Dark Ambient Operators: Ramp Speed
Release date: 03/00
Gameboy (nanoloop) grooves, generative underscores, theremin, coffee and gin. Recorded live at Cafe HQ, Melbourne. A Lost Time Accident and Future Eater collaboration.
A lost_time_accident and Future Eater collaboration recorded live at Cafe HQ, Fitzroy, Melbourne, 8/feb/00.
Interactive compositions – combination of gameboy grooves, generative soundscapes, theremin, coffee and gin.
“Ramp Speed collects five tracks from a live performance, combining electronic atmospheres, beats and pulses, cordant and discordant synths, effects and other modulations and combinations to create an exciting mix. The first track is a beat-driven feast, while the second builds from some sublime atmospheres into a pulsating Theremin steered rocket ride, shifting and clicking into a phased fadeout (I must have heard Andrew on the radio when the Grainger Museum reopened, as he wrote a Theremin-based work for it). A short squeaking tonal piece (the T again), before the next opens with pulseclick and woozy synth, followed with a tonal centre and whitenoise end all over a distant voice which cropped up early on. And a final very percussive modulated loop fest that switches into a chopped voice/record electroacoustic shimmer. Well worth downloading, two excellent and varied mini-albums, emphasising Garton’s ability to move between artistic/academic, beauty and generative works.”
– Ampersand Etcetera – 2001_10 (Read complete review)