ca323 - Trap & Zoid - cosmic microwave background radiation

Artist: Trap & Zoid
Title: cosmic microwave background radiation
Date: 2009-10-24
Keywords: live electronics, experimental, psychedelic
01 - the end of space - 5:43 (320 kbps)
02 - persian rat bones - 2:45 (320 kbps)
03 - short pants - 4:53 (320 kbps)
04 - who's there - 11:56 (320 kbps)
05 - chitin obsession - 1:50 (320 kbps)
06 - the 12 lbs banjoing fly - 7:15 (320 kbps)
07 - epilogue - 3:19 (320 kbps)
08 - the return of the gnomes - 5:22 (320 kbps)
09 - semblance - 1:30 (320 kbps)

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Trap & Zoid is a one-human electronic solo project. It's based on a simple constrain : one take live recording and no mix nor overdub. The only postprocessing allowed is cut and fade to select and to compile the tracks. This way of working stimulates immediate instant creativity and leads to a music that is trully antipodal to most usual electronic releases.

The sound is very present and spontaneous, not really easy listening.
It's raw, wild, dark, alive... and it's just next to you !
Heady melodies and drones install some hypnotic environments, creating an unique sonic universe, while organic sounds and noises summon unexpected weird entities.

Only analogue synthesizers were (ab)used, the main one being an EMS Synthi AKS.

The sound's powerful sharpness is fully enjoyable on quality speakers, in-ear and headphones are not recommended.

The one who plugs pins and jacks, turns knobs and shakes joystick is Constantin Papageorgiadis.
He is formerly a rock'n'roll musician, currently playing bass and upright bass in a few bands.
His first contact with synthesizers was in 2008, when he started adding some space effects to his band Fungus Imperator's psychedelic rock.
This would take him further in electronics than he formerly thought. A growing interest in experimenting with analogue synthesizers was born...