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Tony Mckenzie One of Tony's more recent album's is a project called Eniac - this album is a take on Scientific practice and theory applied to the digital world.



The result is an album with a specific style - mainly written on and Engl E670 Special Edition - click for more. ...

you won't be disappointed with this - it's a modern style developed over many years and the Engl can be heard throughout the tracks.

Whether detuned, or regular tuning is your thing, it's all on this album - take a listen and see if you agree.

Tony in the Studio
Eniac Album 2006

The Eniac Album has taken a while to complete but is almost now ready. 
It's been many months since completion was in sight, and with the inclusion of the Engl E670 Special Edition this Album rocks big time.

There are many detuned tracks which emphasise the bottom end but give the lead guitar work a great canvas to play over - no more flabby bass etc - it all cuts through, as you will see here.

Eniac comprises of nine all rock tracks with the odd quieter number thrown in to 'rest my fingers'.

1. Eniac - a track completed in 2005

2. Taste the Rainbow - completed in 2005

3. Takedown - completed - 2005

4. No Logic - now completed - end 2005

5. Quantum E - now completed - 2006

6. Little Fish - in progress - within 1 month

7. Photon Key - not yet developed

 

8. 6278 - now completed - 2006

9. Ether - not yet developed

All of the tracks on the Eniac Album tell a story. I have developed this album from an original idea, and below is an example of the motivation for some of these tracks.

Eniac was one of the earlier computers around, garbage by today's standards - but that's what those guys thought of pens and paper when they were slaving over the Eniac! it WAS Revolutionary in it's time.

The work involved as always when you develop an idea is staggering, from the beginnings of titles right through to finished tracks - here is a little insight:

 



Takedown.
This track was developed from a book of similar name, which was written about the location, arrest and conviction of Kevin Mitnick. Kevin in his day was the number one hacker out there on the internet.

Without Kevin the world would have (I am sure) been a duller place. He almost single handed hacked in to government computers, banks, well, you name it - and Kevin has probably been there - but I'm sure he did not touch your girlfriend.

The book of the same name (not written by me) tells how an government agent tracked down Kevin and a number of other guys and proved over a period of time that Kevin was actually the hacker involved.

The book harps on about how great the government agent was, blah blah, but at the end of it all there was only one star - and it wasn't the cop!

Anyway Kevin - this one's for you....


Quantum E.
This is a track which was inspired by a really new type of technology that no one actually wants to unleash on the world, even though it's one of the strongest methods of encryption available and known to man today.

Here's how it works (in a basic sort of way). One system sends (through a Fiber Channel) a message to another computer. Both systems are able to determine that the signal belongs to themselves.

The signal can go over the internet (or for that matter anywhere else you can think of) and if the encrypted signal is even looked at by anything or anyone else - then both systems KNOW this has happened.

Simply by looking at the code or encrypted signal it is changed from its original form and therefore the sender and receiver KNOWS the code has been intercepted - Quantum Theory applied to computer technology - and unique. The problem is, you would not be able to un-encrypt a terrorists message without him knowing....



No Logic.
This track was developed from something that happened to me in my job earlier in 2005.

I won't actually name this company, because of legal reasons, but they SHOULD be named and shamed for what they did.

Take one world wide company that makes computer components. Take a dealer who buys and sells their products. The dealer sells products for whatever price he sees fit - price fixing is illegal in the UK.

Now - set up the dealer by buying an item from him, then claim that the item is counterfeit. The only problem is, that the item came from an authorized dealer, that the 'customer' was the big manufacturer - oh, and you only have their word for it that the item was counterfeit. Ask them how you can tell - and they decline to supply the information.

Seems like price fixing in the UK is not dead after all...

 


6278
I wrote this track about an IP address that I have used
over and over at work.

It's funny really how you can just seem to remember a number like this but might have difficulty in a persons name, or something else that you should be able to remember but can't.

The whole internet - including what you're looking at here is based on the whole premise of these IP numbers - that get converted back and forth between the original name - in this case www.englamps.co.uk and the number - in this case 62.78.*.*

We all remember the name - but would we remember the number - the internet only really knows numbers so we humans have rather a long way to go before we remember numbers like those silly silicon things we call computers - and the internet - well that's another story.

 


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Please do not abuse this privilege which has been granted by the author.


If you want to buy one of these albums the cost is £10.00 + £3.00 shipping UK or £5.00 anywhere else.

Paypal to tonym@tonymckenzie.com and I'll ship as soon as the album is complete - expected March 2006
 

I hope you like the album.






 

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