Firefly Makani - hotaru.

2008

Collaborating with sound artist Fedde ten Berge, the joint mission of the now defunct Firefly Makani was to create a full-on assault on all senses in which audio, video and design were intertwined into a uniform presentation.

During performances, video projections would show abstract animations that were generated in real-time and instantaneously responding to changes in the music.

Both video and audio could be improvised on the spot, making use of hand built tools and effects.

The majority of the music featured cut-up glitchy breakbeats and was written using equipment more associated with retro video gaming, namely the Commodore 64 (using MSSIAH) and Nintendo GameBoy (using LSDj). Combining this square wave onslaught with Roland Space Echo-based tape echo made the resulting sound hard to ignore.

The results of this brief but haphazard period culminated in releases on Antilounge Records, Toztizok Zounds and self distributed promo hotaru.

Cracked Captive, Laced Goon and Untitled Machine 01 were kindly remixed by Killing Skills.