Sounds My Computer Makes: First Words
about the music:
the content of this music is unique to me because it was created on an algorithmic level. it was made primarily with several reaktor patches i built and since named: Merlin and Hydra. Merlin generates and developes melodic patterns, while Hydra creates harmonic progressions... they took endless hours to build in core.
Digital Aloe is perhaps the most direct knod towards RDJ on this collection. It is also perhaps the most algorithmically generated. there is actually no midi information or audio data in my ableton set... just automation.
First Words had a tender quality to it that i liked, reminded me of a baby a little bit, but the nerd in me ultimately decided to name the album first words, because this is the first in a series of computer generated collections i plan to make.
Freeze Tag was created with a Reaktor patch I have since named Hydra. While it's harmonic progression is completely generated the breakbeat was meticulously altered.
Final Moments is another completely generated track. i've spent my fair share thinking about what those last moments might be for myself and what they may have been like for others i've lost... that's what this track is about.
Compartmentalization is about my own personal tendency to box things in my life up into containers: some people/places/things belong with other people/places/things...
released 02 October 2012
All music composed and produced by Z-1.
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Special thanks must go to one of my constant sources of musical inspiration: Richard D. James (aka Aphex Twin, aka AFX, aka The Tuss, the list goes on...). i doubt i would be making electronic music if it wasn't for his music. Specifically 'Selected Ambient Works' and 'Drukqs' have deeply influenced my musical direction for this album, at least in character and vibe.
i studied music performance and digital signal processing atCalifornia Institute of the Arts under the tutelage of one of native instrument's crucial DSP programmers. As a prolific reaktorinstrument designer, i make music primarily with custom synthesizers, drum machines, and generative algorithms created in this platform. my music is influenced by a large range of electronic music and ranges from glitchy/experimental to more straight ahead EDM.