Norman Fairbanks

Profile:
Norman Fairbanks is an American electronic musician, producer, and composer for games, film and multimedia, based in Los Angeles and Berlin. In 2003, Norman started an ongoing audio concept art project with a goal to create an unbiased, neo-expressionist audio reflection of contemporary American culture by processing and blending sonic artefacts from the vast panopticon of US mass media with found noise, selected field recordings and electroacoustic elements (designed to investigate new tonalities in sound). While some of his works are done exclusively on laptop, Norman Fairbanks also had been working with a variety of hardware synthesizers and custom-built instruments, such as Glam Machines – built for the musician by David Cranmer and including a pair of circuit-bend toys and a lo-fi sampler. In 2007, Fairbanks made an album entirely on Tenori-On synthesizer without any other sound sources. Norman's albums were mostly self-released as MP3 downloads on his official website; eventually, it was shut down and redesigned in less informative form – some of the older content, as well as new 'Audio Concepts,' are currently available on Bandcamp and Soundcloud.

Fairbanks co-developed an 'interactive 24 hour music generator' app Kling Klang Machine with Kraftwerk. Norman also makes commercial soundtracks for various mobile apps and video production, such as Lifeline: Flatline and Lifeline 2 smartphone games and Rhone Apparel's Ambassador Series – advertisement video profiles of retired athletes.
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Artist

Albums

none Norman Fairbanks - 7 Days Microsleep album art Norman Fairbanks 7 Days Microsleep(8xFile, MP3, Album, 320) Not On Label (Norman Fairbanks Self-released) none US 2007
tube106 Norman Fairbanks - American Case Study album art Norman Fairbanks American Case Study(12xFile, MP3, Album, 192) Test Tube tube106 Portugal 2007
none Norman Fairbanks - L.A. Machine album art Norman Fairbanks L.A. Machine(File, MP3, Album, Mixed, 320 + 2xFile, MP3, Album,) Not On Label (Norman Fairbanks Self-released) none US 2008
none Norman Fairbanks - One American Second 3 album art Norman Fairbanks One American Second 3(11xFile, FLAC, Album) Not On Label (Norman Fairbanks Self-released) none US 2014
none Norman Fairbanks - One American Second 1 album art Norman Fairbanks One American Second 1(9xFile, FLAC, Album) Not On Label (Norman Fairbanks Self-released) none US 2014
none Norman Fairbanks - Cathedral City Counterfeits album art Norman Fairbanks Cathedral City Counterfeits(6xFile, FLAC, Album) Not On Label (Norman Fairbanks Self-released) none US 2014
none Norman Fairbanks - One American Second 2 album art Norman Fairbanks One American Second 2(10xFile, FLAC, Album) Not On Label (Norman Fairbanks Self-released) none US 2014
none Norman Fairbanks - Conspiracy Test Runs album art Norman Fairbanks Conspiracy Test Runs(2xFile, FLAC, Album, RE) Not On Label (Norman Fairbanks Self-released) none US 2015
none Norman Fairbanks - Live On Radio KXLU Los Angeles album art Norman Fairbanks Live On Radio KXLU Los Angeles(2xFile, MP3, 256) Not On Label (Norman Fairbanks Self-released) none US 2017

Singles & EPs

pntg008 Norman Fairbanks - West Hollywood EP album art Norman Fairbanks West Hollywood EP(4xFile, MP3, EP, 192) Pentagonik pntg008 Germany 2005
tube039 Norman Fairbanks - Graceland EP album art Norman Fairbanks Graceland EP(4xFile, MP3, EP, VBR) Test Tube tube039 Portugal 2006

Miscellaneous

none Norman Fairbanks - Blood And Glass album art Norman Fairbanks Blood And Glass(5xFile, MP3, 320) Not On Label (Norman Fairbanks Self-released) none US 2008
none Norman Fairbanks - Living Near The Valley album art Norman Fairbanks Living Near The Valley(4xFile, MP3) Not On Label (Norman Fairbanks Self-released) none US 2008

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