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Digital Forensics

by Compactor

    Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Released exclusively for INTERNATIONAL MINIDISC DAY

    Real time transfer via optical toslink cable from the cd master provides a perfect digital copy on MiniDisc. On 80min Sony brand Minidiscs in clear plastic bags. Limited to 20 copies worldwide.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Digital Forensics via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

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Third Rail 04:02
Automaton 05:39
Ignition 03:01


COMPACTOR is an interconnected set of mostly obsolete machinery that is manipulated by an anonymous figure known as The Worker under orders from a faceless corporation. The noises of the machinery form a soundtrack of glitchy, frequently rhythmic industrial noise. Subject matter often deals with work, technology, and dehumanization.

DIGITAL FORENSICS is a branch of forensic science encompassing the recovery and investigation of material found in digital devices.

COMPACTOR began operating in late 2011. Several digital work documents surfaced immediately, but eventually disappeared from the internet. They have finally been recovered from backup drives and tweaked slightly for this collection.

As Digital Forensics can include files on formats considered to be largely obsolete, but simply need the right equipment for access, releasing on minidisc in 2020 seemed appropriate.

See the official music video for Automaton HERE:

Buy a digital copy of this album and check out artist copies of the Minidisc HERE:


released March 7, 2020

Recovered Files & Design ©2011-2013, 2020 Derek Rush [SysAdmin]


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