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Micah Frank // Quill Tape

Micah Frank // Quill Tape

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Ambient artist/plugin developer Micah Frank from New York, USA will launch his own label in September 2022.Cassette released from Puremagnetik.

Includes 6 songs from ambient to noise collage. Comes with DL code.

Labels and other worksClick here for the guidelines. ///Click here to see more Puremagnetik releases available at Tobira. 

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Includes DL code. 

Puremagnetik:

"Quill is a sound journey through field recordings, bespoke software algorithms, and, in part, improvised modular synthesizer. The result is an album full of motion, a sense of physical place and space, and the complex abstract structures that can be realized in computer The six tracks (three per side on the cassette) are cybernetic music, human experience and electronic possibilities communicating through Frank's musical taste, judgment, and expression.

Quill's inspiration, Frank says, “came from the complex sound pavilions of architect-composer Iannis Xenakis, the intricate electronic collages of Bernard Parmegiani, and the acousmatic fantasy worlds explored by Natasha Barrett.”

Quill creates an uncanny valley of—and in—sound. The album opens with “Koelle,” and spattering waves of textures that feel both liquid and metallic.

But there's more to Quill than digital media and algorithmic composition—there's plenty of playing too, Frank manipulating his Make Noise Shared System in real-time and building pieces out of what he discovers. He's modest about the process, saying that much of it was based on “randomly generated curves that emulate real world type playing—basically, I programmed a knob -twiddler” into pieces like “Tines Psilocin” and “Intrums.” But there's more to it than that, these are deeply creative and discerning pieces that have a live feeling, and indeed show a side that most only get to experience live in Frank's performances as part of an improvising duo with saxophonist Chet Doxas.

“Tines Psilocin,” opening side B, has a chattering sonic bed of what could be metallic insects, the wash of vehicles passing by. Situated somewhere between George Crumb's Black Angels and Blade Runner, Frank manipulates palpable, buzzing oscillators from the Shared System. The synthesizer sings in this new, artificial world.
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Artist: Micah Frank

Label: Puremagnetik

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Ambient artist/plugin developer Micah Frank from New York, USA will launch his own label in September 2022.Cassette released from Puremagnetik.

Includes 6 songs from ambient to noise collage. Comes with DL code.

Labels and other worksClick here for the guidelines. ///Click here to see more Puremagnetik releases available at Tobira. 

-------------------------

Includes DL code. 

Puremagnetik:

"Quill is a sound journey through field recordings, bespoke software algorithms, and, in part, improvised modular synthesizer. The result is an album full of motion, a sense of physical place and space, and the complex abstract structures that can be realized in computer The six tracks (three per side on the cassette) are cybernetic music, human experience and electronic possibilities communicating through Frank's musical taste, judgment, and expression.

Quill's inspiration, Frank says, “came from the complex sound pavilions of architect-composer Iannis Xenakis, the intricate electronic collages of Bernard Parmegiani, and the acousmatic fantasy worlds explored by Natasha Barrett.”

Quill creates an uncanny valley of—and in—sound. The album opens with “Koelle,” and spattering waves of textures that feel both liquid and metallic.

But there's more to Quill than digital media and algorithmic composition—there's plenty of playing too, Frank manipulating his Make Noise Shared System in real-time and building pieces out of what he discovers. He's modest about the process, saying that much of it was based on “randomly generated curves that emulate real world type playing—basically, I programmed a knob -twiddler” into pieces like “Tines Psilocin” and “Intrums.” But there's more to it than that, these are deeply creative and discerning pieces that have a live feeling, and indeed show a side that most only get to experience live in Frank's performances as part of an improvising duo with saxophonist Chet Doxas.

“Tines Psilocin,” opening side B, has a chattering sonic bed of what could be metallic insects, the wash of vehicles passing by. Situated somewhere between George Crumb's Black Angels and Blade Runner, Frank manipulates palpable, buzzing oscillators from the Shared System. The synthesizer sings in this new, artificial world.
 "

Artist: Micah Frank

Label: Puremagnetik