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Loop Dots & Needle Drops

Music for altered 7" records, turntables, and mixer with effects. Recorded live March 9th, 2018.

Digital + Physical Release by FOUNTAINavm

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"Loop Dots and Needle Drops" is an experimental live performance using solely 2-Technic1200 Turntables, 1-Pioneer DJM-400 mixer, a stack of 7" records, and a bunch of colored sticker dots. It was performed live in one 60 minute continuous "DJ set". Finale strategically places the stickers on the grooves of records to create his own broken record-needle skipping loops. By blending and mixing both records at once, while simultaneously applying effects and playing the mixer like an instrument, entirely new music is created. Finale utilizes his abilities of DJing, Turnatablism, Producing, and Percussion, while applying music philosophies from Jazz, Musique Concrete, Hip Hop, Dub, Ambient, and Minimalism. 

Aside from the broken record sticker loops, Finale uses an old Hip Hop break-beat trick called "Needle Dropping" to manually loop the record. This is achieved by meticulously lifting the needle back by hand one groove, as the record rotates, creating a loop. This technic goes back to the Bronx 1970's and is regarded as one of the most difficult DJ maneuvers invented, and is a useful skill set that allows you to play the record like an instrument, as you drop the needle on different parts of the record. 

This music project aims to question the boundaries of what DJing and Beat-Making truly are, and certainly fuses the two concepts. Finale uses improvisation within a frame work, and experiments with ideas in real time, and further develops these findings as the records continue to loop. The overall goal is to develop this musical approach beyond the novelty of process, and continue exploring the possibilities of recorded media re-purposing, sound collage, and turntablism. 

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Path-Waves and Currents

This 4track recorded project is inspired by adventure trips into the wilderness regions of Utah and Arizona, and exploring the skateparks in these remote areas. Combining synthesizers, and live instruments with a “Nu Age” approach.

CREDITS

Released February 24th, 2019
All instruments performed by Adam Michael Terry
Produced by Adam Michael Terry

Digital + Physical Release by FOUNTAINavm

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View to a Kil

Soundtrack by Finale Grand

Described as a "Meta-Modern Short Film", "A View To A Kil" stars artist Concise Kilgore (T. Mason) and follows him over several years. The hybrid Doc/Narrative follows Kilgore's artistic process as he navigates the ups and downs of life and finds inspiration to record a new album (Kiljoy Division), and leads right up to the birth of his boutique clothing line (Avenues PC).

New "experimental jazz" album “TABOOGALOO" is a collection of basement tape recordings dating back to 2014, of synthesizers, live percussion, found sounds, repurposed media, electronics, analog equipment, song demos, improvisation, jazz, and subjective experimentations with the intent to dismantle process-routine and self tradition.

This was Finale Grand’s pallet cleansing proceeding the making of his classical-form HipHop Opus "Baroque Beats" circa 2013, and would lead him into studying traditional live drumming soon after. 

Digital Release by Fountain avm. Physical release undetermined.

 

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Live at Diabolical Records

Recorded Live at Diabolical Records Critical Beatdown Nite 2018

12 live tracks recorded in Stereo.

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Live at Twilite Lounge

Recorded Live at Twilite Lounge Electronic
Doom Nite on May 5th 2018

14 live tracks recorded in Stereo.

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Baroque Beats

A swan song to a golden era.

Two meticulously composed 30-minute suites of dusted lo-fi loops and beats from the crates and MPC of Finale Grand.

Release by FOUNTAINavm.

SLING SIDE 29:36 | SWORD SIDE 28:32

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