solipsistic NATION No. 233: Igorrr, Live

Igorrr, LiveI’m going to talk gear for a bit so please indulge me.

I relaunched solipsistic NATION in 2006 because I had just purchased a Mac Mini and it came with GarageBand pre-installed. GarageBand changed everything because suddenly I could create shows easily and quickly. It’s safe to say that if I hadn’t picked up my Mac Mini that solipsistic NATION would never have happened.

I loved my Mac Mini. It was a speedy little machine that got stuff done quietly. I often petted it and called it a good boy. I kid you not.

I didn’t just use GarageBand to produce solipsistic NATION. I used software like Sound Studio to record IDs and voice overs and edit interviews for years. But over time I added more tools to my toolkit like Levelator, iTunes-LAME and SoundSoap. And after a hundred shows I had accumulated a lot of audio files. I hadn’t noticed it but my Mac Mini was slowly growing old and decrepit.

In the last year I came to dread working on my machine because it was painfully slow. Just switching between applications could take anywhere form 30 to 60 seconds. Saving files took forever. It was psychically painful to even think about working on the show on my Mac Mini. The machine I was once called a “good boy” I now cursed.

Last month I had to put the old boy to pasture and I picked up a new Mac Mini from Apple. I don’t think I can adequately convey how much of a joy it is to work on it. Actually, I can. It’s exactly like when I first got my original Mac Mini. But on steroids. Now I’m eager to edit episodes of solipsistic NATION. It’s like falling in love all over again.

Take today’s show, for example. Our guest is Igorrr and we’re going to listen to a recording of his concert in Stockholm from earlier last month.

A lot of music gets sent my way but there are certain labels that I will always make a point of listening to first. Once such label is Ad Noiseam.

Ad Noiseam consistently releases such mind blowing music on regular basis that not only have I showcased the label on solipsistic NATION but I go out of my way to listen to whatever music they are kind enough to send my way.

Last year Ad Noiseam sent me an album called Nostril by Igorrr. I didn’t know what to expect but if it was released by Ad Noisem that was good enough for me. That said, I was completely surprised and utterly delighted by Igorrr’s baroque infused breakcore.

I asked Igorrr if he had recorded any concerts that I might feature on solipsistic NATION and he was kind enough to send me his Stockholm show.

I’m really excited to present Igorrr’s concert on today’s show and I was equally excited to produce the show. My new Mac Mini works like a champ and I was able to effortlessly switch back and forth between apps and edit and save large audio files in record time. So much fun!

Thanks for letting me geek out about today’s show and my new Mac Mini. I just had to get that out of my system.

Join us next week when we’ll showcase music from The Centrifuge. See you then!

  1. Interview with Igorrr
  2. Igorrr “Live in Stockholm (12 of March 2011)”

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