R. Schwarz´s 'SPSP No. 1' is a 40-minute tape dedicated to the sonic characteristics of house flies (Musca domestica).
Swarms of flies are the only origin of sound on side A. Extracted from long term close-up recordings, the sounds are continuously shifting through space, subtly cut and edited, to accentuate their natural sonic qualities.
On side B, the tonal and rhythmical structure of side A was extracted to translate those properties into an artificial instrumentation. The analyzed data was converted to control voltages to operate several analog oscillators and filters of a customized analog modular synthesizer.
Ruben Bacher's Taos Hum is a 40 minute album of wraithlike drones and psychoacoustic experiments. Auditory phenomena, such as The Hum (a persistent humming noise heard by a small percentage of people in places all around the globe) or binaural beats, have spawned explaination attempts beyond scientific proof. Some are said to cause negative effects on health and wellbeing, others are supposed to stimulate the brain in positive ways and are used for meditation rituals. Ruben Bacher reduces such phenomena to their physical core and enables the listener to absorb these by all means hypnotic drones and noises without bias.