March of the Robot Field Mice

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Here’s another “straight-to-tape-no-overdubs” track. This time I gave myself the liberty of pre-recording a few MIDI loops in the DAW with the mutes routed to a MIDI controller. I used eight of my favorite instruments including the Rhodes, Roland D-50, Roland Juno-106, Roland MKS-80, Korg Volca Keys, Novation Bass Station II, and SCI Pro-One.

Incidentally, the title of this track was inspired by a comment on Japan, California, UK that reads: “If, within 6 months, this isn’t the soundtrack to an inspirational, animated montage where cartoon field mice build an aeroplane from junk and fly above their home waving down to their friends, then there’s no justice.”

Postfauxpocalypse Excerpt No. 5

This is the fifth excerpt from my Ostraka performance, “Postfauxpocalyse,” on October 24, 2013 at Popup Northrop. It was recorded directly from a Mackie 1202 VLZ Pro to a Sony PCM-D50 at 48kHz/24bit. Again the instruments used were a DSI Tempest, Korg Volca Keys, Korg Monotribe, and Memory Man analog delay. This is my favorite of the series so far because, although improvised, it feels the most compositional.

Postfauxpocalypse Excerpt No. 4

This is the forth excerpt from my live performance, “Postfauxpocalyse,” on October 24, 2013 at Popup Northrop. I recorded it directly from a Mackie 1202 VLZ Pro to a Sony PCM-D50 at 48kHz/24bit. Again the instruments used were a DSI Tempest, Korg Volca Keys, Korg Monotribe, and Memory Man analog delay.

Postfauxpocalypse Excerpt No. 3

This is the third excerpt from my live performance, “Postfauxpocalyse,” on October 24, 2013 at Popup Northrop was recorded directly from a Mackie 1202 VLZ Pro to a Sony PCM-D50 at 48kHz/24bit. Once again the instruments used were a DSI Tempest, Korg Volca Keys, Korg Monotribe, and Memory Man analog delay.

Postfauxpocalypse Excerpt No. 2

This 1:19 minute excerpt from my live performance, “Postfauxpocalyse,” on October 24, 2013 at Popup Northrop was recorded directly from a Mackie 1202 VLZ Pro to a Sony PCM-D50 at 48kHz/24bit. The only instruments used were a DSI Tempest, Korg Volca Keys, and Korg Monotribe. I also used a Memory Man analog delay during the performance.

“Postfauxpocaplypse brings together MAW members Jenny Schmid, Davey T. Steinman and Eben Kowler with musician John Keston for a night projection event that employs live drawing, animation, wireless camera feed, roaming interactive performance and responsive soundscapes. This piece responds to our current post-fake-apocalyptic state of illusion by embracing morbid seasonal imagery to respond to non-functioning governments, surveillance and a culture of excess.”