The base of each track was realized on a modular synthesizer connected bidirectionally to Max/MSP software. The resulting material was then edited down from hours of recordings, embellished upon, combined, and remixed to produce these four tracks.
The melodic content comes from acoustic sources such as old sound effects records (e.g. a NYC subway horn, a 1970s pinball machine), a car beeping in an empty garage after being locked, a unison symphonic note from a record found in the trash, and the motor of a small plane echoing across the Vancouver bay into the window of a skyscraper. The Korg DW-8000 was also employed to play root chords in "fly vespera".
nnirror's Max/MSP code is open source. He made a walkthrough video in March 2020 (see github), but he is actively working on it, so some components of the code have changed since then. Please contact him if you're interested or have questions. github.com/mjcella/nnirror
Thank you for listening.
released August 21, 2020
Production and artwork by nnirror, April - August, 2020.
An early and undeniable peak in the Kings' discography. Perhaps the single release that proved to the notoriously stingy PVD arts and prog communities this was a band with both staying power and a clear agenda. Matt DeMello (himself)