Monday, November 9, 2009

(CF 034) Nexus - Silicone Poplars LP

Nexus - Silicone Poplars
Label: The Centrifuge
Catalog#: CF034
Format: 16 x File, MP3, Album, 320 kbps
Country: UK
Released: 01 Nov 2009
Genre: Electronic
Style: Glitch, IDM, Acid, Experimental, Ambient
Credits: Artwork By [Design] - THR
Mastered By - Captain Chaos (2)
Written-By, Recorded By, Producer - Nexus (36)
Notes: Written, recorded and produced by Nexus in Dublin and Berlin from 2008-2009.
Mastered at the Wrecktory.

Silicone Poplars/Nexus is a Dublin/Berlin-based composer and performer of sparse ambient electronica mixed with breakbeat, glitch and homemade electronics. Live sets have included a homemade interface which tracks the movement of gameboy cartridges and chess pieces to control sound events. These homemade devices and interfaces have been on public display as interactive installations, but mostly play the part of instruments in live performances. --- happy to have shared stages with Sunken Foal, Creator, Herv, DJ Scotch Egg, Miles Iwes, T-woc, Sarsparilla, Cignol, The Last Sound and to have been invited to perform at the Project Arts Centre, UCC, NUIM, Mantua, Life and Tweak Festival.

1 UVB-76 4:18
2 Eulogy Extract 2:51
3 Eulogy 5:36
4 Fuselage 4:38
5 Lyphony 2:32
6 Collapsible Structures 3:30
7 Waxfaced Statuettes 4:44
8 Silicone Poplars 6:11
9 CntvLxs 2:26
10 Words & Sounds 4:54
11 Fds 2:59
12 Silicone Poplars (Snelcomjon Remix) 5:00
Remix - Snelcomjon
13 Silicone Poplars (Mrs Jynx Remix) 5:55
Remix - Mrs Jynx
14 UVB-76 (Vertical67 Remix) 4:04
Remix - Vertical67
15 Collapsible Structures (Scrubber Fox Remix) 3:47
Remix - Scrubber Fox
16 Untitled 1:12

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Published by The Centrifuge using a Creative Commons License.

Thanks to all at The Centrifuge for the effort gone into the release. Thanks to the Dublin and Berlin crew who have supported every live show I've had for the past 4-5 years, you know who you are,you legends.

Thanks to Robin Lochmann and Frederik Poppenk for the massive work gone into the video. Also thanks to Shane T for his constant help, Mrs Jynx, Scrubber Fox, Vertical67 and Snelcomjon for their brilliant remixes.
And to everyone banging away in the Irish electronic music scene for the inspiration, the music, the ideas and the sessions.

Other Info:
Sounds in this LP are basically a mash of everything I love about music, complete still-life ambience, distortion, elements of UK bass, techno structures, "sound art", trip-hop and the odd amen. Silicone Poplars gets the title of the album because it has nearly all of these features crammed into one track.

UVB-76 is the callsign of a shortwave radio station nicknamed "The Buzzer" which broadcasts from a military facility in Povarovo, Russia. It has been actively broadcasting a repeated buzzing noise which has been monitored by hobbyists since 1982. You can hear samples of this buzzer through the track along with Radio Station Peace and Progress. There's plenty of information, speculation, recordings and discussion about these stations, hundreds of other 'number stations' and Cold War paranoia littered throughout the internet - most relevantly to this track and this release is Carl Brown's latest release The Carl Brown Album, also out on The Centrifuge.
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