This is my new monome isms album - Kubota. Released on March 30th and limited edition chrome cassette (ships @April 23rd), as well as on all major streaming services.
YouTube video links so far (there will be 8) :
- monome, isms, grid, arc
“Kubota” refers to Kubota Corporation and is a tractor and heavy equipment manufacturer based in Osaka, Japan. I live in the rural countryside in North East Thailand and they are sometimes referred to as Iron Buffalo. Rich farmers buy them. Less rich farmers rent them. Poor farmers use the real thing. I see them everywhere, the machines and the animal.
During 2018 I played gigs in Bangkok primarily as preparation for a final gig at the end of the year, at the Tokyo Festival of Modular. It was my ambition to visit Japan and play Tokyo. Throughout that year, I composed tracks on a monome isms, hybrid analog / digital eurorack modular system, primarily so they could translated and played live. I tested them out live before formally recording.
The system below is what I used.
This isn’t a live album, it’s an album of very well rehearsed songs which I recorded in a series of live, one take, performances. Errors and mistakes are deliberately left in the mix. No post edits are made. There is no multi-tracking. Everything was recorded to 1 stereo track and then professionally mastered.
The album will also be available on all streaming services including Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes, Google Play, YouTube Music, Amazon, Pandora, Deezer and Tidal.
Composed and Performed by Jason Taylor
Mastered by Timothy Stollenwerk at Stereophonic Mastering
Thankyou to the Teletype coders : Scanner Darkly, Ghost, Johnathan F Lee, Dan Derks and Brian Crabtree. Also thanks to Nathan Moody at Obsidian Sound and John Melcher.