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(disquiet0043-dazzledmachine) by Summer Of Nebula

Album Description

Two remixes with mechanical intent made from soundscapes from retail spacesTwo soundscapes from a retail space.Two artificially created soundscapes of imaginary retails spaces.This is a sampler of the 1500+ tracks submitted to the Disquiet Junto thus far, curated by Marc Weidenbaum of FMA Interview 11/24/2012. From The Disquiet Junto is an ongoing weekly collaborative music-making space from in which restraints are used as a springboard for creativity. It's housed at Subscribe to the announcement list at These are the weekly projects to date: 1: ice cubes • 2: duet for foghorn and steam whistle •
3: expanded glass harp • 4: remixing Marcus Fischer • 5: adding sounds to everyday life • 6: remixing archival Edison cylinders • 7: create through subtraction • 8: rework Benjamin Franklin's autobiography • 9: cross-species collaboration • 10: remix a previous Junto track • 11: everyday mechanical rhythms • 12: cut and paste • 13: remixing wild Up playing Shostakovich • 14: sonic version of Matt Madden's Oubapo story • 15: aural RGB • 16: sandpaper and dice • 17: transition between field and composed • 18: relative prominence • 19: graphic score (photo by Yojiro Imasaka) • 20: use the NodeBeat app • 21: the four seasons • 22: sonic decay • 23: palindrone • 24: a suite of sonic alerts • 25: remixing project 24 • 26: making music from your trash • 27: turm the instruction text into sound • 28: remix a netlabel release • 29: music from water, inspired by William Gibson's Count Zero • 30: sounds from silence • 31: Revisiting a 1955 Yoko Ono Fluxus piece • 32: sonify the 2012 U.S. presidential election polling data • 33: making music with a turntable but without vinyl • 34: Use the theme song of the Radius broadcast as the source of an original composition • 35: Make music from a sample page of Beck's Song Reader sheet music • 36: Reworking Bach into abstract expressionism • 37: The sound of commerce • 38: Make a fake field recording • 39: Combine three tracks from the Nowaki netlabel into one • 40: Turn a Kenneth Kirschner duet into a trio • 41: Dirty minimalism • 42: Record a "naive melody" with your oldest and newest instruments • 43: Make mechanical roars from the sound of a retail space • 44: Transition from storm to calm using field recordings from Sandy 2012 • 45: Combine material from the public domain adventures of Sherlock Holmes and Tom Sawyer • 46: Investigate a recording of the voting process for its "sonic fingerprint." • 47: Turn the muffled voices of a distant party into the foundation of a recording.



Track Info

This is the first time I submit a track to Disquiet Junto. My approach was to see what I can do with the several tracks/sounds and get more inspiration out of it. At first I wanted to do an ambient-like song but very soon it was clear for me that a beat would give it a more monotone working-like feel I was after. I searched for parts which I could mangle until they sounded like drums.
I`ve chosen this type of song because shopping, especially when thinking of shopping malls, always has something repetitive in it. You enter the mall/shop, you walk around, you choose something, you walk to the person who takes your money and then you walk outside the shop/mall. This reminds more on a march, left-right-left-right. However, without a beat this wouldn`t be the shopping experience I know.
I just used software, Ableton Live as DAW, and lots of plugins (Stillwell, Togu Audio Line, Softube, Waves, Soundtoys).
Monitoring was a AKG 701 headphone.

This fieldrecordings were used in my track &rt;
all n4tural.Nonthaburi Market, Thailand, summer 2011
Ascension Macy's Escalator
Cashiers, Loblaws St. Clair Ave West, Toronto
ËIŸû W Akihabara Denki Gai
Scala and Food at St Michael [disquiet0037-asrealasitgets1]

This Disquiet Junto project was done in association with the exhibit As Real as It Gets, organized by Rob Walker at the gallery Apex Art in Manhattan (November 15 - December 22, 2012): ;

More on this 43rd Disquiet Junto project at: ;
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