Steve Roden | invalidObject Series (for)
3" CD/MP3 | F.0014.0010
"Here one finds instant rituals derived from the most contingent or unlocatable events: from Steve Roden rubbing a contact mic on his foot for one minute to â€¦ barely audible extreme high and low frequency soundwaves â€¦ an encyclopedia of non-events won out of thin air and electricity."
Matt Ffytche, The Wire
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.