Excursion Sequences' was recorded live at my first live performance as Modulator
at Bunkers Hill Inn on 25th January 2004. The gig was the
culmination of a year's work to become a solo improvisational
electronic musician. The music was improvised live to pre-prepared
backing sequences and effects which were created using an Alesis
MMT-8, Doepfer Regelwerk and Nord Modular.
A cd is available
(from the Merchandise page) which features an edit of the set. A couple of
instrument crackles and one bit that went on too long were excised,
but apart from that it is an accurate record of the gig, warts 'n'
A full MP3 download of 'Silent
Planet', the second piece, is now available.
Excursion Sequences features
sequencer-based music, vaguely in the Berlin
School mould. The sound quality is nice but I'd prefer more
reverb - the sound is a bit dry to my ears.
It starts with "Dark Star
Voyage", which is a lengthy suite with multiple parts.
The structure is a bit loose, so you kinda know this is a live
recording when you listen to it. Some nice textures, but as
I've said earlier I prefer a more spacey, reverbed sound. Nice
sequencing and solos, though. "Silent Planet" is a
nice mysterious track (that also includes rather cheerful
sequences towards the end) with repeating bass motif and good
sequences / rhythm combination. "Chaos Theory" is a
chaotic (pun intended) and busy sequencer track (which
initially makes use of the same sequence that appeared on the
Abridged review by Artemi Pugachov from:
Encyclopedia of Electronic