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.
Just released – 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)
Cover painting by Thomas Park, used under CC BY (archive.org/details/img195ot)
The recently released #ambient #drone album “Field Trip to Neptune” appeared on the studio d’essai radio show https://studio-dessai.github.io/2016/03/24/sdelxiii/
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
I uploaded some additional past releases to Bandcamp last night. The Steve Reich-inspired longform piece, Chronic Pentatonic (2014, Eg0cide), has been added alongside the Luciftias half of the Lucekkt split (2009, Flugelrad) with Thee|22|SekkT. All three releases in the Dronosphere series can now be downloaded directly from Bandcamp instead of pointing to other sites. I will always support netlabels, but I also wanted to make it easier for listeners using the Bandcamp app to centralize their music collections if that is their preference. Check out Luciftias on Bandcamp for these and other ambient/drone releases.
Trying to become more mobile with my recording approach using a quick setup of Ardour, Manjaro Linux & an old Dell laptop. The result is a rough drone track I decided to call “Kilidronejaro”.
I recently did an interview with Robex Lundgren Musik blogg. Some of the usual history and inspiration stuff, but it’s likely things that you’re not familiar with since this is only the second interview I’ve done for Luciftias in 15 years!