I’m all for dreamtime collabos, and Oneohtrix Point Never is always game to partner with others, like Tim Hecker, Daniel Rehn, Nine Inch Nails, and now new media artist Cory Arcangel. The two teamed up to create an audio file decipherable via 2006 technology, and it took the work of ANIMAL NYC to decode it. Listen in.-LT
Artist Cory Arcangel and experimental music producer Oneohtrix Point Never recently released a mysterious audio file and no one is sure exactly what it sounds like. It was, as of earlier today, technically and literally unlistenable. We considered that perhaps we weren’t meant to actually hear it, that this was an intentional artistic gesture commentating on just how fleeting technology has become, requiring an ancient dust-covered computer that’s completely outfitted with nothing but the latest software… from the 2006.
It took some time though. Here’s a play-by-play… The file is accompanied by the following text:
Advanced Television Systems Committee A/52 digital audio coding algorithm for use in satellite or terrestrial audio broadcasting, delivery of audio over metallic or optical cables, or storage of audio on magnetic, optical, semiconductor, or other storage media as contained in a RealNetworks RealAudio (dnet) wrapper.
September 24thSLOW FM is a temporary 12-hour pirate radio and online webcasted microstation dedicated to SLOW music, broadcasted live September 24, 2013 10am-10pm EST and existing as an online archive afterward. SLOW FM will be broadcast live from Christchurch Neighborhood House at 20 N. American Street, 4th floor. Philadelphia, PA 19106. Visitors are welcome to visit the station and performance hall. Music will be DJed and performed live throughout the broadcast.
Beginning in the mid 80s, the slow food movement began in Italy and over time grew a rabid following worldwide that continues to this day. Starting in the early 90s, a subgenre of southern hip hop called screw was formed, where vinyl albums were played and re-recorded 20-30% slower, sometimes with added beats, introductions and other effects. This subgenre bubbled beneath the surface for over a decade, and took off in the mid-2000s as the phenomenon of chopped and screwed music was applied to hip hop mixtapes.
Increasingly in the past 5 years, experimental musicians have begun to mine this technique to combine hip hop, electronic, ambient/noise and other experimental music. SLOW FM has commissioned artists internationally to create new slowed-down compositions as well as will broadcast the full gamut of slow music from ambient, dub, drone, contemporary classical, dance music, hip hop and cross-genre music. Artists included: Tim Hecker, Lawrence English, Aaron Roche, Greg Fox, Cars Will Burn, Yung Pharoah, Thin Gaze, Selfies, Lil ‘Merica, Ulalume, Chattr, Eartheater, and Indridi Ingolffson. Additional works will be DJed live and slow by Fade Sunshine and Jacob Herschel. The entire broadcast will be considered a 12-hour slow music performance. Curator/DJ/Selector: Lee Tusman. Funded by Pew Center For Arts and Heritage: New Spaces / New Formats.
as always, four tet knows what the fuck he is doing. this new track comes in advance of a whole new album-beautiful rewind-coming in a month. parallel jalebi is a fast staccato beat mixed w/ a steady coolhand shuffle at half speed w/ chillwave voxals. the song never really gets anywhere much, it’s a 1-trick pony, but what a pony.
this new how to dress well hungover mixtape’s pretty good. it’s got shuffle, chillwave, screw vocals, 3am sounds, new wave, ambient, echoes, witch house, etc
hard to do these things alone bb hungover macbook mic a capella – tk
honest – future (hemsworth’s post-rock tears bootleg)
last remnants - koreless + hard way - chief keef
bonnie & clyde - tink
nightrail from the sun - lubomyr melnyk + me singing
hold my liquor - kanye + me singing
blue moon - kendall johansson (official transition to winter song)
430 am - kevin gates
blocka la flame - travis scott + me singing wrecking ball - miley cyrus
carmelita - gg allin
at your funeral - saves the day (htdw + ‘everything is’ by crash of rhinos)
caps lock - m.i.a.
there are like some snippets in there from like ‘citgo’ and another tink song and tracy chapman but i can’t remember where cuz i fell asleep….
i’m scooping the blogs. can’t find this posted to ad hoc or fader or whatevs. it’s oneohtrix point never’s remix of nine inch nail’s find my way from the new NIN album that’s just come out, the first since 2009. honestly, the track is just okay. it’s not lifechanging and i had high expectations since nine inch nails was a favorite thru-out middle & hi school, and oneohtrix point never is one of my fave faves. maybe i just have to accept. it’s listenable but not life-changing, and i’ll have to just let that be. the song just ended, and i can’t remember it. mediocre out of 10.
SHIT’S SAD, SON - INTERN SKUZZ
sadwave slowcore single (-editor’s note. LT)
ok at this point i’m down with the vaporwave scene jumpstarted by james ferraro and mayhaps qadiri but anyways check this dude with the unpronounceable name from the uk. wolf-something. that’s all i got. no samples were used in making this 3 minute piece. and it sounds better than the new oneohtrix point never i posted yesterday. sounds like bleary 80s tv show background music while someone’s driving around LA at night. very good.
tropic of cancer plays electroclash minimal synthwave on this new track more alone from a forthcoming 7 inch on blackest ever black. it’s a pleasant 4 minute burn of washed out vox over heavy fuzzed out keyboards and chippy drum machine. like suicide 3.0 minus the epic 10 minute depressing songs.
PSYCHOTRONIX C60 TAPE MIX OF 80S BURNT BLUE MELT FIELD RECORDINGS ISH MIX FOR THE CAR TAPEDECK. TRIPPPY. 30 MINUTES. VERY LISTENABLE. -INTERN SKUZZ
this, sort of unbelievably, is sigur ros (of stadium drone ballad fame) side project Triple Nipple for FACT magazine whilst they DJ a 50 minute set of all bounce, twerk, techno and stadium dubstep, at least half from fellow scandinavians, presumably icelandic as well. it’s a useful 50 minute diversion, though i’m not sure i’d listen to it twice, but it’s got its moments.-lt
Áfram veginn – Karlakórinn Heimir Shake it to the ground – Rye Rye That’s that shit (Dirty) – Jimmy Jones Werkin Girls – Angel Haze Bad Girls – (Switch Remix) Feat. Missy Elliott & Rye Rye Raccoon – DJ Assault Wassup Wassup – Rye Rye (Bart B More remix) Eigirðu Land, Sem Ástin Fann – Sigríður Friðriksdóttir, Silfurplötur Iðunnar Spend it – Mayhem & Antiserum The World Is Yours – Sidney Samson Crazed – Sawheadz Pon De Floor – Major Lazer (Chewy Chocolate Cookies Remix) Eigirðu Land, Sem Ástin Fann – Sigríður Friðriksdóttir, Silfurplötur Iðunnar Still With me – Tritonal feat. Cristina Soto (Seven Lions Remix) AWE – Jurassic The Island, Pt II (Dusk) – Pendulum Bloodlust – KillSonik Áfram veginn – Karlakórinn Heimir
truly weird goth dance dark mix by teen witch fan club. 3D SLUT 4 MIX, 40 minutes.
WHY BE - DRIV 5 (YB FALL FROM BALCONY) DRIPPIN ON DRIPPIN
Snorlax - Bottle Service
TLC - Creep (Sirmo Remix)
Cashmere Cat - Kiss Kiss (Pat Lok Allerg-Edit)
Justin Bieber - Boyfriend (laymedown Remix)
Perseus - Running Back To You
Backstreet Boys - Show Me The Meaning Of Being Lonely (Ryan Hemsworth Jersey Bootleg)
ParaOne - Every Little Thing Remix feat. Cam’Ron, Irfane, Tekilatex (Girl UNIT remix) (Lockah edit)
No Doubt - R U N N I N G (Trophy Wives Club’s Refix)
Laura Mvula - Green Gardens (Djemba Djemba Remix)
Henry Krinkle - Stay (Casual Cocktails Remix)
Ghost Town DJ’s - My Boo (Wave Racer Remix)
Mack Blajik x Mike G - Pop Dat High Note
dude knows what he’s doing. minimal chopped/slopped/droned/zoned. fitty four mins of his last hugga set on Numbers.FM in Chi-town. listeninnn.-lt
i took a break, was visiting myanmar, thailand and indonesia for a month. i’m back biddiesss. here’s new Oneohtrix Point Never’s track problem areas. new album R Plus Seven comes out end of september. sounds midi’ed out/vaporwave raved minimal, like the stuff i used to churn out on my XO-1 minicomputer circa 2006 i think. 3 minute pop lil ditty. not totally my cup of tea, sounds a little forgettable. will be curious to hear full album. about 2/3 in it shifts to sound drifts, my preferred ear-listening territory, then more post-idm-pop/unclassifiable-ness. what next?
1994 via 2013 Tommy Wright Runnin-N-Gunnin given that ghostwave treatment by Skirt Cloth. 6 minute single.