Saturday, June 5, 2010

The Birth of CJNB and Bing Boo

While taking a break from Synth Jam 2010 - Punish Your Machine, we visited Fujiyama. At the hibachi table, CJNB (Chocolate Japanese Noodle Baby) and Bing Boo (Tofu) was born.

Friday, June 4, 2010

FFS II Synth Jam 2010 - Punish Your Machine


Floating Fish Studios is proud to announce Synth Jam 2010 - Punish Your Machine which is scheduled for Saturday 06/05/10 at FFS II.  The unconfirmed line up is rumored to include Matt Norcross (aka Ttam Troll), M Scott McConnell (aka MC2P4), and Dave Chandler (aka Thee Sub One Genius).  Special guests are expected and will be announced later.

Our fourth in a series of Synth Jam Sessions at FFS II will concentrate on total audio warfare.  Synthetic aggression and noise will be paramount.


Thursday, June 3, 2010

More from FFS II Synth Jam 2010 - '80s Style

This sonic experiment culled from the FFS II Synth Jam 2010 - '80s Style session was conducted on 05/15/10.

Thee Sub One Genius' interplay between a Korg ElecTribe ER-1 and ES-1 created the rhythmic foundation from which he, MC2P4, and I manufactured this fractured yet oddly uplifting improvised instrumental. Always seemingly on the verge of derailment, we held it together, with the help of Ali, for the 7+ minute running time of the experiment.

This experiment is titled TR-3.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Dance For The Future

This previously unreleased audio recording of Any Questions? - Dance For The Future is the original 10+ minute improvised version which was taken from the final day of recording at 1 Gold Street (otherwise known as Der Palast des Goldes) in the Summer of 1990. A reworked final version appeared on our Illegitimate Release 1990 product.

As with the other music recorded that day, MC2P4 and I were in almost perfect sync and pushed our digital synths to their sonic limits while sometimes overdriving our Fostex X-15 Multitracker 4-Track Cassette Recorder during the process.

MC2P4 laid the groundwork for this song by playing a sparse but deliberate synth bass line and contrapuntal synth string melody to accompany the drum rhythm I programmed. Meanwhile, I had free reign to solo endlessly over the progressions he played. I started with an improvised electric bass part which I quickly abandoned for an all out digital synth assault. The Korg DW-8000 and DW-6000 were my synths of choice for the session and I very liberally mutated every patch I encountered.

As if all of that wasn't enough, MC2P4 provides a vocal performance to accompany the sonic experiment. His lyrics warn us not to squander our present lives by living in the past or dreaming of the future. A struggle that we all battle with every day!