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I Must Not Think Bleak Thoughts

by Perfect Vacuum

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Ratopolis 03:26
Asphalt Yeah 02:11
55 Years Ago 02:46
Bolidoli 03:43
No Callers 03:03


Recorded at Klangendum, Worm Studios Rotterdam, Beefy & Figaro’s London and The Kingdom, Finland
Use of The Combinex provided by the staff scientists of The University Of Waikato
Mixed at SoftSubmarine, Berlin, Germany & Renewsound, Sofia, Bulgaria
Recording Engineers: Pete ‘The Fink’ Dijkstra and Lulu O’Hara
Produced by Wim Dekker (Blowpipe) and Lukas Simonis (Worm)
mastered by Jos Smolders
Special thanks: Henk Bakker & all at Worm

Note: any ‘real world’ sounding instruments used in this recording were deconstructed using sine wave analysis and recombinated using the advanced additive techniques of The Combinex
Lukas exclusively uses Strymon pedals


released September 19, 2019

DAVE MARSH / Voices, PAiA Proteus synth
LUKAS SIMONIS / Voices, ARP 2500, optigan, synton syrinx, yamaha 81z, Yamaha cs 40, roland sh09, ARP Avatar, technics SY-1010, doepfer dark time with red leds, audiowerkstatt mini se-quencer
INGEBORG MULLER / Hammond organ, ARP 2600, EMS putney, macbeth M3X, nord lead1, rhodes stage piano 73, roland jd 800, analog baroque piano
TREND WATKISS / Erebus dreadbox, korg ms10, 15 & 20, roland juno 6, roland jd 990, tiesco 60f, behringer deepmind 12
NAZMIYA IBRAHIM / Voice, roland 808, roland 909, roland 606, roland tb303, klangendum custom electronic synthesised percussion eurorack, doepfer ms 404
PASCAL ‘TITI; TABARNAC / Arturia minibrute, Yamaha ‘Fido’ prototype synth, arp odyssey mk 1 model 2800, Yamaha cs 60, rob hordijk blippo box, moog prodigy, korg ps-3100

Beloved contributors:
NINA HITZ / electronic baroque cello
PIU PIU MAYA / rapping, voices
TED ‘BONGO BONGO’ BARROW / analog percussion, voice, synare 2 - analog baroque trumpet
LAYLA DAVIES / trautonium, pestle wand

Guest artistes:
PROFESSOR KNUT AUFERMANN - Sine wave analysis and The Combinex
TANIS ROOS - Maplin 5600s,.
Graphic design by ALFRED BOLAND
thank you Annemai & Krys O.

all songs by Marsh/Simonis
except part of the text of apres la deluge; from a poem (death) by Max Bodenheim


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