Boomerwave

A real "Boomerwave" album should probably have more Muzak on it than this one does. The title track uses a Muzak clip in the Morphagene, and the core of "Trainable" consists of edited and pitch-shifted Muzak. But the world probably doesn't need such a genre anyway...

"Trainable" also uses material from a remarkable YouTube video called The ABC of Sex Education for Trainables. The opening quote is from Reefer Madness. "Sources of British Prosperity" uses clips from Adam Curtis's BBC documentary series, "The Mayfair Set". (Despite the very British title and focus, this series is one of the best things you'll ever see about the role of the "junk bonds" era in the transformation of capitalism.) You've probably already met "George" and his friends at the "Windows Technical Department" - this particular instance is from You Tube. As usual, audio samples were grabbed without permission.

Most sounds were generated with the Eurorack modular synthesizer pictured below, which remains in the same configuration as for the previous album. The computer used was again a Windows 10 laptop with a Focusrite Scarlett 2i4 audio interface. The software was Audacity and Reaper. Text-to-speech was through Balabolka. A Tascam DR-100 Mk II field recorder was used to record the guitars on Disillusion (Applegate small jumbo acoustic) and Disapproval (Telecaster through Mesa TransAtlantic amp). On Casual Hate, the Tele was recorded through the synth.

  1. This Is Not the World (9:26)
  2. Disillusion (3:00)
  3. Trainable (1:55)
  4. Boomerwave (3:03)
  5. Disapproval (3:19)
  6. Casual Hate (7:56)
  7. Sources Of British Prosperity (15:38)
  8. George, From Windows (1:27)

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