Believed to be the world's second album created entirely using software running on a 64GB 3G Apple iPad, the CD forms part of the "MJ50" celebrations of the London-based electronic musician's 50th birthday accompanied by a similarly named limited edition boxed set of back catalogue CD's.
- Pulsator [5:30]
- Resurgence [6:40]
- Matrisequencer [5:20]
- Tangential [4:30]
- Schwarzenider [5:35]
- Sequencefried [6:28]
- Wavecycle [3:41]
- Micronicised [5:26]
Mark Jenkins has performed and recorded as a member of the pioneering electronic music group White Noise and with members of Can, Gong, Tangerine Dream and Van Der Graaf Generator, in UK venues including the South Bank, London Planetarium and Royal Greenwich Observatory Planetarium, and in the USA, Brazil, Holland, France, Germany and China.
2010. Press Information
Next to the "IpaDream" release, Mark Jenkins also put out the "iPad album", an eight-track cd-r for which he applied the following iPad apps: iSequence (sounds and drums), Jasuto Pro (modular synthesizer), FunkBox (drums), ihicket (touch responsive sounds), SoundyThingie (touch responsive sounds), MorphWiz (Theremin-style sounds), SoundWarp (sampled sounds), OrbNote (ambient backings), SoundYeah (live audio loops) and Mellotron M3000 (chords).
The music, again made using only an Apple MacBook Pro laptop and an iPad, offered Mark a huge freedom of music creation. In his words, the portable live music setup with its multitouch abilities takes things far beyond any existing instrument line-up into completely new ways of making and mixing music with a touch.
The uninterrupted outcome is highly dominated by sequences and rhythms, and feels like a journey into experimentation, sound design and high technology while paying tribute to the classic Berliner School of electronic music of especially ’80’s Tangerine Dream.
I especially like the spatial, up-tempo sequencer piece "Moonchild" next to the energetic "Roadrunner".
All in all another fun release.
Bert Strolenberg / Sonic Immersion