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blame it on the algorithm

by stAllio!

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fast coma 05:28
dead feed 07:25
zero day 07:17


Years ago, while making music with the program Impulse Tracker, stallio noticed an unusual feature: it would open any file on his hard drive as if it were an audio file. Fascinated, he spent hours listening to Photoshop brushes, Windows system files, and all other sorts of data, selecting the most interesting sounds to use in his music.

This path eventually led to three releases, including a self-released 12" ("True Data"); experiments in visual arts; influential glitch art tutorials; academic citations; and more.

Now, 10 years after his last data sound recording ("On the DLL"), he returns to his 8-bit roots. Heavy as a brick and crunchy enough to break a tooth, "blame it on the algorithm" coaxes intricate rhythms and buzzing basslines out of raw 8-bit data. No filters or effects are used.

RIYL: industrial, breakcore, hard techno, dark chiptune


released April 8, 2022




stAllio! Indianapolis, Indiana

musician and new media artist best known for glitch art, databending, data sound music, and post-mashup sound collage

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