Otolathe presents a 7 track collection of explorations in what he calls Big Block Minimalism.
Employing technologies like thyratron tube synthesizers, unstable old analog solid-state machines, field recordings, digital sampling, custom software, analog tape, and vinyl, Big Block Minimalism comes at you in large chunks.
Unlike most "minimalist" works there is a shedload of brutal loud aggression going on.
Itâs ambient, but itâs noise.
It is an effort to document the auditory instability of analog circuitry, but it is also a search for digital instability by setting grimy and crusty synthesizers such as the Metasonix S-1000 Wretchmachine and Hal McGeeâs old Octave Cat into aleatoric and stochastic software constructs via Max/MSP, Reaktor and Ableton Live 7.