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Artist
Qasim Naqvi
ReleaseProduct
Beta
Label
Erased Tapes
Catalogue Number
ERATP129DL
Release Date
July 3, 2020

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Pakistani-American avant-composer and drummer of the cult experimental acoustic trio Dawn of Midi, Qasim Naqvi releases his new record titled Beta on a limited edition clear vinyl for the first Love Record Stores Day on June 20.

Meant as a sister release to last year’s acclaimed six-part modular synth suite Teenages, Beta is a series of experiments chronicling Naqvi’s understanding of writing for this type of instrument and the growth of the instrument itself.

“Beta is a prequel to the story of Teenages. At the time I had the most basic elements of a modular synthesizer- one oscillator and a random voltage generator which is a module that releases sporadic currents through the system. Ironically, this component provided a lot of warmth and humanness to the music, a kind of fallibility. I fed simple melodic ideas and rhythmic patterns into this bare bones setup and observed the responses, while occasionally guiding the music in other directions. It was like a diagnostic test. At the time I felt that this music was underdeveloped but listening back, I think the Beta tracks add an interesting dimension to the entire Teenages arc.They’re the zygotes.” — Qasim Naqvi

Digital Track List

  1. 1 Roll Program 2:34 Buy
  2. 2 Matic 3:13 Buy
  3. 3 Ctaphone 1:57 Buy
  4. 4 Onna at Pulse 3:50 Buy
  5. 5 Teenages Live 14:56 Buy

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