Music Community Tribe of Noise Acquired Free Music Archive. Follow @freemusicarchiv for updates.

You came this way: Home > Richard Jonas > Checksum Errors > Amiga on the Left

Amiga on the Left by Richard Jonas

Track image

Album Description

checksum errors
checksum errors
During my last attempts at recovering old work made on the Amiga in protracker, unfortunately I run into a lot of faulty disks. Besides an ancient virus affecting boot blocks (Sadam-virus :-)), disks were filled with so called check-sum errors thus inaccessible. Magnetic deterioration is a real thing apparently with
these double density disks. Sometimes, after multiple tries, a directory would finally list the content, but only one of the modules would load with the samples all corrupted. All glitched out because only a very short portion of the sound survived with the loop-points intact resulting in bleeps and what not. I recorded these glitches as I thought some were pretty cool sounding. Accidentally loading a sample as module also resulted in interesting patterns of noisiness, protracker imposing the expected module format to the sample data. Results which prompted me to experiment & record more mismatches. Through recording all these sounds the idea emerged to use them as base material for transformations in new work. Coming full circle in a way, using sounds from the program and computer where my love for making music all started. Although the idea was marinating for a while, a project announced on the Watmm forum was the catalyst to set the creativity in motion. One month to make an ep, with a max total length of 15 minutes, for compilation in a massive bandcamp release with proceeds going to Doctors without borders. Check out the resulting project1EP compilation (with better mastering!) here; project1ep.bandcamp.com On this page you'll find the same work made solely from the Amiga glitches, sounds transformed using CDP & arranged in Renoise, but with a few bonuses. Enjoy & donate on the project1 bandcamp page if you like what you hear!

» READ MORE

Song

Track Info

Bit Rate
320000