Maladaptive Strategies Vol. 1

by Bit Shifter

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about

The Maladaptive Strategies release series aims to fill in the gaps in the Bit Shifter project's evolutionary tree. A retrospective collection, this series compiles tracks that were produced alongside the standalone albums and EP, but whose paths diverged — some casually thrown onto a homepage, some seeing formal release on various far-flung compilations, and some that circumstance simply selected against.

This material has been grouped together into volumes organized loosely by chronology and character. Taken together, the Maladaptive Strategies series collects and presents 18 years’ worth of auxiliary Game Boy malfeasance.

This installment, Volume 1, presents works created during the period of 2002 to 2005, though in some cases released later.


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The recordings in this release series have been remastered from a patchwork collection of source files and less ideal substitutes thereof, spanning a wide range of sound quality — from mastering-ready unprocessed DAW output, to room-mic live audio captured from a choppy low-bandwidth internet stream. Due to the disparate nature of the source material, some variation in character between tracks may be experienced.


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credits

released December 20, 2019

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Artwork:
Andi Soto · www.andisoto.com

Remastering:
Carl Peczynski (Planet Zaxxon) · www.planetzaxxon.com


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All tracks programmed and performed by Joshua C. Davis.
Recorded 2002 - 2005 by Joshua C. Davis at The Negative Zone, Astoria NY US.
Remastered 2018 by Carl Peczynski (Planet Zaxxon).

All songs composed by Joshua C. Davis
Published by Maximum R&D (ASCAP)

excepting:

Track 6 by Ralf Hütter, Florian Schneider-Esleben, and Emil Schult
Track 7 by Ralf Hütter, Karl Bartos, and Emil Schult
Both published by Klingklang Inc. (ASCAP) administered by Sony/ATV Tunes LLC

Tracks 8 and 9 by Glenn Danzig
Published by Evilive Music (ASCAP)

Track 10 by Felix Bernard and Richard B. Smith
Published by WB Music Corp. (ASCAP)

Track 11 by Jule Styne and Sammy Cahn
Published by Cahn Music Company (ASCAP), Quaytor Productions LLC (ASCAP), and W. B. Music Corp. (ASCAP)


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Thank you to the following individuals and entities for the original release of this material; for graciously allowing that material to be released here; and/or for direct contributions to this release series:

Andi Soto for the breathtaking artwork; Carl Peczynski for the remastering; Jeremy Kolosine, Receptors Music Inc., Errol Kolosine, and Astralwerks for the 8BOps 8BOpportunities; Motoki Tsushima / Intikrec; Peter Swimm / Toilville; Matthew Morden & Candy Mind; and the micromusic QFS.

And for general support:
Kira, Natty, Chris, Tamara, Jeremiah.


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This compilation © 2019 Bit Shifter · bit.shifter.net
A Data Casualty release · x_x004


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Bit Shifter Brooklyn, New York

NYC's Bit Shifter has been among those leading the charge in the global underground movement known as chipmusic, exploring high-impact, low-res music produced using primitive synthesis as a deliberate aesthetic choice. Armed only with two 30-year-old handhelds, Bit Shifter leaves high-end computer music choking on his exhaust, bringing twice the rock with 0.002% of the processing power. ... more

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Track Name: White House Ejector Seat
Pressing questions surrounding our status
Paired with overwhelming demand
Have prompted a new apparatus
As a bold new contingency plan

It's silent and swift, and it's awfully sudden
Wait till you see what happens
When I push this button

What relief when this faulty head's finally severed
Wait till you see what happens
When I pull this lever

White house ejector seat
White house ejector seat
White house ejector seat

White house ejector seat
White house ejector seat
White house ejector seat

Trap door in your ceiling
Machinery under your floor
To help turn Election 2000
Into Ejection 2004

It's silent and swift, and it's awfully sudden
Wait till you see what happens
When I push this button

What relief when this faulty head's finally severed
Wait till you see what happens
When I pull this lever

White house ejector seat
White house ejector seat
White house ejector seat

White house ejector seat
White house ejector seat
White house ejector seat

From a role reached in error
From inauspicious beginnings
To a war waged on terror
That you still claim we're winning
After so deftly achieving
The world's disapproval
We're demanding right now
Your instant removal

It's silent and swift, and it's awfully sudden
Wait till you see what happens
When I push this button

What relief when this faulty head's finally severed
Wait till you see what happens
When I pull this lever

Don't make the same mistake twice
Take my advice
A brand new device
To express your displeasure

When your Commander in Chief
Is a pandering thief,
Desperate times call for
Desperate measures

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