Label: Dark Entries
9歳の時にテープレコーダーを使い録音を開始、父親が使用していた楽器やエフェクターに興味を持ち、その後TEACのオープンリールに魅了され独自のサウンドデザインを追求する事となるベイエリア出身のアジア系アメリカ人女性アーティストCyrnai。Cabaret Voltaireやアナーコパンクの影響下、エキセントリックなエレクトロやシンセウェーヴ、ダークアンビエントを大量に生産、本作は1988年にセルフリリースで発表された激レアカセット[The Hypno-Seizure Tape]のリマスター再発版。元々はニューヨークの作曲家Dan Josephとのスプリット作として作られていましたが、そこから彼女の楽曲だけを抜粋、同時期の3つの未発表のボーナスを追加した新編集仕様。画家としての側面も持つ、この人物ならではの強靭なイメージは是非一度体感すべき。インサートが付属。
We are honored to reissue the 3rd full length from Carolyn Fok / CYRNAI, an Asian-American female solo artist from the Bay Area. Carolyn’s adventures in sound began with recording stories on a tape recorder at age 9 in 1976. A short time later, exploring the scattering of musical instruments and effects units her father left lying around the family home. She became especially fascinated by his TEAC reel-to-reel recorder that set off a lifelong fascination with sound design. By the age of 16 Carolyn had become inspired by industrial electronic act Cabaret Voltaire, as well as anarcho-punks Crass. Creating the stage name CYRNAI, a rearranging alphabet of Carolyn Fok, she played in several Bay Area bands including Treason, A State Of Mind, Trial and Rhythm & Noise between 1983 and 1991.
In 1987, towards the end of art school, Carolyn won another award from the New York Society of Illustrators. During the trip to New York to accept the award, she met electronic/dulcimer musician, Dan Joseph. After writing some letters they decided to make a split cassette titled ‘Hypno-Seizure’. CYRNAI contributed 30 minutes of music to Side A of the cassette, 10 untitled pieces that ran into each other. She had just bought a round-the-world ticket going from China to Europe via Eurails, to Egypt, where she liked to wander. She picked up instruments from several countries and recorded the sounds of her new surroundings. Technology was changing into early sampling and she used a Commodore 64 with large floppy disks to record loops. Originally self-released in 1988, this reissue adds 3 unreleased bonus tracks recorded during the same period. Each copy includes a double sided insert with lyrics, photos and notes by Carolyn. All songs have been remastered by George Horn at Fantasy Studios.