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- martindx / Edge Effect - Remix
Picture by Andy, based on a web-page design by Martin
- All tracks written, performed, and produced by martindx/Andy Preston or Andy Preston/martindx
- Recorded: April-October 2002
- Release date: 8 January 2003
- Released by Edge Effect
- Catalogue Number EEC0002
- Duration: 43½ minutes
- martindx info: www.mdx.org.uk
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This project is based on the idea of Martin doing some remixes of Edge Effect
material, and me doing the same with his "Just a Thought" CD-R. We've approached
it in different ways: Martin has used bits of multiple finished and unfinished Edge Effect
tracks as raw materials for his remixes. With one exception, I've remixed each track as a
self-contained unit. Our finished work is a pot-pouri of Ambient, Techno, Avant Garde, and
probably some other things too.
This will be a joint release. Martin has put
3 of each of our tracks as MP3s
(which are now also available as
part of the Open Source Audio collection
at Archive.org.) There's also a CD-R of the whole caboodle available from
Edge Effect CD Mail Order.
- Body Bag - Picabia Mix
Martin seemed to enjoy
playing with his gas-fire on this track, I've remixed it into a slightly different perspective -
perhaps you're a wee-beastie caught in the machinery.
- Flo - Hypnosis Mix
A few samples from "Flo"
sent spinning off into a trance-state with a couple of resonating filters for company.
- One Big Yawn
I haven't got a clue what sounds of
mine Martin used to build this track, it's just too remixed to tell anymore.
We're in a desert. The wind is whipping up the sand around us, the sun dazzles us from above.
All our squinting eyes can make out is a uniform blur of shifting dunes.
- Rebel - Spiral Beta Mix
gets a similar treatment to "Flo".
- Dirt - Scriabin Mix
We have been drawn into the
workings of a great machine. It is processing us, moulding us. Although we live our lives inside it's
workings we have never been quite sure what it's purpose is.
- Anarcho - Situationist Mix
Martin described this
mix in a letter... "Kind of unhappy uneasy unsettling feel..." It's just a simple slow it
down, filter it a bit, cut out a good chunk kind of jobbie, but sometimes that's all it
- Dogs Breath
A kickin' techno remix of
"Electronic Counter Measures", and a couple of other Edge Effect tracks.
- Concrete - Mix(er)
It's always like this when
the ambassador of Zob comes to meet with the government on Spillickup Beta. The translation computer
just gets overloaded and starts spouting random excerpts of the epic of the Wrangler of Kwarg.
- Tadpole - Filter Funnel Mix
The student was
asleep in the lab again. That same dream: his companion meticulously recording the development of
Bufo Calamita in her notepad. He is staring into his filter funnel, wondering if the last few
drops of solution will actually take all of eternity to drip-drip-drip through. Suddenly his companion
is pouring her tadpoles into his funnel, and just like last time, he wakes up. "What is that all
- Last Tuesday - Shaman Mix
Here I've mangled
Martin's "Last Tuesday" to create an evocation of the drum that the shaman
"rides" into the interior world of the mind.
Martin's used some of my machine sounds
to re-create a strange duet between a malfunctioning helicopter on kangaroo petrol, and the Heath-
- Virtual Particles
Rather than being a remix of
just one of Martin's tracks, this one is made of tiny snippets of lots of his stuff each one representing
another momentary manifestation of uncertainty.
- Death - Aniseed Mix
Martin's original track is a
great Hindu joke: "Please hang up, and try again", geddit? Again, my remixing's just a bit
of reversal and some stretching. The great karmic telephone operator seems to have developed a taste
for aniseed balls?..
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