Windchimes

by Keith Fullerton Whitman

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Early 1999 DAT full of Hrvatski, DJ Hekla, & Gai/Jin tracks; let's break them down:

The first track, literally, is a recording of the wind chimes on the Reckankomplex porch, fed through a microphone into a Max-MSP live-processing array. I believe I was going for a Luc Ferrari "augmented reality" sort of thing; it's quite nice in retrospect. There's an early version of "Akimbo" from the "Eruption 1970" single, followed by three takes - all quite different, actually - of "Epoxy" from the "IDM" 7", followed by the individual intro, outro, and sound-bank of the final take of said, with the final "Akimbo" sandwiched in between.

Both takes of Gai/Jin's cover of "On" are here; this was recorded to a particularly awesome 4-track cassette machine called "The Polaris" that had a master motor-speed knob; each take here is at a different pitch. After that we get a nine-part suite of digital music produced by overloading the polyphony of an Akai S-2800 sampler; I believe the "Liquid Sky" soundtrack was running through my head around this time & that really isn't a bad reference point in retrospect.

In true DAT-calamity style, this drops out to what was on the tape prior to erasure; a DJ set of questionable provenance run through an old 80s Eventide Clockworks Harmonizer set to 50% / 1-octave down through a very long reverb, already in progress. I've included this here for curiosity's sake, although I can in no way prove or disprove the origins, if only to say it sounds very much like something I would have done. This is included as a bonus outside of the pro rata scheme; enjoy.

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released August 1, 2016

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Keith Fullerton Whitman Brunswick, Australia

"DAT era" is exactly what it says on the tin; the contents of one DAT tape will be posted each month, prorated by length.

Expect archival material by Hrvatski, DJ Hekla, Blitter, Gai/Jin, El-Ron, KFW, & more.

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