Long overdue, we are proud to present the 4th of our podcast series, once again presented by Nick Modern. Welcome back to Dystopia.
1. Nick Modern – Erosion – Adapt
2. Arkaik – The Hustle – Dub
3. Nick Modern & Crime.wav – Logic Bomb – Adapt.
4. Bredren – The Truth – Demand
5. Nick Modern & Adrian Thomas – Chrome – Adapt
6. Kolectiv – Satori – Dub
7. Ray Uptown – Introvert – Adapt
8. Nick Modern & ARX – Colour Between – Buried
9. Bredren – ? – Demand
10. Nick Modern & Cypher – The Machine – UKB
Finale: Nick Modern & Cypher – Killing with Words – UKB
‘Chromium is a chemical element which has the symbol Cr and atomic number 24. It is the first element in Group 6. It is a steely-gray, lustrous, hard and brittle metal which takes a high polish, resists tarnishing, and has a high melting point. The name of the element is derived from the Greek word “chrōma” (χρώμα), meaning colour, because many of its compounds are intensely coloured.’
We are once again proud and pleased to present the next in our series of free tracks, ‘Chrome’. Collaborating with Adrian Thomas, Nick Modern once again steps up to the plate, drawing on grime influences to create the abstract and flowing structure that forms the piece. Garnishes of distorted synth tones attack the mix as a kick drum style bass and subtone provide the weight and warmth.
‘A logic bomb is a piece of code intentionally inserted into a software system that will set off a malicious function when specified conditions are met. For example, a programmer may hide a piece of code that starts deleting files (such as a salary database trigger), should they ever be terminated from the company.
Software that is inherently malicious, such as viruses and worms, often contain logic bombs that execute a certain payload at a pre-defined time or when some other condition is met. This technique can be used by a virus or worm to gain momentum and spread before being noticed. Some viruses attack their host systems on specific dates, such as Friday the 13th or April Fool’s Day. Trojans that activate on certain dates are often called “time bombs”.
To be considered a logic bomb, the payload should be unwanted and unknown to the user of the software. As an example, trial programs with code that disables certain functionality after a set time are not normally regarded as logic bombs.’
Logic Bomb forms the B side of our third release, APT003, with Nick Modern collaborating with Crime.wav in Seattle. Transferring data packets of illegal waveforms, the pair formed the huge destructive tones of ‘Logic Bomb’, bringing forth neo-tribalistic tones amongst half-stepping beats for the masses to march to.
‘Erosion refers to errors in computer data that occur during writing, reading, storage, transmission, or processing, which introduce unintended changes to the original data. Computer storage and transmission systems use a number of measures to provide data integrity, or lack of errors.
In general, when data corruption occurs, the file containing that data may become inaccessible, and the system or the related application will give an error. For example, if a Microsoft Word file is corrupted, when a person tries to open that file with MS Word, they may get an error message, thus the file would not be opened. Some programs can give a suggestion to repair the file automatically (after the error), and some programs cannot repair it. It depends on the level of corruption, and the built-in functionality of the application to handle the error. There are various causes of the corruption.’
Nick Modern continues the assault with the distorted glitch fest known as ‘Erosion’. Packets of data slowly being corrupted cry for release as a relentless beat code hammers it’s way through the system. Percussive attacks turn up the bitrate, with the drum section winding it’s way through the piece whilst relentless sub and midrange movements degrade and reform.