Ember

by Viktig Lark

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An unintentional companion release to the earlier Nov, Ember began with a similar approach and mindset. This time, single-take performances were born atop a bed of field recordings. Additional layered single-take overdubs followed, leading to more composed tracks.

'Autumn Light, Empty Houses' is an ode to our planet's tilted axis, a coupling complemented by a recording of the meadow behind my home waking up with the sunrise, and a gentle rhythm formed by footsteps in the snow from last year.

'familysmoke' is an ode to recognizing depression during the holidays for the first time, and attempting to deal with it. A soot-covered recording at my grandmother's untuned piano provides the genesis of the track, with all of the oscillators detuned accordingly ^.^

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released December 21, 2015

W/P by Jaron Eldon

Recorded November - December, 2015
@ Anodyne Industries' Synthotropic Soundlab
Using a Korg MS-20 Mini, Korg SQ-1, Arturia Microbrute, Grandma's Piano, and a modular setup:
www.modulargrid.net/e/racks/view/223733

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Viktig Lark Oregon City, Oregon

Deep green winter earth, sun-bleached 90s summers, scorched urban decay, early morning fog: Nostalgic Bedroomspun Music.

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