Audience Science

A 5 track bleep ep (22m 58s) — released October 30th 2015 on Kinnego Records

Kinnego presents a selection of tape-flanged synth workouts in time for autumnal trances. "Audience Science" is a 23 minute set of metric arpeggios and multi-track phase cancellation experiments, mixed down in Northern Ireland during summer 2015. Evoking an escapist place outside of (browser) history, some of the track titles are borrowed from internet data trackers.

"Open Air Tape Trance" sets the scene with a pastoral haze of square wave melody and guitar, then rises into a saturated peak of doppler chords, before the fluctuating tape playbacks phase each other out. "New Relic" has a minimalist urgency, passing through several sweeps of synth decoration, before a bass guitar figure forces the various elements into coherence. "DownStream" is the longest and possibly the simplest of the pieces here, an extended two chord pulse arpeggio layered with Irish streams and tape artefacts. "Brightcove" introduces some fretless bass harmony to accompany brittle Roland arps, ending on a rarely heard SH-101 noise-to-LFO trick. Finally, "Begin Again" returns the listener to the pastoral world introduced by the opening track, a hazy drift of slow-motion rising chord tones.

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