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NEMO 020
year: 2007

project coordinator:Krispen Hartung
mastering: Krispen Hartung
artwork:Krispen Hartung


All the songs on this CD were based on a set of sample recordings of a real MRI machine. The artists manipulated the samples with various effects and audio software, using the output as their final composition, or using it as a backdrop for adding additional recorded tracks from various Instruments.

Visit this website to view additional information on the project and buy the physical CD for cost (non-profit, manufacturing cost + shipping only): http://www.krispenhartung.com/mri/index.htm

I had a most exhilarating experience: my first MRI (on my lower back). This was amazing. I laid down on a sliding table, and they pushed me into a sarcophagus like tube with mere inches around my entire body. They put large, cold plastic headphones on my head, and then for the next 30 minutes I was eased into a seemingly euphoric and meditative state. What I heard were a series of fascinating sounds...from jackhammer-like hammering, to buzzing or vibrating cycles and bizarre sci-fi industrial like sounds, and so on. It was delightful. The MRI technician said it was a rarity for someone to actually enjoy that procedure. At one point in time, I was in a half waking/dream state and was wakened by my leg twitching. I could have stayed in there most of the day. And the amazing thing is that when I asked about the source of the sounds, the technician said they were not mechanically generated; rather, around my body, encased in metal, was a giant electrical coil surrounded by helium, chilled down to a cool minus 270 degrees. The sounds were a result of changes they were making in the electrical current and the resulting vibrations to the machine.
Anyway, I started thinking, I would love to have that 30 minutes captured on a digital recorder so that I could use it for looping or as an ambient backdrop to my more experimental looping


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6 Tony K.
stream trackload mp3   Doppler
Cut up samples with Sound Forge and reassembled in Sonar, FX by Waves, and free VSTs
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comment 28.06.2007: norelpref (http://www.heavyconfetti.com)
  This is a much more chaotic bardo, filled with much more energy, collisions, speed. True to the title, the sounds pan through the head, fade and expand, swell and recede. Feels like an ethereal freeway through space.


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