Day 57

5.03: OK. It’s early in the morning. You probably have no wish to listen to savagely looped bleepy bleepy electro music that sounds like R2 D2 hallucinating himself through the stations of the cross. Well one way or the other you lose, punk, because this is the coolest thing that’s ever existed. Ever.

Click and you’ll be bugged to gouging your eardrums out by incessant twittery squelches. Don’t click, and you’ll miss it. Your loss.

As its name implies, the Lego Sequencer MR II is a sequencer made of Lego. Imagine that. Bricks ‘n’ pieces rendered into electronic coughs ‘n’ sneezes; robo belches, cyber wheezes.

Its inventor, Yoshi Akai, appears to be a nailed-down nutter of the first water. Give an idiot savant a toy box and a soldering iron, and just see what happens:

The Lego Step-sequencer is 3 channels 8 steps sequencer. The different coloured Lego pieces each have their own sound. Connecting the Lego three-dimensional makes complex sound. This is building sound more than playing sound.

Apparently, Lego isn’t Akai’s only medium. His little biographic snip on the Interactive Institute‘s website says [and I cut & pasted this, character for character]:

The instruments are build from materials that you don´t usually see or assosiate to music instrument; legos, crispbread etc..

Crispbread…? Etc…? Who knows what bonkers ingredients those three little characters are code for: leprechaun shavings and racial hatred probably. The guy’s a prophet wrapped up in a fruitcake. “Thank fuck he chose experimental music not weapons science,” is all I can say.

6.56: Another reasonable morning. Some bits are more easy than others, I suppose. . No disasters so far, and long may it continue, but I’m pretty sure the chill bony finger of crisis is hovering at my shoulder, getting ready to tap.

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~ by David Thorley on March 10, 2010.

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