“From the four or five issues of the ‘invalidObject Series’ I had a chance to listen to, this one is definitely the most seducing: ‘invalidObject Series (continue)’ offers 15 catchy examples of computer-generated .microsound, 15 molecular pixelgroove miniatures, settled in the dark and grainy datasphere drawn by the likes of Peter Rehberg and Rioji Ikeda.
“The 15 x 1 minute format works very well with this kind of sound, as the listener’s attention increases proportionally to the shortness of the tracks. The liner notes suggest that the CD is related in some way with the Braille writing system‚ a suitable metaphor, as the tracks’ construction evokes patterns of raised microdots one could feel running under his/her fingertips.”
The ‘invalidObject Series’ was established in 2000 as a sublabel of Fällt to release a finite series of twenty four 3″ CD / MP3 works.
Offering a unique perspective on a diverse range of musical output at the turn of the millennium, the ‘Series’ features work by some of the most respected artists operating within the field of ‘.microsound’ and has been described as “a remarkable document of a vibrant artistic community and a critical moment in the evolution of digital music” (Philip Sherburne), “a showcase for the extraordinary range of practical approaches within contemporary electronic music” (Matt Ffytche, The Wire) and, simply, “impressive” (Rob Young, Editor, The Wire).
The ‘invalidObject Series’ was included in The Wire’s ‘2001 Rewind’ list. The artwork for the entire series was also featured in Adrian Shaughnessy’s ‘Sampler 3’.
Fällt are grateful to the following: the artists who contributed their time and energy wholeheartedly to this project and embraced the idea of offering their work freely in MP3 format; Angela Lorenz, for her invaluable assistance in nurturing the design; and finally to Cara Murphy, for her help on seemingly endless late nights packaging and dispatching CDs.