MATRIXSYNTH: FEF by NYZ

Monday, May 04, 2020

FEF by NYZ




"The delightfully titled FEF consists of pieces made on the Yamaha TX802 synth, driven by his self-designed MANIAC cellular automata sequencer. Glassy FM tones and microtonal tunings make for eerily melodic, playfully exploratory pieces.

NYZ is UK Midlands born, New South Wales based Dave Burraston, who also operates variously as Noyzelab, Dave Noyze and Bryen Telko. He's studied and worked with audio synthesis and computer science since the 1970s, culminating in a 2006 PhD thesis on Generative Music & Cellular Automata. Musical collaborators have included Oren Ambarchi, Russell Haswell and Aphex Twin (with whom he conducted the technically revealing 2014 'SYROBONKERS!' interview), and has had releases on labels such as Entr'acte, Fractal Meat Cuts and Important Records.

released May 1, 2020

Recorded Sept 2018 & Feb 2019 / Mixed January 2020 at Noyzelab.

Thunderstorm field recording on FM40P::cicFLUFFYCLOUDZ is an excerpt from Syracuse Storm, recorded July 2017 Syracuse, New York, USA in my guest bedroom at the house of Doug Quin & Peggy Droz.

Art by Graeme Swinton

Thanks : Paul Condon, Graeme Swinton, Sarah Last, Doug Quin, Peggy Droz

FEFNYZ / FEF88"

1 comment:

  1. To consider this music, one would also have to consider the sound of wind in trees and a babbling brook as music. Is sound music where there is no intent? The computer has no intention of making music. It only proceeds within constraints. There is only meaning where there is choice.

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