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liar's rail

front sleeve

Artist: Infiltration Lab
Release date: October 31st, 2005
Running time: 00:16:09

Track listing:

  1. Liar's Rail I [192kbps, 7:19] [10.1 MB]
  2. Liar's Rail II [192kbps, 8:50] [12.1 MB]


  1. Cover art - full size [1.9MB]


Liar's Rail (in two parts) is a dark, brooding field recording captured in downtown Portland, OR on October 26th, 2005. Both pieces were recorded in one take and contain no post-recording overdubs or mastered effects.

The process: A long steel reverberating railing was contact miked with a piezo element. The railing was subsequently stimulated with human fists, metal file, and power drill. For recording, the audio signal was fed into the microphone input of a laptop computer, where it was processed in realtime by a custom pure-data patch and recorded directly to disc.