Well, it's happening again
Get ready for another sleepless couple of days lads
Diskhat ALL Prepared1mixed [snr2mix] description changed to
In answer to the questions I keep getting asked.
ccai pt2 , part 1 is Drukqs, as that was the first thing I released that utilised computer controlled instruments, namely a modified Yamaha disklavier, 2nd gen and a couple of midi controlled solenoid based drum mechanisms I made just after I got the Disklavier.
I kept seeing them [disklaviers] in hotels, usually used to pipe muzak around the place and thought why doesn't anyone actually use one of these to compose music on and make beats etc!
A couple of times when i saw them in hotel lobbies, i sneaked up to the disklavier and set it to play ultra low pitch and very slow, funny watching peoples reactions, it was down every corridor etc
NOBODY i spoke to back in around 1999 inc. people at yamaha knew how to connect one of these to a computer and I had to take my computer into Yamaha to try it out to see how fast these things could go, no info on the net then either.
The first year I burned out countless solenoids in the thing and learnt how to repair them myself, the more recent gen ones like I used at the barbican have temperature cut outs on them thankfully, i’ve still fried a few though!"
>A couple of times when i saw them in hotel lobbies, i sneaked up to the disklavier and set it to play ultra low pitch and very slow
Guess he's also a ruseman IRL
Coil's at the heart of it all came in 1984, so it could very well still be a remix or a rework of that. I can still hear the similarities.
I know there was an exchange of tapes between Autechre and Coil, and I seem to recall (might be a false memory) they also talked about working with Richard.