Sam Prekop

Old Punch Card

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Old Punch Card is available for the first time since 2012. Taking inspiration from early music concrete and electronic music, the BBC Radiophonic Workshop, Nuno Canavarro, Raymond Scott, David Behrman, and free improvisation, Old Punch Card is a beautifully noisy, jagged yet stately album of synthesizer music.

At the time, Prekop described his record as thus, “I’d have to say this record is pretty much unlike anything else I’ve done. There’s some relation to music I made for my book Photographs but really only in instrumentation. The intro to The Sea and Cake’s David Bowie cover of “Sound and Vision”, on One Bedroom is an early precedent. The most significant difference, is that I’ve left the confines of ‘song’ structure.”

Most of the sound material is generated by a modular synthesizer. The album was recorded entirely in Prekop’s home studio and monitored on headphones, allowing him to focus on the texture and dynamic of the music. Every nuance was hyper exposed and therefore had to be considered. The end result is a record of strangely serene beauty, leading the listener down a myriad of otherworldly paths, all the while serving as a unique path for the musician himself.

“Prekop’s .. Musical instincts bring .. mechanical patterns, repetitions and sundry sounds to a wonderfully expansive life... expanding the electronic music vocabulary in a supremely musical and highly accessible way.”- LA Times

Sam Prekop: Old Punch Card

Old Punch Card Sam Prekop 4' 05''
Array Wicket Sam Prekop 5' 13''
Knitting Needles Sam Prekop 1' 54''
Brambles Sam Prekop 3' 49''
Tell Work Sam Prekop 4' 04''
November September Sam Prekop 6' 21''
A Places Sam Prekop 6' 17''
Lazy House Sam Prekop 4' 00''
The Silhouettes Sam Prekop 5' 15''

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