0 Plural

Amir Hariri
September 22nd, 2022

0 Plural is the latest album release by Damon and has cover art created using Tentacle. This was the first time Amir incorporated the algorithm’s controls to directly respond to music. The constraints of Tentacle corresponded well with the layered structure of Damon’s music, especially since it enabled an artist-algorithm collaboration generating automatic abstractions that conceptually corresponded to the music.

Damon and Amir have created a limited edition set of archival prints from the art for the cover and for each track. This collection consists of a 12”x12” (image dimensions) album cover on Epson Hot Press Bright paper with an edition of 7 prints. In addition, the collection also includes two 7”x7” (image dimensions) prints with an edition of 12, also on Epson Hot Press Bright paper, for each of the two songs, Sheep and Deer. Editions are printed by Brooklyn Archival in Brooklyn, New York and editioned, titled and signed on the verso by both Damon and Amir. Prints are available on Damon’s Bandcamp page.

0 Plural is an exploration of a tightly constrained modular synthesizer patch centered around the Make Noise Strega. It is a return to longer form works after a decade of nearly obsessive focus on the short character pieces that comprise the Character Weekend and 1 Vox series as well as most of the Exquisite series (a collaboration with John O’Brien). Longer forms seem natural with the Strega; it encourages a slow luxuriation in its organic sound.