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The first release in the "zeroth law Archival Re-release project": the back catalog of recordings from reed renegade Cornelius Boots. "robot music" is a complete solo album of compositions and recordings made between 1998-2001. The focus is on the tendencies and possibilities of the "robot bass clarinet," an electro-acoustic instrument inspired by Eddie Harris, Miles Davis, Don Ellis, Ian Underwood, Les Claypool and Bootsy Collins. The robot bass clarinet pairs a low Eb student model bass clarinet with a Barcus-Berry in-the-mouthpiece pickup and a very specific set of electric guitar and bass effects to produce a power-tone. Many of the backing tracks on this album were created with the use of a Boss Dr. Sample and the Boomerang loop pedal.

Thanks to Perry Tee, Tadas Paegle, Throb Henson, Seth Benjamin Bortolotti, and Isaac Asimov for assistance, consultation or inspiration in the development of the robot bass clarinet and the positronic pedal board.


released June 21, 2010

composed, improvised, performed and recorded by:
Cornelius Boots (robot bass clarinet and Dr. Sample)
1998-2001 Bloomington, IN and Chicago, IL

remastered and compiled by Mr. Random 2003 Eugene, OR


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