Broken Cup (1990)
category: solo electric guitar + livelooping
Sound is that cup, but empty.
Noise is that cup, broken."
In the late eighties / early nineties, I continued experimenting with the short loops that my Arion DDS-4 could produce. Four of these loop improvisations were included on the "Sonic Asteroids II" cassette. As often, I loved to create a raw and unrefined sound, and I occasionally added sound samples for even more rawness. I used an EBow often, and the effect section consisted of a Yamaha Rex-50.
None of this stuff was ever meant to be published. Some people liked it though.
Broken Cup I - Sarangi Drone (10:57 min, 10.5 MB)
Broken Cup II - Loon Tune (10:33 min, 9.9 MB)
Broken Cup III - Tires and Bells (10:13 min, 9.6 MB)
Broken Cup IV - A Fourth World Whiff (11:10 min, 10.5 MB)
- Schaller Yoy-Yoy Pedal
Here is a loop from 1995 which is somewhat similar to the Broken Cup series. At this time, I had already replaced the low-fi Arion delay by a Paradis Loop Delay which gave me almost unlimited loop time. This recording is unusual because it features a Schaller "Yoy-Yoy" Wah-Wah pedal which gives it a very distinct sound.
Yoy-Yoy Loop - (16:19 min, 15.3 MB)