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XtraKcts & ArtifaKcts

by BPM&M

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Slow Blow 01:55
Monkey Mind 03:46


BPM&M, an experimental exploration that involves remixing an assortment of aural documents created throughout the years by legendary group King Crimson, it's associates, and other sources from beyond. With an assortment of computers, this literal dynamic duo have somehow managed to modify their laptops into musical electrocardiogram machines and have output a display of techno heartbeats previously unknown to mankind. The grand result is one aluminum and plastic-based compact disc containing sounds of nuclear beats and jungles of drone, compiled in measures of time that will have patrons of raves dancing on walls and exchanging the left sides of their brains with the right. And, it is highly safe (or unsafe perhaps) to say that the two have exploited modern technology to it's finest and fullest, along with putting the group's musical and philosophical thought processes through some rather intense digital therapy. A guitar is played by a saxophone, and tape machine transport mechanisms are put through some hefty isodynamic benchmark tests. Those are just minor examples of what's going on in the grand scheme of things. But, .."What were you expecting?!"


released November 11, 2001

BPM&M is:
Bill Munyon and Pat Mastelotto
Percussive Engineers and Sample Manglers.

Featuring the voice and guitar of Robert Fripp, Low frequency groove reinforcements of Tony Levin and his espresso machine,Virtuoso Warr guitar musicality by Trey Gunn, Turkish synthesizer mastery from Cenk Eroglu.

Cuttings and snippets of vocals from Adrian Belew and David Byrne, Soothing Tabla acupuncture lesson from Aloke Dutta, Artwork and cartoons by Denis Rodier, And more, including you, the listener, and your ability to perceive things within this platter that may or may not exist in the first place.


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Pat Mastelotto Austin, Texas

Pat Mastelotto is an American rock drummer and record producer who has worked with King Crimson, Mr. Mister, XTC, and The Rembrandts, and many others.

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