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duration: 70'33"

1. manganese 13'54"
. iron 8'23"
carbon 24'56"
chromium 12'55"
. copper 10'16"

All material improvised by Triax.
Recorded direct to digital at Tachyon Studio, 13 February 2017.
Transfer and mix by Alan, March & October 2017.
Concept, titles and photos by Alan.

Alan Freeman: synthesizers, laptop (virtual synths, sampler, loops),
SIEL Orchestra 2, guitar.

Steve Freeman: synthesizers, bass, loops, acoustic CD, cymbal, turntable.
Dave Powell: flute, hurdy gurdy, effects, etc.

Petrified wood (from the Greek root petro meaning "rock" or "stone"; literally "wood turned into stone") is the name given to a special type of fossilized remains of terrestrial vegetation. It is the result of a tree or tree-like plants having completely transitioned to stone by the process of permineralization. All the organic materials have been replaced with minerals (mostly a silicate, such as quartz), while retaining the original structure of the stem tissue.
Well, that was the concept of what this music sounded like, and thus I went in search of images, in particular a local lightning tree that's turning to stone! Of course "Petrified" can also mean so frightened that one is unable to move - and this is quite sonically "scary" I guess. Tons of analogue electronics and live sound reconstruction on this one, and more of those spooky organ mutations from Dave. In all, a very different sonically frazzled Triax!

CD-R first edition: 12 numbered copies - released 1/11/2017.
Bandcamp download - released 15/8/2018.
Routenote distributed download - released 2/4/2019.

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