Tuesday, 24 April 2018

Regional Arts Fellowship - Field Report 4 [UK/Belgium/Sweden/Japan/NSW]

Included in this post is a look at some creative outcomes for my 2017 fellowship activities in UK/Belgium/Sweden/Japan/Regional NSW => Gigs at Cafe OTO, Trap Club, FUSE Art Space, SuperDeluxe. Chris Watson, Jez riley French and Aphex Twin mentorships, residencies at University of Hull, University of Newcastle, EMS Stockholm + a visit to ALM Busy Circuits, and Roland's Artist Liason Centre in Tokyo, and working in the field and in the studio in regional NSW for preparation of my Rainwire [Processed] installation.  

This is the fourth post on my Create NSW Regional Arts Fellowship, you can check out the first post on a week spent with Chris Watson here, the second post on my Moog Sound Lab UK Residency here and the third post on my EMS Stockholm Residency here. During the trips I posted up a whole bunch of pictures/tweets live through my twitter account, so you can also have a look back through those tweets too :) 


Following on from my first EMS residency I hopped on a plane to London for a gig at Cafe OTO and a slot on Graham Dunning's Fractal Meat on a Spongy Bone Radio Show, which you can check out in my previous posts & at the bottom of this post. I was on a tight budget and Andie Brown kindly put me up, helped me out in general, gave me directions and fed me in London! Also a quick shout out to Phil Julian for setting me up with this gig and intro'ing me to Andie Brown and Graham Dunning! 

At the NTS Radio studio, photo Graham Dunning

My little sofa/bed setup at Andie Brown's London gaff

Thursday, 5 April 2018

NYZ - DSP TRX : Ltd 4xCDr on Psoma Psi Phi

Limited Edition 4xCD-R Set on Psoma Psi Phi

Also available at Norman Records => "Very talented man David Burraston, aka NYZ, returns to Psøma Psi Phi for DSP TRX, a four hour rager. This is music for fans of: not quite knowing what's going on, being overwhelmed by the enormity of things, and staring at waterfalls. Comes on four CDs, with disk four being a cute little 3"er."

Label blerb =>

Packaged in a clear plastic quad-disk case with a wraparound insert custom printed by David Tagg, and burned into four white in-house duplicated/printed recordable compact discs - the first three on standard 5" CD-R and the fourth on 3" CD-R. Contains the complete 4-hour DSP TRX album. 

NOTE: 3" CD-Rs are only playable on tray-based CD players. Do not attempt to play a 3" CD-R on a "front loading" CD player. Buyers assume all responsibility for the care of their stereo systems, and full understanding of this advisory. 

Includes unlimited streaming of DSP TRX via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
shipping out on or around April 10, 2018
edition of 34 

David Burraston returns for his third release at P / Psi / P, the mindmelting 4-hour DSP TRX. His second 4xCD-R set in our catalog, after the equally monolithic PPLZ SYNF. 

DSP TRX is sometimes manic, turning itself into shapes that seem impossible or unfathomable, and at other times it becomes more stable, barely moving like a deep pool beneath an occasional wind gust. As is Burraston's custom, DSP TRX delivers its most potent and stimulating moments after the sounds themselves have sustained long enough to remove your awareness of time as a reference point. Not quite drone, not only synthesizer music, but wholly a displacing other. The shuddering tone fields stretch out for miles, expanding forever, and then contract again into more observable sections, like a muscle. We're never certain if we're hearing feedback with mathematically-divided holes poked in it, or a radio custom-built by Burraston that tunes into millions of digital bubbles, following traced lines toward a central frequency of his own devising. DSP TRX is both bright and dark, a dramatic rapid tremolo of silence and noise, infinitely revolving, inverting and slowing down - or is it speeding up? Once again, Burraston delivers proof that he is not operating on our plane of reality, or the neighboring ones, but above them all, in an undefined place outside time, space and everything in between. 

DSP TRX is available as an edited digital edition (2 tracks) or as a full four-disc/16 track excursion. An unabridged digital release will follow later at Boomkat. 

released March 27, 2018 

W/P by David Burraston. Recorded March & September 2017 onto 2 tracks / edited December 2017 at Noyzelab. Custom programmed in Spin FV-1 Assembler using the Tiptop Audio Z-DSP Eurorack module and Numberz programmer. All recordings were made direct from the Z-DSP outputs, with minimal post processing other than a slight bit of EQ and stereo placement. 

Instruments: 2x Braids Macro Oscillators, ALM Akemie's Castle, Tiptop Z-DSP & Numberz, SpinAsm FV-1 DSP Assembler, MOTU UltraLite-mk3 Hybrid, Apple iMac 2.93GHz Intel Core 2 Duo 4GB RAM / Logic Pro 9. 

Thanks to Tiptop Audio for the Z-DSP and Numberz programmer (www.tiptopaudio.com/z-dsp/) Matthew at ALM for the Akemie's Castle (www.busycircuits.com/alm011/) Braids custom dark face build by Finlay Shakespeare (www.twitter.com/FinShakespeare)

David Burraston - Wagga Ham Shack -- Ltd Tape on Cassauna


SAUNA42   C66

Limited Edition Cassette

Now available at Important Records :

Preview an excerpt on this Important Records mix [12:15 - 20:50] =>

Edition of 50 packaged in handmade, letterpress printed sleeves.

Wagga Ham Shack is an extensive, ambient recording of The Wired Lab's Global Communications Radio Club installation held at the Wagga Wagga Fusion Multicultural Festival in Oct. 2015. The incredible analog/digital sounds of short wave radio Ham's mix with David Burraston's accompanying synthesizer work to create an incredibly useful ambient environment.