Shane Morris is a synthesist, percussionist and composer of ambient electronic music, shaping ethereal realms, poly-rhythmic grooves and tribal soundscapes with a variety of acoustic instruments, software, hardware and processing.
"Set the Penfield Mood Organ to Aware" was recorded live on electro.music.com/radio and dedicated to Philip K. Dick. It’s released on Buddhist on Fire in honor of Philip K. Dick's birthday.
In Philip K. Dick's novel "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep", the Penfield Mood Organ is a psychological appliance used by a future society to adjust to life after nuclear war.
In addition to colorful tones from Alesis and Roland hardware, Shane uses alpha and beta brain wave tones to simulate the effect of a real Penfield Mood Organ.
Shane feels such a device would naturally spring from today's electronic musicial instruments.
For your audio pleasure, here is Shane Morris' Penfield Mood Organ. This one dials all the way to eleven.
From the bedroom Iran’s voice came. “I can’t stand TV before breakfast.”
“Dial 888,” Rick said as the set warmed. “The desire to watch TV, no matter what’s on it.”
- Philip K. Dick, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
Akoustik Timbre Frekuency utilizes various techniques including Alpha, Theta and Beta waves, ritual instruments, electronic soundscapes and the magical use of voice and language that attempts to invoke a receptive state of consciousness to be used as a sonic tool. He has practiced Kaos Magick for over a decade, refining his personal rites and belief systems, which are expressed through his compositions and performances.
The Samhain Session for The Chestnut Tree is an atonal electro-acoustic composition that takes its influence from the ritual music of Tibet created to mark a transitional period within his life. The recording is also part of a cleansing rite intended to release repressed energies and channel them into future projects.
Instrumentation includes bamboo percussion, conch horn, cymbal, dungchen (large Tibetan trumpet), gongs, kangling (Tibetan thighbone trumpet), keys (to the location he leaves behind), meat, prepared piano, ritual bells, seed shakers, shamanic rattle, singing bowls and thunder maker.
This collaborative project features a foundation soundscape created by CDRX and modified by Kecap Tuyul, adding prepared guitar, flute and voice. Wind Spirits includes additional source material from Mystified, Kecap Tilil and unpublished work from French noise artist, Watzatnoiz, who has since retired.
CDRX, a citizen of Elgaland-Vargaland, began as “Cereal Killer”, with audio work based on mixes, sound pastes, field recordings, loops, distortions and harsh noise. After a long break, his focus is mainly dark ambient music. Kecap Tuyul also collaborates with Kecap Tilil in the duo Pura Sombar.
A dark primordial soundscape slowly builds to reveal an organic, detailed and mysteriously charged environment reinforced with ethereal vocal and wind elements.
Perhaps if you know you are insane then you are not insane.
Luís Antero, uses field recordings to document, preserve and share sound environments of the Beira Serra and Serra da Estrela regions of Portugal. He strives to preserve a collective and accurate sonic memory focused on archiving ambient sounds of nature and village environments and local verbal traditions. Antero's recording work is especially noted for its quality, detail and reflecting the traditional and unique character of the area.
"SW" is a sound composite from the southwest coast of Portugal during the summer season with pure field recordings. The resulting soundscape is casual, calming and includes elements of sea surf, grasshoppers, beach underfoot, swirling tide pools, beachcombers and various insects.
...with the right kind of eyes you can almost see the high-water mark — that place where the wave finally broke and rolled back.
- Hunter S. Thompson, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
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