Syncope
  • Syncope
  • Friend King
  • Supercollision
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There is a fanfic called Designations Congruent With Things by cleanwhiteroom and it describes an album by the fictional band The Superconducting Supercolliders.  This is my version of one of those songs.

All sounds by me.  Lyrics by cleanwhiteroom.  Kindly mastered by elementals.

Download a version of this for free at my Bandcamp page.

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That time Brian Cox explained the importance and scale of physics in 15 minutes better than any high school class ever did.

SEA OF DIRAC
  • SEA OF DIRAC
  • Allison Stock
  • Supercon^2 (ducting)(lliders)
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SEA OF DIRAC // This song is about a doomed relationship, and what happens when matter and antimatter collide. The Dirac equation (i.e. the Dirac Sea) expands upon the Shrodinger equation. It also relates quite nicely to when someone who is impossible to love and someone who is impossible to hate try to make something work, and instead end up just ruining everything.

For those of you playing at home, in an alternate universe, this is a “cover” of the song made famous by a band that doesn’t exist. In reality, CWR wrote the lyrics, I wrote the music (and a couple of phrases), and we had a grand time collaborating on this.

(art is by narcomanic, and I hope it’s okay that I’m using this! I didn’t ask, but I’m too obsessed with it to let it be. SO BEAUTIFUL, RIGHT?)

Dreaming Correctly
  • Dreaming Correctly
  • The Superconducting Supercolliders
  • Dreaming Correctly EP
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The last track of the last Supercos album for the last chapter of Designations.  How poignant is that?  This is the longest and most experimental of the Supercos tracks; think of it as a love letter to human brinksmanship.

Music written and performed by me.  Lyrics are an even 1/3 split between myself, cleanwhiteroom, and Wallace Stevens.  Additional vocals by allyspock.  Mastered by elementals.  Coverart by littletinheart.  As always, this song can be downloaded for free on my Bandcamp page (DON’T PAY FOR IT!!!) and streamed on the cleanwhiteroom website.

Google Maps Hits The Large Hadron Collider!

Google Maps has reached the Cern Large Hadron Supercollider and is providing an unprecedented look into the facility!

Cern allowed the mapping giant to come into and photograph the gorgeous machine that could bring about the end of the world.

Nation

If Google Maps could photograph the building of your choice, what would it be and why? Let us know in the comments down below!

Heliolatry
  • Heliolatry
  • Allison Stock
  • Superconduction
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HELIOLATRY // This song is about navigating the peaks and valleys of your own mental landscape, and maybe getting a bit lost in the extremes. Music by me, lyrics by cleanwhiteroom, cello and banjo by Friend King, and mastered by the master herself, elementals. Cover art by narcomanic. Available to download from cleanwhiteroom.com.

To be perfectly honest, this song was the most difficult song I’ve ever done. While a part of me wants to feel a little bit guilty for all the torment CWR, elementals and I slogged through to get this beast finished, I feel like it’s worth it. So yeah. Heliolatry: more painful than flying headfirst into the sun, but totally worth it. Nice work, team!

"When Supercolliders Collide"

See, this is exactly what happens when online games of Team Fortress get totally out of control.

Researchers at the Large Hadron Collider near Geneva, Switzerland have found a very strong candidate for the elusive Higgs boson, an elementary particle which could explain how matter has mass, and provide a key missing piece for our fundamental understanding of the universe.

The Higgs might have been found at the more powerful Superconducting Super Collider near Waxahachie, Texas, but its construction was canceled in 1993 due to anti-science budget cuts.  So maybe the next big question is if we’ll ever find the Higgs boson in Creationist textbooks.

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Plate Tectonics
  • Plate Tectonics
  • Friend King
  • Dreaming Correctly
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Balls to the Wall rock a la SuperCos.  ‘Nuff said.

Music written and performed by me.  Lyrics by cleanwhiteroom.  Mastered by me (!).  Coverart by littletinheart.  Download the song from my Bandcamp page but don’t you dare pay one penny for it.  It can also be streamed from the cleanwhiteroom website.

Benzene
  • Benzene
  • Elementals
  • Superconduction
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BENZENE // This song is about coming to conclusions in dreams that you cannot while you are awake. To be more specific, it is about the discovery of the elusive chemical structure of Benzene, made by Friedrich August Kekulé while dreaming of an Ouroboros (a snake eating its own tail).

music written by me

lyrics written by cleanwhiteroom

vocals by elementals-ao3

guitar by elementals’ son

available for download on Bandcamp (Elementals’ bandcamp! not mine! don’t worry!)

Elementals and I have been working on this track for a while now. I am a huge fan of her beautiful singing voice as well as her speaking voice, and I wanted to write a song for her to sing, so CWR and I wrote this. Elementals and I spent a lot of time going back and forth, experimenting with harmonies and synth, me trying to record a solid guitar track that didn’t have any of those sloppy metallic twangy sounds. Elementals’ insanely talented son was working on adding an additional guitar track. I was trying to tweak the bass track that I’d recorded on my guitar to get it to sound like I was actually playing a bass. We did a lot.

And then Elementals sent me this, and I threw my hands up in the air and said that this was it. This was the song. (Of course, I’m leaving out what I did first, which was clutch my chest and burst into tears over how beautiful this is.) The thing about making music is that it should be about discovering/finding the song, not forcing the song. And… this is the song. I keep needing to take a step back and pinch myself like, I wrote this song??? And this is real??? And it sounds this beautiful??!?!? Amazing. Absolutely amazing. Between Elementals and her son, the talent on this track is unreal. Absolutely unreal. I feel so grateful and lucky that they did this. I need to stop, otherwise I will just go on and on about how insanely talented this woman is, and how emotional I am getting over this song right now. I just. Can’t even deal.

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The Intimate Sound System (2014) - The Intimate Sound System is a mini multi-channel sound system, which is made up of 8 mini-speakers in combination with the standard stereo sound system. The sound in created via a semi-generative sound synthesis patch in SuperCollider with further preparations, processing, and manipulations made by the performer and mini speakers. The Intimate Sound System aims for a more physical, spatial, and acoustic approach to electronic music performance.

LHC
  • LHC
  • Friend King
  • Superconduction
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This song is about two super colliders, the famous LHC in Europe and the terribly tragic defunct Superconducting Supercollider in Texas.  Hope the chorus gets stuck in your head FOREVER!  Song inspired by Designations Congruent with Things.

Music written and performed by me.  Lyrics by cleanwhiteroom.  Mastered by elementals.  Coverart by narcomanic.  Idea for the round at the end courtesy of CWR.

As always, song can be listened to and downloaded on my Bandcamp page.  Also, my Bandcamp only has a few remaining free downloads.  Get them while you still can!  Do NOT pay for them.  If you want to download wait until 3/12 when more free downloads will become available.  Otherwise, you can stream the song for free there or at cleanwhiteroom’s new website!  

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My finest achievement to date. “Tree” is a multimedia piece I wrote for cello with SuperCollider effects. 

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Brian Cox: CERN’s supercollider

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