Moiré

by Xuiqen

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09:24 video
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10:45 video
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12:46 video
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08:21 video
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Xuiqen - Moiré
CAT# DETUND LTD 42


Formed in 2017, Xuiqen is a Waco, TX. based experimental electronic project comprised of a decade long partnership between Aaron Wharton and Christopher Beeman.
Their driving philosophy is to compel their listeners to move without expressly instructing them as to how.
Interpretive Dance Music, if you will.


Album Notes:
Moiré consists of 6 live performances, recorded over the course of 2 months, featuring the Elektron Rytm and Digitakt.
Video was captured of each performance as it exists on album.

Featuring exclusively odd-time and poly-meter, the aim of Moiré was to deliver the height of rhythmic psychedelia. A few notes detailing the rhythmic constructs have been included below:

vvəel: Intended as a bit of trial by fire, the dominant pulse on the Rytm is in 17/8, while the dominant pulse on the DT is in 15/8; there are no phase resets for the entire length of the track.

Alfred Hitchcock’s The 39 Steps: As implied by the title, the prominent meter of the tune 39/8.

rchmöd: The core rhythmic structure is a 12/8 (toms) layered over a 9/8 (kick + snare).

Init_π: Beginning in 27/8 and ending in 21/4, ‘Init’ is the height of compound meter abuse on the release.

Moiré was chosen to be the title track, as it best exemplifies the philosophy behind the project. The meter is 35/8, which is intended to lead the listener to feel 9 with a slight skip. However, the presence of 5’s is intended to challenge the listener’s resolve to feel it in 9.

In contrast, five/nine closes the release with the only true linear piece, as the global step-length was set to 59 (the listener feels 15).

credits

released March 26, 2019

Programming/ Composition: Wharton/ Beeman
Mastering: Wharton
Artwork/ Video processing: Beeman (Aka. EvaluationCopy)

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