Vatican Analog Optimus Prime sampler

In live, MedMud, noise on February 4, 2014 tagged , , , by Erik

The fine folks of Vatican Analog have compiled most of the sessions of the Optimus Prime Noisefest and put the result up on Bandcamp. Check it out, stream it or purchase it for a mere €4,-. Or all of the above, of course.

Optimus Prime live set

In live, MedMud, noise on January 16, 2014 tagged , , by Erik

On sunday, january 13th I attended the Optimus Prime Noisefest. It was awesome.

I did a short set, just over ten minutes, which was very… crunchy. It’s as close to a noise set as I’ve ever come. Hardware only, too: The Vatican Analog crew stated that it was okay to bring a laptop but only if it was sawed in half at the end of the show.
So, only hardware it was: an MD-player, an old walkman, my Electribe EA1, a delay pedal and a mixer. The MD-player and walkman provided a drone and a field recording respectively, which got processed with the Electribe and stomp box. The mixer has no headroom to speak of so things started to get distorted pretty quickly.

I enjoyed the other performances immensely. Looking forward to the next edition!