Two new tracks on my Soundcloud page: A Moment later… and Katapetasma

A Moment Later…it was gone.

and

Katapetasma

I´m in the process of shaping these works in progress.

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Professor Watkins Remembers… new style-squashing track on Soundcloud

Here it is, a new track with a new sound and perhaps direction, but quite distinctly my work. With Three Empaths I began doodling with emulated drum machines and sequencers – with sincere awe and admiration for the very few in the 80´s and 90´s
that managed to make good use of it, and indifference to the countless that could not or would not. I think one barely conscious decision I made were to question “what if” –
what if I applied pressure, tension – plugged it directly and virginally in the mains and
let them rip. The Professor – is a little meditation on barely making the surface of communication, when I read the novel “A briefing for a descent into hell” by  Doris Lessing
for the first time, it reminded me of the exploits of necromancers and spiritists cajoling and
hauling the spirits back to our earth to answer trivial and piffle question, where oh where did dear old uncle Alexander bury the golden watch before he died, and was he faithful to Doris, and so forth. Except the protagonist is a person who has on the surface of things lost his mind and appear unable to interact with anything outside of his feverish introverted imagination; he´s the spirit, and we are made to sympathise with his resistance to the call of the real.

So you´re in a club and you believe you hear a repetitive churn of synthetic for-lack-of-a-better-word dance music; it´s the pall of whitened walls and unpleasantly bright electric light, everyone is wearing white, the air smells of strong antiseptic, generic lavender soap.
But through minute gaps of the reel an even brighter light shines in, twisting, turning, distorting the fabric of the bleak and common scene. Revealing the seams and fixes from
the cutting board, incomplete. I intended a more straightforward cut, I got reeled in, it took
a whole lot more time to “think” this process and translate it into a continuity of sound and
sense. Still a work-in-progress. Wife said the germans would like it. Compared it to krautrock, i.e. Can. I´m not sure I would, for very many reasons, none detrimental to Can.

 

 

I finally decided to renew my account at Soundcloud . It does not quite look and feel like it used to do for users of the service, but it still cut it after a lot of thinking on my part.

The project/ Work in Progress bin is full, figuratively, practically speaking I have a whole lot of minutes, hours, to fill – if that should be my fancy. I should test the quality and feel of most of it, don´t be surprised if tracks will begin to disappear and appear quite different from the originals. For now most of the tracks is still there.

 

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New Track on Soundcloud – Barren

A new track has been added to my Soundcloud account, Barren, a little more musicality but the same introspective and bleak feel.

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Petri Dish Blues-illustration

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Petri Dish Blues

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New experimental musical piece from TerjeDB (Soundcloud) :

Petri Dish Blues

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New experimental musical piece from TerjeDB (Soundcloud) :Petri Dish Blues

Petri Dish Blues

A composition in no fixed genre, meditation on the growth and decline of life in the confines of a petri dish. Culture? Signal-to-Noise, or the entertainment industry, stasis-to-migraine…

 

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Gardens lit by Starlight – Hybrid ambient electronica

 

The second one: Gardens lit by Starlight

features some jazzy freeform progressions on a virtual xylophone; the Morpheus from
Soniccouture. Quite happy with how it comes across.

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New tracks/songs/tunes on Soundcloud

I just realised I had neglected the blog. I really should get back to writing something here, but in the meantime I can share some music I have created over the last few months…

 

Daena

Finished (or rather, for now) in November, this features the absolutely melancholic sounding strings section from the classic Mellotron. I usually just listen for the Mellotron in
progressive rock from the 70´s and early 80´s – but since I have access to a simulated/virtual instrument, I thought I would give it a whirl.

next, Reed

more like “real music” than ever before, it mixes the sounds of several members of the modern keyboard family, some sound-sculpting, some very disciplined rhythm parts

 Abstraction

there´s a Minimoog in here somewhere, I should tidy up  🙂

 

 

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New tracks on my Soundcloud Archive

Working with some new ideas in the area of electronic music.

Across the Bridge of Chenvat.  It is the Mazdean theme of the crossing of the perilous bridge over the river Chenvat or Chinvat.
Initial description in Wikipedia:  “The Chinvat Bridge (Avestan Cinvatô Peretûm, “bridge of judgement” or “beam-shaped bridge”[1]) in Zoroastrianism is the bridge which separates the world of the living from the world of the dead. All souls must cross the bridge upon death. ”  A comparable theme is Bifrost, the rainbow bridge.

Musically it is a little more compact and focused than many of my “experiments”.

 

Nucleus

It has two distinguished parts whose chief association is instruments and a beat.

my old “friend” Rudra makes an appearance. Thundery intense Oud and Tabla, no real instruments were broken.

Not quite the material for the Trimorphic Protennoia series, it is still a hybrid meditation on the themes found there. Meirothea is another name of Barbelo.

Hope you like these works, they will eventually receive new format.

 

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