Mort Aux Vaches

by Christiaan Virant and 张荐

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Recorded live in Amsterdam at VPRO studios on 11 aug 2004. Originally released as a limited-edition CD by Staalplaat Records.

FM3 went into the VPRO studio for their Mort Aux Vaches session in August 2004, right in the middle of a six-month tour of Europe and North America. The session captured the last-ever performance of FM3 material developed for a project at the Louvre museum, and was seen by the band as a definitive version of that particular live set. Following this live session, the material was retired and never performed again. Themes and sounds used in the recording of this album made up the foundation of the loops on the now-classic Buddha Machine 1.


released December 8, 2015

"the gorgeous dense and decomposing drones which have made the Buddha Machine so irresistible are here in full force, albeit this time spread across 45 minutes rather than 10 seconds. I don’t need to describe just how compelling this music is, chances are you’ve heard the Buddha Machine loops, left it by your bed at night and drifted into the spiritual world of Chinese Temple drone – if you haven’t then it’s high time you did. Recommended for any fans of the recent Headz releases from Jim O’Rourke and Nikos Veliotis or the addictive realm of William Basinski; this blanket of crystalline sound is something you’ll want to wrap up with no matter what the weather is like." Boomkat



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FM3 北京市, China

FM3 is the Beijing/HongKong music duo of Christiaan Virant and Zhang Jian. 

They are best known for the design and production of the "Buddha Machine" loop-player.

FM3 = 张荐+老赵。

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