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- Ocean of Dreams
- Guitar by Sarah
- Keyboard, Synth, DSP and Sequencing by Andy
- Compiled & Produced by Andy
- Recorded between 2000 and Autumn 2003
- Recording finished November 2003
- Release date: 1 December 2003
- Released by Edge Effect
- Catalogue Number EEC0004
- Duration: 44:22
- Download sample MP3 (2.0 Meg)
On this CD we have a selection of Edge Effect's ambient recordings.
You might see it as a selection of soothing and relaxing souds to guide you into a
state of meditation, or then again you may see it as a collection of bland
"wallpaper music", or maybe a depressing dirdge. It's certainly
our most conventionally musical CD so far.
- Somniferum [LIVE]
Built using my venerable old
My tracks like this are made by playing an arpeggio with each note in sequence triggering a
different oscillator - making sure there are more notes than oscillators, and chucking the
whole thing through the digital delay. For years this technique was the mainstay of Edge
Effect. (Hmmmm, a new article for the
section coming up.)
Warning: This track must be played in Stereo. When played in Mono parts
of it cancel each other out, and much of the rhythm just dissapears.
- Times Lost [LIVE]
This has happened before, if
was very strange then & it's still wierd now. I'm the first to admit that I'm a
ten-thumbed talentless noise-polluter, but occasionaly I must get a visit from higher intelligences
for the Planet Zarb or something, and seem to suddenly aquire the ability of actually playing my
So here I am playing the
in a piece that Sarah always compares to the opening bars of the music to Twin Peaks.
- Dreams on the Sea Bed
By Andy and Sarah
The title of this track
was originally intended as nothing more than an attempt at humor. But it seems to be drawing subconscious
reference to Delia Derbyshire and Barry Bermange's collaborative work (see my rather confused notes for
A Dream for Delia.)
Created using my
patch for SpiralSynthModular working it's way through a set of musical phrases, played by Sarah
on the guitar. The whole thing works in a simillar manner to Brian Eno's Discrete Music.
This track has been holding up the whole CD for ages. When we first thought of the idea, we had
no way to realise it, then my
Spiral Synth Modular
"turned up", but this piece displayed a nasty click-generating
flaw in the original patch, which took me a few more weeks to solve. Hope it's worth it
in the end.
There's more information about generative concrète, with some more downloads
- Ocean of Dreams
Very much the dissimilar twin to The
Existential Dilemma. Here I have used a much fuller orchestral sound, and have kept away from those
melancholic minor chords. Built using simple sequences DSP'd into an ambient mush.
- Signals from Space
The odd track out, not as melodic
as the other stuff, more what you'd expect from Edge Effect. Mono/Poly drone and swoosh layered
in with Spiral Synth Modular sequences.
Across the sea of space, information hurtles at impossible speeds, taking eternity to reach
it's destination, on the other side of everywhere. The dreams of the cosmos.
- The Existential Dilemma
A track built up from a few
simple string chords and melodies, which are layered and slowed down to try to create a mood of
sadness and loss, whilst still maintaining a relaxing ambient atmosphere.
[LIVE] Indicates that this track was recorded in one take with no overdubbing.
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