Frank Genius [ Killer Disco ]

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rothkamm's FB01 is a set of 6 synthesizer pieces with 7 sonic

IDs, utopian and scientific. Recorded in full stereophonic sound,

FB01 sweetens rothkamm's uncompromising experimentation with

the crowd-pleasing sleight of "head music". Over 6 extended

passages, pure electronic music burbles, shimmers, surges, swoops

and speaker-pans in hazily melodic and crystalline shapes.

FB01 is a consummate headphone album, a crafty and cosmic

delight guaranteed to captivate all contemplating minds.



rothkamm's FBO1 investigates the realms of pure electronic music;

synthesized only through mathematical operations on sine waves,

the most fundamental building blocks of sound. A nod to the first

pioneers of electronic music, notably the "Forbidden Planet" work

of Carlos & Bebe Barron, Vladimir Ussachevsky's signal generator

experiments, and the electronic serialism of Herbert Eimert and

Franco Evangelisti that emerged in the 50s from the WDR studios

in Cologne. rothkamm's aesthetic harvests the utopian energy of

these modernists to form a supermodernism. Not unlike Raymond

Scott's 1958 modifications of a Theremin, which led to his

'Clavivox' synthesizer, rothkamm's 2002 'IFORMM' system takes a

commercial sound module and transforms it into a enigmatic new

form of a sound-sculpting instrument.



rothkamm's FBO1 was recorded in Hollywood and manufactured in a

limited edition of 500. The Compact Disc is purely electronic

and makes full use of the left - right - and phantom channel.



[01] rothkamm ID ..................................Hollywood 2003

[02] rothkamm Incident outside Mesquite ...........Hollywood 2003

[03] rothkamm ID ..................................Hollywood 2003

[04] rothkamm Message from Space Mountain .........Hollywood 2002

[05] rothkamm ID ..................................Hollywood 2003

[06] rothkamm Independent Bernoulli Trials ........Hollywood 2003

[07] rothkamm ID ..................................Hollywood 2003

[08] rothkamm Earth Frequency Oscillator ..........Hollywood 2002

[09] rothkamm ID ..................................Hollywood 2003

[10] rothkamm Binary Rhythms of the Lizard People .Hollywood 2003

[11] rothkamm ID ..................................Hollywood 2003

[12] rothkamm Atmospheric.Composition .............Hollywood 2002

[13] rothkamm ID ..................................Hollywood 2003



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Composed and produced in 1990 via computer algorithms written in Dave Anderson’s & Ron Kuivila’s FORMULA (FOrth MUsical LAnguage), except organ solo on ‘Elvis’ (opus 128), which was improvised and played by hand. ‘Devil A’ (126) contains samples by Elvis Presley, Charles, Prince of Wales, and a beat sample off a San Francisco FM radio station. ‘Oh Lord God’ (opus 127) contains samples by Harold Camping (off FM radio) and the band Who (off FM radio). ‘Elvis’ (opus 128) contains samples from a BBC broadcast (off a VHS tape) and from an Elvis Presley ‘Greatest Hits’ Compact Disc. ‘Lost Love’ (opus 129) contains samples from Richard Wagner (Ring without Words, CD) and Claude Debussy (Prodigal Son, CD). The memory in the Atari ST computer was 1 MB and the memory in the Yamaha TX16W sampler was 1.5 MB. All data was stored to floppy discs, which can be examined at the Lodge For Utopian Science in View Park, Calif.


   
Title: Killer Disco
Sound Artist: Frank Genius
Visual Artist: Unknown Photographer
Holger Rothkamm
Label: Kult Productions
Length: 13:33 (813s)
Composed: 1990
Location: San Francisco
Instruments: Yamaha TX16W
Yamaha TX81Z
Yamaha FB01
Atari ST
Formula
Casio MT-540
Release Date: 02/01/1991
Edition Size: 50
Format: Cassette
170 ALBUMS
793 WORKS
239 PRESS
1 BIOGRAPHY


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