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iterate i.

by offthesky

  • iterate i - Hand Made Limited Edition 3"

    NOTE: i have uncovered some very rare test pressings available of this release. if you are interested, direct message me via the contact link under the contact/help section.

    This unique package is a beautiful hand crafted pop-out display style booklet conceived by ACRE collective's Jonathan Canupp(aka Ten and Tracer) and Jason Corder. All the cover artwork was created by Jason Corder using Jared Tarbell's open source flash generative artwork code. Each package is hand made to order by offthesky and of course hand numbered - Takes about an hour to print, cut, glue, and construct each one of these. Due to the personal, conceptual nature of this release, there will be no digital version for sale or distribution ever.

    Each CD will contain a different variation of songs created using special generative composition techniques conceived by offthesky - in other words no two cds will ever sound alike! When you purchase a cd, your songs are rendered and burned uniquely after the packaging is constructed. You are the only owner of that iteration of the songs on the record. (also offthesky will delete the .wav file masters making you the sole owner of those song versions).

    Printed inside the package is a web address pointing to an "audio gallery" of sorts. Anyone who buys the cd will have access to this gallery and can go there to listen to an array of different variations to get a feel for how each piece is self similar yet different. There will be extended information about the creation process of the songs as well as extras goodies to downloads.

    This record has been released with the help of the ACRE collective in Denver Colorado. ACRE is a group of visual artists, musicians, and writers from around the world working together.

    And last but not least, if you purchase the "iterate i" EP, you will receive a code/link to download another free EP - informally titled "gift i".
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notes from offthesky ::

One of the beautiful aspects of nature, is it's persistent ability to seemingly never repeat itself. You can walk into a field and upon close inspection, notice no two plants will ever match. And the amount of new subtle variations that surface are always incessant and surprising with each season. It seems nature is always re-inventing itself; constantly evolving.

Upon researching the origins of recorded sound, I stumbled upon some information about some of the first mass produced recordings - the original master created was unable to withstand being copied more than 20-30 times before deteriorating. This meant that the musicians had to play the songs over and over to make many master copy recordings (there was no protools back then!) - therefore several similar variations of the same songs would be printed and released onto the public.

Just like photographers of years past would produce only so many copies or prints of a single negative to release, I wanted to take and synthesize all the above concepts in mind to produce my very own form of generative or fractal composition for this series.


released June 25, 2010

Special thanks to Jonathan Canupp who helped in the development and printing of the package concept.


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offthesky is experimental sound artist michael jason corder from denver colorado.

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