Qkcofse – ‘Flywheel Imp’
All tracks at their inception were purely spontaneous, made without plans and sometimes based on a loose idea. Several of the sound poems, miniature storms, unknown languages and backgrounds to imaginary scenes were made entirely from voice layers and/or minimally processed computer tones. Other instruments were keyboard, flute, surface percussion, and an electric razor. There has been some editing and composition from raw materials. At times extensive editing was needed when combining tracks due to volume differences.
Songs like ‘Wrong House’ were made to encourage meaningful accidents and paranoiac listening. I spoke only made up, non-English into the mic but after random edits, one can hear among other things ‘you’re in the wrong house…wrong house…earth house…’ I like the implications of unconscious speech assembling itself from scrambled whirlpools of words. My intentions were not strictly ‘musical’ but rather inspired by surrealist black humor, experimental improvisation, and emotional release. It was a challenge to see what I could do without using many instruments. Multi-tracking sound software provided the ability to build duets, trios and quartets with myself.
Walking, Parade, Wrong House, Slow Motion Imitation Fan, Polymorphous Rose Bonnet, Phase a Couple Rooms, and As Do I are the tracks made from voice, with the exceptions of Wrong House which also features tapping, and Walking which also features manipulated tones and frequencies. Roast Lettuce and Wrong House appeared on Peak the Source Volume 1 and Class War Karaoke Survey 0018.
Many thanks to Jaan Patterson, Anthony Donovan, and Adrian Beentjes for helping release my sounds online.
Qkcofse stands for Quantities of Excitation Kandinsky Clerambault Syndrome.
M.K. Shibek, June 2012
“a timer was set to drink most valuable choices causing the knockout to prevail the skin. a scream like barking kept sliding the light of yellow shields handed more troubles to concern in this moment of sleep. a sin had arisen from haunted behaviors.”
- undRess Béton
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Qkcofse – ‘Molecular Detournement Egregore’
‘Molecular Detournement Egregore’
This sound project emerged from my musical and noise pursuits in 2006.
Quantities of Excitation refers to the libidinal energy of the human nervous system
while Kandinsky-Clerambault Syndrome describes a condition
where one is fearful of surveillance while being obsessed with celebrities.
This self-censorship and concentration of looking are aspects of what surrealists call
miserabilism—the depreciation of reality instead of its exaltation.
Thus these largely improvisational ‘songs’ are anti-miserabilist sound spells and lo-fi noise aerobics.
My intention was to reach a trance state or emotional catharsis and let the possibilities unfold.
Instruments include prepared guitar, processed and toy electronics, found sounds, amplified objects,
voice, box flute, detuned scanner, and pre-recorded tapes.
The title of the album, Molecular Detournement Egregore, reflects my interest in surrealist, situationist,
and occult practices which can reveal and stimulate ‘unnatural connections’ through subversive imagination.
Detourning or hijacking the foundations of matter away from their habitual functions
empowers the surrealist egregore or ‘sentient tradition’ while encouraging free play.
Shibek, July 2010.
‘exploring the uterus of the suns.’
- undRess Béton
Receive your eligible copy here:
Qkcofse – ‘Molecular Detournement Egregore’ (mp3 and covers)
or here: Qkcofse – ‘Molecular Detournement Egregore’ at FMA