Thursday, 5 August 2010
And the first release will be...
KAP001: 'Electronic Music in the Classroom' by D.D.Denham.
Release date: 6th September 2010.
Format: Digital Download.
Let me guide you into the fictitious, colourful world of academic composer D.D.Denham and his pupils. Close your eyes and imagine that the sounds you are listening to emerge from the minds of Mr Denham's class of budding composers. You can practically smell the tape loops as they whizz around jars and broom-handles in makeshift schoolroom studios. You can see the soft light as it chinks through the heavy, lined curtains covering the windows. You can experience the energy of concentration, as these young sonic experimenters work through practical recording techniques with their music teacher.
Simple sine-wave melodies glide through echoes and primitive reverb tanks. Slightly broken tape machines do their best to capture the sounds of educational instruments processed through filters. Voices re-dubbed at slower speeds create sinister undertones. Untamed, unstable oscillators are set to synthesise the characteristics of the operatic human voice.
It's all here, woven within the fabric of these 16 pieces.
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'Electronic Music in the Classroom' will be available to buy worldwide from the usual outlets: namely iTunes, Amazon and BandCamp, on Monday September 6th.
An accompanying PDF download of explanatory 'academic notes', is available here.
I hope you all enjoy the album.
Usefully, Amazon already have some short, 30-second previews up on their page, so if you would like a little taste, visit << here >> and have a listen, but remember the album is unavailable to buy until September 6th.
The success of the Cafe Kaput label will ultimately depend on your support. If you enjoy the album, tell others about it and direct them to buy a copy for themselves. Any earnings from the release will be ploughed back into the label, to allow further expansion and new releases. Your support is greatly appreciated.