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    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 SEM 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.

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SEM is a long form drone made using a single instance of the GForce SEM - a faithful recreation of the 1974 Oberheim monophonic analog synthesizer, reinstated on the occasion of Tom Oberheim's birthday. Not completely familiar with the machine prior to this session, but previously having played with other Oberheim designs such as the Matrix 6R and XPander, Burraston opted to simply explore it without any additional machines or effects processors, in order to allow the SEM to illustrate its personality naturally, which resulted in the gorgeous pillar of tone that sits before you now. Thematically, SEM relates to prior NYZ recordings such as OSC2 at Superpang and the independently released BS2::DRN4, although avid listeners will appreciate the uniqueness of SEM even when aligned with earlier work. SEM was made possible with the generous assistance of Jerome Meunier at GForce & AFX, and is offered as the twenty-first recording issued in the NYZ subcatalog at Psoma, continuing a rich lineage of vivid synthesizer music and unmapped experimentation.

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 November 21, 2022

W/P by David Burraston. Recorded on 16th August 2022 at Noyzelab using GForce SEM and M-Audio Axiom Air 32 Mini. Mixed 19th August 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-XXI, #21 in the ongoing NYZ subcatalog.


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