Nina's Swollen Brain

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A$ 69.99 AUD

FML return with something a little different, 15 compositions created entirely on the newly iconic Melbourne Instruments NINA synthesizer. Delving into the world of early synthesis, FML explores the boundaries of analog circuitry in the wickedly wonderful Nina’s Swollen Brain. 

Probing the creations of early 70s synth pioneers, including Isao Tomita’s cinematic and classical works, and Delia Derbyshire and Wendy Carlos’ evocative soundscapes, the FML house band put down their regular instruments to explore the limitless possibilities of the NINA, a 12-voice analog polysynth designed in their Naarm/Melbourne hometown. Nina’s Swollen Brain features brooding multitimbral synth pads, rich and bouncy bass lines and earworm melodies, blending compositional techniques from classical, 70s jazz fusion, ambient and beyond with a lo-fi cassette flavour. 

All the sounds were crafted using only the Melbourne Instruments NINA Synthesizer.

Every sound has been meticulously captured using Langevin and Flickenger-style preamps, guaranteeing pristine audio quality. As always, all compositions are BPM labelled, performed and recorded on real instruments, and mixed down to 1/4" tape, allowing for seamless integration into your next production.

Please use these in your next production, however, these terms do apply.

Produced by Trio Di Amici

Performed by H. Whitlock, D. Thor & H. Jenkins

Engineered, mixed and mastered by H. Jenkins

All pieces composed by H. Whitlock, D. Thor & H. Jenkins for F.M.L.