Rhythm Factory

Rhythm Factory :: From 5A to 6A – The Singles [Day 074]

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Salvador Dalek :: Seaside Weekend [Day 085]

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Salvador Dalek’s “Seaside Weekend” (Day 085) is where downtempo beats meet beachside bingo.

Mixed by Eric Scott, this set melds progressive house and dancefloor-oriented grooves from the Day For Night artist roster, also featuring Rhythm Factory, … and even Bluebottles… resulting in a blend of hauntological pastiche.

Salvador Dalek Live :: Day 055.07 Podcast

Recorded Live at Trip­notic (The Room) in Santa Mon­ica
on March 15, 2012

A 2-hour mix special featuring Swim~ label artists: Malka Spigel, Oracle, Ronnie & Clyde, Akatombo, dol-lop and Githead… plus Scanner, International Peoples Gang, Hooverphonic, Sneaker Pimps, Faust, Durutti Column, Massive Attack, Howie B, Rhythm Factory (Day For Night), Boards of Canada, Thievery Corporation, Depeche Mode, Primal Scream, Trellis, Moby, Scuba, Paul Weller, DJ Shadow, David Holmes, Sarah Cracknell (Saint Etienne), Ruby, Sofa Surfers, Serge Gainsbourg & Jane Birkin and Madonna… recorded live at Tripnotic Downtempo Lounge, (Santa Monica, CA)!

Day 055.07 : ReFresh – Salvador Dalek Live (2012_0315) at Tripnotic.fm by Eric Scott on Mixcloud

1. Primal Scream Trainspotting
2. Malka Spigel – Humans
3. Madonna – Candy Perfume Girl
4. Ronnie & Clyde – Theme From A Lazy Life
5. Akatombo – Overheat
6. Durutti Column – No More Hurt
7. Trellis – Camel
8. International People’s Gang – Nine Churchill Drive
9. dol-lop – Phase
10. Massive Attack – Man Next Door
11. Scanner – Mass Observation : Optic Code
12. Moby – Rushing
13. Scuba – So You Think You’re Special
14. Githead – Drop
15. Rhythm Factory – Pbjck (Disinformation)
16. Paul Weller – Wildwood (Portishead Remix)
17. DJ Shadow – What Does Your Soul Look Like (Part One – Blue Skies Revisit)
18. Durutti Column – Nina
19. Akatombo – Dry-Loop
20. David Holmes & Sarah Cracknell – Gone
21. Ruby – Flippin’ Tha Bird [Ceasefire Mix]
22. International Peoples Gang – Angel Delight
23. Ronnie & Clyde – Twice Removed
24. Hooverphonic – Eden
25. Sneaker Pimps – Velvet Divorce
26. Faust – Meltdown Of T-Electronique & Apocalypse (Remixed by Sofa Surfers)
27. Oracle – Flow
28. Serge Gainsbourg & Jane Birkin – Ballade De Melody Nelson (Howie B Remix)
29. Depeche Mode – Useless (Kruder & Dorfmeister Session)
30. Boards Of Canada – Turquoise Hexagon Sun
31. Boards Of Canada – Sixtyten
32. The Thievery Corporation – Shaolin Satellite
33. Q Burns Abstract Message – Feel

Martin Solveig Remix “Hello” feat. Dragonette [Day 082]

“Goodbye Remix” by Rhythm Factory (Eric Scott) | Download

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Producing under the pseudonym Rhythm Factory, Eric Scott remixes Martin Solveig’s “Hello” (featuring vocals by Dragonette) into the “Goodbye Remix”

Heavy-but-fluid beats coupled with distorted sequencer lines, all adding up to a departure from the familiar pop original, and into progressive house territory.

https://www.beatportal.com/remix/detail/hello-goodbye-remix-by-eric-scott/

Rhythm Factory :: The Case of the Elaborate Hoax [Day 064]

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“Talk About It! Lego®mation” :: Viral Video

“Talk About It!” Legomation from Day For Night.

Viral animation created during the pre-launch of Talk About It.org. Design and sequential animation by Eric Scott from stills by Robert Scott. No Lego®s were harmed in the making of this film. Many thanks to Grunny for the inspiration behind making this…

Microhomemusic” by Rhythm Factory from “From 5A to 6A – The Singles” (Day 074).

“DJ Rubberneck” Mix Series. Podcasts

Acid Vampire Lounge, Vol. 69
Day 047. Mission “ALIAS (Music To Inspire A Series)”
Eighties Without A Face : a gag-me of rock instrumentals from the archives, 1980-89
Electronica 4 : Miss Pink Rides Again!
Fahrverbangin’!
Je Te Veux! (Miss Pink’s Electroclash Mixes)
Work For The Ear To Do : 1
Work For The Ear To Do : 2
00:01:02:00 : Lambchop’s Big Post-Rock Adventure
2.000.1 : The Rhythm Factory Sessions
2.000.2 : The Rhythm Factory Sessions
2.001.3 : The Dawn Of Electronica
2.001.4 : The Dawn Of Electronica
2.002.1 : I See Euro, I See Trance…
2.002.2 Rubber-Dub-Dub. The World Mix.
2.002.3 : Electronica 3 (1995 Here We Come!)
2.002.4 : Madonnica
2.002.5 : The Damsels Of Downtempo
2.002.6 : Hard Tail Summer Groove
2.003.1 : The BritPop 20… (Almost)… Nineteen Brits Plus One Aussie
2.008.1 : DJ Rubberneck’s Seaside Weekend

Rhythm Factory :: The Case Of The Singing Parrot [Day 062]

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Rhythm Factory :: The Mortal Mickey [Day 054]

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Rhythm Factory :: Music For Targeted Television Advertising [Day 052]

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“Music For Targeted Television Advertising” (Day 052) shows Rhythm Factory – composer/producer Eric Scott – releasing an eclectic, electronic soundtracks compilation to coincide with the latest video scores.

Despite the Eno-esque references made by its ironic title, this 2005 collection is composed of professionally-commissioned soundtracks, representing Eric Scott’s underscores and output for commercial clients including INVIDI, artist Andy Lakey and ONE Media.

One Media “Sometimes Why”

Original Soundtrack and Sound Design

OneMedia

ONE Media provides Interactive Television (iTV) content solutions for advertisers through their agencies. Their primary focus is to help advertising agencies evolve the changing world of television.

In early October 2005, Eric Scott composed and produced the musical underscore and custom audio design for their 2005 interactive DVD presentation to investor partners. The finished track, “Sometimes Why,” evinces an intriguing, and occasionally unsettling vowel movement; an orchestration of crowd walla and digitally-processed spoken voice samples.

Full selections from the soundtrack can be heard on “Music For Targeted Television Advertising” (Day 051).

INVIDI “Smart Tags” Original Soundtrack

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Invidi Technologies Corporation is the world’s leading targeted media solutions company. Their vision and expertise in building smart advertising systems has created substantial monetary value for the cable, satellite and advertising industries.

Full selections from the soundtrack can be heard on “Music For Targeted Television Advertising” (Day 052).

Andy Lakey “Silhouettes & Shadows”

Original Soundtrack / DVD Design

Andy Lakey “Silhouettes & Shadows” Short Film from Day For Night.

“Out of the blue
As a clear sky reflects vast oceans
Secrets unravel in silhouettes and shadows
From profile to paper improbable portraits emerge
…”

The full exposition was delivered to the art world as a 14-minute video on DVD packaged in a handsome metal tin.

"Lakey :: Silhouettes & Shadows" DVD Tin - Design, DVD Interactivity and Art Direction by Eric Scott (Day For Night) with Doug Brown

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“Lakey :: Silhouettes & Shadows” DVD Tin – Design, DVD Interactivity and Art Direction
by Eric Scott (Day For Night) with Doug Brown

Eric Scott of Day For Night composed and produced the musical underscore and custom audio design, as well as to create the DVD menu interface design.

The full-length selection from the soundtrack can be heard on the Rhythm Factory release “Music For Targeted Television Advertising” (Day 052).

INVIDI “Advatar” DVD

Original Soundtrack / DVD Menu Design

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Invidi Technologies Corporation is the world’s leading targeted media solutions company. Their vision and expertise in building smart advertising systems has created substantial monetary value for the cable, satellite and advertising industries.

INVIDI Act 1 “INVIDI” from Day For Night on Vimeo.

INVIDI Act 2 “INVIDI” from Day For Night on Vimeo.

INVIDI Act 3 “Audience Classifiers” from Day For Night on Vimeo.

INVIDI Act 4 “Target Calculator” from Day For Night on Vimeo.

More about the INVIDI DVD Soundtrack Series

INVIDI.com Flash Movie & Soundtrack

INVIDI “Web Intro 2004” from Day For Night.

Invidi Technologies Corporation is the world’s leading targeted media solutions company. Their vision and expertise in building smart advertising systems has created substantial monetary value for the cable, satellite and advertising industries.

Day For Night created their website’s introductory movie, in strategic association with Roam Creative. The soundtrack is an excerpt from the Rhythm Factory track “Pulsar” (Day 042).

View the Flash animation with soundtrack and VO:
https://www.invidi.com

Rhythm Factory :: Save The Day [Day 044]

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Rhythm Factory “Saves The Day” (Day 044) draws further from ambient, jungle and progressive house, as composer / producer Eric Scott unveils a series of electronica miniatures.

Rhythm Factory :: On the Trail of the Latin House Lover [Day 042]

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“On the Trail of the Latin House Lover” (Day 042) shows Rhythm Factory exploring – while getting lost in a pre-Autumnal – new musical territory. Composer/producer Eric Scott is at his most spatial here, opening with a meditational trilogy: the beatless “AESM (Light Remix),” melding into the percussive ambient mind-field of “The Stenotelegrapher” and resolving upon the lush trance-drone of “The Acid Room“…

The fanciful and upbeat Northern-pop of “Deaf In Ishen” sets the stage, though the humble introductions are soon over, replaced by the progressive house of “Headboard” and “Okapi,” and flanked by the alternately eclectic IDM of “Lap Dog Of Luxury” and “14 Months Peach,” the junglism of “Bornes” and the drillier “Dark Pork,” and the light-hearted disco-distractions of “Acid Skiffle” and “Mondays Alive“… Train music for your next holidays abroad.

“Wildass” Viral (Interstitial) Video

Brand identity for “Wildass” – a creative consortium based in Venice, CA. The use of personal quotes and affirmations from the creative team forms the basis of the “subliminals” which flicker through the animation sequence.
Art direction by Eric Scott (Day For Night).
Music “Pykop/The Extra” by Rhythm Factory

Rhythm Factory :: The Case of the Chiming Clock [Day 034]

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Rhythm Factory “The Case of the Chiming Clock” (Day 042) lifts the shroud, and reduces the fictitious, mystery-solving electronics trio to a solo artist. Producer and composer Eric Scott draws influence from the ambient (“Drumbience Modulator”), drum’n’bass (“Snake Charmer,” “Swing Kids Fly Off”, “®-018”) and breakbeat (“Gamma”) as much as straightforward techno (“Burst Image Bank,” “Deep Dog,” “Cosey Inner Fanni”) and progressive house (“Sawtunthe,” “Filmy”).

Rhythm Factory :: Helix [Day 032]

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With “Primer” (Day 034)Rhythm Factory (producer/composer Eric Scott) replaces a darker outer coat of ambient IDM electronica, with a lighter, latex micropercussion as its dominant texture. Presenting a set of instrumental explorations: “Bianca,” “Microhomemusic,” “Auntie Nell’s Cash Skeleton” and “Quillocet” define the edges of the stage.

Depending upon one’s interpretation of the word primer; an elementary reader for young spellers, covering basic moral ideology and concepts – or equivalently the small charge before the main detonation – one’s listening emphasis may shift during this tour around the basic elements of Rhythm Factory’s own liturgical “Book Of Hours” – another primer in its own right.

Rhythm Factory :: Brum ‘N’ Dass EP [Day 024v]

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“Suck” (Day 024) evolved quickly – beyond the simple companion EP to “Push” it was intended to be – into a proper album on its own. Rhythm Factory’s ten new tracks are fueled by the darker Drum’n’Basscounterpanes of “Zikcfukc (Livin Large),” “Zaouk (Petropolis),” and “Zuq (Itch To Scratch)”… Meanwhile, anthemic basslines and guitars draw blood during housier excursion “262111 (Clubsexy)”… A further exploration by composer/producer Eric Scott into breakbeat junglism.

Brum’N’Dass EP

Rhythm Factory :: Suck [Day 024]

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“Suck” (Day 024) evolved quickly – beyond the simple companion EP to “Push” it was intended to be – into a proper album on its own. Rhythm Factory’s ten new tracks are fueled by the darker Drum’n’Basscounterpanes of “Zikcfukc (Livin Large),” “Zaouk (Petropolis),” and “Zuq (Itch To Scratch)”… Meanwhile, anthemic basslines and guitars draw blood during housier excursion “262111 (Clubsexy)”… A further exploration by composer/producer Eric Scott into breakbeat junglism.

Brum’N’Dass EP

Rhythm Factory :: Push [Day 022]

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“Push” (Day 022) shows Rhythm Factory as a shadow of its former self, in this long-awaited reinvention, ditching its identity as protagonist of “journey musics,” and immersing itself deeper into a progressive, dreamhouse bath. Composer/ producer Eric Scott returns to the studio after a 4-year hiatus (…after singing mostly the equivalent of 95 separate C90 cassettes’ worth of dictaphone-demos), and refines the cream of the crème here into a hybrid IDM/house symphony.

Featuring chiming lead lines and elements of anthemic techno (“Panic,” “Pearl”), Push fuses strains of world-indie (“Prawn,” “Psalm”) – its 16 tracks are an upbeat, while introspective, new offering.

Rhythm Factory :: Official Site [Day 075]

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Rhythm Factory: Progressive Techno / IDM / Drum ‘n’ Bass / Leftfield

http://rhythm-factory.com

Rhythm Factory on Day For Night

Rhythm Factory :: All Mine! [Day 014]

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“All Mine” (Day 014) – the proposed single from Rhythm Factory‘s “Play Pop!” – was mislaid as official catalogue product, while mastering decisions held up the latter title’s release in 1992. The single was shelved, and has only just recently seen the light of the millennium.

Powered by deeply insistent, resonant grooves and mellifluous ambience, this release features two instrumental mixes of the track, plus “Lisa’s House.”

Rhythm Factory :: Play House! [Day 012]

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In the late 1980s, and on into the year 1990, Rhythm Factory remixed a total of 11 tracks by Eric Scott, as “Play House!” (Day 012). These tracks signaled, for Eric, a shift away from indie-pop songwriting, pushing him further into the realm of the underground club mix. Vocal takes originally recorded were stripped down or even removed, often replaced altogether with chattering sequencer lines and samples. Song structures were deconstructed and verses modified, often favoring increased expedition of the product. Soon after, all parties could see a new musical objective emerging…

Rhythm Factory take the music of Eric Scott and apply a continually shifting musical palette, distilling in some cases, and messing around as always. Day 012 is an archival recording, and as is the nature of club music, certain mixes fall, at times, from the height of fashion; some sounds even become dated or slightly silly. We believe they should. “House” is a pastiche of the late 80s and early 90s music. Future Music or Retro? We can never have too much of either. “We are looking forward to the breakdown of the singularity in the art-object; people are no longer designing finished works, but unfinished ones, to be remixed, restructured. We are no longer consumers of “finished” work…Are we unfinished? Are we unfinishable?”

Rhythm Factory :: In The Acid [Day 004]

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Rhythm Factory’s 1991 “In The Acid” (Day 004) brings Middle-Eastern modalities into a meeting with abrasive samples and stabs, to create two pieces of a cinematic, albeit coarser, exotic flavor.

Eric Scott: “These formed at a time when my interest in Belgian New Beat and Hardfloor aligned with release of the first Macintosh digital editing tools. I was considering going and living in Belgium at the time, and frankly, these pieces were intended as a way of paying my plane fare to get there!”

Rhythm Factory :: Technopolitan [Day 002]

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Rhythm Factory’s “Technopolitan” (Day 002) was realized in 1991 as a solo remix endeavor for producer/composer Eric Scott, in which he recontextualises 15 of his favorite self-penned indie pop tracks. Fueled in equal parts by obsessions with Belgian New Beat, Electronic Body Music and Acid House, the mix becomes a single work of groove-based electronica, taking form across a two-day (sleepless) production marathon mix/edit session.

The result is an experiment in the fringe of listening and driving music. Like a train journey, Technopolitan speeds along a single set of rails for thirty minutes, while new electronic landscapes emerge and fly past. Also joined by four-to-the-floor and hip-house variations on “Once Is Not Enough,” Day 002 concludes with “Thank You K.V.,” a tentative but compelling deep house finale.

Rhythm Factory :: Gallery

Genres: Electronica / Instrumental / Progressive House / Acid House / Progressive Ambient

Jupiter, Pete and Gez (they avoid using their surnames publicly) have a claim to fame in the development of obscure and unusual technologies, building equipment by hand that merges crude with state of the art and in sound research. Originally calling themselves Rhythm Defenders, this audio hobbyist trio maintain free-agent career status, which often finds them called in to solve audio-related mysteries in their spare time.

Some of their designs include the following:
1. A web-based sound cannon capable of emitting infrasound.
2. Anechoic “cones” of silence
3. Audio-reactive chambers fitted specially for the monitoring and recording of subject behavior, testing sound emissions (artifacts)
4. Hand-held accessories to facilitate recording, and that can be worn on the head or on the person of the recordist: “compact and lightweight.”
5. Reverb tanks and chambers.
6. Prepared pianos and other “modified” digital instruments.
7. Multi-platform / distributed “endless” loops and delay devices.
8. PDA-format Sonar

Remarkably, they look like brothers, but are unrelated, and are almost never seen in full headshot in publicity photos. They have since insisted upon retaining some element of anonymity.

Jupiter, or Jupe to his friends, studied contemporary composition at university in Southern California. Disenchanted in the 80s by the prospect of teaching a film-school driven student base, motivated purely by a need to conform to Hollywood interests, he left behind the prospects of becoming a full-time educator, and now moon-lights in a record store specializing in hard-to-find and archival recordings. Simultaneously responsible for cataloguing music and sound into the university radio station database, he has contributed heavily to the preservation of a musical heritage, by sharing an appreciation for history, above and beyond that of peers. He is well-versed in the recorded history of electronic musique-concrete from the western world, and presently telecommutes from Paris via a G4 titanium laptop.

Pete is a theme / jingle composer, with a technical background in record engineering and electronic composition; pursuits include a successful ringtone e-commerce site. Also a MIDI enthusiast and hobbyist, he has one of the largest private keyboard museums in the world, collecting and refurbishing archaic analog equipment, and maintaining a standard of usability for all sounds, “new and old.” He is recently married, with an infant daughter.

Gez works for French experimental sound lab, Dyslexip-Coflexip, pioneering infrasound and the research of its effects upon human and animal life. A follower of Vladimir Gavreau, he has pursued a secondary background in environmental field recording, amassing an impressive library of over 3500 DAT tapes, recorded first-hand during his global travel activities. “I just pack it all in a sack and just go places. I crawl under things, I wait, hit record… I close-miked a leopard in Peru who nearly killed me as I was trying to record the sound of her cub nursing…madness!”

Gez, a.k.a. “Beardy,” spent experimental years mixing LSD and infrasound, occasionally waking himself up to an 11 Hz tone in the morning, emitted by speaker cones under his mattress. “I’m slowly working my way down to 7 Hz,” he boasts, “I’m becoming impervious to the effects of sonic terrorism, one day at a time… Plus it keeps me regular.”

Rhythm Factory are currently working and telecommuting from a self-built studio loft and greenhouse in Paris, overlooking the Seine, near the Boulevard Des Grands Augustins.

Allegedly a pseudonym for composer / producer Eric Scott, a wholly dubious biography also emerged for Rhythm Factory in 1995, presenting claim to the name by a trio of audio subversives named Gez, Pete and Jupe, who solve audio-based mysteries.