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ULRICH TROYER - Songs For William 2 (CD + 32 Page Comic Book)

Catalog Number: 4BIT-P005CD

Label: 4 Bit Productions

Format: CD


Release Type: Album

Genre: Bass Music / Dubstep / Garage, Techno, Experimental, Bass Music, Electronic, Recommendations, Reggae, Dub,

Availability: In stock


ULRICH TROYER - Songs For William 2 (CD + 32 Page Comic Book)

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Both vinyl and CD versions come with a 32 page comic. A lot of musicians fall in love with their effect pedals, but Ulrich Troyer is probably the first one to describe the interior world of his stompboxes & delay pedals with a project that combines music, a graphic novel and hand drawn visuals for the live performance. SONGS FOR WILLIAM 2 is the second part of an experimental dub trilogy that started in 2011 on Mala's DEEP MEDI Label & continues 2013 on Ulrich Troyer's own 4Bit Productions label. The project is the perfect intersection of the talents and interests of Ulrich Troyer: illustration, architecture, acoustic research, old school dub reggae and afrobeat. Troyer - a trained architect - creates a distinctive and overall impressive soundarchitecture throughout the whole album full of dub references and abstract electronics that refer to Troyer's past as a MEGO artist. Comic novel and music are connected to each other and form a fascinating gesamtkunstwerk. Classic dub effects act as lead characters not only in the graphic novel but also in the music. They have names such as Muff, Herb, Memory Man and of course William the stompbox, the central character of the whole trilogy. They all form the grounding for a musical Dub-Story of comic and sound and at the same time open up a space of references to King Tubby, Kraftwerk, Augustus Pablo's Digital Productions, the Moritz von Oswald Trio or the current afrobeat productions of Mark Ernestus. The exclusive use of analog synthesizers and effects and the adaptation of the computer as a tapemachine constitute a deliberate limitation of possibilities and refer to methods of early nineties techno production techniques. With a lot of love for details and the bass as a fundament Troyer skillfuly assembles the whole range of dubtechniques only to push them a step further into the 21st century.


A1 Shake Your Knobs

A2 Stone Age Circuits

B1 Summer Reverb

B2 Cable Loss

C1 Deadlock

C2 Hardwired

D1 The Circuit Bender

D2 Landscapes


Audio here... http://www.stholdings.co.uk/cat/soundclip/SOUNDCLIP4BIT-P005.mp3

ULRICH TROYER - Songs For William 2 (CD + 32 Page Comic Book)
  • Ulrich toyer - Shake your knobs
  • Ulrich toyer - Stone age circuits
  • Ulrich toyer - summer reverb
  • Ulrich toyer - cable loss
  • Ulrich toyer - deadlock
  • Ulrich toyer - hardwired
  • Ulrich toyer - the circuit bender
  • Ulrich toyer - landscapes

Additional Information

Label 4 Bit Productions
Format CD
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