Noumenon on your favorite service

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Noumenon is now available on several streaming and digital download services. Rumors about restrictions for buying the songs reached us. Some services are only available in certain areas. This is something that make us sad, but it´s up to the service providers. We really do not want that kind of restrictions for our music, but at the same time we want you to be able to use any service you like. What restrictions they choose and why they do it, well we are as puzzled as everyone else!

I do painfully remember when the latest Nitzer Ebb album was released. A spectacular comeback that made me feel really nostalgic and hopeful. I sat there in the middle of the night with my credit card ready. iTunes was first out so I put the album in my cart and check out. My purchase was rejected because it was not a US credit card.

I got really pissed and downloaded the songs from a service that was free of charge. My attitude to these kind of things is pretty much that music should be available free for all. But if you really like it and want to support the guys doing it (so that they can produce more of it) there should be an easy way to pay as much or as little as you want. I think that Nitzer Ebb really deserved my money that night but they were screwed by their distributors.

That is one of the reasons you are able to download our songs for free in the music section or to stream them via Soundcloud. Nowadays I am a paying customer of Spotify. I think it´s a really good service that adds a value for me as a customer. Search, playlists, offline sync, mobile services. The only thing I really miss is the ability to buy a larger package for my household. One account per person is not going to work for a family.

Spotify is simply worth the money for me. I can only hope that as much of that money as possible reaches the people who deserve it. My personal favourite service might not be the choice for everyone. There´s probably a special feature in another service that you really need. And the most important thing is that you, the listener feel comfortable and happy. So we tried to put our songs on as many services as possible. Just try to search for Interdictor on your favorite service:

Apple iTunes
Cdbaby
Rhapsody
Emusic
Nokia
Amazon MP3
Xbox Music
Spotify
24-7
Omnifone
Google Music Store
Rumblefish
Rdio
SoundCloud
Muve Music
Bloom.fm
Slacker.fm
MediaNet
GreatIndieMusic
Last.fm
MySpace Music
Simfy


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Interdictor releases Noumenon EP

Post industrialisation society led us into the 21st century and a digital revolution. Now information and knowledge is king. If we for one minute turn our heads away from mainstream media and disconnect our infected minds from that restrained stream of knowledge. There are dots to connect, to reveal whats hidden beneath. There are things you can not see, you can not hear, you can not feel. Deep inside you sense them, and you know they are true. They are Noumenon!

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Today Interdictors first EP called Noumenon was released for digital distribution. All songs can be downloaded from the music section. As you can see below, the complete EP can be streamed directly from Soundcloud. In a few days/weeks the EP will start to show up at services like Spotify and iTunes.

We send a big thank you to everyone who helped us on this release. No one mentioned no one forgotten. Along with this first release of the EP we managed to get www.interdictor.se online, distribution channels for our music is up and everything is in place for us to start concentrating on music again. So until the next release, enjoy and please keep following our whereabouts on the blog.

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Project Korg Polysix (Effects board)

The effect board had all it´s electrolytic capacitors and all it´s 4000 series chips exchanged. The noise level is still high. This board needs to be calibrated but that has to wait until the voice board is refurbished and calibrated.

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This board had a lot of electrolytic capacitors and a few 4000 series chips. This improvisation was recorded to test that the chorus/ensemble still was ok. Despite my sloppy playing and lack of idea the beauty of the P6 strings shines through. EQ and Reverb was added.

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Project Korg Polysix (KLM369 & KLM370)

Breaking rules again and fixing new things before the boards I started are done. Tonight KLM369 & KLM370 were fixed. These are the boards that has the knobs for the envelope, filters, amp, waveforms et.c. These were very straight forward to fix. A few electrolytic capacitors and one 4051 on each board.

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The KLM369 located to the far left on the synth can be seen above. This one had a few connectors that was kind of hard to remove. But some bending with a screwdriver made the glue crack. All the knobs on the front has to be removed and the small screw-nut beneath the knob needs to be removed. Then these two boards are connected with a flat cable that can be seen in the picture below.

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This one is kind of hard to put back if the left card is put back first. It can be done but it´s a good idea to fix both these cards at once and then mount the KLM370 first, connect the flat cable between them and then mount the KLM369.

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Very few capacitors and chips on this one. All the pots and switches on these boards do work so no need to fix them now. The volume knob has some slight noise when turned but that kind of thing will be fixed at the very end.

After this step much of the harsh noise is gone. GREAT. The “hiss” is still there in large amounts but this was a great step towards a not so noisy P6. The acid arpeggio above was recorded when the unit was tested after these two boards were fixed.

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Project Korg Polysix (CPU board capacitors)

Every electrolytic capacitor on the cpu-board is now exchanged to a new one from Panasonic. When the Polysix was switched back on everything seemed to work exactly as before but some of the program/bank buttons are dead or works sometimes. I guess this has nothing to do with my exchanged caps, the buttons obviously needs to be cleaned or exchanged. This has to wait for later. Actually the unit already started to sound better, I find that kind of strange but perhaps some caps actually were broken and that problem affected the audio in some way. There is still instability and noise so there is a long way home. Not much to see or hear in this stage. Now there is the final stage left for the cpu-board where all 4000-series chips (cmos) will be exchanged. This has to be done in several steps. When that is finished some real improvements of the audio can begin.

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