bienoise - most beautiful design

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Most Beautiful Design è un album-tributo all’intelligente design dei floppy da 3.5” e del formato audio Mp3. Due soluzioni tecnologiche caratterizzate da grandi limiti, che hanno però aperto le porte a importanti rivoluzioni tecnologiche e culturali. La musica dell’album è stata creata in modo da poter essere contenuta interamente in un singolo floppy, sfruttando gli artefatti e la bassa qualità del formato Mp3 come mezzo espressivo e compositivo. La grafica rende omaggio alla forma iconica del floppy, degradandola e alterandola attraverso una serie di passaggi ed “errori” digitali.

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Composed, mixed and mastered by Alberto Ricca/Bienoise.
Released by Force Inc/Mille Plateaux.

Limited edition floppy disk: 50 esemplari ognuno con una versione diversa e unica della cover.

“Whatever you now find weird, ugly, uncomfortable and nasty about a new medium will surely become its signature.

CD distortion, the jitteriness of digital video, the crap sound of 8-bit – all of these will be cherished and emulated as soon as they can be avoided.

It’s the sound of failure: so much modern art is the sound of things going out of control, of a medium pushing to its limits and breaking apart.

The distorted guitar sound is the sound of something too loud for the medium supposed to carry it. The blues singer with the cracked voice is the sound of an emotional cry too powerful for the throat that releases it. The excitement of grainy film, of bleached-out black and white, is the excitement of witnessing events too momentous for the medium assigned to record them.”

― Brian Eno, A Year With Swollen Appendices  

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