The sum to infinity of a sequence is the sum of an infinite number of terms in the sequence. It is only possible to compute this sum if the terms of a sequence converge to zero. “sum to infinity” is also the second release from Gamut Inc, the retro-futuristic ensemble around composers and curators Marion Wörle and Maciej Sledziecki.
This second album by gamut inc combines custom-build autonomous music-machines with haunting classical synthesizer sounds to a dense musical kaleidoscope.
The core of the album is formed by Risset rhythms - cyclic accelerations and decelerations, in which rhythmic layers are repeatedly faded in and out, setting in motion a seemingly endless process of rhythmic movement. The motifs are taken from geometric and arithmetic series that create an urgency and restlessness.
The rigor of the construction is obscured by an orchestrion whose timbres are reminiscent of a retro-futuristic indigenous ensemble. gamut inc translate strategies of electronic music like pulse-width modulation to music machines such as automated accordion, automated percussion or glockenspiels and create an intense atmosphere that is idiosyncratic, original and modern at the same time.
Composed and recorded by gamut inc (Marion Wörle and Maciej Śledziecki).
Mixed by Rabih Beaini at Morphine Raum,
Mastered by Rashad Becker.
Artwork by Lorenzo Mason Studio.
Supported by Initiative Musik gGmbH
with project funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and media.
- Gamut Inc., Sum To Infinity
- Slumberland & Sainkho Namtchylak, Lightkeeper
- Mazen Kerbaj, Sampler / Sampled
- Gordan, Down In The Meadow
- PRAED Orchestra!, Live in Sharjah
- Marta De Pascalis, Sonus Ruinae
- DJ Die Soon, Kappa Slap
- DJ Die Soon, Propagate
- Various Artists, The Sacred Rage
- Various Artists, Beehyden, Sinopia, Contagious, Bagatelle
- Contagious, Contagious
- MA, AMA
- Stefan Fraunberger, Quellgeister#3 Bussd
- Upperground Orchestra, Euganea
- Tarawangsawelas, Wanci
- Rully Shabara, Huruf Hidup
- Wukir Suryadi, Woven Sounds
- Senyawa, Charles Cohen, Di Kala Sudah, Conundrums
- Pierre Bastien, Blue As An Orange
- Pauline Oliveros and Ione, Water Above Sky Below Now
- Charles Cohen, Brother I Prove You Wrong
- Senyawa, Menjadi
- Sote, Architectonic
- Charles Cohen, A Retrospective
- Metasplice, Vertia, Tiled Eighths
- Lack, Expect Night Work
- Charles Cohen, Dance Of The Spiritcatchers (Morphosis Reworks)
- Charles Cohen, Music for Dance and Theater
- Charles Cohen, Group Motion
- Charles Cohen, The Middle Distance
- Madteo, Insider
- Metasplice, Infratracts
- Metasplice, Decant, Churn
- Ra.H & Dynamo Dreesen, Madteo & Sensational, Spacepops, Freak Inspector
- Hieroglyphic Being, The Lost Transmissions
- Upperground Orchestra, The Eupen Takes
- Metasplice, Topographical Interference
- Morphosis, The Tepco Report
- Morphosis, What Have We Learned
- Ra.H, Time
- Shake, Levitate Venice
- Hieroglyphic Being, The Bathroom Sessions Select
- Morphosis, Dark Myths of Phoenicia, 2 of 2
- Madteo, Memoria
- Upperground Orchestra, Solaris Eremit
- Ksoul & Ra.H, Untitled
- Morphosis, Dark Myths of Phoenicia, 1 of 2
- Ra.H, Fall Of Justice
- Morphosis, Hunting EP