The EP Collection, Vol. 1

by Optimus Prime

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This is a compilation of three EP's that were never really released. These were made before the first Optimus Prime album.

Tracks 1-4: Hologram EP (winter 2004) - I guess this music could be described as experimental dance, I was reaching out for a more communicative sound palette, while still in a noise-making mindset (I made a lot of noisy stuff in the years preceding this). Made using a Pentium II computer and the following tools: Propellerhead Reason, Propellerhead ReBirth, Seer Systems Reality, Steinberg B.BoX, Native Instruments Pro-52, Sonic Foundry Acid, CoolEditPro, Squier Telecaster electric guitar, cheap Chinese acoustic guitar

Tracks 5-8: Demolish EP (autumn 2004) - not much thought was put into these, kind of a limbo state vibe to them. Made on a Pentium IV computer (running Windows XP, which meant I couldn't use my favorite softare (Seer Systems Reality) anymore) using these tools: Sonic Foundry Acid, Propellerhead Reason, Propellerhead ReBirth, Native Instruments Reaktor, Sweet MIDI Apreggiator, CoolEditPro, Squier Telecaster electric guitar, ZOOM 2020 effects processor

Tracks 9-12: The Wedding Cycle EP (winter 2005) - first and apparently last serious foray into hardware and tape, lots of fun was had with machines, cables and cassettes. Recorded on a Tascam MF-P01 4-track cassette recorder using the following equipment: Roland TR-626 drum machine, Yamaha DX100 synthesizer, Korg Poly-800 synthesizer, Casio VL-1, Squier Telecaster electric guitar, ZOOM 2020 effects processor, acoustic guitar, drums, soprano melodica, Propellerhead ReBirth, Seer Systems Reality. Some editing and mixing was done on the computer.

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released March 24, 2015

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