“Rhythm So New” began as a song on my demo-style album Suburbanite (1988). In 2008, it was made into an experimental DJ-style remix using CD transfers of the original song mixes as well as the aged 4-track cassette stems. I used looping and filtering to focus on small, rough-edged details and enhance the saturated colours of the vintage medium. The remix was 22 minutes long; this 2018 edit reduces that by half. The original recording featured a Hohner Clavinet, Korg CX-3 organ, Roland S-50 sampler, Yahama DX-27 synthesizer, bass guitar (direct) and overdubbed vocals, all recorded in a single overnight session with no programming.
Composed and recorded November 1988, cassette 4-track
Remixed August 2008, Pioneer CDJs, Allen & Heath mixer
Edited December 2018
Top: The Monarch Tavern, July 2007 (Petri Glad)
Below: detail of Pioneer CDJ-1000 MK2, December 2018 (Bruce Russell)
Music and composer’s notes copyright Bruce A. Russell 2018