In collaboration with Ryan Trecartin and Babak Radboy
FADER | PAPER | BOOMKAT | TINY MIX TAPES
PITCHFORK | RESIDENT ADVISOR | RAVEN SINGS THE BLUES
‘THROAT’ exploits these ways, borrowing vocal fragments from everywhere to collage a choral congregation of singing servers; pinging one another to create open-source equal-opportunity electronic pop music. Reichian polyrhythmic EDM drops into Bieber-esque beatboxing. Hypothetical K-pop stars conduct holographic choirs in altruistic ritual. Virtual summer festival DJs transcode into pure phonemes; anthropomorphizing formant-shifted vacuums of communication. When you drop the cargo of making sense, you can go so much faster.
As a classically trained musician inspired equally by pop and contemporary art & technology practices, ADR’s work has distinguished itself through its formal deliriousness and playful tenor. Besides ongoing collaborations with an international community of vocalists, producers, artists and fashion designers, Ross releases solo recordings, composes music for film, TV and advertising, and maintains a practice of live performance and sound installation.
Mastered by Jeremy Cox / Artwork by Alex Gvojic.
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Hardcore Pastiche | Dummy Magazine [ 08 12 13 ]
Chunky Monkey Reviewed | In Your Speakers [ 04 30 13 ]
Review - Chunky Monkey | Pitchfork [ 04 22 13 ]
Aaron David Ross's Fair Trades | Interview Magazine [ 04 15 13 ]
Feature - Chunky Monkey | The Fader [ 04 11 13 ]
“Chunky Monkey” is bristling phazer phunk; distended downtempo served as schizoid lifestyle music. Alone in his basement studio in NYC, ADR has re-assembled the constituents of everyday music consumption, ruminating on reality TV musical realism and the globalized flavors of “stock” music. These experiments are worked into a collage of stoned vocal scats and toothsome puns; wholesome exotica and woozy, schizophrenic pop.
A collection of airtight compositions which flex a range of influences, “Chunky Monkey” recalls the smoothness of big beat, trip hop & reggae against the hard swing of acid jazz. It fuses the silky cheese of Musak with the melancholy plush of jungle & downbeat. Through precise and idiosyncratic blends, ADR conjures a sound for shopping malls and/or space stations; a shark-eyed jest downloaded from the fractured fizz of New Consumerism.
This primate ain’t foolin’ around!
ADR – SOLITARY PURSUITS by Aaron David Ross
Released 9 18 11 by Public Information.
Artwork by Michael Vallera
© BODY LIMITS recordings, 2011
Review on Chips & the Rose (France) [02 11 12]
5 Stars on Norman Records [09 28 11]
News on Playground Mag[ translated ] [09 28 11]
Something Special on Boomkat [09 27 01]
Review in The Portland Mercury [09 26 01]
Preview on FACT MAG [09 26 01]
Review on Boomkat [09 25 01]
Review on BLEEP [09 26 01]
First Listen on Sonic Router [09 01 11]
Preview on TNUC [09 01 11]
Preview on Dummy Magazine [08 30 11]
Original music for Roland Juno 6 and Korg Wavestation as a tribute to the CSS web programming language.
Recordings of Enya’s 1996 recording of the traditional Latin & Gaelic masterpiece Pax Deorum through an EMU Systems Modular.
Study and reinterpretation of Music of the Night from Andrew Lloyd Webber’s 1986 Broadway Musical The Phantom of the Opera.
Tracked Polyphony, EMU Systems Monophonic Modular synthesizer, Moog Vocoder
Whitney Houston’s I Have Nothing played by the Shoutbox Conductor
Shoutbox Conductor is a program that generates the playback speed of any MIDI file by comment data taken from the song’s Last.fm’s ‘shoutbox’.
The comment text is converted into ASCII values and used as a series of millisecond delays between each beat in the MIDI file.
pureMood, Spring 2008.
Original and found footage, Original score.