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For his 11th cataloged release at Psoma Psi Phi, David Burraston offers the NYZ album DTRM. First in a series of in-depth studies of the classic diode transformer ring modulator. Recordings detail a number of circuits all built by hand at Noyzelab by Dave Burraston. Circuit construction used a combination of soldering of diode rings and crocodile clipping up various transformer configurations. The DTRM is likely the cheapest and simplest of all synth DIY circuits, and the configuration spaces of component possibilities is vast.

Sonically, DTRM is a mass of drones, shuddering in and out of focus, a smooth stone wall covered in sand and strange colors of moss that don't seem terrestrial. The more you observe it, the more intensely it vibrates, surrounding you, resisting definition but demanding observation. Similar in tonal personality to the PPLZ SYNF recordings, but warmer and denser.


Xicon 42TM018 10kohm centre tapped transformer x2
Jaycar MM2534 3kohm centre tapped transformer x2
Maplin VTX-101-007 600ohm centre tapped transformer x2
BAT46 Schottky Diode x4 configured in a ring
LED assorted colours x4 configured in a ring
ALM Akemie's Castle
Intellijel Cylonix Cyclebox II


released February 9, 2020

W/P by David Burraston. Field recorded live in mono to Zoom F8 direct from DTRM output, December 2018 [tracks 1 & 2] and January 2018 [track 3]. Level mixed January 2020 in mono at Noyzelab, no EQ or funny stuff.

Thanks to Matthew at ALM for the Akemie's Castle


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Psøma Psi Phi Dayton, Ohio

Sleep fictions, lucid maps and gnostic states. Asemic systems designed by night smokers, bedroom alchemists and oligolaliacs, for intimate applications. Est. MMXVII.

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