hai​•​ku (2018 Remaster)

by 1=xx_√=<ktºr

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In 2008, Chase created a 32-minute musical loop from filter-modulated radio white noise with Neighborhood Public Radio at the Whitney Biennial: 1=xx_√=<tºr was born.

Inspired by African rhythms, 1=xx_√=<tºr (Lexx Vector) hai•ku is post-human funkadelica. Generated from white-noise instruments and noise samples made in Chase/Vector's studio, each cut on hai•ku is an improvised mashup of pattern grids in 7, 12, 9, 5, 3, 15 and occasionally 4 with the underpinning pulse of each 'song' alternating between 5, 7, and back to 5 - like the lines of a haiku poem.

With catchy rhythms, and funky grooves, hai•ku has been used at fashion runway shows. New York Experimental Sound artist, N_Drew calls hai•ku "minimal - sophisticated - I LIKE It! "

Eat your Beat RAW!


released May 29, 2018

1=xx_√=<ktºr - aka NFChase - programming, performance, beat construction, screaming, telephone messages and Organic.Beat.Training


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Nicholas Chase

Nicholas Chase blasts the boundaries of genre. The LA Times describes his music as "The Rite of Spring meets Metallica!" and his whiplash-blend of musical styles has been showcased by Kalvos & Damien and Other Minds radio, featured on KMHT Television in New York, on Salve Television, Germany and has been noted by Strad and Double Bassist magazines, and American Record Guide to name a few. ... more

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