Cymatic Scan with Bill Laswell  C O L L A B O R A T I O N S  
Monochrome Existence 61:24    
FAX Edition: July 14, 1994 / Subharmonic Edition: 1995FAX PS08/50 Germany / sd7009-2

Bill Laswell on the creation of Cymatic Scan:
(taken from an interview with Laswell in the Dec94 issue #130 of The Wire)

"That was done really quickly. I don't think he (Tetsu Inoue) realised we were doing it. I set up a bunch of guitars and stuff, like with E-Bows. He works all analogue, so it's like Electro Harmonix pedals and a bunch of keyboards. You just set it all up and because of the effect of the pedals, they all start talking to each another. And that's incredible. It's always different. I'd set up the same with string instruments, which I never touched this way [mimics normal playing position] but I'd just do stuff with them when they were down flat. Because I had a volume pedal and primitive pedals, the pedals were doing all the talking. We did that for like an hour and then I said, 'We got it.' He's like, 'OK, I think I'm ready.' And I said, 'No, we shouldn't mess with that. That was really good.'

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