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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 improvisational playing on cello, synth, and drums, with three main technological components. The first component is a purpose-built synthesis/sequencer program*. The piece opens with this program layering a base motif 64 times with a random time offset, creating a blurred, textural reference to the original motif that varies with each performance. The second component is a generative Markov model of phoneme sequences derived from Wikipedia and a collection of scientific papers*. We use the model to generate novel, incoherent speech sounds. The third component is a sentiment-aware model of statements of preference derived from peoples’ actual statements of preference on the internet*. We use the model to generate positive/negative sentiment couplets, recited in synthesized speech.

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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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