German sound scientists Tobias Fruend and Max Loderbauer, together known as nsi., have a new album due out.

Titled sync, it sounds as wonderfully weird as we’ve come to expect from the pair (track titles include ‘# * = <‘ and ‘+ • ø >’), and according to Resident Advisor follows a similar format to Plays Non Standards, the pair’s last album together which saw “Loderbauer improvise on a grand piano while Freund treated his output with a rack of synthesizers, resulting in 23 untitled tracks”.

sync “carries the subtitle ’24 pieces for drum machine and sequencer’, and that’s essentially what it is: two dozen musical sketches made on an arsenal of analog gear. Each track is named after the devices that were used in its creation, with a different symbol denoting each instrument. nsi.’s total set-up on the album is as follows: a Doepfer modular system (+), an EML 400/401 synth (#), an Eventide Time Factor delay pedal (*), a Korg Mini Pops 7 (=), a Korg MS 20 (•), a Makenoise Maths module (<), an MFB Dual LFO module (ø) and a Roland CR 78 drum machine (>).”

It’s due out this month through via the duo’s Non Standard Productions label; Hard Wax have it already.

Tracklist:
01. # * = <
02. + • ø >
03. # * = <
04. + • >
05. # * = <
06. + • ø >
07. # * = <
08. + • >
09. # * = <
10. + • >
11. # * = <
12. + • ø >
13. # * = <
14. + • ø >
15. # * = <
16. + • >
17. # * = <
18. + • ø >
19. # * = <
20. + • >
21. # * = <
22. + • >
23. # * = <
24. + • >

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