Exception Error D000: Abort, Fail, or Reboot?
(Pronounced: Exception Error Dee-Thousand)
Fill a room up with noisemaking electronics. Provide two musicians who know what they're doing, and two who don't. Put the inexperienced in front of the ARP 2600 and the Putney VCS-3, the most sophisticated synths in the room. Throw in a couple of Korgs and antique Moogs. Program industrial drum tracks on a Yamaha RX5. Play bass and vox through the fire-breathing Leslie amp and rotating speaker. String long tape loops across the room with old Wollensak decks and half-worn 1950s acetate reel tape. Shout into the oriignal microphones that came with the Wollensaks. Bring down the testing gear from the workshop. Play loud. Mix and stir. Record everything to digital stereo master. Edit for content later.
Recorded live to two-track digital, 1994.
Industrial, experimental, noise, sublime.
Al Jewer, Art Durkee, Ron Ellis, Charlie Nichols: vintage analog synthesizers, improperly utilized electronic testing equipment, wave tone generators, drum machines, the broken tape decks, vox ex machina (Ellis), and other abused technology.
Exception Error D000 is named for an actual old DOS error code, which basically meant, if you ever saw the error code, that your CPU was no longer organized silicon but had reverted to the primordial sand.
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