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Review: FM3 – Buddha Machine II (2008)

artist: FM3 title: Buddha Machine II format: sound box year of release: 2008 label: self released duration: 4:46

detailed info: discogs.com.

When it comes to releasing music, there are of course possibilities beyond the usual CD, LP, cassette or MP3. FM3, a collaboration between Christiaan Virant and Zhang Jian, proves this by making, instead of a regular album, an electronic sound box with nine different meditative ambient loops. It is a kind of transistor radio, with volume knob, headphone jack, a button for changing tracks, and a pitch-shifter.

As the name suggests, Buddha [...read more...]