The b.nine project evolved out of an idea to pursue drone and layered pieces which were both developed quickly and took advantage of texture and found sounds. Tracks were built from improvisations and the juxtaposition of found sounds. This is the third in the series.
The Bandcamp version of the album includes a special edit of 'tre'. The physical, handmade CD has the extended version of 'tre' at 29 minutes. Physical CD's are available at live gigs.
In addition to the drone based pieces on previous albums, this one has a greater integration of music and real world samples. I have enjoyed exploring the boundary between noise and pitched sounds and the mixing of their layers.
During my time in Japan I collected many samples and inevitably Tokyo's exceptional transport system became a popular place to record. Exploring the country by train became a real audio / visual experience. The results developed into the theme for this album, although samples and recordings are not all train related.
released March 25, 2019
tony adamo : elektron and moog synthesisers, omnisphere, te op-1, lyra-8 and the null.modular eurorack synthesiser.
karl dudley : harmonica on 'shinjuku' and harmonica and train whistle on 'the sixty special'.