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QASIM NAQVI

BETA

ERASED TAPES


Format: LP
Cata No: ERATP129
Barcode: 3700551783021
Pakistani-American avant-composer and drummer from the cult experimental acoustic trio Dawn of Midi, Qasim Naqvi has announced a new record titled Beta to be released as a limited edition on clear vinyl for Record Store Day 2020 on April 18.
Meant as a sister release to last year’s acclaimed six-part modular synth suite Teenages, Beta is a series of experiments chronicling Naqvi’s understanding of writing for this type of instrument and the growth of the instrument itself.
“Beta is a prequel to the story of Teenages. At the time I had the most basic elements of a modular synthesizer- one oscillator and a random voltage generator which is a module that releases sporadic currents through the system. Ironically, this component provided a lot of warmth and humanness to the music, a kind of fallibility. I fed simple melodic ideas and rhythmic patterns into this bare bones setup and observed the responses, while occasionally guiding the music in other directions. It was like a diagnostic test. At the time I felt that this music was underdeveloped but listening back, I think the Beta tracks add an interesting dimension to the entire Teenages arc.They’re the zygotes.” — Qasim Naqvi
The B side of Beta is a live performance of the track Teenages, which was recorded at the first Erased Tapes x LCO: Purcell Session at Southbank Centre, London in February 2019. “I had performed this work just a couple of times and this particular one was special. There were microphones up everywhere and you could hear the room bleeding into the sound of the synthesizer” says Qasim of the performance.
If Teenages captured the sound of electronics living, breathing and mutating of their own accord, Beta rather describes the moment they came to life.
FORTE has 500 copies only for UK RSD 2020

Tracks:

A
1. Roll Program
2. Matic
3. Ctaphone
4. Onna at Pulse

B
1. Teenages Live

Press:

CLEAR Vinyl. 500 copies UK.

 

Audio & Video:

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