From far, from eve and morning
And yon twelve-winded sky,
The stuff of life to knit me
Blew hither: here am I.
Now — for a breath I tarry
Nor yet disperse apart —
Take my hand quick and tell me,
What have you in your heart.
Speak now, and I will answer;
How shall I help you, say;
Ere to the wind’s twelve quarters
I take my endless way.
A. E. Housman, Poem XXXII, A Shropshire Lad (1896)
I’m not sure how Housman fits in with a remix (of sorts) EP of music from/for a (very) imaginary Japan, but somehow in my head it does and that will do for now. My latest EP modoru is a re-exploration of some of the musical material from from my first album, Xenography. I acquired a variety of fun new tools since Xenography came out and applying Eventide Harmonizers on the shakuhachi tracks was something I just had to try. Arturia’s effects suite was also used throughout, as well as goodies from Valhalla and Sinevibes.
This is not a completely in-the-box recording though. The 12-winded sky is a new piece and is built around analog hardware, particularly the Sequential Pro-2; Arturia MatrixBrute and MiniBrute 2S; Moog Voyager and Slim Phatty. – Enjoy!