Except for Juno Hack, all of the tracks are structured improvisations performed using various controllers and a laptop computer. Spoken word samples from preachers, transients, wrestling commentators, and politicians are the primary sound sources. All tracks were performed and recorded throughout 2002-2003, except for Brenda’s Truthful Hangin’ which was recorded in 1999.
The Dome – Created with samples from the faux sporting event and TV spectacle called BattleDome
Thoughts of W – I let the computer take over and obliterate a sample of George W. Bush
Viagral Breakdown – Created with a sample from a presidential debate where Bob Dole talked about his strengths
Juno Hack – was created using a broken Juno-106 synthesizer
Basking Improvs – Growing up in NC, I was regrettably overexposed to the drivel of late night TV evangelists
Brenda’s Truthful Hangin’ – A broken narrative created from three tales of encounters with small town police
ARTIFACT RECORDINGS is a project of Ubu, Incorporated, an artist-run non-profit organization supporting experimental and electronic music and performance based in the San Francisco Bay Area. For more information about our releases and other activities, write: Artifact Recordings, 1374 Francisco Street, Berkeley, CA 94702