MIDI Pillow (versions)

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  • MIDI Pillow (edit) 8" Square Lathe
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    This is a one-sided clear plastic square lathe-cut of a 9:00 mono edit of MIDI Pillow. Hand cut on obsolete equipment. Packaged in clear plastic sleeve with glossy color card-stock insert featuring photos/art by KF & CT. Hand numbered and limited to 20 copies.

    AUDIO WARNING: This is a hand-cut record made on an ancient machine. It is not an audiophile object. Every record sounds different and they may play better or worse on any given turntable. The surface noise is very loud and it may play differently every time. I love the character of the sound, and I hope you will too. The original recordings were very thick and pristine. This lathe-cut is noisy, uneven and warm- I feel that it offers a perfect counterpoint to the original.

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"The MIDI Pillow" was a record that was written and recorded in 2011 for release on a "music to fall asleep to" label. It consisted mostly of sampled acoustic and electric guitars (processed on computer) as well as wurlitzer and Nord Modular. The album was based around repetitive figures along with binaural beats and slowing time signatures, meant to hold the listener on the edge of sleep and play with the time when one sways between being away and asleep.

In 2016, the original recordings were edited and mixed to mono and then cut onto 8" plastic squares. The audio from these lathe-cuts was then mixed with the MIDI edit and the original recordings and processed with tape delays and effects pedals yielding a variety of "versions" of the original. The goal is the same as the original but now rather than using a long-form piece, the lathe rips become repeating pattern that is altered and adjusted with each version, causing a cyclical listening experience.


released July 23, 2016




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