Dr. Stefan Helmreich recorded the rhythmic sounds of photocopy machines on a Realistic Minisette-20, manipulating the sounds in an Ensoniq EPS 16 Plus. The songs have titles like "Xerox 5828". This record is a trip, and far more interesting than one might imagine, as the copier sounds chug along and layers of different rhythms come in and out. Keeps reminding me of spending eight-hour days photocopying the early Tape Op issues, but as if I was having an acid nightmare! (www.negativland.com)

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