||Electricity Poems, Vol. I and II
The tempo of cicada and cricket songs vary according to air temperature - drummers dependent on the environment for their pulse.
To say that the environment in southeastern Louisiana had changed by the end of summer 2005 was to put it mildly. A human drummer taking his cue from these surroundings would have short-circuited any second line band.
I wasn't looking for a second line party, but like vomit on Bourbon Street seeking its own level, I needed stability. My drummer would take his cue from 60 pulses per second - electricity itself.
Electricity Poems Vol. 1 & 2 was recorded on the north shore of Lake Pontchartrain in Louisiana.
Vol. 1 (tracks 1-6) late winter 2006
* analog drum synthesizer triggered by an electrical ground loop
* Sequential Circuits Pro One analog synth
* digital delay pedal
Vol. 2 (tracks 7-10) summer 2006
* tracks 1-4 of Vol. 1 fed into a modular analog synthesizer
With much inspiration from the music of Pan Sonic and Toshimaru Nakamura (Vol. 1), and Ralf Wehowsky and Kevin Drumm (Vol. 2). All pieces recorded directly to hard disk in real time.
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