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The Headphone Macroscope

by frozenplastic

Vast Electronic music with a cold silvery soul that has been influenced by the works of Brian Eno, Bill Nelson and The Legendary Pink Dots.
Genre: Electronic: Down Tempo
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1. A Subdirectional Finder
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2. The Pattern Matching
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3. The Lost Aerial Plain
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4. A Combinating Form Receiver
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5. The Headphone Macroscope
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6. A Bigeminal Designate
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7. The Panoptic Viewfinder
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8. A Visual Aspect Ratio
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9. The Unfathomed Enciente
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10. An Astray Composite
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11. An Acoustic Transducer
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12. A Wakeless Sound Machine
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Today we are confronted with another infinite: the infinitely complex. We are confounded by the number and variety of elements, of relationships, of interactions and combinations on which the functions of large systems depend. We are only the cells, or the cogs; we are put off by the interdependence and the dynamism of the systems, which transform them at the very moment we study them. We must be able to understand them better in order to guide them better. And this time we have no instrument to use. We have only our brains...

If you're of the ambient ethos this probably isn't for you. If you're a musical explorer this is for you. It's chalk full of pulsating positively mesmerizing rhythms that I find positively provocative. Ordinarily I listen to classical music, but when I'm in the mood for something completely different I listen to frozen plastic. It sends me to a completely different locale and I absolutely love it.

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Michael Honsinger (Triple Dog Dare and Quantum Mechanix)

The Two Jeffs know what they're doing!
If I had been asked to describe Headphone Macroscope after the first couple of listens, I would have said "Electronic Interstellar Jazz with a focus on multi-timbral percussive textures; sprinkled liberally with the spoken voice of a possible 'Mad Scientist' who through some kind of self-experimentation, has slipped into a somewhat slower time frame."
Upon further listens it became apparent that it couldn't be pigeon-holed so easily. At various times it reminds me of one musical artist or another, but taken as a whole, I have never heard anything quite like it.

Frozen Plastic (Jeff Farley and Jeff Charreaux who hail from the bands Astrobleme and Ultraviolet Eye) have crafted an album that takes multiple listenings to get your bearings amidst its' sometimes dense at other times sparse sonicscapes. It is worthwhile to make these repeated journeys.

The spoken lyrics, narrated by Professor Don Madden, are an intriguing blend of Science and Fantasy; the title of the album, Headphone Macroscope, is a prime example of this justaposition. The words are obscure and often obscured and are not all easily understood. I believe this was intentional. What I could easily hear made me want to know the parts that I couldn't.

One of my favorite lines is from The Panoptic Viewfinder: "Stumble upon a widerange cluster in an infinite field of view which cannot be detected with eyes open in a cloudless galactic desert." It was "...which cannot be detected with eyes open..." that really grabbed me and brought me back to the song over and over until I could figure out the whole lyric.

This is an album that is good soundtrack material while Painting and Drawing, or a good companion for any other creative endeavor.
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Quinault

REM sleepcycle soundtrack a vibrant merging of memory and possibility
When I first heard this, I thought to myself, I have heard this somewhere. Then it struck me - this is the music I hear in my dreams! Especially in the rapid eye movement when you can actually remember your dreams as you come in and out of deep sleep. The found sounds act like the conscience world invading your inner realm of tranquility [or turmoil] looping conflict and resolution challenging the listener/dreamer to address issues and find solutions. I find that listening to these songs while awake are both soothing and inviting me to be better. At least I know my surreal dreams now have an official soundtrack. I just wish the protagonist in my dreams was better looking or if I could remember some of the better lines.
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