Instructions Unclear is an album built with instruments, voice and code - under the sorrow, malaise and paranoia for the hyper-surveillance of the personal.
A follow up to the skittish and pulsating Fracking (2016), Instructions Unclear is the result of two years' worth of tinkering with a variety of sound-making objects, ranging from dusty synthesizers, broken white noise machines, tube amps interfering with underground power lines, toy pianos, repurposed DAW modules and blocks of Haskell code.
Parts of the album were developed over a series of Algroraves in NYC, while others were put together over multiple flights, late night trains and in dingy Brooklyn apartments with rude cats.
released October 22, 2019
Written, recorded and produced by Sumanth Srinivasan
Synth on 'Red Spiders Cometh' and 'Supply Chain' by Matthew Kaney
Additional piano production on 'An Evening Ritual' by Warren Lain
Mastered by Justin Perkins at Mystery Room Mastering
Cassettes produced by Analogue Media Technologies, Inc
Artwork by Pierre Depaz and Sumanth Srinivasan
Thanks to Warren, Pai, Tara, Burton, Ansh, Devon, Niyanth, Caleb, Jess and Dr Sicchio
Source code available at: github.com/reckoner165/InstructionsUnclear