Polymeter

by Chris Korda

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  • Digital Album
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    Pre-order of Polymeter. You get 1 track now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
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    releases May 1, 2020

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  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    Includes 4 pages booklet explaining Polymeter sequencer, catalog Potterdraw virtual pottery and listing Chris' musical influences.

    Includes digital pre-order of Polymeter. You get 1 track now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
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  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    Edition of 20 limited SIGNED by Chris Korda edition Gicle Art Print
    + vinyl test pressing
    + digital download

    Product type: Giclee print
    Paper type: Hahnemuhle Photorag Pearl – 320gsm
    Print Size: 12 x 12"

    Shipped with tracking.
    Gicle Art Print is randomly shipped (blind pick)

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  • Poster/Print + Digital Album

    Edition of 16 unique art print
    + digital download.

    Product type: Giclee print
    Paper type: Hahnemuhle Photorag Pearl – 320gsm
    Print Size: 12 x 12"

    Signed by Chris Korda

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    Includes digital pre-order of Far Out Far West. You get 1 track now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
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  • Full Digital Discography Full Digital Discography

    Get all 77 Mental Groove Records / Musique Pour La Danse releases available on Bandcamp.

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality downloads of The Gay Man's Guide To Safer Sex +3 (OST), Polymeter, Collected Ambient Grooves 1993 - 2001, Part Two, Part Three, Voiron - Live @ Weather 2015, The Gay Man's Guide To Safer Sex +2 (OST), Part One, and 69 more. , and , .

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1.
04:18
2.
Ona Life
3.
Algo Rag
4.
Ominira
5.
Ilopo Ferese
6.
Omioto
7.
Oju Inu
8.
Sipeli
9.
Atunwi

about

Chris Korda
Polymeter
LP + Digital
Neon Pantone printed 350gsm sleeve + 4 pages insert
Mental Groove Records MG131
File under: neo classical, ambient and jazz

Chris Korda is a transgender, vegan and relentless critic of consumerism, leader of The Church of Euthanasia (willing to halt the overpopulation through suicide, sodomy, abortion and cannibalism) and composer/performer of electronic dance music. She has previously released albums on Kevorkian, International Deejay Gigolo Records and Perlon. She is also an inventor, and most recently the developer of PotterDraw, a free open-source software that lets you easily design pottery for 3D printing in full color! There are 36 unique signed art giclee print of selected pottery available alongside "Polymeter" release that comes with the digital album, and some with a vinyl test pressing.

Her new album "Polymeter" is one of the very few album in the world entirely composed in complex polymeter, meaning that each pieces of music uses several prime meters simultaneously. A unique way to compose music with a new generation of musical algorithmic, inside which Korda injects the DNA of neo classical, ambient and jazz music.

This refreshing album will please you whether you are into complex musical composition, experimental music or just seeking for a beautiful, emotional and accessible musical moment. This is a "In your hearts not the charts" album, as Irdial Discs once said.

Pleases read Chris Korda's introduction to his new album "Polymeter":

[Polymeter] is an album of virtual solo instrumental performances. They’re mostly piano pieces, along with a couple of guitar pieces. They sound uncannily similar to human performances, but they aren’t. On the contrary, they are algorithmic music, pure applied mathematics.

The compositions are generated by elaborate networks of polymeter modulation. This sounds complicated and will need some explaining. But the most important point is that these are compositions I didn’t write in any usual sense of the word. I created systems of rules, and the compositions emerged from those rules. The rules that generated these pieces can be conceptualized as kinetic sculptures that produce intricate non-random patterns of musical interference. The resulting patterns repeat themselves over long periods, measured in hours, days, or in some cases years.

In order to create this album, I had to write my own MIDI sequencer from scratch, because commercial MIDI sequencers lack the necessary degrees of freedom. My sequencer is also called Polymeter, and I started writing it in 1994. I used a relatively primitive version of it to create my earlier techno and electro releases, but the rapid evolution of computer technology made my original software hopelessly obsolete by the 21st century. Like its immediate predecessor “Akoko Ajeji” (Perlon) this album was created using a much more sophisticated version of my sequencer. It took me many years to learn the programming skills I needed to modernize my sequencer, which is one reason why such a long hiatus occurred between my older and newer releases.

Chris Korda
(extract from "Polymeter" liner notes)

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releases May 1, 2020

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