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“Momentary Pure Glaze” by Microtherapist

https://youtu.be/N9NuCkZqYA4 The original recording for this was on 16 Dec 2019 was Day 258 in the ongoing 100 Day Project timeline.

This was a generative sequence based on the notes G3, F#3, D#3 & C#3. I used Ableton Live & Operator, the Max 4 Live device “Expression Control” by schlam to interpret velocity. This was then run through two different delays which would be activated by different note velocities. On the original recording day, I captured two stereo variations and these were allowed to run together throughout the entirely of the piece from start to finish. Using this as it existed, I did some additional stretching on 05 Feb 2023 to make the piece run slower.

The title for this piece came from a head revision of a poem I wrote on a train on 22 Jan 2020 called “Song 92.”

I recorded this in Massapequa, NY for Blissville Electro-Magnetic Laboratories & Blister Pop Unlimited.

I took the artwork photography here as well as some others to be included in an album released centered on 17 Dec 2019 from a car in Manhattan, NY, USA.

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“Accidents Are The Best Gesundheit” by Microtherapist (9 Jul 2019)

https://youtu.be/DeJkUsjn0QU 9 Jul 2019 was Day 99 in the ongoing 100 Day Project timeline. This was not the “official” 100 Day piece because I recorded 6 things that day.

For this I used Propellerhead’s Thor app and Chris Carlson’s Borderlands Granular on and iPad mini 4. I transferred this to Ableton Live 11 on 06 Jan 2023 and stretched and effected it a bit.

The title for this piece came from an absurd interjection I made in a conversation I was having in Sarah Belle Reid’s Discord about accidents on 6 Jan 2023.

I recorded this for Blissville Electro-Magnetic Laboratories & Blister Pop Unlimited.

I took the artwork photography here as well as some others to be included in a possible album released centered on that day in Massapequa, NY, USA while cleaning up after a painting session on 11 Sep 2019 with an iPhone 7 Plus and edited in Photoshop Lightroom on 13 Jan 2023.

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“no plans, no schemes, no changes, no nothing” by Microtherapist

https://youtu.be/WrL6OSyjAwE I have a period in my recording history where a hard drive crash, (or upgrade, I don’t remember), caused me to restore all of my files and somehow strip the original dates from the file. I probably used a DOS command line or something like that. Anyway, this comes from the period between late 2000 and early 2004. This past week, I was able to load up this loop into Jeskola Buzz where it was created about 20 years ago and improvise a bit with it and then export it. From there, I took it into modern Ableton Live where I then tortured and stretched it some more. It ended up being 40.5 minutes

The title comes from a poem called “Beach” written on 2 May 1999.

Jimmy Lem recorded this originaly between 2000 and 2004 in Jeskola Buzz for Blissville Electro-Magnetic Laboratories & Blister Pop Unlimited & about two months prior to Day 1 of the 100 Day Project. In Jan 2023, this was then edited in Ableton Live.

Photograph was taken in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn on 25 Apr 2009 with a Sony DSC-W50 and an infrared filter.

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“One Blue Letter” by Microtherapist (01 Feb 2019)

https://youtu.be/Z50kG2a47qM I recorded this in Ableton Live 9 using a 32-bit plugin called Random Wave and some M4L LFOs. I bounced it to two audio tracks and converted this to 64-bit. Then, in Live 11, stretched it about 35% longer than it had originally been and added fades, and finally mixed with Live’s Hybrid Reverb and Echo devices in varying degrees.

The title comes from my notes in Feb 2019.

Jimmy Lem recorded this on 01 Feb 2019 for Blissville Electro-Magnetic Laboratories & Blister Pop Unlimited & about two months prior to Day 1 of the 100 Day Project.

Photograph was taken in Massapequa on 09 Feb 2019 with an iPhone 7 Plus.

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“Honey Waterloo” by Microtherapist (20 Dec 2021)

https://youtu.be/0oSfxWCrlzY I recorded this about a year ago while exploring my Neutron semi-modular. I also used a Korg SQ1 sequencer, as well as Ableton Live.

I derived the title from the name of the starting preset I used in the photo, as well as other photos, which may become part of a finished album package.

Jimmy Lem recorded this on 20 Dec 2021 for Blissville Electro-Magnetic Laboratories & Blister Pop Unlimited. This was Day 901 of the 100 Day Project.

Photograph was taken in Massapequa on 24 Oct 2021 and edited in Picasa 3 and Adobe Lightroom.

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“Not Here To Sell You The Dream” by Microtherapist (13 Dec 2022)

https://youtu.be/Mr32PGBbs8Y I used a Zoom H6 to record my voice, drums and appliances in various ambiences around my living space. I then used Ableton Live to edit and stretch the material into two tracks, one mono and one stereo.

The title is derived from something I wrote in May 2019.

Jimmy Lem recorded this on 13 Dec 2022 for Blissville Electro-Magnetic Laboratories & Blister Pop Unlimited. This was Day 1119 of the 100 Day Project.

Photograph by Jimmy Lem at the Conservatory Gardens in Central Park, NYC. 10 May 2019

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“I Sneeze In Evens” by Microtherapist

https://youtu.be/LTSTJAIDRVI For this, I used Ableton Live & Reason 11 VST running Europa.

The title comes from a note I wrote myself in December 2021.

Jimmy Lem recorded this on 07 Dec 2022 for Blissville Electro-Magnetic Laboratories & Blister Pop Unlimited. This was Day 1114 of the 100 Day Project.

Photograph by Jimmy Lem, Tackapausha Preserve on the border of Massapequa and Seaford. 11 Nov 2019

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“By Noise, The Culture, The Access, By Exposure” by Microtherapist

https://youtu.be/t1NZyd3fl6Q This one is from December 2019. I used Ableton Live’s Simpler and Tension devices.

The title comes from a note I wrote myself in early December 2019.

Jimmy Lem recorded this on 10 Dec 2019 for Blissville Electro-Magnetic Laboratories & Blister Pop Unlimited.

Two different mixes existed for this. Both were completed on the day of recording. This version presents a combination of both.

Photograph by Jimmy Lem at an unknown time – best guess is 2015-16, summer. Kodak Gold film was used, 200 ASA. Film was developed in Nov 2022.

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“Forgery In Progress” by Microtherapist (26 Nov 2022)

https://youtu.be/4yhF0q_gCgc This one used mainly Ableton Live or Max4Live devices, including two arpeggiators. The sound generation was from a Live instrument made by Brian Funk called Snapple Can Pad. The midi used here was from another generative session I did earlier with a piano sound and for this, I ran the midi track through all sorts of modulated Live midi devices.

The title comes from a note I wrote myself either in October or November of this year.

Jimmy Lem recorded this on 26 Nov 2022 for Blissville Electro-Magnetic Laboratories & Blister Pop Unlimited.

Photograph by Jimmy Lem on 7 Nov 2022 in the Massapequa backyard of a Cosmos plant’s flowers, which have by now withered, died and taken away by the trash collectors.

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