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02/13/2012 Maurice Rickard: Live at the Thunderbird Cafe 11/9/11

I thought I'd try a new approach with this one: no guitar, and two synths as the sound generators. So I wasn't completely on new ground I figured I'd do the Bureau of Nonstandards working method and remix on the fly in Ableton Live. I've been listening to a lot of beat-oriented stuff, and considering how abstract the synth can get, it seemed like a good idea to have some strong beats to drop in, but some preliminary tests sounded like they wanted a kind of post-human broken-machine-talking-to-itself fractured beat--the kind of thing that makes sense after some repetition, or after it's heard against some other context. So I worked up four or five channels of different drum machine sounds (secret weapon: Kawai K3M bass drum) and broke the patterns apart, across channels. I could mix and match fragments, have them at different lengths and sounds for variety, and have something for the audience to grab onto. Synths: Bleep Labs Nebulophone (mostly in Hypernoise mode) and Moog Filtatron.

The set itself seemed like a swimming upstream: In the event, the synths we doing different things than I had done in rehearsal, and I had to roll with that but it held together. It was great hearing the massive bass drums through the club's subwoofers. And apart from one screwup (I hit the timeline and stopped the Live set in the middle), it worked. People dug it. I fixed that mess up in post, extending that piece.

Now I've put it out: http://mauricerickard.bandcamp.com/. Give it a listen.

Update: here's some press from fine electronic music sites Matrixsynth and Analogik!

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Interstellar Radio
snwv: Interstellar Radio
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Howlers
snwv: Howlers
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Live at Black Forge, January 2, 2016
snwv: Live at Black Forge, January 2, 2016
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Output
snwv: Output
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Live, November 5, 2015
snwv: Live, November 5, 2015
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live at the Garfield Artworks, July 27, 2014
snwv: live at the Garfield Artworks, July 27, 2014
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Troy
snwv: Troy
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impulse
snwv: impulse
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Live at the Thunderbird Cafe, November 9, 2011
Maurice Rickard: Live at the Thunderbird Cafe, November 9, 2011
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Wave Space, Cleveland OH, September 16, 2011 4?:?34 PM?-?5?:?37 PM
snwv: Wave Space, Cleveland OH, September 16, 2011 4?:?34 PM?-?5?:?37 PM
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snwv
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Music for Dance
Maurice Rickard: Music for Dance
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Tell Ya One Thing And Then Some
Maurice Rickard: Tell Ya One Thing And Then Some
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Death Pig (Live, July 2, 2003)
Death Pig: Death Pig (Live, July 2, 2003)
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Circuits of Steel Tour 2003: Chicago, St. Louis, Muncie
Maurice Rickard: Circuits of Steel Tour 2003: Chicago, St. Louis, Muncie
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Guitar Clouds
Maurice Rickard: Guitar Clouds
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Lady of Pain: Live, June 2, 2003
The Unindicted Co-conspirators: Lady of Pain: Live, June 2, 2003
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Live at the Quiet Storm, November 2, 2002
The Stem Cell Liberation Front: Live at the Quiet Storm, November 2, 2002
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Blast
The Stem Cell Liberation Front: Blast
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Tell Ya One Thing
Maurice Rickard: Tell Ya One Thing
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