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modoru :: A New EP :: available now on bandcamp

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!


The Music of Chris Stack

This site houses the more performance-oriented aspects of my creative work. If you’re looking for my synthesizer and electronic music production demo videos, look here [] . There’s a lot to see and hear. For now, this will showcase my (bandcamp) albums, music videos and other miscellaneous creative output.

Pastoral 1

An experiment with processed guitars and ambient textures. This became the song An Alternate October on Disambiguation.

The Krell Suite – In the news

My album The Krell Suite was inspired by one of Make Noise’s Patch of the Week videos, a demo of their 0-Coast version of that abstract electronic music staple, The Krell Patch. Based on Louis and Bebe Barron’s ground-breaking soundtrack for the movie Forbidden Planet, a krell patch (usually) uses a modular analog synthesizer to create a self generating soundscape. I used only this patch and Eventide Anthology plug-ins to create the album.  [more on SynthExpert]