Devil's Music

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All Music Guide - "Blue" Gene Tyranny
Like many composers of electronic music in particular, John Cage, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Ned Sublette, Phil Harmonic and others, Collins employs the richness and surprise of live radio broadcasts for his initial sound sources to make this piece. Here, radio transmissions are "digitally sampled, looped, retriggered, reversed, and de-tuned" through a "cheap sampling system consisting of two Electro Harmonix Super Replays and one 16 second Delay to develop the quirky rhythmic interplay that characteristizes the piece" Collins. The result is a contemporary rhythm collage that could also be at home in techno, house, hip-hop and other dance music situations. This work has...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - "Blue" Gene Tyranny
Like many composers of electronic music in particular, John Cage, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Ned Sublette, Phil Harmonic and others, Collins employs the richness and surprise of live radio broadcasts for his initial sound sources to make this piece. Here, radio transmissions are "digitally sampled, looped, retriggered, reversed, and de-tuned" through a "cheap sampling system consisting of two Electro Harmonix Super Replays and one 16 second Delay to develop the quirky rhythmic interplay that characteristizes the piece" Collins. The result is a contemporary rhythm collage that could also be at home in techno, house, hip-hop and other dance music situations. This work has been performed in concert versions and was also issued as a regular dance LP, an "encyclopedia of break" Collins, which the composer later discovered was selling like hotcakes several years after its initially commercially unsuccessful release -- perhaps, the price of being ahead of your time. Collins shares sensibilities with many contemporary composers who are familiar with and often perform both advanced and pop styles of music.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/27/2009
  • Label: E.m. Records
  • EAN: 4560283210863
  • Catalog Number: 1086

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Devil's Music a (18:52)
  2. 2 Devil's Music B (16:40)
  3. 3 The Spark Heard 'Round the World (25:28)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Real Landscape a (26:12)
  2. 2 Real Landscape B (25:51)
  3. 3 Devil's Music
  4. 4 Devil's Music Live [Excerpt from Performance in Birmingham, Alabama, De
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Nicolas Collins Primary Artist
Technical Credits
Nicolas Collins Composer, Engineer, Liner Notes, Software Programming
Joe Brescio Mastering
Robert Poss Remastering
Amy Bernstein Cover Design
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