After the Sinus Remix Cat (aka CXXXVI) had to rest her voice for a while in March 2013. Instead of writing and singing new CXXXVI Songs she worked on electronic experimental tracks. Under her other alias / project named STEREOSLUGS she did a concept EP about robots, using a variety of electronic sounds and robotic voice samples. The EP comes with a booklet with cool artwork and when she sent me a preview copy of it i enjoyed it a lot, loved the sounds and the voices so much that i asked her if i could use material from it for a track that - if she liked it - could be a bonus track on the EP. She liked the idea so i tried my best to create a track worthy for this cool EP.
For this i used four of the five "Robots" tracks she had done, cut them in several samples and saved them as loops so i could use all on the same tempo, arranged them in one track and added a stomping techno beat plus some synth and fx.
Of course there had to be a videoclip to the track that fits it and so i used industry robot footage, mirrored and treated with effects, and of course the cool robots that Cat had done for the booklet of the EP had to be in the clip too. Cat did an additional robot letter pic corresponding to the track as she had done with the other tracks on the EP and added it to the booklet. It's Marvin, the robot from Douglas Adams' Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy...
Click to listen Obey The Robots on Soundcloud
Click to download STEREOSLUGS - Robots EP for free (mediafire)
In autumn 2013 Cat came over from Australia and visited me in my hometown Winterthur, Switzerland. She had caught a cold and soon i had a runny nose and cough too, there was a little concert going on - that gave us the idea of doing a silly track together with noises like harrumph, cough, sneeze... We called it Throatcleaner, and as it's rather on the experimental side Cat is in under her alias STEREOSLUGS again.
So we sampled the noises - which was a lot of fun already - and arranged them to patterns. We chose a rather high bpm to let the drums have some good speed, i suggested to go with a hardtechno/breakbeat hybrid for the rhythm and added a catchy synth bassline to it. With these elements i arranged the track and put an fx line to it that i built from a cough/sneezing sample by reducing it's tempo more than 90percent so that it 'falls apart' in glitches. You can hear it from the start of the track.
We put a lot of effort in the videoclip here to visualize the track - it's about the World Coughing Championships and it shows how to clean your throat properly, so don't miss it :-)
Click to listen and download Throatcleaner on Soundcloud
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