more from
Milieu Music Digital
We’ve updated our Terms of Use to reflect our new entity name and address. You can review the changes here.
We’ve updated our Terms of Use. You can review the changes here.


by NYZ

  • Streaming + Download

    Includes high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more. Paying supporters also get unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app.
    Purchasable with gift card

      name your price


  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Assembled by hand, one copy at a time, in the White Pillar Workshop. A white 5" recordable disc, printed and duplicated via an Imation D20, held securely inside a white cardboard jacket with text labels on the front and back. Contains the full unabridged FM60P album, in contrast to the digital extract available here.

    NOTE: USPS has increased international postage considerably, meaning a 1.5 ounce package (a single CD from our catalog) costs $10.50 to send overseas. This is unfortunate and immensely frustrating for all of us, so we'd like to encourage you to consider multiple-item orders in order to offset the larger postage cost, if you're able to do it, and as always we're willing to work with you on postage as much as we possibly can, where Bandcamp's itemized postage (and not a more accurate weight-based system) is concerned. All international orders will also ship with bonus Bandcamp download codes, chosen by us, to hopefully provide a more measured quantity of music for your financial support.

    Includes unlimited streaming of FM60P via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ... more
    ships out within 10 days
    edition of 15  9 remaining
    Purchasable with gift card

      $8.88 USD or more 





Appropriately, FM60P is the sixth NYZ release to focus directly on FM synthesis, and the first six-operator variant of the FMX0P releases (which was incidentally also the first conceptual iteration of the sub-series of FM synth works, despite being released this far down the line). Given this provenance, those familiar with FM synthesis might assume Burraston would begin a six-operator exploration with the ubiquitous Yamaha DX7 - perhaps the most iconic FM synthesizer of all time - but instead, he's taken a different tack entirely, and opted to use a modern machine - the Kodamo EssenceFM, a megalith of FM processing power with a mind-numbing 300 operators available within its outwardly unassuming racked interface - albeit acting in an ascetic sense by limiting himself deliberately to only six operators. Longtime Psoma listeners will also note a referential connection with PMFM, a prior release that also utilized the EssenceFM in its construction.

On a technical level, FM60P manifests itself through the arcane pathways of Burraston's cellular automata research, which informs both the sequencing information sent into the synthesizer, and the microtuning of the voices also. Beyond this initial working ethos, the designs and numerical relationships of the operators' ratios have been arranged with the use of three different sets of Fibonacci number sequences, as well as tuning dispositions referencing Alain Daniélou's Harmonic Division of the Octave. Fibonacci freaks will be pleased to know that this arrangement of operators will form intricate setups of Golden Ratio based FM timbres.

For many listening and reading, these points of reference may have no meaning whatsoever, and we here at Psoma would like to offer the consolation that there is no right or wrong way to listen to or interact with any sound matter found in our catalog, or anywhere else for that matter. It could even be said that part of our initiative in publishing works such as these is defined by a desire to simply introduce more challenging and concept-driven music into the world, in order to bring new and stimulating experiences to people who are both familiar and unfamiliar with the deeper details of sound itself.

So what does that leave us with then? The sound of FM60P could be described as a chiming din of glassy tones playing in serpentine unison with sub-bass hum - but this is only a small prologue of two minutes, quickly pulling back the curtain to reveal a massive hour-long drone wall, presented in Burraston's characteristic style of rippling heavily modulated swaths of energy, underpinned by a more midrange foundation of a pulsing alien plinth. Filter sweeps reveal many more dimensions to the layers that are not initially obvious, bringing incessant bass tones and arpeggiator-like sections into focus before the wavering sea reclaims them.

Burraston's music is unlike anything else in the space it is able to inhabit, simultaneously sounding artificial and unnatural to an almost impossible degree, while also functionally conveying itself in elemental and naturalistic ways. Everything is an object, an outline, a weather system or a color, each possessing a specific set of attributes that communicate synaesthetically with the listener, as temperatures and spatial indicators, rather than confining themselves to much more arbitrary traditional sensations.

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 to purchase those directly from NYZ, or even better, subscribe to his Bandcamp output and just get everything.


released January 16, 2023

W/P by David Burraston. FM60P::r60-subtree17_clonged recorded on 15th March 2021 at Noyzelab using Kodamo EssenceFM and Noyzelab MANIAC cellular automata sequencer. FM60P::daniélou53fibonacci1to34_DRN1 recorded on 26th November 2022 at Noyzelab using Kodamo EssenceFM and M-Audio Axiom Air 32 Mini. Mixed on 2nd December 2022 at Noyzelab. Text by ABM&D and Noyzelab. Design by ABM&D. David Burraston and the Noyzelab logo appear courtesy of Noyzelab. This is Psoma Psi Phi number NYZ-XXII, #22 in the ongoing NYZ subcatalog.


all rights reserved



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.

contact / help

Contact Psøma Psi Phi

Streaming and
Download help

Redeem code

Report this album or account

Psøma Psi Phi recommends:

If you like FM60P, you may also like: