A Voice in the Wilderness.
CD002 Tracks :-
1). “A Voice in the Wilderness; part 1”
2). “A Voice in the Wilderness; part 2”
Synthesisers make possible new sound worlds to explore and this is what excites me. “A Voice in the Wilderness” is really about using synthesisers to ‘paint’ electronic music and musical ideas onto tape. In this album, different scenes come and go; some are short soundscapes, some are rhythmic sequencer episodes. Overall I’ve tried to create a series of atmospheric scenes that just flow into one another. To do this I’ve used just 2 long tracks rather than the more usual short ones but it’s really just one piece of music with one concept. The two parts listed are however retained from the days when the music was released as the “A” and “B” sides of a cassette on the “Mirage” label. Below is the original art work by Kevin Raddy.
This was the first album to feature the micro-processor controlled polyphonic sequencer that I developed from the original one and was gigging with. It’s described in the “synthesiser adventures” section of the site. All the electronic music on the album was produced using this modular analogue synthesiser rig and a Godwin string synthesiser (also analogue). The recording was entirely analogue, using mainly a 1/2” 4 track pro. recorder aided by some extra stereo machines. See “recording adventures” section for details.
The CD production master is a direct copy from the master tape, using a stand alone CD recorder and a very high quality analogue to digital convertor system. This is the nearest I could get to retaining that vintage analogue sound on CD. The download is a straight copy from the production master files. The FLAC one is identical and the MP3 pretty close..
Image of cassette version of “Where Dark Forces Meet” from “Sanity Muffin”
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