Floppy Disk in jewel case.
Ristretto Press release:
Batch Totem | Trunkeret & Ikonisk [rist07] 'Trunkeret & Ikonisk' consists
of 19 audiotracks on a standard 1'44 mb Floppydisk.
The audio is encoded in the GSM 6.10 WAV format at various bitrates.
The disk holds 74 minutes of audio, that can be
played on a computer with standard audio-players like Winamp and Windows
Media Player without any external codec installed.
The audio has not been converted from existing material, but composed
directly in the spectral domain, using the GSM format as a chosen timbral
limitation. The aim has not been to fit as much data as possible on
a lowlevel medium as the floppydisk, but rather to explore the musical
possibillities inherent in the specific medium and audioformat.
Using listening equipment with a subwoofer is recommended.
GSM WAV CODEC The GSM WAVE format is generally used as a speech
compression codec in mobile phones / speech applications.
The codec is embedded in Micrsosoft Windows by default. On this release
the codec compresses datasize
(depending on sampling frequency) down to the lowest possible filesize
that a given filesystem can handle.
On a NTFS filesystem this can be as low as 4 KB per minute of
audio in WAVE format ( Sample track 3 is exactly 4 KB in size and holds
one minute of audio. Samplerate: 320HZ.) On a Windows machine the lowest
possible file / clustersize can be determined by opening Notepad.exe
and save an empty document. The displayed filesize can vary, but generally
the actual size is displayed by right clicking the file and selecting
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Total Playing Time: - 74:52 MIN [1 hour
14 minutes 52 seconds]
Average Track Length: - 3:56 MIN
Additional Files: - TRACKLIST.rtf 4kb - DSK_INF.rtf 3kb - °.txt 186KB
Total Filesize: 1,23 MB (1.290.308 byte)
Audio montage, conversion, graphics and cover design by Jonas Olesen
Playback problems can occur with WINAMP V.5.23 [X86] Not tested on MAC
OS, LINUX, UNIX
Converted using the GSM WAV CODEC [http://kbs.cs.tu-berlin.de/~jutta/toast.html]
Danke Schön Sune T.B. Nielsen, Karl-Emil Jersie, IMA DATA.
Published by Ristretto [rist #07] 2007 [http://grainofsound/risteretto]
Optimized for MICROSOFT WINDOWS WINAMP 5.03 [http://winamp.com]
WINDOWS MEDIA PLAYER 10