Ghost Hemiola

by Stefan Goldmann

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    2×12″ Single Sided Empty Vinyl.

    Record 1: 66 empty locked grooves (physical loops) at 33.3 RPM
    Record 2: 66 empty locked grooves (physical loops) at 45 RPM

    Digitalization liberated content from its physical carrier. Now, "Ghost Hemiola" liberates the physical carrier from its content. Pure vinyl - no recorded sound.

    Allows for mixing combination noise loops, building layers of 3:4 rhythms ("Hemiolas"), when played as follows: Record 1 at 133.3 (at 33 1/3 rpm) and Record 2 at 135 BPM (at 45 rpm). To synchronize both records, select a loop on each record and lower Record 2's pitch to approx. -1,5.

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Digitalization liberated content from its physical carrier. Now, GHOST HEMIOLA liberates the physical carrier from its content. It is a double vinyl set of empty locked grooves that contains nothing but its very own surface noise - and physical structure. It is a sculptural revision of Stefan Goldmann’s earlier locked groove-based double vinyl THE GRAND HEMIOLA, but it also serves as a genuine hauntological vinyl surface noise tool kit, out on its own.

Pulling a knife or other tool to its grooves allows for cutting your literally uniquely own beats directly into the record. A total of 132 empty grooves allows for as many individual patterns to be created (note that even any contact with the needle or the accumulation of dust change the surface noise of the groove). All loops together allow for thousands of layered combinations (4356 to be exact), which allow for further variations by changing rotation speeds with the continuous pitch controls of a set of turntables (face eternity here). Whatever had been masked by audio before is now made audible here.

Blurb: Forms without life / The mussel has left the shell / If this is the carrier, where did the content go? / Another “Contour work” / Post-digital.

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released March 28, 2013

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Stefan Goldmann Berlin, Germany

"STEFAN GOLDMANN’s productions don’t sound like they’re coming from the same universe as practically everything else on the shelves."

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