is a collaboration between musicians and found sound archivers Nick Zammuto and Paul de Jong. If you're not familiar with their music, allow me to recommend giving their newest album, The Way Out
a listen over at NPR
(where you can no longer stream the album in its entirety, but individual tracks are still available for your listening pleasure). Two videos are already available—the summer camp hit A Cold Freezin' Night
and We Bought The Flood
, which was 'directed' by archival image researcher Rich Remsberg
. Since The Way Out
's release Nick has been proceeding track by track through the album, explaining and annotating the techniques, instruments, and ideas used on each song—and resulting in a collage of thoughts as powerful and varied as The Books' collage of sound.Group Autogenics I
- on reorganizing the sound library, what makes a good tape?, and autogenic training.
- on sampling orchestras and the Hammond M-100 organ.
I Didn't Know That
- on cymbals, hi-hats, Hebrew stenography, and a new definition of the word 'funky'.
A Cold Freezin' Night
) - on Home Alone 2, the Talkboy
, dueling siblings, and how to make a rhythm generator using a 3" speaker, a plastic mirror, and a ballpoint pen (hear a sample
- on the twelfth root of two.
I Am Who I AM
- on the names of God, preacher rhythm, and IDM.
Chain of Missing Links
- on the age of Aquarius, the limitations of expression in science, and meditation.
All You Need Is A Wall
- on autism, hiking the Appalachian Trail, and using Nigel Godrich's guitar.
Thirty Incoming (first half) (second half)
- on answering machine tapes, thrift stores, Nick's dad, polyrhythm, and using drones to build sound.
A Wonderful Phrase by Ghandi
- a short interlude on Ghandi's voice
We Bought The Flood
- on synesthesia, Rich Remsberg, the Liberty Bell, and album track order.
The Story of Hip-Hop
- on Hip Hop's origins (with the obligatory reciprocal link
), Nigel's eBow, and Lymbyc Systym
- on machine translation and The Purpose of The Books.
Group Autogenics II - (tomorrow)
An hour-long session from dublab studios
, recorded November 2009 - A Collage Crystallization
A previous dublab session from a few years back - Found Sound