Was your album "Fairchildren" in any way a reference to TubeCompressors ?

Ott responded on 01/05/2020

Indirectly, yes.

it was partially a reference to the "Traitorous Eight" who left Shockley Semiconductor Labs to form the Fairchild Corp. [which designed and manufactured the Fairchild 660/670 compressors] which in turn begat what we now know as Silicon Valley.

It's a fascinating story and well worth reading. The music we make is only possible because of the work they did back then.

Also, at the time I made that album my house seemed to be constantly teeming with cute blonde-haired children, my daughter and her friends.

And it's a nice word. Soft and optimistic, with a reference to obsolete technology.

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