Background on the FourPlay remix project
In June 2001, Sydney electric string quartet FourPlay released their long-awaited remix project, a double CD entitled Digital Manipulation. FourPlay are known for their covers of rock and pop music (not to mention all sorts of other eclectic genres). On this album they open up the original tracks from their albums Catgut Ya' Tongue? and The Joy Of... to be remixed by some of Australia's best underground and experimental electronic artists. The project was conceived and convened by Peter Hollo, FourPlay's cellist, as a result of his obsession with electronic music, and his involvement with the Australian underground electronica scene.
The result is breathtaking in its scope, taking in styles from drum'n'bass to electro, ambient techno to ambient glitch.
You may be interested to know that we're already into the second pressing. That's 1000 CDs dispensed within about 3-4 weeks, howzat! Some small blurringnesses have been corrected on the digipak, and the CDs' print has reverted to Scott's original concept, with no cream background. The look EVEN LOVELIER!
The wonderful Tim Ritchie is featuring Digital Manipulation on Sound Quality on Radio National. The playlist can be seen at this location, and the audio was be available in streaming Real Audio from 1am Saturday the 18th, for 4 weeks.
In addition, Danielle Buhagiar interviewed Peter for Wobbly Radio, a very worthy Australian "web radio" kinda place. Go to the site to listen to listen - more samples from the album and discussion of the project.
Follow this link for information on Purchasing Digital Manipulation
You can use this handy tracklisting to make your way to the Artist bios
Alter Boy – In Space
Deep Child – Gypsy Scream (Roma Skank remix)
Purdy – Lilli Pilli Drive (Pastoral mix)
uBin – Koush
Liberty – Languid More
Raven – Lilli Pilli Drive (glitch'n'bass evolution)
Machine Translations – August (ambient ping-pong mix)
Sulo – August (the boom-ka shaker mix)
Sir Robbo and the Bee Keepers – Meshugganah (Chapter 2 Version 1)
Traksewt – Lilli Pilli Drive (hoof mix)
5000 Fingers of Dr T – August (setting free mix)
Antlerland – Corrosion (Kul Teng Kollision mix)
Quark Kent – August (December mix)
Voidhand – Lilli Pilli Drive (remix)
Mysta – Lilli Pilli Drive (Superposition mix)
Tim Koch – Meshugganah (Thug mix)
Shannon O'Neill – Meshugganah (dub) (dub)
Black Lung – August (Black Lung gently shakes the earth)
B(if)tek – n2 + 2n + 1 = (n + 1)2 where august = n
Tim Koch – Meshugganah (8 Bit Orchestra mix)
Inga & Paul Searles – Languid, Yet... (remix)
Pimmon – freeformeshugganah
Marxist Real Estate – The Joy of Four-track
G-Boy – Meshugganah (Chaotic remix)
Darrin Verhagen – Ribboned Seam
djbc – Meshugganah (no FourPlay 'round here mix)
[Hidden track: Gurnin Spacecase – Lilli Pilli Drive (Baby Fur Seal mix)
Bonus! - Download bonus remixes, not on the CD, from our Downloads page!
Particularly intense thanks to Scott Otto Anderson, whose jaw-dropping design work on Digital Manipulation (not to mention our other albums and much publicity) is indispensible, and who has worked way beyond the call of duty.
You can also visit the main FourPlay homepage.
Peter Hollo - email