Number Eleven released his EP, which was an inspiration for many of his works. A stupidly named EP, with unthinkable cover, and idiotic track names.
This EP includes the very first track of Number Eleven. A sandbox where random ideas and experiments merged into incomplete forms while searching for sounds and compositions, which sometimes became source material for new tracks. From this sandbox emerged the first few ideas of the way the first album Indefinable should reach its end, how the Blur should start, and how Protrusion should sound.
“Side of a moving train being created” is the very first track created by Number Eleven, and you can clearly hear remains what he was creating before starting his alias Number Eleven – partly lush backgrounds and detuned instruments with alternative rhythmic structures and weird drum samples.
“Parts of sheet metal in a washing machine” is the track from which the main parts of Indefinable arose, clicks, nor quick nor slow rhythmic combinations, and melancholic melodies inside a chaos that is quite calm.
“Lug nuts in the sky” – you can clearly hear that the track “Time Horizon” emerged from it.
“Bricks falling from the ground” is the very beginning of the album Blur, the first samples and ideas, from which the first track of Blur was created.
“Running on railway” was the first actual idea of how the second album should sound, without having a direction where it would turn. The previous name for Blur was “Uplift” and should’ve sounded similarly to this track, but the idea turned around completely, and this track remained only an experiment.
“Spitting into glass bowl” is another track from which Blur got the idea for its end. Although the track is very different from orchestral and dramatic Blur, but while piling sounds on top of another, it got an orchestral ending, which was the discovery of orchestral sounds in Number Eleven’s music. The ending was cut away, and formed the ending for Blur. Only a simple bass drum pattern remained the same for the track “Force” from Blur.
“Bicycle with square wheels” was the track from which the ideas for Protrusion formed – lush orchestral pads, melancholic melodies, and aggressive effects. Although rhythmic structures remind of Blur, as it was created in that period, this track was mainly continued experiments with orchestral sounds, and combining them with more deep sounding effects ended with the idea of how Protrusion should sound. A transition from Blur to Protrusion.
“A car with an engine from a malfunctioning blender” is an experiment with weird “main beat sample” and odd time signature delay, which then turned into another track from Protrusion, which you’ll clearly hear in this one.
“Psychotic hammer in the refrigerator” was an experiment of creating a track, that didn’t have Number Eleven’s usual amounts of reverb and delay, and had to be less orchestral – the first ideas of going away from the predefined idea of his current creations, which were the first ideas for his upcoming album.
“Pickled chair” was a go in trying to create an ambient track, with a rhythmic structure. It ended up having ridiculous amounts of reverb, and an arrhythmic beat. The track wasn’t supposed to become a track in one of the albums, but then it served as a sample and effect pack for one of his albums in the future.
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