With human intervention

by jason m norwood

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about

I started recording music seriously about around 1991 with the purchase of a Commodore Amiga computer, having been introduced to tracker software (a sample-based composition tool). Before then, I’d done small forays into tape music and synthesizer music, but I can pinpoint 1991 as the year when I started taking the music muse seriously.

That was 25 years ago.

Most box sets contain a history of an artist’s released music, with a few curiosities thrown in for good measure. I’d rather not do that. Instead, this box set is the opposite—mostly unreleased material and experiments with a few tidbits of previously released stuff. Never throwing anything away or deleting anything creates gigabytes of
archival material on my hard drive. Old cassettes that have barely survived several moves in a cardboard box, ¼” reel tapes that probably lost half the magnetic oxide the moment I recorded them into the computer.

I do a lot of sound experimentation outside of the recording of albums, and of course there’s always material that is good on its own but just never fit an album. The bulk of the music presented here is drawn from those two categories.

The set is divided into three categories. Discs 1 to 3 (tracks 1-21) deal with my Berlin-school-esque electronic music and some of the sonic experiments that resulted over the years. It is also my longest running project, which is why half the set is devoted to it. Disc 4 (tracks 22-32) is comprised of outtakes, live material and random jam sessions surrounding my industrial powernoise project code 000 and related material. Discs 5 and 6 (tracks 33-55) are culled from various guitar-based projects, from the acoustic to the ambient, such as angel on fire and The Flora Engine.

I wish I could offer a more elaborate story, but the critical thing is: I make music to make music. I have used the tools that were available to me at the time, from recording to stereo cassettes and reel-tapes in real time to 4-tracks to digital studios and every possible system in
between. It’s vitally important to me to continue to make music, something that’s driven me to keep at it for 25-plus years!

This box set is intended more to provide insight into my studio processes, to release material that I like that was not part of an album, possibly even to clear my archives of some of that old material. Music is an ongoing experiment in sound for me, and I hope you find something in this material that connects, because that’s the second important thing for artists of any kind—to make a connection.

I hope you are well, and thank you for listening.
Jason M Norwood
August 2016

credits

released August 16, 2016

HMR X 129 : Jason M Norwood : With human intervention

Recorded in various places on varying equipment. All of the recordings were remastered digitally in August 2016 at The Hope Mansion in London, Ontario. Artwork and design by Jason M Norwood. The copyright of this material is administered by Hope Mansion Recordings as of 2016, although this box set is intended to be offered and shared freely.

Edition limited to 200 downloads and will only be available until September 30th.

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jason m norwood London, Ontario

i've been recording music since 1990....currently recording out of the front room of my home in the woodfield district of london, ontario, canada, with synthesizers, computers or guitars and all sorts of gadgetry

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