Train Dosage by Contraction America

Train Dosage by Contraction America

Recorded & mixed Mar 24 & 27 2022 by Jim Lemanowicz at Blissville Electro-Magnetic Laboratories of Massapequa.

©2022 Jim Lemanowicz

This original version of “Train Dosage” was submitted as part of Disquiet Junto Project 0534: Transition Capsule. Record music to help people efficiently reorient between two zones.

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Process notes –

I took inspiration from the decompression period of 1-2 hours I would have on public trains before pandemic isolation – often spent improvising sounds on my phone, ipad or small hardware. I decided to mix train samples and some recent minimal VCV Rack experiments I did while taking the course Learning Sound & Synthesis by Sarah Belle Reid, which is something I am able to do with the the time I got back from not commuting.

The result is a wall of memory-erasing noise, the sounds that go on around us and the ones in our headphones, mixed. An imaginary pill to transition from city work life and back to suburban home life 5 times a week.

I used –
– Ableton Live 11, including the Echo, Channel EQ, Saturator & Limiter devices, as well as iZotope’s Ozone Elements for the master.
– Four tracks of manipulated freesound railway samples by robinhood76 (
– Four tracks of manipulated output from VCV Rack using bogaudio’s PGMR and VCV’s own stock VCO, VCF & LFO.


By Jimmy Lem

Things in my head that make it to my fingers.

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