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  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

    Comes with a PDF of 5 .nfo scores following $ transfer.
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  • A 480 12" White Vinyl - Artist Copies
    Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    Released on vinyl for the first time in 2021 through Kara-Lis Coverdale's own label GATE. Originally released as an edition of 150 on cassette in 2014 through Constellation Tatsu.

    Includes a printed booklet of .nfo graphic scores. The cover art is by Daniele De Batté, and inside the sleeve you'll find a blue-cell sticker that can be placed on the grid to recreate the original 2014 version of the cover.

    Includes unlimited streaming of A 480 via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

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A 480 02:39
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A 479 23:04
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A 478 04:52
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A 477 15:52
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A 476 02:04

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A 480 is a collection of repetitive, process-oriented virtual signal process pieces rendered entirely in the digital sphere. The pieces consist of originally composed, data rendered sample sources.

A 480 are vocal pieces. All the sounds are sourced from the 'voice' and confront the nature of the voice in the age of data. The virtual choirs are convoluted versions of actual recorded singers that have been unpersonally sourced, downloaded, then disembodied, disfigured, and displaced over forty times, finally reappearing here through a convoluted process of digital reincarnation. Hopefully this work is not their final destination.

The voices are curationally divided into short loops of different lengths in an audio loop program and played at different speeds across 4 different channels. Slight temporal variations fade in and out over time in constant flux, occasionally pausing for immersion in a pulse chamber before it moves onto another. The length of the looped samples are adjusted one at a time— lengthened and shortened, and at times switched out altogether, to reveal how seemingly minute temporal variations have impactful effects on overarching rhythm, melody, and energy.

Because of their evolutionary nature, the way they unfold and morph over long stretches of time, they have the capacity to be passive pieces of music that are environmental in function, though attentive listens reveal formal artifice expressed through carefully composed harmonic narratives and unique expressions of compressed melodic counterpoint.

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released April 20, 2014

Artwork: A reprocessed Daniele De Batté image by Myran Elian
A 2014 GATE production

RELEASED BY CONSTELLATION TATSU ON NOVEMBER 1ST 2014. ctatsu.bandcamp.com

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