Toxic Daguerreotyope / Steve Law

This EP release from Steve Law contains a selection of largely improvised pieces, using prepared electronic audio files and analogue synthesisers.

Catalogue: SR009
Release date: September 2005
Format: MP3/OGG
Price: Free

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Microvoid 1 was recorded using a micro-controller designed and programmed by Alistair Riddell. Steve was using this (controlling a Kurzweil K2500 module) for a performance at the first Articulating Space event at Footscray Community Arts Centre in March 2001. This piece was recorded the day after the performance, using some of the same sound source material (including some samples of OsCar sounds provided by Andrew Belcher).

Concentration City was one of the first recordings Steve did using the Ableton Live software, through which the ARP 2600 synth was also processed live.

The remaining two pieces were recorded in 2005 – Toxious Nanoworm also centred around ARP 2600 (processed digitally in real time).

The sleeve photo was taken at Lakefield National Park (12-mile waterhole), Cape York Peninsula (QLD) in May 2005.

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01 – mp3 / ogg | Interdigitation
Steve Law: laptop, crickets (Cape Tribulation), processed guitar
Andrew Belcher: additional field recordings
Recorded March 2005

02 – mp3 / ogg | Concentration City
Steve Law: laptop, Kurzweil K2500, ARP 2600
Recorded January 2004

03 – mp3 / ogg | Toxious Nanoworm
Steve Law: laptop, ARP 2600
Recorded August 2005

04 – mp3 / ogg | Microvoid 1
Steve Law: Kurzweil K2500, AMR micro-controller
Andrew Belcher: OsCar sounds
Recorded April 2001

Credits

Composed, performed and produced by Steve Law.