Almost all sounds on this album originate from the Vectrex video game console. It's a strange and wonderful device that has a vector cathode ray tube, like an oscilloscope. One of the characteristic traits of the device is a slightly questionable sound circuit that picks up tons of noise from the cathode ray tube, causing a very noticeable drone.
A current fad in the Vectrex community is to isolate the audio circuit from the CRT to get rid of that hum. This kind of makes me sad, both because I find the drone comforting and because a characteristic of the system is being widely eliminated. So in the fall of 2020 I conceived of an ambient noise album, akin to Lou Reed’s Metal Machine Music, but made entirely from treatments of the Vectrex hum. This is that album, or pretty close.