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Corduroy Institute

RIYL

David Bowie, Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, Momus, Swirlies, The Residents, Frankie Goes to Hollywood, Eyeless in Gaza, David Byrne-Brian Eno, Attaxia, Björk, Tuxedomoon, James, Stereolab, The Homosexuals, ProjeKct Three, Sigue Sigue Sputnik

Inception

San Diego , 2009

Influences

David Bowie, Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, Eyeless in Gaza, James, Television, Neu!, Björk, The Velvet Underground, The Flaming Lips, Negativland, Pet Shop Boys, J.G. Thirlwell, Kate Bush, Tangerine Dream, Brian Eno, Can, Scritti Politti, Stereolab, Sonic Youth, This Heat, Roxy Music, Kraftwerk, Fugazi, Slowdive, Tears for Fears

Discography

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The Corduroy Institute features S.A. Morin and W. Ruiz. The group calls itself a "non-profitable institution specializing in sonic research and development. Our mission is to use modern technology to bridge the gap between experimental methodology and digestible product."

"In late 2018, we only had a handful of EPs in our discography," said the band in summer 2021. "Since then, our experimental pop project has released album-length recordings which employ our unique methodology. On June 21, we are going to release Eight/Chance/Meetings, our first new album since 2019. In addition to our use of improvisation and cut-ups, every single piece was made using a random number generator which selected two albums from our collection as a source of inspiration."

Despite the post-pandemic return of live music to local venues, no release event was planned. "We are a studio-only concern, as there are only two members and our project is predicated on using improvisation to make pop songs. Live shows are irreconcilable with our working methodology, but we would like for San Diego to know about us. Letting people know about us, our method, and our recordings is crucial for this."

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