Saturday, September 13, 2008
Nexicon: Life Emitting Diode (2008)
In 2002 members of NTT and Fragment King started to jam and recorded the resulting sessions. They performed two live shows in New York City in 2002 and 2003, redefining live electronic digital music in combination with electric guitars and vocal etherics. A vinyl release via Nexialist and a compilation appearance followed. "Life Emitting Diode" is a selection of their recordings, collaged, fused, and refined, and released in a limited edition audio album through Annihilvs and Nexialist. The album includes 9 tracks [plus 1 secret bonus track] ranging from electroacoustic ambience via beat metal to digital hack://grind, performed by Lee Bartow, Tim Spann, and Mark Kammerbauer, and recorded at Leechnest in 2002. The recordings were edited and mastered at White Furnace Lodge in 2004. One significant aspect of Nexicon is the development of a real live implementation of computers and software via the hack://grind method, which eventually led to the destruction of Fragment King's laptop.