Regular Music - Compact Digital Audio

by Eric Mast in


Out now! Available here. This release by Regular Music exists as a small, battery-operated custom sound chip, placed inside a CD digipak with speaker and hand numbered fold-out insert. The sound module is activated when the packaging is opened.

The Compact Disc as a medium has very nearly become obsolete as people have evolved their listening habits towards new digital means. In defiance of current music trends, "Compact Digital Audio" cannot be downloaded. It only performs its function when you activate it by hand and the music plays through its tiny speaker. This format can not become obsolete, because it will never become popular. No band in their right mind would try to release their music with an object that costs so much money and takes so long to assemble. The music has also been mangled beyond recognition to conform to the format; its sound quality crushed to fit onto an 8-bit chip, compressed from a 10 minute composition into a 30 second blast, all bass lost in the process due to the size of the speaker. All in all, it is a terrible method for any band to release their music, but all the same, we couldn't resist. The music object can still be valid beyond its use as vessel if it can capture your imagination.

Regular Music is an improvisational synth trio from Portland, Oregon that uses synthesizers, both modern synthesis and old, as well as acoustic drums and percussion. The sound is sympathetic in nature to early electronic pioneers, cinematic kosmische, and psychedelic post free jazz acid synth inner space music.

Attention!: This release does not contain a compact disc.  Edition of 100. Battery life expectancy is about 200 plays or 2 years, but chances are it will break before then.