Symatic Star - Solar Storm

2012-11-30
Buddhist on Fire Release: BOF-042
Number of tracks: 1
Genres: Dark Ambient, Experimental, Electronic
Format: Flac, Mp3, Ogg
Download: bof042_vbr_mp3.zip
Download Flac, Ogg: archive.org
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Cover: david_bowman
Direct URL: Symatic Star - Solar Storm
Review at archive.org: BOF-O42



Symatic Star is Simon Walsh. An accomplished bassist, he immerses himself in synthesis, using timbre and texture as compositional elements in pursuit of the atmospheric sounds he imagines.

This, his 6th and most experimental release to date, reflects the fire of that imagination.

A live recording created with multiple Nord G2 Modular Synthesizers played/modulated and further patched in real time as 2012's largest solar storm was sweeping across the Earth.

Simon: "Living in a remote coastal forest of Western Australia the Internet is a highly valued tool for sharing my music and sounds with people around the world and beyond."

When the great truth accidentally revealed and experimentally confirmed is fully recognized, that this planet, with all its appalling immensity, is to electric currents virtually no more than a small metal ball and that by this fact many possibilities, each baffling imagination and of incalculable consequence, are rendered absolutely sure of accomplishment; when the first plant is inaugurated and it is shown that a telegraphic message, almost as secret and non-interferable as a thought, can be transmitted to any terrestrial distance, the sound of the human voice, with all its intonations and inflections, faithfully and instantly reproduced at any other point of the globe, the energy of a waterfall made available for supplying light, heat or motive power, anywhere — on sea, or land, or high in the air — humanity will be like an ant heap stirred up with a stick: See the excitement coming!

- Nikola Tesla, "The Transmission of Electric Energy Without Wires" (5 March 1904)