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Xerophonics – Copying Machine Music

The title of this album is literal. “Copying Machine Music” is made from looped samples of the sounds made by photocopying machines. The album features 13 tracks:
Xerox 265DC 2:58
Xerox 5828 2:20
Xerox 5818 3:33
Panasonic FP-7742 (ID# 7895) 4:18
Canon Imagerunner 210S (Serial# NPQ00023) 3:36
Toshiba (2060) 2:26

Xerox 5828 3:34
Canon NP 6545 (Serial# NCJ12633) 2:45
Konica 4355 2:41
Xerox Docucolor 12 2:19
Matrix 12510-12 4:15
Minolta EP 6001 CS PRO (Serial# 21742775) 3:36
Xerox 5435 (Bookmark 35) 4:34
Untitled Track 0:07

Almost all of the tracks have a good beat and you can dance to it somewhat ambiently. What’s surprising is how musical these tracks are.

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  • Eric Olsen

    Yes, but can it be reproduced?

  • san

    Eric: very punny.

    This album is available through emusic.com. I already had it on my wishlist, but went ahead and downloaded it after reading Jim’s mini-review. It really is quite interesting, certainly not the cacophony you’d expect. It won’t exactly make my list of all-time favorite soothing music, but what they’ve done with pure samples is really pretty incredible. Has my vote for most unique album so far this year.