Shane Morris - Set the Penfield Mood Organ for Aware

2011-12-16
Buddhist on Fire Release: BOF-014
Number of tracks: 3
Genres: Dark Ambient, Drone, Experimental
Format: MP3
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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?