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Corporeal EP

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    * A unique fragment of one of the sonic memories used for making Knee-jerk Drifter [MP4]
    Each numbered copy contains a different fragment. The memory in full has been minted as an NFT on 11-Mar-2021 at 12:39:55 AM +UTC. See: rarible.com/aqaxa?tab=created
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    * Xennial Sehnsucht video [MOV (1080p60 ProRes 422 HQ)]
    * 4 cover artworks [TIFF]
    * 1 portrait [TIFF]
    * extended liner notes [PDF]
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> *Your phone reminds you that “you have a new memory.” Algorithms scan your photos and videos, look at their features and metadata, and stitch together a slideshow of events that happened “on this day,” years ago. You are prompted to remember but with diminished agency over the process.*

In Corporeal EP, AQAXA weaves audio messages and voice memos recorded over the years into an enveloping, warm, and pulsating kind of electronic music. The exploration of this personal archive is guided by machine learning algorithms, with which AQAXA performs, building new narratives from ephemeral digital remnants of its recent past.

Corporeal EP – its debut release on Punch Up Records – marshals deep beats, densely layered synthetic and acoustic sounds, and echoes of sonic memories fused into warm sheets of noise. The result is a space that is both introspective and euphoric.

> *I was travelling constantly, I guess I was trying to fix something. During that period, I experienced difficulty sleeping, focussing, and I also had troubles with my short term memory. My partner at the time would tell me about things we had done just a few days earlier, and I would find myself in the embarrassing situation of remembering nearly nothing of what she was talking about. Sometimes I even pretended I actually remembered, just to feel less awkward.*

> *You’re not still recording, are you?*

> *Our memories are not linear accumulations of events. What we decide to remember, and what we attempt to forget, shape our personalities. But what happens when we let our machines decide?*

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_Anonymous Squirrel has joined the chat._

> * Who’s that???.....*

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released April 23, 2021

Written and Produced by AQAXA
Additional Mixing by Ian Dowling
Mastered by Alex Wharton at Abbey Road Studios

Xennial Sehnsucht video directed by Tim Grabham
Additional Footage by AQAXA

Marco Frattini: percussion, samples, motion sensors (1, 2)
Lara Jones: saxophones, motion sensors (1, 2)
Frieder Nagel: remixing (4)
Federico Visi: programming, sonic memories, artificial agents, motion sensors, electronic stethoscope, synthesisers, augmented guitar (1, 2, 3, 4)

© 2020 AQAXA
℗ 2021 At Swim Ltd.

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AQAXA Berlin, Germany

> *You’re not still recording, are you?*
AQAXA weaves audio messages and voice memos recorded over the years into an enveloping, warm, and pulsating kind of electronic music. The exploration of this personal archive is guided by machine learning algorithms, with which AQAXA performs, building new narratives from ephemeral digital remnants of its recent past. ... more

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