RISING IMPROVISORS: Regular Music is Portland’s synth trio who combine jazz, electronica and space age psychedelics. The compact disc (or CD) as a medium has very nearly become obsolete as people have evolved their listening habits towards new digital means. In defiance of current music trends, Compact Digital Audio cannot be downloaded. It only performs its function when you activate it by hand and the music plays through its tiny speaker. This format can not become obsolete, because it will never become popular.
No band in their right mind would try to release their music with an object that costs so much money and takes so long to assemble. The music has also been mangled beyond recognition to conform to the format; its sound quality crushed to fit onto an 8-bit chip, compressed from a 10 minute composition into a 30 second blast, all bass lost in the process due to the size of the speaker. All in all, it is a terrible method for any band to release their music, but all the same, we couldn’t resist. The music object can still be valid beyond its use as vessel if it can capture your imagination. Just come a little closer and take a good listen to what these guys have done in the recent past: