VariousNanoloop 1.0

Various - Nanoloop 1.0 album cover
Label:Disco Bruit – disco bruit 4
CD, Compilation


1Oliver WittchowNanoloop2:46
2DAT PoliticsRichoux3:37
3Agf/Dlay*Still Eatin3:58
6Blectum From BlechdomBurbanked4:04
7Stock, Hausen & WalkmanPillion Passenger5:51
8Scratch Pet LandNanoloop And The Championship 2 Channel Mixer3:11
10Felix KubinIch Träume Nur In Super-83:33
12HrvatskiCy Twombly3:18
13Bruno & Michel Are SmilingEveryday Bodymarket1:06
14OstinatoGameboy Girl5:53
15Oliver WittchowFragment1:25

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Notes inside CD insert:

all music was created on the nintendo game boy with the nanoloop software. additional devices are listed below.

1. oliver wittchow 'nanoloop' nlp + editing in soundedit 16

2. dat politics 'richoux' nlp + sound club (soft) & cool edit pro (soft)

3. agf/dlay 'still eatin' nlp + self made software

4. pita 'nloopcbn' nlp + computer

5. asciii '401k' improvised live to dat by anonymous using the nanoloop pattern sequencer, 2001 in somerville, ma, usa.

6. blectum from blechdom 'burbanked' no additional devices used

7. stock, hausen & walkman 'pillion passenger' pure nanoloop & some editing

8. scratch pet land 'nanoloop and the championship 2 channel mixer' the title says it all

9. merzbow 'untitled' nanoloop on game boy colour model no. cb-001. recorded&mixed at bed room, itabashi, tokyo on dec 2000. editing by peak with max bass

10. felix kubin 'ich träume nur in super 8' no plug-ins. no tricks. just editing in audio logic. i am the cockroach-coach.

11. pyrolator 'nanodance' another pure nanoloop track

12. hrvatski 'cy twombly' composed in hillsdale, nj, usa by way of reckankreuzungsklankewerkzeuge mobile services, then performed in real time and recorded to glass by keith fullerton whitman, 2001 at the reckankomplex, cambridge, ma, usa.

13. bruno & michel are smiling 'everyday bodymarket' nlp + voice

14. ostinato 'gameboy girl' nlp + voice, edited in logic + sinus for bass drum & flange-o-tron/rounder effects (pluggo)

15. oliver wittchow 'fragment' nanoloop 0.8 + nanovoice (lowpass-filtered). a fragment since dat broke after 1:25 minutes

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Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L033
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 1203
  • Matrix / Runout: [MPO logo] DB42001 @@@ 01 20011207 0033 @@@ 4
  • Label Code: lc 06790



  • auroranoise
    Edited 16 years ago
    A bit about Merzbow's track: Most people who make music on a Game Boy and have been doing so for a while will know that the Game Boy Color's sound quality isn't exactly up to par with that of the other models since the headphone jack emits a low buzzing noise. Merzbow's track was made on a Game Boy Color and you can clearly hear the noise the headphone jack emits. Most people would say that because of this, his track isn't as well done as the others on the compilation. But, you have to remember that Merzbow is a noise artist, so that adding of the extra noise may have been intentional on his part. With that said, I think the track shows a lot of character for what it is. It's simple, but it gets the point across, after all, it is Merzbow.
    • auroranoise
      Edited 17 years ago
      This is an amazing release and a good place to start if you're new to the chiptune/glitch/idm genres and also want to hear what Nanoloop sounds like. Some people might say that some of the tracks on this record are poorly done, but they're not. Nanoloop is not as musical (although it can be) as the more widely used, Little Sound DJ app, and is used for more avant-garde productions. All of these tracks are really well done. Some are done with the help of editing software (like logic + cool edit), and other additional software; and some are done with Nanoloop alone. The track by Pyrolator shows you what Nanoloop is really capeable of and no additional devices were used. The tracks by Blectum from Blechdom, Scratch Pet Land and Hrvatski are also good pure Nanoloop tracks.
      • Christopher_Jion's avatar
        Edited 18 years ago
        This is a cool album to say the least... BUT it came relativly late to the game, really.

        Some history of Nanoloop music:
        One of the first Nanoloop projects was by the girls from Robotnics Crossing (aka GoGo Goddess), Caro Spill (Something J's wife) and Caroline LZD (who took the
        picture of BOMB 20 for the backcover of "Field Manual" and did that famous gameboy track on Homewrecker Foundation (Hecate's sublabel).
        ...and she's the girl that gave Alec Empire a gameboy music demo before he did "WE PUNK EINHEIT!" in 1999.
        so obviously Alec Empire didn't release her music on DHR,.... he just took her idea and did it himself on DHR.
        and he still uses a Gameboy on stage to this day.
        • electronic_beat's avatar
          This album is a mixture of musical technology, experimentation and a bit of promoting to the Nanoloop software. It's incredible how a Gameboy(TM) can produce such interesting sounds and loops (although most tracks were slightly edited later), however, some artists weren't quite able to actualy achieve good results...
          BTW, this is NOT a typical playful/childish record... It contains some ear-damaging noise tracks (ex: «Pita - Nloopcbn» but also some outstanding pieces of sound like «Pyrolator - Nanodance» and the beautiful «Ostinato - Gameboy Girl», where the vocals and the sinthetic sounds connect flawlessly.
          As I said before there are some tracks that are, at least, sub-par, like «Merzbow - Untitled», but in the overall, if you like glitch/noise/experimental or you're just looking for a different sound experience, this IS the record.


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