Circle - Hukkaamiskielto
Hukkaamiskielto (”the prohibition of disposals”) by Circle is a highly charged monolith based on a 26-track live recording by a veteran sound designer, recording engineer and audiovisual producer Max Laine of a Circle show in Dynamo, Turku in February 2011. The production was meticulously done by manipulating all of the actual individual tracks. What you hear on this cassette album is the end-result of synthesizing and replacing all key instruments with effects used in modern day transient-tracking and pitch-to-MIDI techniques. Therefore, Hukkaamiskielto begs the question, what is synthesized and what is actually human-generated as we move further towards a Kurzweilian singularity or rather away from it further into the roots of all electronic music. What you hear is a Circle show from beginning to the end, but only transformed beyond basic recognition.
The term ”hukkaamiskielto” became part of Finnish street folklore in November 2013, when the chief officer of drug-related crimes Jari Aarnio, was faced with dozens of charges including gross misrepresentation of the evidence, aggravated acceptance of bribes, assistance of serious fraud and so on. His vast private property worth 500,000 € was thus given the status of ”hukkaamiskielto”.
01. Intro / Kaasukello
01. Saturnus Reality
03. Pelkkä meno
live at Dynamo, Turku, February 23, 2011. P. Jääskeläinen, J.
Jääskeläinen, J. Westerlund, J. Lehtisalo, T. Leppänen, M. Rättö + T.
Laurila, live audio engineer & additional live effects. Synthesized
and re-arranged by M. Laine / Wolfborder Studios