A flickering light in a smoky room, erratically glowing and fading on a dust-covered console. Readouts in lines and smaller lights convey a silent ramble, the only acknowledgement a small whirr far beneath the control top, a logic gate clicking into place and closing. At this, a careful hand reaches out and adjusts a dial, and almost immediately a cascade of wavering pulses ripples through the smoky haze like a pebble in a pond. An inhalation, a pause, a consideration and then a lateral movement, a slight nudge in another direction - not backwards, or forwards, but sideways. The sound slips and skips and catches itself just barely before tumbling over the edge of some perceived chasm, now reprogrammed and free of fear, built to float instead of fall, an efficient system defined by predeterminations. Dozing eyes peer down on the landscape of writhing oscillators, shuddering operators and hyperventilating amplifiers, like a mythic God raising an eyebrow at the curious dances of pagans, the selflessness of machines, only ever aching for the hands and whims of their makers, now subverted with will and not knowing what to do with themselves.
NOTE: After some confusion from listeners, we'd like to make clear the fact that all NYZ/Noyzelab catalog releases at Psoma are available ONLY as abridged digital versions for name-your-price/free download, and in their full unabridged editions as physical CD-Rs. There is not an unabridged digital version of anything from NYZ at Psoma, and the physical editions do not ship with unabridged digital versions either (that is, if you do not count the digital music present on the compact discs). For listeners only interested in unabridged digital versions, we encourage you to visit noyzelab.bandcamp.com
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released February 25, 2021
W/P by David Burraston. Generated on 1-3 Jan 2021 at Noyzelab using Yamaha V50, Yamaha TX81Z and MANIAC. Text and design by ABM&D. Noyzelab and the Noyzelab logo appear courtesy of Noyzelab. (C) + (P) Noyzelab & Psoma Psi Phi 2021 / All lights observed. This is Psoma Psi Phi number NYZ-XIV.