XCD-046 Eugene Thacker – Sketches For Biotech Research

Processor Option: PwrPC 601 RISC/Integrated math co-processor. Scale:5.4862E+00 Feet/in or 2.1599E+00 Feet/cm, 4855 microsec/in or 933 microsec/cm. 430 factory presets, 200 user presets with crossover 2nd-stage LED indicators and real-time MIDI controllers. Sup. logus Ext. carpi rad. brevior Adbuctor pollicis Flexor obl. pol. Interossei min. carp. Sup. perineal nerve Pronator quad. Infraspinatus Teres maj. Teres min. Fascia lata Serratus mag. Recommended Power: 40 to 150 Watts RMS, 8 Ohms. Cache: 32K on-chip, optional level 2 cache 256K. 64-track, up to 30hrs on internal 530GB drive. Sensitivity, 1 Watt/1 Meter: 90dB. Graphics: 1MB VRAM (expandable to 4MB) Built-in support for display-functions; rsln. up to 1280 pixels. ../file/citations.html/”Kisses on the body bring tears.” Resolution Timing: 4361 microsec 4.9285E+00 Feet (front) to 2136 microsec 2.4139E+00 Feet (back); -72 microsec/step or -8.111370724319E Built-in LocalTalk and Ethernet (10Base-T and AAUI). Distortion: THD, less than 0.05% RMS 20Hz-20kHz; IM, less than 0.05% SMPTHE; TIV unmeasurable, less than 100 mcv, A weighted Thr – Cys – Hsi – Leu – Gin – Arg – Gly – Lys2 – Ser – Aps6 – Ala – Asn – Mte – Phe – Val – Trp – ATPase – RNA – URFA6L – Glu Linear amplitude 6dB/div display base at 57.0dB located at .00002 Pascals. SMGa Descriptions: 2-Way, Full-Range, Planar/Magnetic System. Speed: 120MHz/320MHz. Tensile Strength: 200 PSI with 130% density compression. AIA: proposed 12 sec. MVSS 302 Standard phone line: 28.8-52.0; I.S.D.N.: 128; Cable modem: 1,500; Digital subscriber line, as proposed: 1,500 Gaussians at 7.0, 3.0, and Window sizes 7×7, 3×3 CCITT V.32bis at 14,400/12,000/9600 bps. DTE speed to 57,600 bps. MNP classes 2-5 V.29 compression. CCITT V.42 (with LAPM) and V.42bis (BTLZ) American Standard Code for Infromation Interchange (ASCII) Fifth Layer: Semispinalis dorsi; Extensor coccygis; Extended Binary Coded Decible; Multifidus spinae; Roatores spinae; Rectus capitis posticuls major; Interspinales Obliqus capitis; Cervicalis asc. Trans. Cervicis Biventer cerv. Semispinalis dorsi Intertransversals Obl. capitis inf. Splenus post. sup. AlphaMnemonic MICR 8X 68040 Cache w/ 8.4GB SCSI 22-25; V1234(C) at 05:00:00:05 and 1:00:10:30. 23-08; V–34(C) at 08:22:11:11 and 1:00:10:10. 25-10; V-23-(C) at 00:00:29:09 and 00:00:03:22 640-MB cerebellar local shell with aux. 8.2-GB HD 8x data transfer, SMPTE Time Code ClipLink, VTR digital slow, remote link I/F high speed edit, RGB I/O individual subframe recording, Y/C compressor perinaei RS-422A ports, IE3 digital interface, DVCAM insert & assemble morphing, DSR-85hsp Nerve-Supply 5 hour rec. cap. 2″ CRT/1.25″ diagonal viewable image Dual Type II PC Card slots (“As a matter of fact, we know less about our language than about our bodies”) Filters, EMS Synthi “A” 2 ch. tape (DAT), 2 ch. filter mixed feedback/sampling delay, 2 channels EMS QuickTime NT rendering option for Power Animator 8.5 c600 key features: -Fast, powerful Mac OS -Expandable and upgradable -Easy to use -Affordable -Claris Works -Intuit Quicken SE -Adobe Pagemill -Earthlink Total Access -C & G Conflict Catcher 3.0 -Now Utilities -Cypress Research Digiphone -Power FPU -Mindscape Encyclopedia -Micromat Techtool Pro -Now Software 3D “What is excluded from the body for the body’s boundary to form?” Talking Globe – The Visual Human Project -FWB CD-ROM & HD Toolkit PE Int. pudic art. Deep Perineal Fasc. Corpus Cavernosum Aponeurosis obl. Transv. perinei.

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Liner Notes

1. Version 1.1.0 00:46

2. Version 1.2.1 01:22

3. Version 1.4.2 03:11

4. Version 2.1.4 01:39

5. Version 3.1.2 03:44

6. Version 2.3.2 01:33

7. Version 3.2.2 01:18

8. Version 3.2.1 02:01

9. Version 3.2.4 01:12

10. Version 1.4.4 03:30

11. Version 3.3.1 02:18

12. Version 1.5.4 01:26

13. Version 4.1.2 05:01

14. Version 2.2.2 03:05

15. Version 1.3.1 03:20

16. Version 3.4.1 03:04

17. Version 4.2.2 03:46

18. Version 2.1.1 01:43

19. Version 3.4.3 03:43

20. Version 2.2.1 02:19

21. Version 1.3.4 02:22

22. Version 1.1.2 03:24

23. Version 1.1.1 00:51

[Music:] Eugene Thacker.

[Recorded:] 12/97-4/98 at Studio Maldoror.

[Source materials compiled:] 1997-1998, using SoundForge XP, DAT, MD, contact mics, 4-track, and various CD players and “prepared” CDs.

[Art direction:] Doriana Corda.

[Cover and interior images:] Bruce Riley, “List” & “Pathogen” [bruriley@tezcat.com].

[Imbedded Image:] Marie Thacker/ScanDog Graphics.

©& P EXTREME 1998


This CD is an attempt to suggest a particular type of body of sound, influenced, on the one hand, by the “technosciences” of digital anatomy and biotechnology (both of which have significant ties to the Internet), and on the other, by the kinaesthetics of electronic dance music. Noise provided a kind of kinetic pivot-point between these two types of bodies (one immobilized by databases, genetic codes, taxonomies and

diagrams; the other constantly mobile through the use of electronic beats and regular rhythmic patterns). Thus, many sounds from the physical body, sounds or pulses produced by digital file transmission or errors, and heavily processed/edited samples from techno and drum’n’bass, all contributed to the source material for this CD.


Floating Point Unit, Fakeshop, Masami Akita, Achim Wollscheid, Joe Colley/Crawl Unit, Michele Alpern, Bruce Pearson, EMRL, Climax Golden Twins, Mark Amerika/ALT-X, The Poool, Arthur & Marilouise Kroker/CTHEORY, The Thing, Eric Lanzillotta, Josephine Diamond, Elin Diamond, Christophe Lamiot, Ed Cohen, Nikola Stojsin, Anand Commissioning, Murphy McCullough, Jason Heiser, Heather Matthews, Jasper Lin, Isis Leslie, and to others for their support & feedback.

Special thanks to Roger Richards and to my family.

The first track is for E, the last track is for M.