Saturday, September 30, 2006

Arcane Device : Improvisations For Feedback

Arcane Device is a pseudo for sound/mulimedia artist David Lee Myers' project of 'feedback-music', music generated by interconnecting the inputs & outputs of several effects devices and shaped at the mixing board. So there are no 'real' instruments. It's a kind of 'no-input electronics' approach pursued by some of today's minimal/electronic musicians, only he pioneered it. But don't be frightened. This is enjoyable and posesses a rare purity of sound. Ghost music?
Improvisations For Feedback was a double 7" released by RRR in '88 and is his first release (i think). It is also included in the CD reissue of his first proper LP Engine Of Myth by Megacorp. I found this out too late, post already prepared & uploaded. So, i did it again... What can i say - buy the CD!

Arcane

2 Comments:

Blogger Loki said...

excellent stuff (well, i haven't actually heard it yet but...) - had a few arcane device albums back in the day and there was nothing v.similar to the purity of the sound he managed to get...

probably a pre-set on ableton live 7 now but then...

11:29 AM  
Blogger Ochyming said...

'no-input" was pioneered by David Tudor.

4:56 PM  

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