2xCD-R Auricle AMCDR 303/4 £11.00
1. The Other End Of The Galaxy 45'05"
1. Delayed Transmission 24'59"
2. Automatic Self-Destruct 20'31"
at Tachyon Studio 30 December 2018.
Mixed by Alan Freeman December 2019 and February 2020.
Alan Freeman: synths, computer, guitar, objects, voice.
Steve Freeman: synths, bass, tapes, loops, acoustic CD.
Dave Powell: flute, violin, bells.
This release stared life as 3 big sessions recorded at the end of
2018, which were later transferred and then mixed in two stages, firstly the
sessions were split into movements that could stand up a individual tracks.
That worked quite well, except it ended up a mite disjointed, and thus a
rethink gave rise to a new idea, to collage and meld the individual sections into
larger thematically constructed suites. So, again we ended up with 3 big
tracks now constructed out of various sections from the 3 sessions. In this
way, themes return or are hinted at within all the tracks.
This rebuilding aspect gave rise to
the title "Cosmic Engineers" which is nothing to do with the sci-fi
novel by Clifford D. Simak, but is actually a quote from a Michael Moorcock
novel, as are the track titles.
But, what about the music? As
usual, with Triax that's not so easy to describe. For one thing, this is
another Triax with no hurdy-gurdy, with Dave playing violin instead, often
with processing that makes it sound like something else. Lots of string synth
and mock Mellotron sounds too, twisted electronics, flute, guitar, and much
more, all spiced up with live electroacoustics, collage and looping.
CD-R first edition: 12 numbered copies - released 1/3/2020.
Bandcamp download - released 28/2/2020.
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