Make Noise Records Presents: Shared System Series

Make Noise Records is proud to announce the Shared System Series! It is available for purchase and TRASH_AUDIO is the only place you can purchase it from online for the time being. Please visit the Make Noise Records webpage for more information and artist statements.

The Shared System Series compiles the separate recordings of several artists utilizing the same electronic musical instrument, the Shared System. At times it feels as though electronic music has become an overly automated form driven by simplified genre specific apps and software. What happens when the signal path is not pre-defined or optimized for a popular result? The Shared System is a modular synthesizer developed by Make Noise. It has no pre-determined signal path, and is not designed for any particular musical destination. In limiting the artists to this one instrument, we hope the Shared System Series of records will purely illustrate the intentions of the artists.

Mastered for vinyl by Audible Oddities, etched into high quality master lacquers made by SAE Mastering, and shipped to URP for pressing. The result is a high fidelity 7″ record. Like the Shared System instrument, the sleeves for these records are a combination of digital and analog technology. They are designed using computer software and printed using a hand-cranked letterpress called the Vandercook 4.

MNR_RichardDevine_Front_5x5_300Richard Devine: Creature I & II – $8
7″ Clear Vinyl, Limited to 500, Letterpress Cover.
Includes downloads to alternate takes & stickers.
SOLD OUT!

 

 

 

 

 

 

MNR002Alessandro Cortini: ACMN1 & ACMN2 – $8
7″ Clear Vinyl, Limited to 500. Letterpress Cover.
Includes downloads to alternate takes & stickers.
SOLD OUT!

 

 

 

 

 

 

MNR002

Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe: Heptagramic Approximation & Alpha Crucis – $8
7″ Clear Vinyl, Limited to 500. Letterpress Cover. Includes stickers.
SOLD OUT!

 

 

 

 

 

 

MNR004_666Keith Fullerton Whitman: Vehement Denial & Platelets – $8
7″ Clear Vinyl, Limited to 500. Letterpress Cover. Includes stickers.
In Stock!

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Statement From Keith Fullerton Whitman:
“Borrowing a bit from the techniques that Pauline Oliveros used in her earliest pieces, I started by running the Wogglebug at audio-rates, using the smooth & stepped outputs as an fm-source for the DPO running at sub-bass frequencies & patching the clock into the Rene running a diatonic sequence. The various wrap-around heterodynings essentially added a third “voice” to the patch & the resultant “tonal” rhythms started resolving themselves in nice ways, reminding me a bit of the sort(s) of experiments with drum-programming I carried out in the mid-90′s whilst I was still recording as “Hrvatski” … there was enough gain in the input of the Phonogene to preamp a small battery-powered microphone, which was getting a real-time feedback loop of the sounds the Skiff was creating, plus a little bit of drone-singing & in-situ Concrète-sound – both track were recorded in real-time to a PCM recorder, a digital dictaphone, and a cassette walkman.”

 

Unfortunately for international buyers, shipping rates have nearly doubled. Sorry for the inconvenience.

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13 Responses to “Make Noise Records Presents: Shared System Series”

  1. watson December 12, 2012 at 4:40 pm #

    this looks great, i just ordered mine. thanks for putting this together.

  2. Mr. Fang December 12, 2012 at 4:43 pm #

    Are there plans to offer a subscription to the entire series, or do we need to buy them one by one?

    • admin December 12, 2012 at 4:45 pm #

      There are no plans for a subscription for this series. We’re taking it one at a time.

  3. Simon December 12, 2012 at 5:14 pm #

    I just purchased the vinyl – looks awesome – great work :D

    Was wondering when the download links for the alternative takes will be emailed?

  4. Tony December 20, 2012 at 6:48 pm #

    The choice of format mean d I could buy it, but not play it. Kind of forces my hand to say ‘no’.

    • Anonymous February 27, 2013 at 3:57 pm #

      They email the mp3 as well!

    • Anonymous March 2, 2013 at 10:18 am #

      Buy a record player. Then buy records.

  5. fzul March 2, 2013 at 10:46 pm #

    Damn now you convinced me to buy vinyl player. Any recommendations about which model is the best not-too-expensive option?

  6. Lara March 3, 2013 at 3:40 pm #

    After long consideration, I decided to order this. Although I don’t find vinyl records particularly practical, I’m really rather curious to hear Alessandro’s compositions on this synthesizer.
    Looking forward to checking it out.

  7. fl studio drum and bass pack June 23, 2013 at 5:54 am #

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  8. gregory taylor September 9, 2013 at 11:19 am #

    Well, I managed to run across this one before it sold out (missed the Cortini, sadly. I was off gigging or summink). Any chance there’s a pre-release mailing list of some sort that I could be place on if I were to say “pretty please?”

  9. Drakhe July 3, 2014 at 8:41 pm #

    I realy can’t fathom why you would want to limit this so strictly… Only vinyl and then only 500????? Isn’t music for everybody to enjoy?

    Also, your giving digital downloads to those that bought the vinyl records, including extra tracks … why isn’t this more widely available? Realy baffles me and makes me very sad I wont be able to buy this music ….. (oh and btw, I mean all records, especialy Richard’s and Alesandro’s even if I manange to buy the new releases (which I wont because I’m not gonna buy a record player just to be able to listen to a handfull of Shared System Series records, or buy the records and hope I can find somebody that has a record player))

    Very Unhappy!! :-(

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