Folder | invalidObject Series (else)
3" CD/MP3 | F.0014.0008
"While most of the contributions are notable, some in particular invite extended comment. Folder's 'invalidObject Series (else)' for example, demonstrates how the one-minute constraint can be used to remarkable conceptual and artistic advantage.
"Constructed from four sources recorded 'synchronously' at four locations (Berkeley, Sydney, New York, Sydney), the field recordings present the ambient sounds of the outdoors, birds, people talking, and machinery. The first track presents the four sources a single time in dissimilar durations. Gradually, however, the segments become more regulated and rhythms are created as a result. '05' deploys two second intervals, whereas '06' uses one second, '07' half-second, and '08' quarter-second. This system carries on until waves of thrumming gradually mount and intensify, rendering the natural origins unrecognizable, and transforming them into pure sound. By '15', the four elements become a single seamless stream of layered elements, although a lovely coda returns the piece to an unadulterated singular source of ambient noise, birds, people talking, and a female voice asking 'Do you love him?'"
Ron Schepper, Stylus Magazine
The 'invalidObject Series' was established in 2000 as a sublabel of FÃ¤llt to release a finite series of twenty four 3" CD / MP3 works.
Offering a unique perspective on a diverse range of musical output at the turn of the millennium, the 'Series' features work by some of the most respected artists operating within the field of '.microsound' and has been described as "a remarkable document of a vibrant artistic community and a critical moment in the evolution of digital music" (Philip Sherburne), "a showcase for the extraordinary range of practical approaches within contemporary electronic music" (Matt Ffytche, The Wire) and, simply, "impressive" (Rob Young, Editor, The Wire).
The 'invalidObject Series' was included in The Wire's '2001 Rewind' list. The artwork for the entire series was also featured in Adrian Shaughnessy's 'Sampler 3'.
FÃ¤llt are grateful to the following: the artists who contributed their time and energy wholeheartedly to this project and embraced the idea of offering their work freely in MP3 format; Angela Lorenz, for her invaluable assistance in nurturing the design; and finally to Cara Murphy, for her help on seemingly endless late nights packaging and dispatching CDs.