Monday, July 11, 2011

Better Pictures of the Not Quite Quad Slope

I just realized that I hadn't posted any decent pictures of the last module that I built, or the modular synthesizer as whole. Here are some slightly better (at least when they are embiggened) shots using our new little tripod. In the first one, you can really see the scratches in the faceplate. It's easy to forget how soft aluminum is.

This thing is a blast to use! Since I have completely failed to properly explain what it does, I've taken the following description from the Egres site:

"Here's a short list of things you can do with this module: AR transient generator, VC slew limiter, VC LFO (variable slope triangle and rectangular waveforms), VC audio oscillator, VC trigger delay, VC clock, VCLPF, VC pulse divider, Envelope Follower."

There are four identical generators on this panel, so it's pretty much two-thirds of a synthesizer by itself!

Here's a shot of my rig as it sits. Only two DIY modules right now (plus the big case), but that is changing, albeit slowly. The hole in the big case will be filled by a mixer module that I am working on now. There is a ton more in the queue, just need the dirty duo of time and money to get them done.

Unconditional Loathing in Providence, RI

Huge thanks to Breathmint/Matthew Rademan for these videos!

In this video, we witness the incredible patriotism and strong sense of civic duty for which Unconditional Loathing has long been known.

Unconditional Loathing @ Hive Archive 09.14.2001 from Breathmint on Vimeo.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

One of the greatest experimental performances of all time.

Unconditional Loathing's bastard offshoot Tripping on Falling perform during the subZERO experimental music festival at the Soap Factory in Minneapolis. Inspired by other acts they had seen performing at the Soap Factory, they ditched their instruments and came up with the highly conceptual piece of prepared music that you see here.

unknown @ subZERO 01.12.2002 from Breathmint on Vimeo.