Teen-Beat.

Index,
show <== click Here

Contact.

Previous, Next.

Teen-Beat 302.

×
×

A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
I
J
K
L
M
N
O
P
Q
R
S
T
U
V
W
X
Y
Z

Mark Robinson

Taste

Why Hello, Dali!
Rindge & Latin Scuffle
Ruggles Muggle Toodle-Loo
The Dorothy "Dottie" Doyle Shortcut


Compact Disc (CD) ($11,11)

4-panel Em Series digipak,
with clear tray.

Download (DWNLD) ($9,99)

Listen to samples, download
full-release, or single songs.

Purchase

Listen

MARK ROBINSON Em series
MARK ROBINSON Proposal album
MARK ROBINSON Presentation album
MARK ROBINSON Performance album
Mark Robinson poster
MARK ROBINSON Canada's Green Highways album
MARK ROBINSON Taste Em Series album
MARK ROBINSON Origami and Urbanism album
MARK ROBINSON Tiger Banana album
MARK ROBINSON Catalog and Classify album
Mark Robinson, Taste, Em series, CD album blue
MARK ROBINSON
"Taste"
CD digipak
with blue box wrapcard

Mark Robinson, Taste, Em series, CD album red
MARK ROBINSON
"Taste"
CD digipak
with red box wrapcard

Mark Robinson, Taste, Em series, CD album double wrap card
MARK ROBINSON
"Taste"
second pressing CD cover
with double wrapcard

LINER NOTES


PLAYERS

Mark Robinson, vocals, sine waves


RECORDED BY

Mark Robinson,

in Joseph "Bunny" Smith Square, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA


PRODUCED BY

D. Trevor Kampmann,


MIXED BY

D. Trevor Kampmann,

Mark Robinson,

at pulCec, Washington, D.C., USA


ORINGINAL SINE WAVE SAMPLES BY

J. Christian Quick,

at Stillness, Warrenton, Virginia, USA


MUSIC COMPOSITION

Mark Robinson


PHOTOGRAPHY

Evelyn Hurley


COVER DESIGN

Mark Robinson, Teen-Beat Graphica


ET CETERA

"The first in a series of four E.P.s (EM) which explore the pure frequency sine wave within a somewhat popular music structure."


"EM is constructed with pure since waves ranging from 13.75Hz to 26,579.52Hz."


REVIEW

"Mark Robinson has balls the size of small farm animals. As far as I know, no one has ever made a record like this, and as far as I can tell, no one should ever attempt to do so again. But it had to be tried, and Mark Robinson went ahead and did so.

This EP, the first in a series of four, is made entirely of voice and cut-up sine waves (covering the full range of CD-recordable signals and then some--screw you Harry Nyquist). If you never took a science or math course after ninth grade, a sine wave is a pure tone, sort of like an Emergency Broadcast System warning tone or the sound of your smoke detector. Yeah, and Mark made some songs out of that; can you believe it?

Such tones are too piercing and irritating if held for any substantial duration, so Robinson has done the only thing he can do, cut up the tones into short bursts. As a result, much of what he creates is a lot like a drum machine, although he has experimented with his software enough not to limit himself to that.

The four songs here are very different. The first is basically just a drum machine composition made from sine waves. The second is more similar to an Olympic Death Squad song, with just a simple sine beat, emphasizing the single phrase vocals (oohhhh, harmonics). The third is merely a scale of sine waves, an experiment on the compact disc's ability to produce tones from low pitched to high. The fourth song is the most like an actual song, where the waves create something more than just beats.

Back in college, I had a science teacher once ask if anyone had heard music made from pure sine waves. No one, including the professor, had; the professor remarking that it was probably for the best as such a thing would be pretty hard to listen to. Now it has been done, and, yes, it is pretty hard to listen to. This is worth hearing just for the novelty and comedy of the "music." However, you won't want to hear it twice."
- Jim Steed, Fake Jazz



MARK ROBINSON, shaving

RELEASE DATE

August 21, 2000


FORMAT

compact disc


LENGTH

22 minutes, 43 seconds

4 tracks


CATALOGUE No.

Teen-Beat 302


DETAILS

FIRST CD PRESSING

August 21, 2000

1,092 pressed.


Digipak:
4-panel EM Series digipak with clear transparent tray.


LABEL:
beige and blue.


Wrap card:
4.25" x 6" postcard, cut in 1/2 to 2.125" x 6", perforated twice (for the spine). Two different versions with the red and blue ink colors on the front reversed. Each CD has one of the two versions. (one side colour and one side black and white).


SECOND CD PRESSING

September 29, 2000

504 pressed.


LABEL:
same.


Wrap card:
4.25" x 6" postcard, not cut in 1/2 this time so the card is twice as tall, perforated twice (for the spine). Two different versions with the red and blue ink colors on the front reversed. Each CD has one of the two versions. (one side colour and one side black and white).


Wrap card printing by
Modern Postcard, California.

CD pressing and Teen-Beat
EM Series digipak printing by
Failsafe, Illinois.


DISCOGRAPHY


SINGLES

Em: Taste
Em: Proposal
Em: Presentation
Em: Performance
Babe Rainbow
Catalog & Classify


ALBUMS

Black Christmas
KingXmas
Sammy Supreme My Man [Mark E. Superstar]
Superstar [as Superstar]
Blue [as Olympic Death Squad]
Tiger Banana
Canada's Green Highways
Em: Template
Origami & Urbanism
An Architectural Classic


COMPILATIONS

Extremism...
Teen-Beat Fifty
1999 Teenbeat Sampler
2000 Teenbeat Sampler
2001 Teenbeat Sampler
2002 Teenbeat Sampler
2003 Teenbeat Sampler
Teen-Beat Subscribers' CD, 2003
Teen-Beat Subscribers' CD, 2004
2004 Teenbeat Sampler
Teen-Beat Subscribers' CD, 2005
Teen-Beat Subscribers' CD, 2006
Teen-Beat No.1 Record Label
2010 Teen-Beat / Other Music Sampler


ALSO

Eggs, A Pit with Spikes (Ruined by Robinson)
Tuscadero, The Mark Robinson Re-Mixes
Teen-Beat Circus Tour No.2
Teen-Beat 15th Anniversary Celebrations
The Mark Robinson tee-shirt
Teen-Beat's Sweet 16th Anniversary
Mark Robinson poster
Teen-Beat's 17th Anniversary
Teen-Beat's 18th Anniversary
Teen-Beat's 19th Anniversary
Teen-Beat's 20th Anniversary Commemorative
Mmm Pop Muzik radio programme
Teen-Beat's 21st Anniversary
Mmarkk
Teen-Beat Graphica Exhibition


RELATED

Air Miami
Clarence
Cotton Candy
Flin Flon
Fred & Ginger
Grenadine
Rhonda Harris
Unrest
William & Vivian


SONGS

Almond Dainties
Aluminum
Angels in Waiting
The Anti-Kidnapping Song
Arlington Station
Astro
Auld Lang Syne
Babe Rainbow
Between
Blinking Lights
Broken Christmas I
Broken Christmas II
Bye-Bye Bunny Smith Sqare
Caitlin
Can't You Wait?
Catalog & Classify
ChDemo
Chimney Head
Christmas on 'S' Street
The Christmas Song
Deck the Halls
Difficult Situations
Dilated Pupils
Do You Hear What I Hear?
The Dorothy "Dottie" Doyle Shortcut
Empire
Eyeball
Fantastic and Spectacular
French Good Looks
Full-length Taffeta Gown
F.U.S.A.
Goodbye Bunny Smith Sqare
Greg Hershey Where are You?
Hair Messer-Upper
Hospital Bruiser
Hustler
I'm Still Breathing
I Am the King of Prussia
It Came Upon a Midnight Clear
Jingle Bells
Lake District
Leo, Lord
Lost Innocence
Maple Leaf
Meet
Merry Christmas
Merry Little Christmas
Misplaced on the Kitchen Floor
Mmm Pop Musik theme
Neues Forum
Newfoundland
New Teen-Beat Theme
New York License Plate
Nineties Go Time Salsation
Nkd Santa
O Come All Ye Faithful
O Little Town of Bethlehem
100% Guaranteed
Origami
Peanuts & Cracker Jack
Perks and Presents
Putting Up Good Numbers
Rain
Rewind, Welcome Back
Rip Off
Rindge & Latin Scuffle
Ruggles Muggle Toodle-Loo
Rudolph
'S' St. Intro
Sammy's Mean Mustard
Santi Bomb
Sashimi Sashay
Saturday Nite Xmas
She Makes Me Free to Be Me
She Was Precise
Shut My Mouth
Short Sleeve
Show Your Age
Shut My Mouth
{Silence!}
Silent Night
Ski Jump
Sskii Jjumpp
So Movie Star
Sometimes I Can Breathe
Spalding
Spoo-kay
Spray on the Fixative
Starfighter
Stuttgart Please Please
Syvain Cote
Taste
Tasty Black Licorice
Teen-Beat Theme
Telephone Diary Talker
This Is Riot Gear
The Time of Our Lives
To the Ocean
Two-Wheeled Love Machine
Up On a High-Winded Creature
Urbanism
Vive la France
Volunteers Conquering Fires
Wakefield Street
Water Crashing In
(We Don't Need No) Fascist Groove Thang
Welcome Back, Eject
When You Swim
The Whippany Elks
Whippany Parsippany
White Christmas
White X-Mas
Why Hello, Dali!
W.N.Y.U.
Wonderful
Xmastoyou
Yeah, Uh-Huh