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Epilogue

ALAN FREEMAN

ELEMENTAL MEDITATION

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Auricle AMCDR 143 5.00
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duration: 77'20"

1. Mist 17'02"
2.
Crystal 13'08"
3.
Carbon 4'01"
4.
Fire 18'01"
5.
Slate 4'53"
6.
Ether 20'00"

+ Epilogue 9'47" on download versions

Recorded live at Tachyon Studio, 2 December 2001 in real time to cassette tape, with the intention of it being used for concert backing tapes yet it never was!
Rediscovered in a box of session tapes and loops in February 2009.
Repaired and edited with Sound Forge, 6-8 April 2009.

Alan Freeman: guitar (controlling Roland GR-33 guitar synth, Doepfer MS-404 analogue synth, Zoom GFX-707 effects), Alesis AirFX, MAM RS3 Resonator

review...
I never ever intended to do a new-age album, but if I ever have done one this is it, being largely atmospheric, drone/tone based, with long drawn-out developments.
It's all pretty unconventional stuff though, showcasing how you can do music on a guitar synth that is unlike anything else on earth. Some subtle Midi control directed to an analogue synth makes for some weird chunky stuff on a couple of tracks, and I added crackle and modulation effects using the Alesis AirFX. Only rarely do you hear actual guitar!

Versions...
CD-R: silver disc, 20 copies - released 2009.
Routenote distributed download - released 27/9/2012.
Bandcamp download - released 26/9/2014.
CD-R second edition: white label disc - released 15/1/2017.




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