Get Adobe Flash player

[16179] Redundant

[Performance serial #] [16179]
[Performance name / date] REDUNDANT album launch 7/2/15
[Performance location] 2 Pigs, Cheltenham
[Performance members] Lee Chaos, Adrian Giddings
[Performance type] conventional gig (seated)
[Performance description]

On Saturday, 7th February 2015, temp0rary released an album.

This sentence is, of course, ridiculous for a number of reasons. Recorded music has no value any more – you don’t have to pay for it and can access it (legally or otherwise) wherever you can get on the internet. temp0rary don’t release music, don’t record albums, and aren’t trying to sell you anything. It’s written into the DNA of who and what we are. It lets us focus on the art without considering the profit margins. All our music is free, and always will be.

Having said that, we really miss the grand gesture, the physical objects, and the ‘party’ bit of release party. We like giving people gifts for continuing to support what we do.

So, on February 7th, temp0rary released something that was REDUNDANT.


(Photos courtesy of David McKnight)




[development photos]

[development notes]

We performed a show to 50 people. Each of those people will received a package containing 7 songs, all lovingly recorded to a high standard and lavishly packaged for absolutely no reason. These are seven songs that we have gigged extensively over the last 2 years, and which, to all intents and purposes, we intend to retire after this performance so we can work on new projects.

However, no two packages were the same. In addition to the lovingly crafted tracks that made up the ‘album’, audience members received a selection of other tracks – alternative versions from another universe. These versions were radically different takes, origin unknown. Those receiving the packages were encouraged to trade these tracks with others who received the package. Each package was coded, and by combining codes and collecting tracks, entire alternate versions of the albums can be constructed.

Those attended the REDUNDANT release have exclusive access to these tracks for 100 days, after which we will be releasing them all into the wild and revealing the source, authors & codenames for the alternate versions. We will also be making the stems available so anyone who wishes to continue working on the REDUNDANT project can do so.

The performance took place at The 2 Pigs, Cheltenham, and utilised our 3-projector cube setup. The performance of the 7 songs that make up REDUNDANT were also captured, and audience members will have exclusive access to recordings of the live performance too, making up an additional component of the REDUNDANT archive. The captured audio and video is now being compiled to feature as another component of the free release of REDUNDANT in 100 days time from the performance.

[development videos]