- monome, isms, grid, arc
"Kubota" refers to Kubota Corporation and is a tractor and heavy equipment manufacturer based in Osaka, Japan. I live in the rural countryside in North East Thailand and they are sometimes referred to as Iron Buffalo. Rich farmers buy them. Less rich farmers rent them. Poor farmers use the real thing. I see them everywhere, the machines and the animal.
During 2018 I played gigs in Bangkok primarily as preparation for a final gig at the end of the year, at the Tokyo Festival of Modular. It was my ambition to visit Japan and play Tokyo. Throughout that year, I composed tracks on a monome isms, hybrid analog / digital eurorack modular system, primarily so they could be translated and played live. I tested them out live, before formally recording them. My Tokyo performance can be heard here :
This isn't a live album, it's an album of well rehearsed instrumental, electronic compositions which I recorded in a series of live, one take, performances. Errors and mistakes are deliberately left in the mix. No post edits are made. There is no multi-tracking. Everything was recorded to 1 stereo track and then professionally mastered.
This is Kubota, enjoy :)
The album will also be available on all streaming services including Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes, Google Play, Amazon, Pandora, Deezer, Tidal, Napster, iHeartRadio, ClaroMusica, Saavn, Anghami, KKBox, MediaNet, and Instagram/Facebook.
released March 30, 2019
Composed and Performed by Jason Taylor
Mastered by Timothy Stollenwerk at Stereophonic Mastering
Artwork by Joe White - www.joewhitedesign.com
Thankyou to the Teletype coders : Scanner Darkly, Ghost, Johnathan F Lee, Dan Derks and Brian Crabtree at monome.org
Also thanks to Nathan Moody at Obsidian Sound and John Melcher.