You were curious enough to click that digital pattern, now click the play button. Yes, it sounds like a random digital sequence. And it’s not as sensory and evocative as an installation by Ryoji Ikeda. Tuuun carefully removed anything remotely human, to deliver a cryptic binary message that seems to come from the machine itself.
tuuun says: “I made these fourteen disembodied FM sequences using the PreenFM2 open-source DIY synthesizer, over the course of two days in Stockholm in 2017. It’s a really nice little unit that I like the sound of, and it also takes scala files, so I was experimenting with trying out lots of differently-tuned scales and seeing how they sounded.”
FMTRAX are rough and ready compositions, fizzing with stray overtones and breakneck arpeggiations. An unruly listen for all fans of fucked frequency fun.
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