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    This is the 2nd printing of the netcat cassette. We're currently waiting to receive them from our tape duplicator, so they won't ship for a few weeks.

    High-bias cassette tape, with tape album art by Andrew J.S. Only 50 copies available! Available locally in Seattle at Wall of Sound in Capitol Hill.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Cycles Per Instruction via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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This piece combines human improvisors with custom software* that generates sound by analyzing real-time internet traffic. Our goal is to fuse computer network communication with human communication. We capture network traffic and send it to custom software that converts it into MIDI command messages. These MIDI messages then drive software synthesizers that create the sounds on the recording. Each synthesizer has a specific, human-configured sound and set of tunings, but the timing and individual note selection is dictated by the timing and trajectory of packets moving through the network. We improvise with the computers by live-mixing the network synthesizers, as well as on our acoustic/electric instruments.


from Cycles Per Instruction, released April 18, 2014



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netcat Seattle, Washington

netcat is Andrew Olmstead, Brandon Lucia, and David Balatero. Their music explores the intersection between complexity, computers, and free improvisation. Playing cello, synthesizer, drums, and chango, the band interacts with custom sound generation software through long-form textural compositions. ... more

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