Psychophysicist is a cult psychoacoustic project within Adi Newton’s extensive discography. The first album is from 28 years ago, and the efforts to initiate a second chapter begin twenty years later. Audio Computing by Psychophysicist has a very long history, important for many reasons. Audio Computing’s first recording sessions began (under the working title Psychophysicist II) with Adi Newton and Paul Prudence in 2016, and then continued throughout 2017. Later interrupted, the sessions for Audio Computing resumed in 2022, then continued in 2023, with Adi Newton and Fabio Kubic. Adi Newton and Jacques Beloeil worked throughout spring 2023 and early summer on the production, equalisation and mastering of the album, which to call hypnotic, cohesive and granitic in its minimal severity is an understatement. Audio Computing has a sculpted sound and this is truly due to the patient work of Jacques Beloeil, to whom all the work is dedicated, as he left us suddenly on 26 June 2023. This is the last album he worked on before he died. It has his soul within the sounds. It is his sonic testament and therefore has a very special importance for Adi Newton, for us and for all of Armcomm Rizosfera Europe and Armcomm tribe around the world. We thanks Adi Newton, Jacques Beloeil, Paul Prudence and Fabio Kubic for this beautiful work. Psychophysicist is a project founded by Adi Newton & Andrew Mackenzie in 1993-1994 to develop Psychophysics and Psychoacoustic & electronics in applied Sonology. Psychophysicist being the name of the Project and the self titled name of the first Release (1996, Side Effect Records).
Important notice (1): The total duration of the CD is 76 minutes, while the version on Rizostream is 97 minutes. The tracks are the same, seven in total, but for three of them, we have opted for a longer version specifically for RizoStream, kindly provided by Adi Newton from its Psycho-archive. The RizoStream code for digital listening of the entire Audio Computing album is FREE for those who purchase any of the two versions. The Rizostream code is sent automatically upon purchase to the email address entered by the purchaser on the online page of the Rizosfera website.
Important notice (2): ONLY The Psychophysicist‘s Audio Computing A5 CD Digipack version will be available for UK and US/America thru Rough Trade UK Shops, Rough Trade US Shop, Rough Trade International Mail Order from 15 February 2024 onwards.
Important notice (3): For the first time, Rizosfera will not be conducting a pre-order for the Psychophysicist album. The A5 digipack CD will be physically available for shipping from January 29, 2024, onwards, while the Special Edition signed by Adi Newton will be physically available for shipping from February 15, 2024, onwards. Purchases can be made immediately, either as a single item or in combination with other products (encouraging shared shipping costs across multiple items) or by choosing a Winter 2024 Rizopack.