Artists: A-Duff & One Arc Degree
Style tags: space, downtempo, idm
Media type: Digital (wav, flac, mp3)
Label: 33 Recordings
A year-long collaboration with australian artist A-Duff is finally seeing the light of day. Blueprints is a 4-track EP based on an A-Duff original (Ethereal) and a One Arc Degree original (Boimarc). We then swapped our samples, stems and midi files to recreate our own interpretations of each otherâ€™s tracks. The final result is a moody, atmospheric journey over 20 minutes that I think is perfect for listening to late at night while reading a sci-fi novella with a mug of hot chocolate. Which brings us to A-Duffâ€™s excellent little storyâ€¦
â€œOn Feb 12, 2015, Mr. A. Duff and the signal response team of Messieurs I. Konstantios and V. Kesalidis (more commonly known by their labâ€™s call sign, One Arc Degree) simultaneously and independently received 2 distinct radio transmissions seemingly in direct response to humankindâ€™s first contact with the outer world.
Theorising that the transmissions were bent through space to arrive on earth less than just one human lifetime from the sending out of the Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 spacecrafts in 1977. A-DUFF contacted One Arc Degree to record, collate and then interpret the transmissions.
This sound recording is a collection of those 2 otherworldly communiques, each interpreted and re-formulated independently by A-DUFF and ONE ARC DEGREE. The process involved the initial decoding, a linguistic examination of the binary transmissions followed by the reformation of the communiques according to each sound engineerâ€™s understanding. Numerous types of electronic equipment as well as soundwave manipulation and redirection devices were used in the process which also took much sweat, tears and hard work.
Communique 1 has been named Ethereal. It appears to be a blueprint of the life, science, history and environment of the world from whence it came.
Communique 2 has been named Boimarc. It appears to be a blueprint in the form of an inventory database, terms of measurement and possibly currency as well as a communications cypher.
Thanks to the passion and commitment of those sound engineers, you are privileged to be among the first few to hear a response from an otherwise uncontactable and still unknown world.â€