This album was an experiment recorded in early 1999 using SAW Pro (digital audio editor). The album was release as a CD-r in 2000 and then finally on CD in 2003. The videos where done sometime in 2006.
The album was created using a process called Convolution, which is a
digital signal processing algorithm where the spectral information from
one sound (the impulse) is multiplied together with spectral information
of another sound (the sound source). Both the impulse and the source
sounds can be minutes long and produce some of the most interesting
sounds imaginable. I started by playing a simple 4 to 8 note phrase
using single and multi-voiced choir samples. I then recorded the
resulting phrase into another sampling keyboard and then played it one
would a normal piano. I only could play a few notes in each octave or it
would start to sound very chaotic. I then convolved these resulting
loops with a variety of other sounds (impulses), and finally mixed these
to create the songs. I also used a vocoder in many of the tracks as
well as samples of my own voice.
This album was really just an experiment. At the time I was using a Emu
Emax II which had a convolution module in it. You could convolve a
single piano sample with a string sample. It took forever to render a
Sometime in 1998 I created a convolution plugin (based on what Angelo
Farina's convolution plugin) for SAWPlus (a digital audio workstation).
It took forever and crashed all the time, but it allowed me to convolve
using long impluse files. Some songs took over 16 tracks where one
track would take anywhere from 1 to 3 days to render. I never thought I
would put it on an album.
The convolution process creates some pretty heavy overtones that made it
very difficult to control the sound. This was on of the most difficult
albums to master. On the other hand, I delighted at the random element
and textures it produced.
This album has NOTHING to do with UFOs, the Illuminati, or the Lizard people. The names where taken by randomly searching a number of books, as where most of the song titles for my albums. They are used to identify the song and are meaninless.
Recorded in 1999 released in 2003
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