Music at 1​/​2 Speed

by Matt Davignon

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1.
04:08
2.
06:32
3.
06:05
4.
04:22
5.
04:45
6.
06:58
7.
06:04
8.
04:52
9.
05:16
10.
01:54

about

Originally completed in 1999, and released in 2003 on Edgetone Records.

This record features some of my earliest 4-track recordings, recorded between 1994 and 1997. These songs were alternatingly inspired by experimental/electronic/industrial music with rhythms (such as Throbbing Gristle) or intended to be weird pop songs. A few of them were released on small-batch cassettes during those years, however several of the original songs were never finished.

Since the 4-track cassette recorder I was using at the time worked at double speed, I used to enjoy placing the cassettes in regular tape decks to hear two of the 4 instrument tracks in either forward or reverse. Here these tracks are mixed specifically for half-speed listening, and in the original spirit, several of them are also backwards.

credits

released January 1, 2003

Matt Davignon - guitar, sampler, drum machine, turntable, harmonica, toy piano, bass guitar, violin, tape, memory man, television, keyboard, vocals, micro-synthesizer, didgeridoo

Special guest:
Rafter Roberts - moog (Track 07), guitar (Track 08)

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Matt Davignon Oakland, California

Matt Davignon's music is “fragile and gorgeous and stubbornly weird,” according to the SF Bay Guardian. He’s best known for combining drum machine and/or pre-recorded voices with electronic processing devices to create shifting layers of organic and expressive sounds. His music is inspired by field recordings, natural sounds, irregular and imperfect rhythms, and psychedelic, drone and space music ... more

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