After a bit of creative downtime, I finally got around to recording again. The raw track was created with an approximated Frippertronics-style setup directly into Ardour. I later went back and ran the original audio through Guitarix and Rakarrack to add some additional effects. I did a little bit with Paulstretch to lengthen things (nothing dramatic) to get what you hear as the end result.

I chose to use artwork by Thomas Park (Mystified, Mister Vapor) once again as like to think it compliments my own abstract approach.

https://luciftias.bandcamp.com/album/voyage-through-the-nether

Amorphous Architectural Abstraction

“Amorphous Architectural Abstraction” just released by Treetrunk Records!

Available on Archive.org and Bandcamp:

https://archive.org/details/AmorphousArchitecturalAbstraction

https://luciftias.bandcamp.com/album/amorphous-architectural-abstractionluciftias-aaa-artwork

This piece began as an improvised guitar drone that had been laying dormant on my hard drive for a few years. I often revisit such recordings, massaging and shaping them into something new. I like the way this one turned out because it works as an ambient piece, subtly blending in like wallpaper, while rewarding the active listener with a droning textural undercurrent. Enjoy!

The night had gold in its teeth…

“The Night Had Gold In Its Teeth” just released by Treetrunk Records!

Available on Archive.org and Bandcamp:

https://archive.org/details/TheNightHadGoldInItsTeeth

https://luciftias.bandcamp.com/album/the-night-had-gold-in-its-teeth

Luciftias_TNHGIITThe idea behind this piece was to apply a Frippertronics/drone approach using a bass guitar instead of my usual 6-string. I wanted to incorporate tapped harmonics into this as well. The original recording was roughly 14 minutes long, but I did some minor stretching and additional editing to create the final track.

New release!

Luciftias_Astralnautics_For_Beginners

Astralnautics For Beginners is now available as a free stream or download!

Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license, it is indeed “free” in the sense of cost as well as the ability to listen, distribute, and remix to your heart’s content.

From Treetrunk Records:
https://archive.org/details/AstralnauticsForBeginners

OR…get it in FLAC format from Akhkharu Hymns:
https://archive.org/details/Astralnautics_For_Beginners

Astralnautical update

After the Shrouded Allusion collaboration, Thomas Park (Mystified, Mister Vapor) asked me to rework his 6-hour ambient album, Beyond the Velvet Sky. I obliged, and a very extensive minimalist piece is the result. Though I may attempt some further modifications, I will soon be unleashing Astralnautics For Beginners for your “sleep listening” enjoyment(?) At nearly 9 hours long, I doubt anyone will be checking it out in one sitting, and in truth, it’s not really meant for active listening anyway.

Luciftias_Astralnautics_For_Beginners

Shrouded Allusion

Just released – Shrouded Allusion!

Lucifias-Shrouded_Allusion

This piece was made at the request of Thomas Park (Mystified, Mister Vapor) and was constructed using sounds from his Sounds for Urban Discourse album (mystified.bandcamp.com/album/sounds-for-urban-discourse)

https://archive.org/details/shrouded_allusion
https://luciftias.bandcamp.com/album/shrouded-allusion

Cover painting by Thomas Park, used under CC BY (archive.org/details/img195ot)

A field trip to Neptune..

I’m pleased to announce that “Field Trip to Neptune” is now available from Buddhist on Fire! This is the first longform ambient drone piece I’ve done in a couple years after having focused on shorter works for a period. It also marks a return to netlabel releases. What pleases me most, however, is that this is the first time I’ve used free libre opensource software at every stage, from start to finish. As such, I’m promoting this album on Diaspora and GNU social in addition to the usual social media outlets (i.e. Facebook, Twitter) Special thanks to Thomas Park of Mystified for use of his painting on the cover art.

Free download here — https://archive.org/details/bof078