Wednesday, March 11, 2009

3 days til sunrise: ambientrance darkdub (p)re-mix

Today we have a (p)re-mix of the track "Sandfall" off of valis. Valis is the second release from a collaboration between my brother and I called psychic enemies network. The first release, P.E.N., came about as a result of my purchase of a vintage 128k MacIntosh with an ancient midi-sequencer program. The soundscapes on P.E.N. come mainly from pushing the limits of this set up. Many of the sounds on P.E.N., in fact, result from errors and glitches in the technology. For valis, on the other hand, most of the soundscapes are created from looping and layering live sound sources (environmental or instrumental) using a new toy (at the time), a mini-disc recorder. "3 days til Sunrise" was one of the more ambitious attempts to use the mini-disc to ping-pong tracks against a DAT player to layer live performances. By the time valis was done, this track ended up as part of the coda in "Sandfall," but I always liked the raw track, so I thought I would share it.

Sandfall: 3 days til sunrise (p)re-mix.
Style: darkdub rhythm drone
source: a room full of percussion, a Linn drum machine, and me with too much time on my hands.

(Was I listening to too much muslimgauze?..........nah).


e.spaceman said...

Good blog!! Good music!!

icastico said...


Glad you like it.
Spread the word.

e.spaceman said...

Thank you!

mike-floyd said...

Hi icastico -

just posted para!helion: Midaq Alley

Thanks for sharing!

Spring Day said...

Thank you for leaving a comment on my blog and therefore enticing me to have a glance at your site. Yes, I like it here, yes, I like your music, yes, I'll stay tuned...

Capa Nostra said...

Impressive! Enjoying a lot the soundscapes. Good techniques. Greetings.

icastico said...

Thanks everyone for the kind comments.

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