Oval debut track from ‘I Said No Doctors’

Oval debut title-track from 'I Said No Doctors'. The compilation features Dan Deacon, Silver Apples, David Grubs

I Said No Doctors! double-LP is a compilation of the most groundbreaking artists of current and past decades who have redefined sound by creating and destroying musical instruments to fit a specific sonic character and method of music-making.

During this audio journey we hear Silver Apples’ Simeon Coxe combining bench oscillators, sound filters, telegraph keys and radio parts into one of the first electronic instruments. David Grubbs (Gastr del Sol, Bastro, Squirrel Bait, The Red Crayola) plays an alligator-clip prepared guitar. Markus Popp’s composition features his Oval Process software. Indonesian noise band Senyawa plays a modified Javanese farm plough. Dan Deacon generates an atonal barrage of MIDI-triggered pin-point notes from an acoustic grand piano. Jad Fair’s custom guitar, in which the neck attaches to the body using a system of rubber bands, allows dramatic bends. Bismuth, featuring Yuri Landman (who has built guitars for Thurston Moore and Lee Renaldo of Sonic Youth) performs on prepared guitars and other instruments created by his Hypercustom Guitars. Ciat Lonbarde’s Peter B plays the Deerhorn synthesizer.

I Said No Doctors! double-LP is a compilation of the most groundbreaking
artists of current and past decades who have redefined sound by creating and
destroying musical instruments to fit a specific sonic character and method of
music-making. During this audio journey we hear Silver Apples’ Simeon Coxe
combining bench oscillators, sound filters, telegraph keys and radio parts into
one of the first electronic instruments. David Grubbs (Gastr del Sol, Bastro,
Squirrel Bait, The Red Crayola) plays an alligator-clip prepared guitar. Markus
Popp’s composition features his Oval Process software. Indonesian noise band
Senyawa plays a modified Javanese farm plough. Dan Deacon generates
an atonal barrage of MIDI-triggered pin-point notes from an acoustic grand
piano. Jad Fair’s custom guitar, in which the neck attaches to the body using
a system of rubber bands, allows dramatic bends. Bismuth, featuring Yuri
Landman (who has built guitars for Thurston Moore and Lee Renaldo of Sonic
Youth) performs on prepared guitars and other instruments created by his
Hypercustom Guitars. Ciat Lonbarde’s Peter B plays the Deerhorn synthesizer.
The compilation is curated by Dymaxion Groove founder Tom Tolleson, who
plays a modified Fender Jazzmaster with a ¾ ratio of separate playable strings
over two pickups on the album as well.

A quote from Dymaxion Groove’s Tom Tolleson:

“Dan Deacon’s Opal Toad Segment track (a flurry of midi-triggered notes from an acoustic grand piano) sort of got me thinking more about the process (as loaded as that term can be) and I’d been trying out Markus Popp’s ovalprocess real-time audio authoring environment. He seems to have been refining his process over several albums and has turned that into a work model. Oval’s track on the album is one of my favorites because it combines some of the the ambient aspects of early Oval along with that bright, string/plectrum sound like a Karplus-Strong synthesis you hear on later Oval works.”

Artist: Various Artists
Album: I Said No Doctors!
Record Label: Dymaxion Groove
Release Date: January 27th, 2017

01. Silver Apples “The Mist”
02. Dan Deacon “Opal Toad Segment”
03. Tom Tolleson “Kosciuszko”
04. Jason Willett “And I Mean It”
05. Bismuth “Cola Kid”
06. Senyawa “Anak Kijang”
07. David Grubbs “Awkward Silences I Have Known”
08. GOTHgsb “The Interconvertible Three”
09. String Noise “Parallel Noise Construction”
10. Jad Fair “Big Boots”
11. Oval “ISND”
12. Neil Feather “Ride of the Popcorn Valkyries”
13. Slumberland “Hunting Hunting”
14. Peter B “Deer Biphenyl”