Private press, edition of 30. 7″ vinyl with die cut sleeve, insert, postcard & 3 vinyl stickers. Includes a unique collage by Barry Cullen (brown papers, various coloured cardstock and hand marbled paper).
<kat no.45> Mastered by Claude Aldous at Aldous Estate Mastering. Lathe Cut by Lathe to the Grave. 45 rpm – 45 years The Cobbler (45 v2_2-100) From the Cobbler Archives 2022 Horn Joy (3) From the Harsh Missed EP 2005 (Unpublished) Happy Birthday & Thank you all so much x
Dedicated to everyone caught in the act of becoming.
Recorded live in my home studio in February 2022. Performed on a Monome Norns Shield controlled by a Shbobo (Ciat-Lonbarde) Shnth. Amplified through a custom built 4 channel PA using a selection of resonant objects attached to speakers and audio transducers.
Thank you to fellow Tone Burst artist, Colin Drake, for making this album possible by creating the Norns/Shnth library and writing the script “Grainzer.”
Thank you, Cara O’Brien, for never letting me give up or present anything but by best work.
Very special thanks to Phil and Barry at Tone Burst for all their hard work, support and positivity.
A how-to for making your own custom acoustic-tech ‘monochord’. Viewers are show how to select, combine and play materials. All tools are shown and techniques demonstrated. Various options to suit your very own build.
Barry’s approach is a akin to a recipe where he suggests potential ingredients, a step by step process (how & why), and even some serving suggestions.
Ltd. cassette with die cut cover, block colour insert, full print cover/insert & vinyl sticker. (J-Card – Gmund No Color No Bleach – No Bleach 300gsm / Insert – Gmund Matt 38 – 300gsm Full print – Archival Photo Paper – Satin 290gsm) 3 options for front cover.
Each item is assembled by hand. The mark of the maker can be found on the surface of the items, showing the efforts to manipulate materials and minimise waste. For us, an imperfect artefact for sale is preferable to a usable flaw in the dump.
The UM66 chip was designed to play popular monophonic melodies: The chip used in this circuit plays several melodies. The UM66 is used two times. They are not synchronised. This DIY EMI has potentiometers to control voltage starve & volume as well as a switch to change the ‘bent’ character of the sound. It is possible to use headers sockets for the ICs to allow them to be swapped, enabling user control over the output.
This version was designed with a Winter celebration in mind, hence the name FESTIVUS as celebrated in regions of Europe and beyond. Nollaig na mBan! (little/women’s christmas Ireland) Trettondedag (13th day Sweden) día de los Reyes Magos (3 kings day Spain), also; Epiphany.
‘It’s the night the taxi drivers quiver in their boots’ Pauline – Cork
(Battery not included.) These DIY EMIs require a 3v CR2032 battery for power. The output is a mono mini jack (3.5mm).