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by astroid power-up!

Pure insanity. revolutionary electro-math featuring blistering live drums+video game fugues. "It's like Squarepusher meets Conlon Nancarrow."
Genre: Electronic: Drum 'n Bass/Jungle
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2. The Revolt of 1042
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3. El Gordo
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4. Giant Spiral
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5. Into the Woods
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
I, Scott Bruzenak, am an independent researcher for the S.E.T.I. program. That stands for the Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence. I inspect the bleeps and blorps from outer space. Interesting, but boring work.

Boring, until one day in late september, 2002. I started to perceive a subtle pattern in all of the seemingly random information. It was not perceptable before, because I was focusing on linear patterns. When I focused my study on multiple patterns, aka 3*7=21=7*3, I started to notice crazy outbursts of order, recurring on a global one after several permutations. I wrote down nine of the patterns, which remained in my notebook for three months, awaiting further study.

Upon returning to the same sector of the sky months later, I could not believe my eyes! There was nothing in the sector under 1000 light years away! for there to be something broadcasting there, it would have to be pumping out a wattage incomprehensible to modern man. But there it was, pumping out those multiple pattern bursts, such as 4*5=20, 3*4*5=60, etc.

Now I was thrilled, and felt like I was on the verge of a major human breakthrough, the likes of which have not existed since the discovery of fire, or crawling from the oceans. Something like that.

I didn't know what I should do, so I called my friend and fellow researcher, Deantoni Parks, who also happens to be one of the best drummers in the world. He has done quite a bit of work on multiple time signatures, and is a virtuoso, so he could easily point out the shapes of the patterns in his improvisations, even at mind-boggling tempos of above 180 bpm. We decided that I should set up loops and have him play a few minutes for each pattern.

Next, I set up a small computer program to compose tones to match to the patterns, in a fugal matrix harkening back to JS Bach, Coltrane, Bartok, Nancarrow, Stockhausen, all the composers that I felt could have been communing with extra-terrestrials. I felt that music would be the best way to get this information out into the world, because I have no way of knowing what else this code is. I simply am not smart enough to break the code without breaking it up to hear different parts of the patterns.

Is it a language? Is it simply background radiation? Is it an error of the viewer, creating patterns at the limits of perception, where the senses fail? Am I seeing my own brain? Am I witnessing an advanced civilization? Am I insane?

All of these things have crossed my mind.

I called the album Google Plex, the great number one followed by a google zeros (a google is a one followed by a hundred zeros). It has crossed the universe, been filtered through this humble scientist, and found its way to your ears. I hope you enjoy it, and maybe help me crack the code.

thank you,
Scott Bruzenak, astroid power-up!


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Electro-Dan

You are what you is...
Sometimes an album comes along and serves as a tangible representation of an artist's connection with the infinite. God creates, and then Bruzenak sub-creates. Oh yea, the drumming is really good too.

SuperGrecords.com

Brilliant! Cyber Klezmer or Polka for Robots, this music rocks!
Brilliant! Cyber Klezmer or Polka for Robots, this music rocks!

Carl Lumma

unbelievably amazing
My title says it all. When I first heard this in 2004 it blew my mind, and I'm finding it still holds up today. I'd heard squarepusher and I've been a huge fan of Nancarrow for years but nothing prepared me for this. Bravo!

mad cow

good!
this cd is good wholesome fun... if you make music yourself, you'll wonder how they did this? as a listener, you will be urged to move your body and calm your mind. i've been showing this to everyone i know since i got it and everyone is amazed!

kenny

pick this shit up!
bold statements can be made about music made well. but one man's treasure is another's trash...or something...rather than boast opinion i'd simply like to recommend this album to anyone interested in something different, As technically sophisticated as "googleplex" sounds, bruzenak and parks compose in such a way that gives a...yo for real, pick this shit up!

Markiss/boy chicago

true harvesters of beats and glitching all in one go!
After a sluggish start to yet another icy Chicago morning,I gave in to a breakfast compiled of thrill infused beats, and mathematic noise that only made sense after I awoke from this movement inspired jig joy nightmare.Bravo!

Thc Captain Burch

Glory Glory Dr Bruz......
Don't play...I hate electronic Music and yet somehow Googleplex is my favorite album EVER! So Rock It, or I'll Rock YOU.

will walker

drum 'n sine never sounded so good
crazy drums, crazy melodies....free jazz meets electronics....great stuff!!!

Renge Ukyo

A whole new box of "What the hell!?"
Akin to Keiji Haino and Xiu Xiu, this is some of the weirdest sound I've ever heard put into rhythmic order. I was so confused after listening to this albumn I had to perform a gender check. If the lesser traveled road is your bag, this is right up your alley.

DJ Pablo

I'm serious now: Think Bach lines + Jazz melodies + 'drum n bass' + video game M
A crazy high fidelity blend of video game MIDI sounds, jazz melodies, Bach type fugues, and 'drum and bass,' this album is something really fresh in the experimental / electronic genre that I'm surprised hasn't been heard elsewhere. I'm a radio DJ for a freeform station and I'm getting a copy of this stuff for myself AND for my station. Although it looks at this point like Googleplex doesn't have much publicity, you'll feel like you've found something great once you've heard them.
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