By “popular demand”, here’s the BGM from the opening monologue of episode 2!
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SND and Terre Thaemlitz have joined forces and the results sound like you might imagine: very SND synth and drum sounds, arranged into Deep House patterns. It’s a limited edition single-sided 12″ which technically costs $1 per minute of audio — and yet, it’s still worth picking up if you’re a fan of this stuff.
This conceptual work pairs sparse ambient compositions with actual phone recordings of live UK call center employees — who are apparently listening to the music along with us. It’s like a Brian Eno prank call record!
Initially novel and amusing, over time this begins to feel weirdly alienating — like the voices are calling out to us from beyond the void. Spooky!
A thoroughly solid record from a Finnish Rephlex vet, with a decidedly Aphex-ish vibe — though many tracks also have a minimalist Plastikman techno feel. This might work as a sort of crossover record for IDM fans who tend to dislike most 4×4 techno?
In any case, this thing is loaded with nostalgic Bogdan Raczynski synth lines and the opening track has Mario Kart whistles:
Listen to me read articles from US Weekly while doing my best impression of Harry Shearer’s NPR show in this pilot episode!