Mappa Releases Adam Asnan's 'Carriers, PA'


Mappa is a new record label that launched last month with the release of Jeph Jerman's 34°111'3"N 111°95'4"W. They've just released a new album from VA AA LR member Adam Asnan entitled Carriers, PA. The title refers to two specific techniques that Asnan utilized on the album's six tracks:

Carrier (I-III) - Two interconnected ring modulators, recorded directly from the 'carrier' outputs - the internal signal used to modulate an external signal against, controlled with a potentiometer. For some reason, it bore a lot of inexplicable effects to that signal when patched in a particular way. 

PA (I-III) stands for phantom artefacts. It was a technique of sending phantom power to a device that also offered phantom power (which was powering a stereo pair of mics) and the subsequent 'electro-static' sounds that it would produced, and various recordings of amplified hum and detritus.

You can stream the album above via Mappa's Bandcamp page. There, you'll be able to purchase Carriers, PA—either digitally or as a limited edition cassette—as well as read more information about the album.