SYS 49152

After an explosion of sleep-deprivation-driven production, I slept in on this first Saturday of Song-A-Day. I had a leisurely day, watched a movie, then headed into the studio.

The positive response from I Get No Sleep had me in a really good mood, and that comes across in this track. I wanted to use more of the hardware synths I had in the studio, and decided to avoid using any loops or soft-synths, just as an exercise. No longer having access to the original project files, I don’t remember the arrangement details. The Moog was the bass line, the Streichfett did the big 70s strings, but I’m not positive about the rest. I do remember which synths were used, but not the parts they played.

  1. SYS49152 Ray Toler 3:34

This track also appeared on the 42403 album. That album was the eventual realization of a “technology” album concept I’d had for a few years. The majority of the tracks were inspired by or named after various bits of technology that have been part of my life. The title of this one is a machine code instruction for the Commodore 64 (my second computer) that executes a warm reboot.

There’s a vague nostalgic feel to this one for me, as well as a sense of warm optimism. I have a partially finished video for it that uses 1950s / 1960s footage from a promotional film about the technological advances that would make the future a bright and happy place.


  • Moog Sub37
  • Waldorf Streichfett
  • Access Virus TI
  • DSI Tetra
  • DSI Prophet 12
  • Elektron Analog RYTM

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