VLSI by MONOLAKE

SKU93640
ArtistMONOLAKE
TitleVLSI
LabelMONOLAKE/IMBALANCE
Catalog #ML 032
Genre
ReleaseW 49 - 2016
FormatCD - EUCD
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Tracks

  1. Arit
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/v/93640_vlsi/1_arit.mp3
  2. Inwards
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/v/93640_vlsi/2_inwards.mp3
  3. Crash
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/v/93640_vlsi/3_crash.mp3
  4. LogC
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/v/93640_vlsi/4_logc.mp3
  5. Geometry Engine
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/v/93640_vlsi/5_geometry_engine.mp3
  6. Pio
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/v/93640_vlsi/6_pio.mp3
  7. Error
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/v/93640_vlsi/7_error.mp3
  8. Dystopia
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/v/93640_vlsi/8_dystopia.mp3
  9. Unit
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/v/93640_vlsi/9_unit.mp3
  10. Nmos
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/v/93640_vlsi/10_nmos.mp3
  11. Glypnir
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/v/93640_vlsi/11_glypnir.mp3

Description

Robert Henke is back with a new album under his Monolake alias. Instead of simply being a collection of tracks, it has a deeper story. Here it comes:* In the late 1970s, a series of significant enhancements in technology further accelerated the evolution of the digital age. Graphical interfaces, networked computers and new software tools allowed to design and manufacture integrated circuits with tens of thousands of functions on one chip; a process called Very Large Scale Integration - VLSI. The structures became so complex, that for the first time computers were needed to build the next generation of even faster computers. * As a result of that evolution, the heart of a computer could now be put onto a single chip - the microprocessor was born. It made possible the move from large mainframe systems to personal computers, allowed teenagers to build systems in garages and become billionaires, gave birth to the game industry, and also enabled the creation of completely new electronic musical instruments: digital sound generators, drum machines, samplers and effects. * Most of the signature sounds on the VLSI album were programmed using early digital synthesisers; machines built by individuals or small teams of adventurous engineers and music enthusiasts during the 1980s, stretching the imagination of what could be done with a handful of chips and a good idea. * The VLSI album is sonic archeology. Tiny artefacts of the instruments used have been carefully excavated and brought to new light. What was once perceived as limitation and dirt can now be experienced as character, colour and patina. The interaction with these machines guided a minimalist and structural approach to sound and rhythm, expanded and re-contextualised into a futuristic soundtrack, utilising the recording technology of 2016. The result is inspired by early techno, UK breakbeat and dubstep, african dance rhythms, future glitch, ambient and a variety of amazing academic computer music

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