Solo electronic project. The first way that I started making musick circa 2001-5. Put aside for a while. Picked up again in 2018. Exploratory ‘electronic’ musick. Some sound collage. Some beats-based stuff. Some noise. Some sound art. Some sampling. Some improvising. Some installation-type-things. Some drone. Some record scratching, tape scratching, radio scratching, arse scratching. Some genre trouble. Some very silly things. Some ‘silent’ things. Some traffic things. Something.
I thought I’d celebrate the release of my solo (Sage Pbbbt) drumming album Three Journeys on Tone List records by releasing a mostly-unrelated album of electronic music with the same name.
1) This track explores the timbral, textural qualities of this other home-made drum. But it also has a constantly changing delay on the higher frequencies. So it ‘amplifies’ the overtones and differences while adding another sense of constantly changing rhythm. A reworking, continuation, counterpoint to Three Journeys.
2) is a remix/reworking of Kathy Acker reading ‘First Whore Song’ from ‘Pussy, King of the Pirates’. Kathy Acker was onto something. And I totally ̶p̶l̶a̶g̶i̶a̶r̶i̶s̶e̶d̶ appropriated the title of this track from LUKA’s excellent album of the same name.
3) some minimalist bleep bloop music
washing birdma chine
Washing machines, sound collage, field recordings, washing machines, a catchy thing made from a Reggie Watts sample and some washing machines.
desmos ongssi xteen
This collection feels quite similar to my old methodology of quite random things put together for no other reason than they’re finished so it got named appropriately.
threem ove ments (collage)
A volume-fades-only exploration of collaged textures. Three movements of eight samples. Intention non-use of editing to foreground the use of the differing sound qualities of ‘found’ (on my hard drive) recordings. (Also, playing with a new toy—first ever midi controller.)
Watching Shinkan Tamaki’s Time Space Motion
A mostly-silent recording of some people watching a mostly-silent film. An attempt at a tribute in sound to one of the most moving films that I have ever seen.
Fridges & Sticks
Fridge-buzz musick. Drone. EQ-scratching. Bamboo-skewers-on-hi-hat playing nonsense.
breaking breaking waves
Silly loopy madness (really not utilising the right tools to do so; cause I didn’t have them at the time). The first ‘electronic music’ I’ve made in thirteen or so years. Compiled of samples from Breaking Waves rehearsal sessions. WARNING! MAY CONTAIN TRACES OF: Mike Carati, Jameson Feakes, B Gosper, Ben Greene, Djuna Lee, Josten Myburgh, Dan O’Conor, Sage Pbbbt and Vanesa Stasiw.