Posts Tagged ‘Avant-Classical’

“George Bush Doesn’t Care About Black People” (SuperConcept Album, 2011)

Tuesday, March 13th, 2012

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Concept album consisting of two minimalist compositions using a sample from Kanye West’s Runaway, inspired by Steve Reich’s experiments with ‘phasing’. In the technique of phasing a repetitive phrase (or loop) is played on two musical instruments in steady, but not identical tempo. At first the two layers appear to be in time with one another. However, because the two instruments differ ever so slightly in speed they gradually go out of “phase” with one another creating, at first, an echo effect and then a doubling of notes, before eventually phasing back in time with one another. Steve Reich explored this technique with the use of live instruments, but it can be effectively manipulated through sampling and remixing as well. Download the complete album (in FLAC or high quality MP3) on my Bandcamp Page.

Track 1: Rruunnaawwaayy: Supercomposition for Two Pianos (36 minute phase exploration of a 38 second piano sample from the hip-hop song Runaway by Kanye West). Track 2: Rrruuunnnaaawwwaaayyy: Supercomposition for Three Pianos (a second 36 minute exploration of the same 38 second piano sample).

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NEW ALBUM: “This Is Your Brain On Drukqs” (Supercomposer, 2013)

Monday, January 20th, 2014

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kanye west aphex twin supercomposer drukqs

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So, it’s been a long damn while since I updated but it’s not cause I haven’t been making things – life just got in the way. So many new things to post, so I’ll just take my time and get them up as they occur to me. For now, here is Supercomposer’s 2013 album, Volume 2 of my ongoing plunderphonic collaborations with Kanye West. Like the previous volume, George Bush Doesn’t Care About Black People, this features two extended minimalist piano compositions made from samples used by West on My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. This time I have repurposed Aphex Twin’s Avril 14th, (an amazing track in its own right) which West used in Blame Game.

In other news YEEZUS is fucking HOT. Don’t let anyone tell ya any different. I mean, come on, even Bruce Springsteen loves it. Check his performance of Blood On The Leaves from Jools Holland if you don’t believe me. I mean, as always, Kanye’s lyrics about women are problematic to say the least, but I have never been one to write something off solely because of this (the entire history of white male rock music, anyone?). That’s not to say I don’t think his representation of women shouldn’t be critiqued either – it should. Nuff said.

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