XYLEM: DARK CORRIDORS
MC Dark Star DSC16 deleted
performed, recorded and mixed by Alan Freeman at home.
XYLEM (Alan Freeman) uses the following equipment...
Original cover notes...
"Dark Corridors" is my second solo synthesizer tape, and is dedicated to the pioneering work of numerous German musicians in the early 1970's. I also work in the bands Alto Stratus & ZBB, both on Dark Star.
"Dark Corridors" was inspired by hours upon hours of getting lost in playing games on the Sinclair Spectrum, especially those by Gargoyle Games and Ultimate "Play The Game" - fascinating puzzle and labyrinth games, the likes of which seem to have disappeared since. With "Dark Corridors" I tried to emulate that spookiness and surreal atmosphere, although I did too much layering and filtering it seems, which resulted in quite a bit of tape hiss. I've tried to rectify that here, and get rid some crackle and a few glitches. Apart from that, this is true to the original tape with no actual remix.
After that almost everything computer game wise seemed to move shoot 'em ups and the likes, I lost interest. I've rarely ever played a computer game since!
Only a 5 minute extract from "The Deaming City" appears on the Xylem Auricle Archive CD (titled "The Secret Tunnel" but a different mix and not quite the same as what is featured here) whereas all the rest is previously undocumented on CD.
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