PBF, a one man band, was born on a long summer afternoon, on a planet called Earth, when I was messing with my synths and rhythm boxes in my home studio and accidentally pressed "REC" on the 8-track...
If you have recorded weird noises or sounds, you're welcome to send some samples and I'll incorporate them into new songs... maybe!
Florent came to my place one evening; he asked me what my job was about and I spent 2 hours explaining him
everything he wanted to know about the operation of a synchrotron. We then proceeded to jam: Florent was petting
"Sweaty Betty" [the Boss DR-5 Rhythm section box] while I was fidlling with the AN1x knobs, modwheel and ribbon.
We recorded that live, then after Florent had left I added 3 tracks,
mixed it and pressed a few CDs to distribute around.
Florent insisted to name the song "Accelerators". I resisted because unlike
some famous CERN composer,
I try to keep music and particle physics separated,... but I eventually gave up.
One evening when the Orbit was playing some beats and the AN1x was arpeggiating, I felt I had to join the jam with a cool
sax patch... I recorded it live without paying too much attention to the mixing
After hearing "accelerators" in Formentera,
Michael suggested to send me some vocals.
A few weeks later I received Peter's monologue on a tape.
I incorporated samples of it in a minimal drum'n'bass song.
The title is an obvious reference to
a painting by Magritte just in case you hadn't spotted it...
My entry for the Roland groove remix contest in Future Music (issue 80, March 99). Verdict: 7/10
Features Laurie on vocals
Laurie's 40th birthday song.
Vocals by Chris, Eithne, Jackie, Pauline, Janet, Neil, Dick, Greg, Django, Allen, Wilfried, Pierre, Rayne, Claire, Patti, Eileen, Jim, Ursel, Kate, Kim, Monica, Martina, Dave ...
Music for the clip advertising the computing grid
Uncle Bill's allegedly limited experience with the weed. Arabic-ish riffs on a bluegrass rhythm.
A stroll through Lassen Volcanic National Park, California
Laurie on vocals, Florent on asian percussion