After doing a bunch of multi-track recording, I have realised that my preferred method of audio construction is based on setting a few machines running and then making them interact, then recording that live while processing it through some effects. Maybe I am lazy, but this seems to work for me. This new album is a collection of five improvised pieces, all titled Blonk, as that is the name of this style of music.
The whole process is based on synchronised triggering, and self-generative modulations. In this case the instruments used are a Roland TR-606, Make Noise 0 Coast, Dreadbox Nyx V2 and a Korg Minilogue. Live effects processing was taken care of by a bunch of effects, delays, reverbs, a nifty Malekko envelope filter thing, all running through a Tascam 8 track, through a Soundcraft mixer, down to two tracks on another Tascam, then quickly leveled out using Reaper.
I thought I would give you a little bit of the process here, cos otherwise it is just a bunch of random noise. Well it is still a bunch of random noise, but now you know why!
released October 29, 2020
Recorded live to two track in late October 2020, in Brunswick Victoria, coming straight outta lockdown.
Make Noise 0 Coast
Dreadbox Nyx V