THE LANGUAGE GAME
TOM9 | released: 08/08/2000 | CD
via Anost (Europe) via SCD (USA)
01 Day of the System Builders
02 And Here We Are
04 I Thought It Was Something Else
05 As If There Was Reason To Our Chatter
06 The One With The Blue And yellow Trim
07 Mono No Aware
08 Even Now With These Robot Arms
09 Miko Rides Again
Jeremy Ballard alias Inkblot is a new act from Austin, Texas (USA). Jeremy was playing around town in bars, galleries, college radio and the living rooms of houses. With the Language Game tomlab is releasing his first full length CD.
The Language Game is electronic progress music with subtle, light-hearted syncopations and a playful sense of austerity and attention to detail. Its mature simplicity and layered composition juxtapose the melodic with the unmelodic, the hi-fi with the lo-fi, and the digital with the acoustic.
So far, Jeremy has shyed away from using the computer in his studio due to not having any software. Instead, he prefers his daisy-chained midi setup of samplers, sequencers and synthesizers. He arranges and records in real-time directly to DAT until he gets the desired performance, sometimes adding acoustic, bass or baritone guitar...