Read a chapter excerpt on “Identity” from James Norman‘s upcoming book: Micro Record Label: A love letter for music fans; a how-to for the hopeless; a light-hearted, humorous, self-deprecating detour for the uninterested.
“When I was 11 years old I made music with a C-64 and a Yamaha PSR-keyboard. I was fascinated by the output of the Amiga demoscene those days and I was totally mesmerized by the electronic music…”
“I became interested in ways of processing acoustic instruments […] sending the recordings into my modular synth where I could mess with time and space…”
… a reimagining of Bach’s too often mathematical progressions throughout time into another yet unglimpsed, unheard dimension…
Visit with the Denmark based musician behind the Manual moniker, and his collaboration with Jason Kolb as the Billow Observatory