Thursday, June 10, 2010

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Stinky Pinky

The hits keep on coming from the FFS II Synth Jam 2010 - Punish Your Machine sessions which were held on 06/05/10. This piece of audio warfare is titled Stinky Pinky.

Contrary to the tongue-in-cheek (or pinky... ) song title, this is one of more aggressive tracks from the sessions. Matt Norcross' (aka Ttam Troll) programmed noise beat and Dave Chandler's (aka Thee Sub One Genius) staccato arpeggiations provided the rhythmic foundation for M Scott McConnell's (aka MC2P4) droning Alesis Micron synth bass line. With the groove in place, Matt Norcross interfaced with the Korg Z1 to add synth string melodies and dissonance.

At the 8 minute mark, the song starts to slowing fade leaving the listener wantonly yearning for more...

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Bombs Away - TR-1 Unleashed

The opening salvo from FFS II Synth Jam 2010 - Punish Your Machine was this improvisation titled TR-1.

Dave Chandler (aka Thee Sub One Genius) pounded out the rhythmic battery in Ableton LIve while providing iPod synth octave effects. Matt Norcross (aka Ttam Troll) hammered out a Minimoog synth bass line which propelled the improv and M Scott McConnell's (aka MC2P4) Korg Z1 soloing glistened in between.

This was recorded on 06/05/10.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Raw Video from Synth Jam 2010 - Punish Your Machine

Floating Fish Studios held its fourth in a series of Synth Jam Sessions at FFS II on 06/05/10. The ensemble gathered was the same as the last session and included Dave Chandler (aka Thee Sub One Genius), M Scott McConnell (aka MC2P4), and Matt Norcross (aka Ttam Troll).

This raw unedited video footage, shot by Dave on a Flip Video camcorder, captured part of the audio warfare. The quality is questionable but it gives you an unique look inside our Synth Jam and reveals an unexpected "adjustment".

This improv was titled TR-6.