The Technical Academy plays -b0b-

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    Limited edition of 150 red cassettes with download card, double-sided insert, and illustrated b/w zine of an interview with -bØb-.

    *Bonus track: "Add Primitive Reference" included with download*

    The first 30 copies also come with a free cassette of Electro Media Mix, an unreleased album of -bØb-'s 1969 experiments using primitive electronics, homemade oscillators, and found sound.
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     $8 CAD  or more

     

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Fixture | FR027
Cassette
Edition of 150
Release Date: January 27, 2015

The Technical Academy plays -bØb- is a collection of twelve experimental compositions, improvised live by algorithmic bots in an Atari ST computer.

In 1991, an American computer programmer and pedal steel player known as -bØb- created The Technical Academy, an ensemble of musical bots, each with its own virtual instrument and set of human-like limitations. Connecting a rack synthesizer to his computer, -bØb- hit Return and then listened as The Technical Academy jammed together in real-time without human intervention. He recorded these performances live and unedited, eventually gathering his favourite pieces to form an album called The Technical Academy plays -bØb-, which he passed around to family and friends.

Twenty-four years after -bØb- created the bots, Fixture Records is reissuing The Technical Academy plays -bØb- as a limited-edition cassette tape and digital download. The reissue includes an 11-minute bonus track, a double-sided insert with reproductions of -bØb-'s original source code, and an illustrated zine of an interview with the artist.

*The first 30 copies also come with a free cassette of Electro Media Mix, an unreleased album of -bØb-'s 1969 experiments using primitive electronics, homemade oscillators, and found sound.

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released 27 January 2015

About -bØb-
www.fixture-records.com/b0b.html
b0blee.bandcamp.com
b0b.com

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