NABUGODONOSOR, by David B. Applegate [eurorack cassette release]


#1

Hello Lines,

Please enjoy my latest release titled “Nabugodonosor” (an ancient spelling of Nebuchadnezzar). I’m thinking of Nebuchadnezzar 2 from the book of Daniel who has a tripped out dream and goes insane. There are, perhaps, thematic similarities in the music.

This record is a collection of modular beats and noises born out of a year-long daily practice of patching a 12u eurorack modular system. I’ve compiled the most compelling bits of that year’s practice into a high-density beat tape inspired in part by instrumental hip-hop albums (the crew at digdugdiy in particular). The music itself strays far afield from hip-hop referencing hardcore techno, cartoon soundtracks, panic attacks, and the historic avant-garde.

The metal-styled logo (by J. Decker) pays homage to the grindcore genre, whose hyper-short tracks inspire me to stay fast and versatile in my productions. I also love the problematic legibility of logos in this style and hope my music brings up similar questions.

Even if you’re not compelled to buy a tape, I hope you’ll click through and give my compositions a listen. & of course, I look forward to hearing what you think.

All my best,

David

Mastered by Dan “Speak Onion” Abatemarco.


#2

Listened to this on the car ride back from upstate with Dan this weekend. Sounded great, will be revisiting later.


#3


I posted this in its own thread a few weeks ago but thought I’d drop it in here, too, because it’s my favorite thread.

Presenting NABUGODONOSOR, hi-density Eurorack beat cassette. Two fifteen minute sides of hi-intensity rhythms and noises. Very recommended for fans of electronic music. Non-ambient Eurorack recordings made over the course of a year. From hardcore techno to cartoon soundtrack bleep bloop and many shades in between.

Thank you for listening,

-David B. Applegate


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#4

Yeah, this tape right here :point_up: is a breath of fresh air.
Rhythmically & timbrally exciting, simultaneously lofi and hyper hifi, nothing goes on too long/outstays it’s welcome (as all good beat tapes should be), the artwork is killer and the tape sounds ace.