#53

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  9. #9 SHFTR_CA#BB1

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  10. #10 QVTrPERC2

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  11. #11 RLDGLD-compandedTAB5toned

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  12. #12 PTSone-r60subtree119c31tb

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  13. #13 PTSone-r60subtree119c31ta

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  14. #14 NYZ-1_QVC#17

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  15. #15 DRN1nightmareRecursion__Noyzelab_Extended_Version

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