Eleh - Homage to the Pointed Waveforms - LP
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Homage to the Pointed Waveforms is the final release in a series dedicated to specific sound waves. Following …Square… and …Sine…, …Pointed Waveforms explores composition with triangle and sawtooth waves through studies of a dense modular system. Variations were performed live in Barcelona, Brussels and Madrid during spring 2011 but this LP is the next step. Side A contains a version of the piece that was conceived for the shows, which evolved during the three performances as it was continually reworked. Mixed with travel memories, the two tracks on side B are reflections on the arrangement. Presented as a hand-numbered edition of 500 direct metal mastered 200g virgin vinyl LPs in custom 2-color letterpress jackets designed by John Brien.
Note: This release was significantly delayed by a manufacturing anomaly. Distortion on track 1 of side B proved to be exceptionally difficult. After months of consulting with experts, test cuts and multiple remasters, the same phantom signals kept materializing. Regarding the situation, after much struggle, one cutting engineer said, “this is a problem of the audio itself, its structure and the specific combination of frequencies.” A tough decision had to be made; either release a one-sided record or a two-sided record where the b-side is a collaboration between Eleh and an unknown phenomenon. The resolution to fraternize with the limitations of vinyl cutting/playback and accept the intermodulation was made after much trial and error. Hopefully, without a direct comparison to the master recording, the distortion will go unnoticed by most listeners. Despite being created with analog synths, the clean transfer of this recording to LP proved onerous & the results bypass the periphery of the medium.