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.
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.
released December 20, 2019
Andi Soto · www.andisoto.com
Carl Peczynski (Planet Zaxxon) · www.planetzaxxon.com
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)
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)
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.
This compilation © 2019 Bit Shifter · bit.shifter.net
A Data Casualty release · x_x004