Application are Martin & Richard Dust (The Black Dog).
System Fork was designed around the principle of Itamae. Every detail was described and thought about before any work in the studio was done. This process took two years before a set of rules and principles were fully realised for the creative process in the studio.
Working with Human & Shaun Bloodworth, Application also applied more design aesthetics to artwork, videos & photographs which will become the prototypes to a live show with video.
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Here’s a curious album by The Black Dog’s Dust brothers Martin and Richard, who’ve come up with a head-scratching double LP of process-oriented techno that blends crunchy broken-computer chaos with head-nodding beats and twitchy synth loops in a collection which includes a track called ‘Steve Reich’s Ice Cream Van’.
The press release raises more questions than answers, asserting that the album was “designed around the principle of Itamae, where every detail was thought about and described before any work in the studio was done” - so their process here is based on similar principles to Japanese master chefs who must study for years before being allowed to touch the food they’re aiming to prepare. Apparently the pre-recording process took two years before they felt the rules and principles governing the preparation of this music were sufficiently refined.
The results are satisfyingly confusing, a mixture of measured, throbbing techno and subtly detailed sound art, stomping sub-bass and fluttering computerised chaos in shuddering, clicking patterns which twitch into life like robots you mistakenly thought you’d destroyed already. Driving, crunchy and single-minded future-electronics, nice mixture of the badass and the chinstrokey.
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