Sweeping the Noise Floor is the alter ego of Electronic Musician and artist David Talento. It is about as far out as it gets. Quiet and mesmerizing. Atonal, droning, yet hypnotic. Strangely disturbing and calming at the same time. All this and more wrapped up in a feast of electronic bubbling, pulsing, and deeply affecting compositions.
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The new album, BASELINE, is now avilable from both HWP and https://www.tradebit.com and is our first studio release for 2008. This multi-song CD features new experiments in the world of modular and wavetable synthesis as well as creeping and processed analog goodness from our vast studio of vintage instruments, Modular Synthesizers, and outboard effects. One track is currently available on the Help Wanted Productions Download page.
Additional Synthesizers: Arp 2600, FENIX, EMS SynthiA, DSI Evolver, Korg MS20, MS2000r, Waldorf Microwave II, Roland System 100 104 mixer.
Recorded in Philadelphia, PA at Legion UK Studios
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Samples of all tracks and online downloads for purchase can be found on the https://www.tradebit.com page here:
Past Sweeping the Noise Floor recordings currently available for online purchase at https://www.tradebit.com
The first release FUGUE STATE lives up to its psychiatric name as a single voice recorded live through various processors and effects units moans, mutates, and forces its way through deep washes of sound. The experience of performing this thirty-five minute dirge led to more creative recording and writing techniques which next manifested themselves on the Sample and Hold EP.
The Sample and Hold EP was recorded over a period of one year laying down each track of sample and hold random circuitry individually and indepedently from all the others. On one song a guest musician literally mailed his contribution in and it was then mixed down onto the master mulitrack along with all the others. The final songs were formed by taking a few minutes of these individual tracks at a time and processing and mixing them together live to make a suitable coherent musical statement. These are not "songs" so much as crafted collections of sound. The final result is an extended play cassette which is ambient in the most authentic sense.
In addition to the releases on Help Wanted Productions, Sweeping the Noise Floor has one track on the Electronic Music Project compilation CD and contributed a track collected on the 1990s Adventures in Lo-Fi compilation tape put out by Buttmunch records.
Both FUGUE STATE and the Sample and Hold EP have been remastered and collected on one specially priced CD titled DIGITAL DILEMMA which is now available direct from the HWP online Catalog at:
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