MRI raw (slight compression for the sake of eardrums)

by jim kaiser

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This is the straight-up recording I made from 5ft outside the MRI machine last month when my neck/spine were getting examined. I ran a small compression through because it was so freaking loud - it was pegged for 75% of the duration in raw form. My plan is to edit and use this material as basis for a 3" in the coming month or two. In the meantime, should any of you want to download the source material and play around with it, you're welcome to it, I just ask you send me a link to the end result of the experimentation. Enjoy, and listen with's still quite loud.


released March 10, 2015
machine - electronic pulses and tones
Jim Kaiser - neck, spine, some replies
mystery technician - muffled instructional voice




petit mal music (label) Oakland, California

This site is to document the evolution of "band" to "label", as I had for 15 years performed and recorded solo material under the "petit mal" moniker. In 2008, a series of 3" cds was begun to release my own and related material. Since then, the relations are expanding and I've dropped the solo moniker in favor of my own name. This is now a home for unreleased live recordings, archives and 3" cds. ... more

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