© 2006 Imbalance Computer Music
Text from inside artwork:
The FM3 Buddha Machine is a low-fi loop playing device containing nine pre-recorded loops which cannot be changed by the user. Due to manufacturing imperfections, individual machines play the loops with a slightly different sound, pitch and duration. The built-in playback circuit, with its low sampling rate and bit resolution, produces a very rough sound, similar to ancient computer games or talking toys. Rich, spacious textures and moving echoes occur when many of these machines are played at the same time.
I recorded the sound of one single buddha machine at 96 kHz, using a state of the art A/D converter. The recording contains audio information up to 48 kHz, which makes it possible to transpose the loops down and expose otherwise inaudible hidden details. The pieces on this CD have been created by granulating, filtering, pitching and layering either the original loops, or new loops which were re-assembled out of parts of the originals. Most pieces are based on one single source loop. The pieces as they live within my computer are set up as continuously permutating structures and theoretically could go on forever, just as the loops do within the buddha machines.
I made quite long renderings of these permutations and later decided which excerpt of each structure to put on this CD. Therefore, the tracks are not closed works, but views onto a perpetual machinery.
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Barcode (Text): 881390 43062 8
- Barcode (Scanned): 881390430673
- Matrix / Runout: A0100733281-0101 15 A0
- Mastering SID Code: IFPI L555
- Mould SID Code: IFPI 94Y6
Other Versions (5 of 5) View All
|ICM 06||Robert Henke||Layering Buddha (9xFile, WAV, Album)||Imbalance Computer Music||ICM 06||Germany||2006|
|ICM 06 LV||Robert Henke||Layering Buddha (5x7", Album, Gre + Box, Ltd)||Imbalance Computer Music||ICM 06 LV||Germany||2006||Sell This Version|
|ICM-06||Robert Henke||Layering Buddha (10xFile, MP3, Album, 320)||Imbalance Computer Music||ICM-06||Germany||2006|
|ICM 06||Robert Henke||Layering Buddha (9xFile, AIFF, Album)||Imbalance Computer Music||ICM 06||Germany||2006|
|ICM-06||Robert Henke||Layering Buddha (10xFile, FLAC, Album)||Imbalance Computer Music||ICM-06||Germany||2006|