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Quite Operational

by Monomer

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juch Before Labyrinth, there was a smaller yet richer album known as Quite Operational. And holy shit this slaps

Definitely a more experimental album than Labyrinth, the most unique song being The Glow and the Gleam with its 11/8 tempo and slick drum beat.

My only issue with this album is that some songs don't have as much depth as others. On the Brink, Quite Operational, and some others leave me wanting for more. Overall, QO is a very ambitious and passionate album that's worth checking out. Favorite track: Quite Operational.
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\/\//\/\ Makes me feel like I'm speeding away from the cops in a musclecar. Favorite track: On The Brink.
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FiTZ A tale of transhumanism - the only logical union of body and machine, and beyond - told through the fusion of two classic langurages of electronic music: synths and chiptunes. Pounding beats, ethereal, lyricsal ambients, whimsical melodies, some intriguing track titles -- and a lo-fi sampled evil laughter. What more can you ask for? If your human body is hungry for more, though, also pick up Labyrinth, Monomer's next album. Favorite track: Better Living Through Dysgenics.
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Temple 03:56
Night Drive (free) 04:22
Deletion 03:35
On The Brink 04:31
Discontinue 03:28


Release by Ubiktune (ubiktune.com/releases/ubi064-monomer-quite-operational)

Quite Operational is the result of a fascination with the sound and aesthetic of 80s electronic music and science fiction, combined with a healthy love of chipmusic and old video game sounds. While not written with a tracker or on a Gameboy, it was a personal exercise in setting my own limitations and sound palette and seeing where I could go; what imagery I could evoke and where I could take the listener. Above all else, it was an attempt to write something exciting that sounds distinctly my own. It was a freaking blast to create, and I hope you all enjoy taking this trip as much as I did writing it. Cheers!


released April 18, 2013

Big thanks to Ubiktune for welcoming me into their catalog, as well as my many friends and family who gave me feedback and encouragement.

All tracks are written and produced by Gavin Allen.

Album art by Rufus Blacklock (twitter.com/biplaneblues)


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Monomer Seattle, Washington

Game designer, composer/sound designer, musician... cooking enthusiast...

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