tonight’s analog duet features the jealous heart synth + electo-harmonix memory man deluxe delay pedal. jealous heart is a new arrival from flower electronics; the memory man i acquired years ago in upstate new york (maybe at parkway music, which has moved, and is moving again, “between the Appliance Giant and the Rusty Nail”). the smiley-face stickers on the memory man are leftover from the time it spent with the sound artist nancy tobin in the st-henri neighborhood of montreal. (an excerpt of one of nancy’s projects, “delay toys,” is on the new LMJ cd on improvisation + technology.) i could move the stickers, but i like the material reminder of nancy’s work, and have set a rule when working with the pedal to always “start at the smileys.” together, and without much prompting, the jealous heart + memory man spit out a stream of delightful sounds reminiscent of the spacey bloops on louis & bebe barron’s 1956 soundtrack to forbidden planet, and not unlike these recently-released data sonifications of subatomic particles… here’s bebe barron interviewed in the ohm documentary, explaining how their circuits were inspired by cybernetics, and seemingly had lifespans and emotions of their own.