We need your help – please
Anything to do with crisps (especially Tyrells) gets our resounding support here at OTO. Two of the most mischievious experimentalists in our community - Louie Rice & Luciano Maggiore - share with us an extended piece cyborg text piece that acts as an instructory rhythmic prompt to munch on the salty snack. Florian Hecker has experimented with similar computer voicings before, but there's not quite anything comparable to this gloriously dry, candid and obscene opus. Concrete poetry for the flaccid digital age (and for fans of crisps).
"58 minutes of music assembled using recordings of an online digital voice synthesiser reciting an exhaustive list of permutations of the words NO PA PA ON. Pauses in speech are punctuated with a bass tone and could act as a prompt to eat a crisp."
Recorded by Luciano Maggiore & Louie Rice in Norwich and edited in London, 2020
Text generated usinghttps://textmechanic.com/text-tools/combination-permutation-tools/combination-generator
Synthesised voices generated usinghttp://onlinetonegenerator.com/voice-generator.html
Additional audio material generated usinghttp://onlinetonegenerator.com/frequency-sweep-generator.html
NO PA / PA ON is a performance series that started in Cafe OTOs project space and is often mispronounced.
Luciano Maggiore & Louie Rice – Synthesised voices and low frequencies to eat crisps with
Wizard noise unit FEN (Far East Network) favour the exploration of texture and timbre over melody and harmony. Whilst rarely forming any traditional rhythmic structure, the trio find temporal freedom in clockwork, vibration and distortion, and give out a humming electrical pulse with impossibly natural warmth.
---Otomo Yoshihide / guitar, objects, effects
Yan Jan / electronics
Ryu Hankil / electronics, objects
Recorded on Thursday 4th February 2010 by John Chantler. Mixed by John Chantler. Mastered by James Dunn.
Original photo and video by Fabio Lugaro.
1. Ryu Hankil solo - 6:27
2. Yan Jun solo - 10:28
3. Otomo Yoshihide solo - 12:36
4. FEN - 36:58
Fen (Far East Network) – 4.2.10
Wayward American outsider ensemble Smegma perform 40 years of music in one 34 minute movement including- Vout #1&2, Mystery Riff, Majestic Hydra, L.S.D. Bomb, The Bub Walk, and others.
All Music Composed and played by Ju Suk Reet Meate, Dennis Duck, Ace Farren Ford, Rock and Roll Jackie, Madelyn Villano, and with Special Guest, Rogue Iiniki. Recorded 10 October 2013 at Cafe OTO by Jonathan McHugh. Mixed by James Dunn. Mastered by Andreas [LUPO] Lubich at Calyx, Berlin. Photo by Fabio Lugaro.
Smegma – 40 Years of Smegma (Tour Set)
If the "WTF' & 'OMG' superlatives were created for anything, it would surely be to fill the tiny liminal gap that Goodiepal's wildly experimental practice exists in. Beyond any pre-conceived expectations of what lock-down music or art could mean, here he has treated us to this. Jump into the speedrun...
Goodiepal – Mujzik Monstrøsa Speedrun
Japanese electronic artist Foodman locks his fingers to his sampler for 7 jams recorded in real time - jump on and ride the rainbow! Often described as a footwork and juke artist, Foodman is clearly on his own tip, spinning out punctuated, splattering rhythms like a juiced up fruit machine playing out. Synthetic pan pipes, squirts of bass and sherbet tinged melodies dance around like a master gamer effortlessly slaying an end boss. Foodman describes the music on 'Skikaku' as inspired by the shape of a square, but to suggest that this could lead to any 4/4, dry or dogmatic electronic music is disengenious. Foodman attunes his rhythms to the body and to dancefloors, making music that dances with multiple limbs and in multiple colours. Recommended equally to fans of Just Dance, Skittles and Ripatti.
Foodman – Shikaku
London based artist Cam Deas presents a revelatory new stage in his practice. Following in the footsteps of the likes of David Tudor's Rainforest works, Cam studies in the liminal space betweenthe natural world & synthesis, conjuring deep, meditative and beguiling sound worlds. Some of his most singular and focussed work to date, following on from a series of impressive releases on Death of Rave and Alter.
"I wanted to make something which reflected a scene of nature, outside of the city, somewhere which has become more and more attractive to be over the last few months... So I made these synthesised percussion sounds to be almost real and wooden, which are weaving in and out across different tempos, playing patterns that are somewhat regular, but always changing slightly. This is meant to be analogous with the dawn chorus, or any scene of nature where lots of different small events are happening, layered, at once... But I only had the dawn chorus, so I recorded that at 4am on Monday morning. These individual bird songs weaving in and out, repeating, different birds joining and leaving throughout. So it's meant to be 3 different sound environments, or imaginary frames of an environment at 3 different moments." - Cam Deas
Cam Deas – Rhythmic Landscapes