Eternal Scream Trapped In A Grain Of Sand


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Specimen cover art

The Hungarian label, FLOPPY KICK invited me to curate a compilation of Cleveland, Ohio area music experimentalists. SPECIMEN was the result. Not only did I get to release a project with some really talented performers, my music is alongside theirs.
I designed the artwork, wrote the liner notes and contributed one track “ETERNAL SCREAM TRAPPED IN A GRAIN OF SAND” under LURE OF THE UNKNOWN. Interestingly, Floppy Kick specializes in releasing music on 3.5 floppy diskette and Specimen is an example of such a release.
My contribution was interesting to make. I had to reduce it to 8 bit music. The floppy diskette has limited space. 1.44 MB. Specimen features 15 performers. Eternal Scream Trapped in a Grain of Sand is not only the longest title on the compilation, after a lot of playing around with changing it to 8 bit, its the longest piece on Specimen.
Taking into account that the the title accurately describes the sound imagine how it combines a techno feel with experimentation and noise.
Note that it was this piece that gained the interest of SILBER MEDIA, who then requested that I participate in their 5 IN 5 SERIES that led to me creating DAY OF ENDINGS.

Kai Nobuko reviewed Eternal Scream Trapped in a Grain of Sand:
“…a captivating track by Lure Of The Unknown.”
“… the artist recorded a choir of exciting cannibals that sing…to celebrate the prospect of eating a freshly captured lost tourist.”
“It is jolly good fun to hear and perhaps even perfectly suitable to scream along with. As long as you are not the one taking a bath in their large cooking pot, you will have plenty if time to enjoy this moment the lighthearted way.”
Find out more about Specimen.
The cover art is available as an art print.

AUTHOR  : :  GRAPHIC DESIGNER  : :  MUSICIAN  : :  CURATOR  : :  INTERVIEWER  : :  CITIZEN SCIENTIST