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Automatisme's latest offering: "Rate" (aptly titled) is an experiment in the temporality of rhythm. Utilizing probability & AI based sequencers (running at strictly 160 bpm), William Jourdain stirs up dizzying and glistening sonic hallucinations which feel as though they have no start or end. The four designs employ deep frequency modulation synthesis (FM), clicks and cuts, and ambient bodies of sound, resulting in something like a mutated sibling of dub techno. By exporting the same composition many times and pushing the synthesis to its limit, a deep, pointillistic and extremely programmed sound appears. These techniques employ in a slightly varied shift in parameter each time resulting in unique and indistinguishable compositions by virtue of purposely harnessed human error.

The EP's opening cut: "Alter-Rate 4" is also accompanied with an audiovisual experience created by Jourdain himself. The video is a result of experimentation with pixelation, interpolation, up/downsampling and colour saturation applied to various soil and plant microscopes analyzation clips. The microscope clips were provided by Jourdain's wife, Marilyn Lamoureux, who did collected the footage as research as an agronomist. Further manipulation was processed, composed, and abstracted in Max/Msp by Automatisme. This visual piece parallels microscopic audio and video rhythm by reuniting them and focusing on the infinitely small. Click here to watch the video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=N_5gkaBiuxA


released October 24, 2019

Sounds Composed & Recorded by: William Jourdain

Mixed by: William Jourdain

Mastered by: Pheek

Videowork by: William Jourdain

Artwork Design and Layout by: Zh Fevek


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