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Universal Serial Bus (2020)

Xuan Ye

(forthcoming, 2020)

The Universal Serial Bus is an easy-listening trip to be heard but not listened to. The hours-long environmental sounds in the release are field recordings processed through custom software and artificial neural networks. At the nexus of noise and music, the USB is an extension to X’s long term project in the sonic banality of “useless music,” a counterproductive twist to muzak’s total design of background music..