1. Begleitung für Tuba (1982)
The compilation starts with one of the titles that needed remixing as we only had the separate tracks. Here, artless filter modulations twist around a bass motif reminiscent of a tuba. Listen closely – can you think of a more elegant way to teach a tuba to swing?
2. Inversion (1978)
Obviously random modulations are cut down to loops that interlock, displace and replace each other. This might also explain the title. Despite it’s sketch-like character, ‘Inversion’ sounds accessible, almost celebratory - the opening soundtrack to an intergalactic gala.
3. Proto (1980)
One of my personal favourites. If we ignore the fact that ‘Proto’ was recorded in 1980, it could almost be a pre-disco track. Or post-disco, for precisely this reason? Centred around a simple bass modulation feigning an arpeggio but equally at home as the backbone of a true disco anthem.
4. Metazoon (1979)