Stretch Armstrong

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"Stretch Armstrong" was a toy from the late 1970s which capitalized on new plastics technologies. As with most of my songs, the name was chosen after I recorded the tune to the loop pedal (where, to identify loops, I give the track a name). The name comes from a kind of word association game -- the first thing that comes to my mind becomes the name of the track. For me, this usually takes the form of a two-word title. It's a mystery to me where these references come from -- which is the point, I guess, because I don't know where the music comes from either.

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from 10¢, released February 20, 2012

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drummis New York

drummIs is an improvisational electronic musician. Everything you hear on this site is played live in one track. His tools are the trapKAT MIDI controller, a TD-5 drum brain, electric bass guitar, the RC-50 Looper, ME-25 effects, guitars, an iPad with too many apps, and a squeaky octopus. Located in upstate New York, he goes by Kurt Reymers, and is otherwise occupied as a professor of sociology. ... more

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