Double Blindfold Project Volume One by Various

  • Double Blindfold Project Volume One
  • Double Blindfold Project Volume One
  • Double Blindfold Project Volume One
  • Double Blindfold Project Volume One

    Release Info:

    1. Artist: Various
    2. Cat. No: CAAN0003
    3. Release Date: 2018-04-09
    4. License: CC BY-NC-SA 4.0
    5. Liner Notes: George De Bruin
    6. Cover Art: Woman covered with blindfold by Oscar Keys (via Unsplash)

    Track Listing:

    1. Basic Elements - Trump's Place
    2. Delicasession - Pris
    3. Glenn Sogge - If You Kill Buddha On The Road
    4. Gurdonark - Surgery
    5. Jaime Munarriz - Summer Watch The Backdoor
    6. Tuonela - Data Collection In The Age Of Fear
    7. Basic Elements - Sequential (Re-Invented Glenn Sogge)
    8. Delicasession - Ripples In The Pond (Re-imagined Tuonela)
    9. Glenn Sogge - Surgery (Re-imagined Gurdonark)
    10. Gurdonark - Words Left Unsaid (Re-imagined Delicasession)
    11. Jaime Munarriz - Trump's Place (Remixed Basic Elements)
    12. Tuonela - Under The Arc Of The Sky They Are Unsafe (Re-imagined Jaime Munarriz)
    13. Basic Elements - Double Blindfold
    14. Delicasession - Interlinked
    15. Glenn Sogge - A Pataphysical Deconstruction Of The Soft Ware Machines
    16. Gurdonark - Distant Festival
    17. Jaime Munarriz - Beyond The End

Double Blindfold Project Volume One by Various

Sometimes ideas for projects come from strange places… This one came from a review. It was a review of an ambient artist on The CerebralRift that was a quirky concept the artist had been experimenting with: the idea of re-contextualizing their works by swapping tracks around. It’s was kind of like the artist was trying to remix their own work, and yet not really.

The thing was, it started me thinking about what is considered remixing? Not in terms of the engineering tricks and devices employed in making a longer version of a song, but what constitutes remixing from an artistic standpoint. When does a remix become transformative enough that it is no longer a remix, but a new piece of work?

As my mind wandered, I started asking myself: what if a bunch of artists remixed each other, but (a) they didn’t know who’s work they were remixing, and (b) they hadn’t heard the original track before? That was the birth of The Double Blindfold project… The idea of a group of artists submitting their pieces in completed form, along with the multi-track (ie, individual instruments) or samples. Then the multi-tracks / samples were sent to another artist to create a new track.

I thought it was an interesting concept. But, I wasn’t done just yet. There was something else that could make the project more interesting: what if the artists were given a random set of samples and multi-tracks from all of the artists in the project, and asked to create a new piece.

The results are in front of you in this project…

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