Episode 3.3 Disintegration


(Dunmore’s Pineapple, Scotland)

Episode 3.3 – Disintegration is now available where ever you listen to podcasts, including iTunes, Stitcher, and Google Play. First time listening? You can start with Series 1, Episode 1. Subscribe to stay up to date as the mystery unfolds. After listening to Series 3, Episode 3, listeners are encouraged to explore companion materials below.

The titular line in the episode refers to tapes recorded during of certain time period becoming sticky and the sound disintegrating on them. The concept is known to fans of The Disintegration Loops, a series of four albums by American avant-garde composer William Basinski released in 2002 and 2003. Basinski used the disintegration of his tapes as means to capturing a unique sound –now a classic of the minimalist genre. Check out his famous project here.

As promised, I am sharing a painting by master painter Sir Joshua Reynolds of Lord Dunmore of Scotland who inspired Alistair Glamis’s nickname as explained during the episode.


Thanks to Ricky Rawls, Tom Alligost, Zachary Prott, and my wife Carol for making this episode possible. Thanks also to Prom Queen, Ross Boyd, and Ben Von WildenHaus for providing the music. Finally thanks to Ryan Fitton, Jeremy Murphy, James Patrick Kelly, and Larry Doyle for the support.


John Herman

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