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My Sweet Nuts (Mix 1, 14 Jan 2007)by Afterberry

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Recorded & mixed 13/14 Jan 2007 & mastered May 2022 by Jim Lemanowicz at Blissville Electro-Magnetic Laboratory for Blister Pop Unlimited.

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The Imitation McCoy 5 (1st master, 19 Jul 2020) by Our Quiet Fog

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Recorded, mixed, mastered June-July 2020, Blissville Electro-Magnetic Laboratories & Massapequa Preserve, Massapequa, NY, USA by Jim Lemanowicz
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released July 20, 2020

piano and echo

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FiveFourTenSixteen In Low (disquiet0540) by Freedom From Polio

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“FiveFourTenSixteen In Low” by Freedom From Polio

Between the clouds and the wind, he thought he might have seen her face…

Recorded, mixed & mastered May 05 2022 & 25 Jul 2018 by Jim Lemanowicz at Blissville Electro-Magnetic Laboratories of Massapequa.

©2022 Jim Lemanowicz

Process notes –
Audiobus 3 – generative improv recorded on 05 May 2022 on an iPad mini 4 in the backyard
– Using about 3 min of the 11:29 improv, mainly in 10/16
– Fugue machine
– Rozeta cells and LFO
– Axon 2
– Aparillo
– AudioShare to record audio
– One stereo track as exported from iOS, loaded into Ableton Live 11
Approx 1.5 mins of saxophone recorded with iPhone in my bathroom on 25 Jul 2018, named “sex in the bathroom.”
– loaded as two additional tracks in Live
– one sliced to MIDI in 5/4
– one raw audio track, cut into 3 segments and stretched
– Native Live devices & GSnap64 applied to sax tracks only
– mastered using Ozone Elements twice, I chose the first master

Art – captured 21 Feb 2022 with a Kodak Brownie Bullet in the backyard, where the iPad recording above was later made.

This original version of “FiveFourTenSixteen In Low” was submitted as part of ​Disquiet Junto Project 0540: 5ive 4our. Take back 5/4 for Jedi time masters Dave Brubeck and Paul Desmond.

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Gimme Some Wrist (disquiet0539) by Melania Beta

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Gimme Some Wrist (disquiet0539) by Melania Beta

My wrist was hurting as a result of poor sleeping position choices – hence the title. Every sound here originated with either my breath or the wind and no wrists were harmed during the making of this musical number.

Recorded, mixed & mastered 28 Apr 2022 by Jim Lemanowicz at Blissville Electro-Magnetic Laboratories of Massapequa.

©2022 Jim Lemanowicz

This original version of “Gimme Some Wrist” was submitted as part of ​Disquiet Junto Project 0539: Control Breath. Let your slow breathing guide a piece of music.

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Process notes –
For this I used
– four tracks of my breath, recorded mostly in bed or otherwise around the apartment and into an iPhone 12 Pro – all sorts of permutations – slow, moans, nostril whistles, quiet, walking past the fridge, opening a beer bottle
– one track of some high 30 mph winds outside
– all five tracks were slowed down at least by 10-50%
– all five tracks were quantized into the C Pelog Tembung scale
– all five tracks were converted/doubled to MIDI via Ableton Live
– Propellerhead Reason Cello
– Propellerhead Reason Viola
– NI Kontakt Kinetic Metal
– NI Kontakt The Giant (piano)
– an Ableton jazz drum kit, which also included some random velocity
– I subsequently converted/doubled the drum track to an Ableton Collison patch named “Detuned Lark” for the bass, this included some note randomization
– I then used some volume or effect automation to let each of the ten parts keep out of each other’s way, kinda
– in the end, I mastered via Ozone Elements a few times and chose the second master as the most dynamic

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Sleeping With A Grease (disquiet0538) by Gossamer Horatio

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Sleeping With A Grease by Gossamer Horatio

I woke up this morning with a simple idea – do the OPPOSITE of what I am supposed to do and then just reverse the whole track.

Recorded, mixed & mastered 21/22 Apr 2022 by Jim Lemanowicz at Blissville Electro-Magnetic Laboratories of Massapequa.

©2022 Jim Lemanowicz

This original version of “Sleeping With A Grease” was submitted as part of ​Disquiet Junto Project 0538: Guided Decompression. Get someone from tense to chill.

More on the Disquiet Junto at: disquiet.com/junto/

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Process notes
Random generation of one MIDI part, Ableton Live Suite 11
– to focus more on the MIDI generation and effects here, I chose a preset for Live’s Wavetable device named “Drunken Flutters.”
– added MIDI randomization of notes/velocity plus a scale quantizer and settled into a nice peaceful Hirajōshi scale meditation
– I picked parameters I would change slowly when I hit record – wavefold distortion, the amount of notes being randomized and what notes I would change in the scale as the piece unfolded
– Set up a resample audio track and I hit record, changed parameters until I ended up with a more distorted & chaotic piece – about 5 min long
– Copied the resample to a new audio track, muted the other two, reversed, condensed it down to about 3:20 in the texture warp mode.
– Added two more noisy Live devices – Erosion and Redux & drew in automation to reduce these near the end of the track
– Added Reverb and Delay, did the opposite, adding more of each as it went.

Samples
– added two slow stretched excerpts of outside birds and lawnmowers from 04/21 in panned stereo and faded them as the piece progressed

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Apologetically Horny (disquiet0537)

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Apologetically Horny by Modern Crochet

A short sound poem illustrating one sad sorry car horn surrounded by an uncaring and angry world.

Recorded, assembled, mixed and mastered 14-16 Apr 2022 by Jim Lemanowicz at Blissville Electro-Magnetic Laboratories of Massapequa.

©2022 Jim Lemanowicz

This original version of “Shedding Skin” was submitted as part of Disquiet Junto Project 0537: Penitent Honk. Do sound design for “a missing gesture” of vehicular life.

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Process notes –
Instruments & materials – Arturia V2, Neutron semi-modular, small modular rack, Ableton Live 11, a handful of car samples downloaded twenty+ years ago, attribution unfortunately unknown.

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Most Footnote by Heatsink (disquiet0501)

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This was *not* recorded to participate in Disquiet Junto Project 0501: PKD Playback, from August 2021. Record the sound of a Martian daydream, interrupted.

Instead, I looked back at the project list in March 2022 and decided to work on something for this to include on the upcoming Heatsink album.

Recorded & mixed 20 Mar 2022 by Jim Lemanowicz at Blissville Electro-Magnetic Laboratories of Massapequa. Mastered on 11 Apr 2022.

©2022 Jim Lemanowicz

Process notes –

This is comprised of two recordings assembled together on 20 Mar 2022
– a “no-input” Behringer Xenyx 1202 mixer (fed back into itself) from 11 Mar 2022. Look for Sarah Belle Reid’s videos on the subject for more info on how that is done. This was manipulated in Ableton Live into two tracks of an approximate length of 2.5 min.
– a guitar from 20 Mar 2022, recorded by laying the guitar horizontally on a table and going at it with various preparations and effects. This was manipulated into four tracks of various lengths, which also added up to 2.5 minutes. The disruption of the wife’s hairbrush at the end was created with an actual hairbrush.

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Shedding Skin (disquiet0536)

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Shedding Skin by Slant 7

Choosing fewer musical elements can be like shedding skin.

Recorded & mixed Apr 07 2022 by Jim Lemanowicz at Blissville Electro-Magnetic Laboratories of Massapequa.

©2022 Jim Lemanowicz

This original version of “Shedding Skin” was submitted as part of ​Disquiet Junto Project 0536: Metaphor Play. Take a favorite figure of speech as a creative prompt.

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Process notes
Random generation of two MIDI parts, Ableton Live Suite 11
– string instrument pluck (single notes, arped)
– organ sound (two notes, using chord midi effect)
– Use only delay on string pluck sound – and env follower from organ to affect delay speed
– Use only corpus on organ and env follower from pluck to impact corpus decay
– Adjust gain/attenuator of env follower as the piece goes on.
– Automate reverb, Buffer Shuffler & distortion as piece goes on.

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mice three mice mice (disquiet0535) by Code Abandon

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Recorded on a train between Boston and New York, 31 Mar 2022, between 11:15am and 11:30am by Jimmy Lem for Blister Pop Unlimited.

©2022 Jim Lemanowicz

This original version of “mice three mice mice” was submitted as part of Disquiet Junto Project 0535: Jigsaw Disjunction. Break a familiar melody into pieces and play it in a different sequence.

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Process notes –
This was recorded using Xynthesizr by Phonolynth, Eventide Ultratap, iMusicAlbum’s Soundscaper, Supergroup Audiosave within Audiobus 3 on an iPad Mini 4.

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Train Dosage by Contraction America

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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 (https://ift.tt/ifpkd9l)
– Four tracks of manipulated output from VCV Rack using bogaudio’s PGMR and VCV’s own stock VCO, VCF & LFO.