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On and Off

from Slaught by Endless Idiot

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This is based on a field recording, done in early 2022 in a cottage in Cornwall, of a dishwasher. It's important that it was a cottage in Cornwall: I could get a good clean recording without the background noise from aeroplanes, helicopters and motorbikes that plagues everything I record at home.

I edited the 90-minute-long recording down, focusing on the on/off moments, and changing the length of sections to something that felt right - so, as with Clumsy Sunday, no grid used here, and doing that with a recording of a machine is the kind of contradiction that I find funny. (If there is anybody else who finds this funny, we should start a support group.)

At the risk of sounding like a Pseud's Corner correspondent, since insomnia really kicked in a few years ago, I've noticed that it's possible to listen to passing traffic, outside noises etc. late at night as if they are music. Really listen, and you begin to hear tones, phase effects, crescendos etc. etc. It can be quite soothing as you lie in your fetid crib. Adding a couple of synthesizers to the sections almost felt like overkill.

I briefly considered adding words, but I like it as it is.


from Slaught, released May 5, 2023


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