Auris Apothecary ::: AAX-093 : Rob Funkhouser – Digital Opus : Volumes 1-4
  • catalog: AAX-093
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  • title: Digital Opus : Volumes 1-4
  • format: 5" CDr x4 | -
  • release date: 2014.06.01
  • edition size: 50
  • duration: 03:27:14
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A massive compendium of admittedly daunting size, Digital Opus : Volumes 1-4 represents some of ROB FUNKHOUSER’s most accomplished work to date, trading in his acoustic percussion and electronic circuitry for a digital tracker-based system of writing/performance. Created entirely with the insanely cross-platform audio program SunVox, Digital Opus shows the continually-maturing compositional skills of ROB FUNKHOUSER at their present precipice, with complex time signatures, layer upon layer of harmonizing leads, and an acute sense of dynamics merged together in perfect fluidity. Taking cues from glitch, IDM, classic electronic, 8-bit, video game soundtracks, and more over the course of 60 tracks, what results is an archive of stunning clarity and musical theory being pushed to its logical extremes, all reproduced with the perfect fidelity and consistency of pure digital signal paths.

In our opinion, Digital Opus represents the idea of “future” music – utter precision, total control of timbre and tone, machine-gun rhythm structures, atypical note scales, scathing dissonance and soothing sine waves… Adding to the concept of digitalization, each volume’s artwork is also its tracklisting, displaying a visual graph of each track’s midi patterns and layered density for complete continuity and comprehension.

Packaging

White top/black bottom CDr’s with hand-stamped disc artwork in 4 colors, each representing a different volume, contained within grey translucent DVD cases with transparent laser-printed artwork inserts. All 4 cases are housed inside a glossy laser-printed cardstock outer wrap, serial numbered in black ink.

Tracklisting

VOLUME 1
01 – 03:11 – Chaos is a State of Mind
02 – 03:12 – Five
03 – 03:58 – Minimal
04 – 03:56 – Sine Waves
05 – 03:45 – Slow Approach
06 – 03:57 – SV
07 – 02:42 – Waltz
08 – 03:46 – Youth is Violent
09 – 00:51 – Assembly Code
10 – 03:08 – Dooms
11 – 01:57 – Fighting Julius
12 – 03:19 – Noise and Voice
13 – 02:18 – Qwerty
14 – 03:35 – Somber
15 – 01:25 – Take it Slow
16 – 03:40 – The Lift
17 – 03:12 – We Pretend
18 – 03:12 – You Are

VOLUME 2
01 – 03:36 – ggg
02 – 02:50 – hhh
03 – 04:09 – iii
04 – 04:00 – jjj
05 – 01:47 – kkkk
06 – 03:31 – llll
07 – 03:20 – mmm
08 – 03:12 – nnnnn
09 – 03:17 – ooo
10 – 03:50 – qqq
11 – 03:07 – rrr
12 – 04:03 – sss
13 – 02:21 – ttt
14 – 03:34 – zzz

VOLUME 3
01 – 03:44 – Ghosts
02 – 02:28 – Ad Hominum
03 – 03:15 – Long Winded
04 – 03:41 – Cornered
05 – 03:59 – asdf
06 – 02:56 – Six Against
07 – 03:28 – Robotspopandlock
08 – 04:13 – Jolly
09 – 04:14 – Bear Me Up
10 – 03:42 – Beatzzz
11 – 04:22 – mmmmmmyellow
12 – 03:04 – Quasiraga
13 – 03:21 – Sambalions
14 – 03:56 – Slow Demise

VOLUME 4
01 – 10:13 – The Ascent
02 – 05:07 – Patternis Rex
03 – 02:54 – 050
04 – 03:02 – Percfirst
05 – 03:06 – Destroy Destroy
06 – 03:04 – Airship
07 – 02:57 – Bit
08 – 02:38 – Freakout
09 – 03:12 – Drifting
10 – 03:50 – Laid
11 – 03:37 – Rook
12 – 03:05 – Node
13 – 03:07 – We Exist
14 – 05:16 – Roots

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