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Rhythm Factory :: The Case of the Turning Grille [Day 072]

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Bio :: Eric Scott

BIO Eric Scott is a composer, producer, artist, writer, DJ and sound designer from Santa Monica, California. He brings over 25 years’ consultative experience as principal and founder of Day For Night, a digital creative studio for art, design, music and video.

Coming from a background in the advertising production industry where he established himself as a sound designer and audio engineer, Eric broke out to work independently in 1991. A boutique independent music label, Day For Night boasts original catalogue of electronic, abstract, dream pop and avant-garde-jazz-classical music releases. Solo recordings (under an absurdistly lengthy variety of pseudonyms, based more upon genre than personnel) include 3 Mains (1991), The Performing Man (1993), Paris – A Musical Overpass (1995), Found1 – A Stone (2006), The Inner Cinema (2007) and Junction – Another Train Leaving (2007).

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Eric has also worked under the names Rhythm Factory, Bluebottles, Found, Mr. No-Logo, Künstfabriken, King FM and as one half of the duo Salvador Dalek, all released on auteur label Day For Night. In 2011 alone, Eric has remixed a broad variety of artists in diverse styles, from Euro-Israeli pop chanteuse Keren Ann, John Foxx, David Lynch, Martin Solveig and musique concrète composer Luc Ferrari.

In 1998, Eric established Day For Night Digital Creative Studio, mixing in his creative strengths through professional consultative services, and comprehensive design solutions. His studio activities encompass, full-time, his lifelong passion for creativity in communication and the visual arts as well as music.

Today, Day For Night provides bespoke strategic solutions, consultation and development in web properties and viral multimedia, branding and identity design, and original music production and underscore for film. His client list includes TalkAboutIt.org, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, musician-artist Herb Alpert, Disney Online / Buena Vista Internet Group, Touchstone Television, actor-producer Michael Chiklis, sound artist Scanner (Robin Rimbaud), The Epilepsy Foundation of America, University of California Irvine, contemporary visual artist Andrew Lakey, INVIDI Technologies, Two Chefs On A Roll, the Crestone Group Baking Companies, the Swim~ label and many others.

Eric is a graduate of the University of Southern California (USC) Marshall School of Business, with a certificate from the Entrepreneur Program.

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

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Day For Night :: Plus + Plus [Day 096]

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This collection of Day For Night white labels on custm DVD-r media forms a box set with unreleased mixes, working demos and milestones from the Day For Night catalogue, each disc packaged in a themed box design.

Day 096.1 Bluebottles “Chalk-White + Garlands” A collection of white label tracks.

Day 096.1 Bluebottles "Chalk-White + Garlands" from the Day For Night “Plus + Plus” Day 096. Whitelabel Series DVD-r / Download
Day 096.1 Bluebottles “Chalk-White + Garlands” from the Day For Night “Plus + Plus” Day 096. Whitelabel Series DVD-r / Download

Day 096.2 Day For Night “Hash + Koehler” A collection of white label tracks.

Day 096.2 Day For Night "Hash + Koehler" from the Day For Night “Plus + Plus” Day 096. Whitelabel Series DVD-r / Download
Day 096.2 Day For Night “Hash + Koehler” from the Day For Night “Plus + Plus” Day 096. Whitelabel Series DVD-r / Download

Day 096.3 Eric Scott “Arts + Metiers” A collection of white label tracks.

Day 096.3 Eric Scott "Arts + Metiers" from the Day For Night “Plus + Plus” Day 096. Whitelabel Series DVD-r / Download
Day 096.3 Eric Scott “Arts + Metiers” from the Day For Night “Plus + Plus” Day 096. Whitelabel Series DVD-r / Download

Day 096.4 Eric Scott “Crabcakes + Ulcers” A collection of white label tracks.

Day 096.4 Eric Scott "Crabcakes + Ulcers" from the Day For Night “Plus + Plus” Day 096. Whitelabel Series DVD-r / Download
Day 096.4 Eric Scott “Crabcakes + Ulcers” from the Day For Night “Plus + Plus” Day 096. Whitelabel Series DVD-r / Download

Day 096.5 Eric Scott “Coffeehouses + Asylums” A collection of white label tracks.

Day 096.5 Eric Scott "Coffeehouses + Asylums" from the Day For Night “Plus + Plus” Day 096. Whitelabel Series DVD-r / Download
Day 096.5 Eric Scott “Coffeehouses + Asylums” from the Day For Night “Plus + Plus” Day 096. Whitelabel Series DVD-r / Download

Day 096.6 Found “sush9b2r + ;–(” A collection of white label tracks.

Day 096.6 Found "sush9b2r + ;–(" from the Day For Night “Plus + Plus” Day 096. Whitelabel Series DVD-r / Download
Day 096.6 Found “sush9b2r + ;–(” from the Day For Night “Plus + Plus” Day 096. Whitelabel Series DVD-r / Download

Day 096.7 King FM “Lex + Rez” A collection of white label tracks.

Day 096.9 Pete Moraites “Hollywood + Roppongi” A collection of white label tracks.

Day 096.9 Pete Moraites "Hollywood + Roppongi" from the Day For Night “Plus + Plus” Day 096. Whitelabel Series DVD-r / Download
Day 096.9 Pete Moraites “Hollywood + Roppongi” from the Day For Night “Plus + Plus” Day 096. Whitelabel Series DVD-r / Download

Day 096.10 Rhythm Factory “Synthesizers + Rhythm” A collection of white label tracks.

Day 096.11 Salvador Dalek “Dooney + Haggis” A collection of white label tracks.

Day 096.15 Mr. No-Logo “Spilt Pea + Gravy” A collection of white label tracks.

Day 096.16 Künstfabriken “Flame + Interrobang” A collection of white label tracks.

Day 096.17 Cowboy Joe “Fits + Starts” A collection of white label tracks.

Salvador Dalek :: Seaside Weekend [Day 095]

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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.

Day For Night :: Identity [Day 008]

Book | Words & Images by Eric Scott

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Eric Scott is a writer, multimedia artist, designer and composer… and in his 2nd book “Identity,” (Day 008) he explores the gestalt of Day For Night, presenting a variety of visual identities (alternating between the personal, and those created for his clients) along with other “messaging” from the Day For Night history. To create this work, Eric has painstakingly reviewed, documented and organized his own personal work, writings, designs & creative observations to present a cross-section that is the salient tip of the Day For Night (creative) iceberg…

In keeping with this approach, an abstract, occasionally surrealist, and mostly art-focused approach dominates the works presented, where “Identity” deliberately avoids the conflict of narrative, and instead interweaves many of Eric’s personal writings, notebooks and archives. A corner peeked-around when developing the identities and writings in a highly personal and visual setting… all of which, at its heart, defines the Day For Night approach.

“Identity” is a must-read for anyone who is a friend of the label, a client (or potential client), a lover of railway travel and/or urban explorer, reader of poetry or theorist of information architecture, or someone who is passionate about the creative process.

The full visual identity system, logo and sub-brands created by Day For Night, under the catalogue ID “Identity” (Day 008). As a matter of internal reference, this also includes identity marks for Eric ScottNIGHTfonts, Editions La Nuit Amèricaine, Re:Fresh, King FMBluebottles, and Rhythm Factory, plus the accompanying letterhead, envelope, business card, in-ternal communications (fax, invoice, etc.), and a free downloadable desktop utility for composers, the Day For Night BPM Calculator

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

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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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“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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Künstfabriken :: Official Site [Day 075]

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Künstfabriken: Motorik / Kosmische / Progressive Rock

http://kunstfabriken.com

Künstfabriken on Day For Night

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.

Eric Scott :: Obsessions [Day 040]

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An evolving online work, “Obsessions” incorporates Eric Scott‘s essays and Situationist rants of the hour.
“…Filtered through me, everything – values, music, inspiration, comedy, art, sound, nature, archival strategies, typography, the Spectacle – eventually becomes Day For Night.”

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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.

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.

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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

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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.