3.14… | ∆
Diamond AQ CDR | F.0034.0003
In 2001 while collaborating with Fällt on the first edition of 'untitled folder' Joe Gilmore (12k/LINE, Cut, Alku) highlighted a work by obscure Japanese collective 3.14…, suggesting it as a possible Fällt release. Originally released on Scandinavian label 1,024 in 1998, '∆' had been limited to a short run of only 64 copies.
In 2004 Fällt planned to release '∆' as part of its ongoing Ferric series of unlimited limited edition burn-to-order CDRs. Having negotiated the rights to re-release the work Fällt printed inserts in preparation for the release, however, legal issues facing 1,024 contrived to put the project on hold.
In late 2007, however, with Gilmore's assistance, Fällt re-negotiated the release rights with 1,024 founder Niels Bohr and 3.14… and we are now pleased to be in a position to finally release '∆'. Guest curated by Joe Gilmore (12k/LINE, Alku) and completely remastered by Taylor Deupree (12k, Mille Plateaux), '∆' will be available on Fällt in February, 2008.
As the track titles for '∆' suggest, the work is very much inspired by numbers. The tracks, often composed using generative and computational algorithms, are underpinned by mathematical principles including: pi, infinity, dynamic systems and chaos theory.
The opening and closing tracks utilise the Macintosh 'Startup Chimes' (eMate 300) and 'Chimes of Death' (Macintosh LC) melodies respectively, reflecting 3.14…'s interest in software art, computing and operating systems.
The resulting audio, whilst firmly underpinned by mathematical principles, often reaches moments of extreme beauty, not least in the melancholic melodies of '3.14159 26535 89793 23846 26433 83279 50288 41971…', an elegiac track bristling with warm, digital harmonies.
Furthering his involvement with this release, Gilmore is releasing a remix of '3.14159 26535 89793 23846 26433 83279 50288 41971…' as part of Fällt's forthcoming 'Format' release.
Fällt are grateful to the following for their help and support in realising this project: Joe Gilmore; Niels Bohr at 1,024; Christopher Murphy and W. Conrad Röntgen at Fällt; Fehler; Otaku Yakuza; David Wells and E.IA~ (piano on '1.61803 39887 49894 84820 45868 34365 63811 77203 09179 80576...' and '3.14159 26535 89793 23846 26433 83279 50288 41971...).