Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Copy Cats

The polyrhythms and hypnotic drones of various standard office copy machines explored and manipulated for your enjoyment and fair-use sampling needs. This was made by the brilliant Plunderphonics folks, hence the name "Xerophonics."

12 comments:

Carnacki said...

The concept was so brilliantly odd that I just had to get this!

TMM said...

Great idea......John Cage would be so proud

big boy said...

This is what it sounds like when we made our flyers.

Gary Norris said...

thanks. i'll take 45 copies.

Anonymous said...

This is really relaxing stuff; very nice!

abdul alhazred said...

Wow, this is a weird one - I used to have a comp that was all stuff like this. Tea kettles, creaky doors, funky washing machines. A good antidote/companion to songs of the humpbacks.

Aesop, are you interested in trading links with my new Lovecraftian music blog (http://fromthisswamp.blogspot.com)?
Thanks as always.

Anonymous said...

Nice one

This is blocked on You Tube so thanks for the free download.

Theres always a way of getting stuff for nothing and theres nothing they can do !

M'WAH HA HA HA HARR !!!!

dirty judas said...

There are quite a few albums out there like this. Not strictly about copy machines, but utilizing equipment that is similar to a copy machine and making minimal electronics with it. the Symphonies for Dot Matrix Printers done by [The User] are probably the best, so far. Vol 1 of their stuff is here: http://misteriosoimpossivel.blogspot.com/2008/06/user-synphony-1-for-dot-matrix-printers.html
and Vol 2 is here: http://artificiallyinduceddubsyndrome.blogspot.com/2009/08/user-is-canadian-based-artists.html

jabladav said...

I FUCKING LOVE THIS.

Chad Simmons said...

This is the perfect companion piece to a short film I made!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wd7NAekf73g

max said...

this is cool

Anonymous said...

the sound of the Machine relentlessly stomping on humankind's face, forever