Tuesday, 12 April 2016

Zviij by Smith "Psithurism" [The Windmill Syndrome, volume I] (Album/Digital)



Zviij by Smith "Psithurism" [The Windmill Syndrome, volume I] (Album/Digital)

Conceived as an incomplete sound-diary, The Windmill Syndrome is a series of solo works for electric guitar and electronics, by sound artist and multi-instrumentalist/composer Zviij (Franck Smith). This first volume titled "Psithurism" (adaptation from Ancient Greek meaning "The sound of the wind whispering in the trees" or "The sound of rustling leaves") is a 21-part nocturnal piece between subtle electro-acoustic chamber music and imaginary ballet soundtrack.
Etymology: Ancient Greek ψιθύρισµα (psithurisma) or ψιθυρισµός (psithurismos), from ψιθυρίζω (psithurizō, “I whisper”), from ψίθυρος (psithuros, “whispering”, “slanderous”).

Composed & performed by Zviij / Franck Smith
(electric guitar, electronics)
Recorded & mixed in February 2016 (Brussels)
Mastering by C-drík at Syrphe (Berlin)
Cover photo by Elvire Smith-Bastendorff
Inside photo by Laurent D'Havé
Download content: 21 tracks, 2 photos, 1 text file
A Zviij by Smith production

— If possible, listen on decent loudspeakers in a quiet environment —

All rights reserved for all countries
© Zviij / Franck Smith 2016


* Available only in digital format on Bandcamp.

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Monday, 31 March 2014

"Drumsynth manipulations" by Zviij

From: Zviij's OFFICIAL YOUTUBE CHANNEL


"Drumsynth manipulations" by Zviij. © 2014.

[Excerpts from studio session]. Recording electronic drumtracks and glitchy beats — using Elektron Octatrack, Oktakontrol, Moog Cluster Flux, Moog Ring Modulator, Moog Analog Delay, Moog Slim Phatty w/ electronic digital percussion HandSonic HPD-20. Performed by Zviij © 2014.

Zviij's setup includes:
- ELEKTRON OCTATRACK DYNAMIC PERFORMANCE SAMPLER
- AG-KW OKTAKONTROL CONTROLLER
- HANDSONIC HPD-20 ELECTRONIC PERCUSSION PAD
- MOOG SLIM PHATTY ANALOG SYNTHESIZER
- MOOG ANALOG DELAY
- MOOG RING MODULATOR
- MOOG CLUSTER FLUX

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Friday, 21 March 2014

Drmtrck_Tests (by Zviij) Drumsynth playing / Recording-tests between electronic beat-making & soundtrack production



* Zviij's Drmtrck_Tests setup © 2014.

• Drumsynth playing / Recording-tests
between electronic beat-making & soundtrack production

Drmtrck_Test-1 (by Zviij) by Zviij


Drmtrck_Test-2 & 3 (by Zviij) by Zviij


Zviij's setup includes:
- ELEKTRON OCTATRACK DYNAMIC PERFORMANCE SAMPLER
- AG-KW 8KTAKONTROL CONTROLLER
- HANDSONIC HPD-20 ELECTRONIC PERCUSSION PAD
- MOOG SLIM PHATTY ANALOG SYNTHESIZER (on Test-1)
- MOOG MINITAUR ANALOG BASS SYNTHESIZER (on Test-2&3)
- MOOG RING MODULATOR (on Test-2&3)

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Friday, 14 March 2014

Zviij : "Radiophoniam habebat" (Electronic Beat-Making)

From: Zviij's OFFICIAL YOUTUBE CHANNEL


"Radiophoniam habebat" by Zviij. © 2014.

[Excerpts from "Radiophoniam habebat" 1st studio session]. Recording electronic drumtracks and glitchy beats — using Elektron Octatrack, Oktakontrol, Moog Cluster Flux, Moog Ring Modulator, Tivoli Audio PAL AM/FM Radio and Vestax PMC-05 Pro III mixer. Performed by Zviij © 2014.

Zviij's setup includes:
- ELEKTRON OCTATRACK DYNAMIC PERFORMANCE SAMPLER
- AG-KW 8KTAKONTROL CONTROLLER
- MOOG CLUSTER FLUX
- MOOG RING MODULATOR
- TIVOLI AUDIO PAL AM/FM RADIO
- VESTAX PMC-05 PRO III MIXING CONTROLLER


* Setup from player's view. © 2014.

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Monday, 10 March 2014

Zviij's Oktakontrol-Octatrack setup



* Zviij's 8ktakontrol-Octatrack setup © 2014.
8ktakontrol for Elektron Octatrack by AG-KW

Zviij's setup includes:
- ELEKTRON OCTATRACK DYNAMIC PERFORMANCE SAMPLER
- AG-KW OKTAKONTROL CONTROLLER
- JOMOX T-RESONATOR II TIME FILTER MATRIX
- OTO BISCUIT 8-BIT EFFECT PROCESSOR
- TIVOLI AUDIO PAL AM/FM RADIO
- VESTAX PMC-05 PRO III MIXING CONTROLLER

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Monday, 18 November 2013

Zviij "Mannequin shop" (Album/Digital)



Zviij "Mannequin shop" (Album/Digital)
Real-time mixing & sonic manipulations directly recorded on 1 stereo track and slightly edited before mastering. Featuring Zviij's "twin performance sampler" setup (made of two Elektron Octatrack units in chain plus a Moog Slim Phatty Analog synthesizer). Contents: alternative electronics, digital beat-making, analog synth sequencing, drum-synth playing, subtle glitches, electro-acoustic sampling, orchestral colours...
Composed/performed by Zviij (electronic manoeuvrings)
All tracks performed with 2 Elektron Octatrack & 1 Moog Slim Phatty.
Track [7] also includes a 10-string Chapman Stick.
Recorded/produced by Zviij © 2013
Cover by Elvire Bastendorff.


* Available only in digital format on Bandcamp.

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Monday, 28 October 2013

Zviij's Dual Elektron Stand w/ Laser Engraving




* Zviij's Dual Elektron Stand w/ Laser Engraving — Photo by EB © 2013.
Dual Elektron stand (5mm clear acrylic w/ laser engraving) by Marmot Audio
Original Zviij's logo by Elvire Bastendorff) © 2013.



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