The Lesser Pump


This entry is part 1 of 4 in the series The Lesser Pump

The beginning and the end are worn.
Virtual instruments controlled by samples.
A G-man posing as a number station.
A preachy New Year’s reveler.
Ice calving from an iceberg.
A hammer strike.

Dronecast #38 Show Notes: http://fmonk.quasigentsia.com/archives/9270
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Happy Labor Day

AtmosphereGuarantees (Official Video)
From “When Life Gives You Lemons, You Paint That Shit Gold”
Directed by: Bo Hakala
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Drone

You know, I have no idea what to call the artifacts of my work…oh, geez, pretentious much?

I have no idea what to call the audio I make. The genre it best marches is Drone…and even though it’s been around since the mid-twentieth century, few know of it.

And Drone has too many meanings
Radio controlled toys and flying death machines
Low ranked or oblivious worker
Mindless follower
Background noise
A musical form that played with note lengths and timing
An digital music genre that shapes overlapping waves
The sound of existence

Drone is the sound of the fabric of reality stretching to accommodate existence
It’s the self creating scofffold straining under the weight of being

That’s how I use the word Drone

The Tenth Day


Franklyn Monk Dronecast #37 The Tenth Day

An experimental audio track featuring WikiLeaks audio of the AbilityOne/SourceAmerica scandal

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Follow Your Heart


Franklyn Monk Dronecast #36


TITLE: Follow Your Heart
ARTIST: Franklyn Monk
ALBUM: Dronecast
TRACK: 36
GENRE: Experimental
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Junkie


Franklyn Monk Dronecast #35

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Raumo


Franklyn Monk Dronecast #32, Raumo: z0

Z0 or Z0 may refer to:

  • Characteristic impedance, a ratio used in electronics
  • Impedance of free space, a physical constant
  • Z boson, an elementary particle that mediates the weak force
  • a rare rail transport modelling scale
  • Roughness length, a factor used in wind speed calculations
  • Z0 sex-determination system in biology

Audio: REAPER
Video: ffmpeg, with heavy postprocessing in ShotCut and iMovie
Titles: inkscape, and no I’m not satisfied with them. I just had to stop, I had to stop. So I stopped with the promise that my next video will have better title/credit cards.


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Milling


Franklyn Monk Dronecast #30: Milling

I shot the video at TWU in Denton, TX.

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Cranes


Franklyn Monk Dronecast #29: Cranes

I shot the video at South Lakes Park in Denton, TX, where I found Harmony, a kinetic art sculpture by George Cadell.

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My Sweet Lord

What Harrison does with “you”
in the fifth line—
Now, I can get a little lip quiver
A little tear, dink, from the corner of my eye when I want people to think I’m sad, when the situation calls, when I’m so overwhelmed with the absurdity of things
But not at my momma funeral,
Because that’s a farce, and with farces you constrain laughter,
Is my understanding
But what George does,
With that second “you”
My Sweet Lord
Strikes me as authentic
Motherfucker captured a moment of truth

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