Hand numbered limited edition of 52 copies. Violet CDr in ultra minimal white sticker sealed digipak with insert. Part three of a trilogy.
1. Watch That Sprouts Watches 04:46
2. Oware 99 02:31
3. The Memory Addressability Principle 07:32
4. An Electric Cowstorm 10:07
5. A Logical Calculus of the Ideas Immanent in Feline Activity 06:20
6. Spacetime Hoover 12:30
60th anniversary for John von Neumann's lectures :
“PROBABILISTIC LOGICS AND THE SYNTHESIS OF RELIABLE ORGANISMS FROM UNRELIABLE COMPONENTS”. Lectures delivered at the California Institute of Technology, January 4-15, 1952. Notes by R. S. Pierce, Caltech Eng. Library, QA.267.V6
kitsch in the title
on the technology of self criticism
or, towards the idEa of self criticism
.. for listening to be other than completely carcinogenic it needsI mean Knowns we knOw to be deleterious, so .. like remEmber when knowledge was the model Therapy, when white noise was some aryan squabble over Time (as if this short sentence was the key, the Legitimation of the Next (actually the lAst) short sentence, a gIft. and for gifts to be gifts they have of course to be banal. (for the subject to be a Character but (boredom rehearses chance like a subject rehearses cOde), for the subject to procEed, theres more than a bang of gratuitous Repetition. the past i mean is not your Friend (i mean only one those sucker slEbs would start in the pAst, the itOldyousO stick narrative of
(the present, the excess which proved unnecessary to the past (it Is it appears On the Game ( .. the prob of course with odds that nothings left to chance) .. less as gAme maybe, more as Interface .. that way youre not always behaving Winning. (and as twos but the Toy of three .. (you know, as the Horses come in ..
the glitchy stores of Twitch Snippet (error four oh four) Whatsit, a game is a compUter. its ambition but is not so much to lOse, but to Record the loss (the aesthetitisation of Data (as Stuff, as, Ends, the .. The bastards stole our War.
Chris Mann (January 2012)
Released 23 June 2014 on cataclyst
Source material recorded 1996 - 2013
Composed during the 60th anniversary year Jan 2012 - Jan 2013
Analogue & digital synthesizers, synton syntovox 221 vocoder, field recordings, cellular automata, digital sampler, modified digital delayline, radioisotope disc sources (cobalt-60 & strontium-90), geiger-muller tube and pulse detector.
Garry Bradbury: synth burble  (bradbury.bandcamp.com)
Chris Watson: field recordings [5 & 6] (www.chriswatson.net)
Russell Haswell: modular synth badger  (www.haswellstudio.com)
Dave Phillips: field recordings  (www.davephillips.ch)
Chris Mann: poem for Automata 52 (theuse.info)
Sarah Last: research assistance (wiredlab.org)