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Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Discrete Machines


Sally Rodgers and Steve Jones, the duo that were/are Balearic heroes A Man Called Adam, have been recording more recently as Discrete Machines using iPads and mini-controllers and an improvisational approach. A mini-album came out in 2015 and opened with this wonderful seven minute tribute to the ladies of electronica (Delia Derbyshire, Daphne Oram and Pauline Oliveros) set to an Afrobeat. There's something about this which is totally entrancing. The rest of the album is equally good, inventive and fresh, minimal and loungey, a bit of krautrock, some poetry- definitely from over there, outside the mainstream. It includes a song called Stockhausen's Cardigan which is reason enough to give it a go. You can buy it here.

6 comments:

Michael Doherty said...

I like that! RIP Pauline Oliveros

The Swede said...

Very nice. I'm off to check out the whole EP.

The Swede said...

I'm back! The whole EP is so good that I bought it and 'Stockhausen's Cardigan' in particular is just sublime.

Swiss Adam said...

Well done Swede. The whole ep works really well.

Sally_Sound said...

Thanks for listening lovely folks... Sally (AMCA) x

londonlee said...

Must check this out, cheers