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At some point I figure someone out there has wondered about me using the word "kinetoscope". I don't remember where I ran across the name, but when I wrote a series of tracks that were very minimal techno - "drums n feedback"... kinetoscope one, kinetoscope two, kinetoscope three... just 'fit'. I wrote these back in 2002 or maybe 2003. And had planned on releasing an album under the title kinetoscope. I don't have the title track on my soundcloud - but I do have another track from that time frame and also totally recorded live in one take - and is only drums and feedback (there are no synths).
I've never released the album, but have shared the unfinished version with friends - as in 2004 I began my 7 year hiatus from music.
So a kinetoscope is an early motion picture device - pre-1900. The photo is from this wikipedia page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kinetoscope
I'm fascinated by music and film and photography and the word kinetoscope resonates with me. I'd decided to name my studio kinetoscope as well... and added the "five" because I wanted to distinguish my studio from the original. This series of blogs is essentially me talking about music, from my studio.