Sunday, July 17, 2016



On Feb 12, 2015, Mr. A. Duff and the signal response team of Messieurs I. Konstantios and V. Kesalidis (more commonly known by their lab's call sign, One Arc Degree) simultaneously and independently received 2 distinct radio transmissions seemingly in direct response to humankind’s first contact with the outer world.

Theorising that the transmissions were bent through space to arrive on earth less than just one human lifetime from the sending out of the Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 spacecrafts in 1977. A-DUFF contacted One Arc Degree to record, collate and then interpret the transmissions.

This sound recording is a collection of those 2 otherworldly communiques, each interpreted and re-formulated independently by A-DUFF and ONE ARC DEGREE. The process involved the initial decoding, a linguistic examination of the binary transmissions followed by the reformation of the communiques according to each sound engineer’s understanding. Numerous types of electronic equipment as well as soundwave manipulation and redirection devices were used in the process which also took much sweat, tears and hard work.

Communique 1 has been named Ethereal. It appears to be a blueprint of the life, science, history and environment of the world from whence it came.

Communique 2 has been named Boimarc. It appears to be a blueprint in the form of an inventory database, terms of measurement and possibly currency as well as a communications cypher.

Thanks to the passion and commitment of those sound engineers, you are privileged to be among the first few to hear a response from an otherwise uncontactable and still unknown world.


BLUEPRINTS is released under a creative commons licence by 33 Recordings. You can freely download it on wav/flac/mp3 from their website.

Mastered by Joey Dianos 'Oxya' @ Lemon Sauce Labs

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

BLUEPRINTS: An EP by One Arc Degree & A-DUFF

Coming this Sunday July 17, 2016 is Blueprints: a free-to-download EP released by Greece's own 33 Recordings.

This has been a year-long collaboration with my good buddies One Arc Degree who have previously remixed my single 'The Ghost Music' as well as some other projects. In my opinion, One Arc Degree have become the masters of deep, atmospheric electronica and Blueprints is no exception.

This 4 track EP consists of an A-DUFF original (Ethereal) and a One Arc Degree original (Boimarc). We then swapped our samples, stems and midi files to recreate our own interpretations of each other's tracks.

The final result is a moody, atmospheric journey over 20 minutes that I think is perfect for listening to late at night while reading a sci-fi novella with a mug of hot chocolate.

Previews are below and more information will be released along with the EP on July 17 (18th Australian time).

The primary artwork was also done by yours truly and for those interested it comes from one of those beautiful photos released to the public by SpaceX